Fiscal Accountant, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $51,416 – $62,536 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team!

Responsible for the application of procedures to assure that financial transactions are entered, balanced, reconciled, and reported in compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles per GASB, FASB and AICPA. Analyzes, reconciles, prepares, and enters journals for financial subsystems, bank accounts and capital assets by generating spreadsheets. Verifies imports into MUNIS ERP from sub-systems Work includes filing documentation; reviewing documentation and for completeness and accuracy; preparing electronic copies and backup documentation to attach to journals, monthly statements, and reports, analyzing various reports, payments, and resolving discrepancies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Records fixed assets in the Capital Asset module on a monthly basis and reconciles to the general ledger.
  • Analyzes, reconciles, prepares, and enters journals for the financial sub-systems, bank
  • accounts and capital assets by generating spreadsheets.
  • Verifies imports into MUNIS ERP from sub-systems.
  • Work includes filing documentation; reviewing documentation and for completeness and
  • accuracy; preparing electronic copies and backup documentation to attach to journals, monthly statements, and reports discrepancies.
  • Compiles year end worksheets for annual audit by providing reconciliations, schedules, and samples to auditors.
  • Analyze and update all maintenance files to reflect general ledger codes in the fixed asset system.
  • Responsible for fixed asset annual inventory.
  • Analyze, review and resolve any question concerning capital assets for external auditors
  • Post and review depreciation expense

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in accounting, business administration or a related field
  • Three years of related Accounting/Finance experience.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Prior experience in in governmental accounting.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of:
    • Technical accounting principles.
    • Bank reconciliation
    • General ledger asset and liability account reconciliation
    • Local accounting transaction practices and procedures and related laws and
      regulations.
    • Modern office practices and procedures.
    • Various accounting documents and their uses in the accounting system.
    • Applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards and regulations pertaining to the
      specific duties and responsibilities of the job.
  • Skills & Abilities in:
    • Use of office machinery, computers and Microsoft office products
    • Proficiency in MS Excel
    • Maintain complex accounting records and prepare reports.
    • Maintain lines of communication with all city operations.
    • Resolve problems and answer questions pertaining to identified work areas.
    • Perform complex mathematical computations rapidly and accurately.
    • Good organizational, interpersonal and technical skills.
    • Ability to keep abreast of any changes in policy, methods, operations, budgetary
      and equipment needs, etc.
    • Ability to assemble information and make written reports and documents in a
      concise, clear and effective manner.
    • Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply regulations, procedures and related
      information.
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret financial and accounting reports and related materials.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.