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Administrative Accountant - City of Pell City
Closes - 7/10/20











Thisresponsible, professional, and technical position entails bookkeeping, clerical,and accounting work. The administrative accountant performs work involving the applicationof standard accounting principles to the maintenance of physical records andpreparation of reports. The incumbent is responsible for interpreting statutoryand other requirements relating to maintenance of records and preparation ofreports. Work is performed under general supervision of the Finance Director andis reviewed through periodic audits and study of reports submitted.





§  Assist in maintaining the accounting and financialrecords of the city with a primary responsibility being preparation andmaintenance of records and reports required by the Finance Director and City Council;

§  Assist in maintaining revenue and expenditure accountsfor certain fiscal transactions; with approval, post revenue and expendituresto proper funds; prepare periodic financial statements;

§  Reconcile bank statements for all municipal accounts;

§  Keep clear and accurate records of all city fixedassets; including acquisition, disposal, and depreciation;

§  Ensure that allcapital assets are properly insured and maintain all insurance records;

§  Ensure that all fixedassets are properly registered with all of the appropriate agencies;

§  Research and collectpertinent information for the preparation of the annual municipal budget andaudit; coordinate w/auditors as necessary;

§  Assist in recording andkeeping accurate records for all outstanding payables and receivables;

§  Assist in preparationof reports regarding financial matters for presentation to the Finance Director,City Manager, and City Council;

§  Assist the Accounts PayableClerk and/or revenue supervisor/clerk as needed,performs A/P duties as necessary;

§  Assist RevenueClerks, performs Revenue duties as necessary;

§  Assist the HumanResources Director with reconcilingpayroll as well as other research projects related to payroll asneeded;

§  Perform added dutiesand exercise other powers as may be delegated to her/him from time to time bythe City Manager and the Finance Director;

§  Perform select dutiesof the Finance Director during his/her absence;

§  Occasionally lift upto 25 lbs;

§  Occasionally requiredto reach with hands and arms, bend, stoop, twist, lift, push, pull, grasp,kneel, crouch,

walk, hear, and talkduring the course of employment;

§  Vision abilities to includeclose vision, distance vision, and color vision.





§  Considerable knowledge of the principles and practicesof governmental financial accounting;

§  Considerable knowledge of federal, state, city, and departmentallaws, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding municipal financialoperations;

§  Ability to maintain municipal bank accounts andreconcile account activity;

§  Ability to plan and organize work with little or nosupervision;

§  Ability to maintain confidential files in a timely,efficient, and orderly fashion;













§  Ability to analyzeand evaluate situations and direct effective courses of action;

§  Ability to prepareclear, accurate, and comprehensive reports regarding the financial municipalbudgets and the ability to assist in the development and maintenance of theannual municipal budget;

§  Ability to expressideas clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing;

§  Ability to establishand maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, departmentheads, the local business community, school administrators, and the generalpublic;

§  Ability to acceptlines of authority; promote harmony; and cooperate with other staff and officials.





§  Must have a degreefrom an accredited four-year institution with significant course work in theareas of accounting and financial management and minimum one (1) yearexperience in accounting, and finance operations OR (5)years of bookkeeping/accounting experience (Governmentalaccounting experience preferred);

§  Must have thecomputer skills necessary to perform the essential functions of the positionwith knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and Microsoft Office;

§  Must have knowledgeof related office equipment;

§  Must possess a validAlabama driver’s license (or obtain within 60 days) with a driving recordsuitable for insurability;

§  Must be willing towork non-standard hours and overtime as required;

§  Must be willing totravel overnight to attend continuing education courses and workshops;

§  Must be physicallyable to perform the essential functionsof the position.