Accountant II

City of Gainesville
Job Description

Accountant II

Salary 
$44,897.96 - $65,102.04 Annually
Location 
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
BUDGET & FINANCE DEPARTMENT
Job Number
09304
 
 
Closing
Continuous
Job Ad

The City of Gainesville currently has an opening for a qualified Accountant II in our Budget and Finance Department to join our team to perform advanced and specialized professional accounting work.
 

*DO NOT APPLY TWICE, THIS POSITION HAS BEEN REPOSTED*
 
 A typical work day may include:
  
  • Preparation and analysis of fund-level financial statements including problem identification and resolution and prepare and enter associated journal entries
  • Fuel tax return including assembling relevant information, balance and submit the return, prepare and enter associated journal entries
  • Bank reconciliations including assembling relevant information, analysis of information, gain an understanding of transactions flowing through the accounts, problem identification and resolution, and prepare and enter associated journal entries
  • Cost allocations including determining appropriate allocations, preparing and entering associated journal entries
  • Payroll disbursements including assembling and balancing information, preparing wire transfers, uploading files and preparing and entering associated journal entries
 Minimum Qualifications:
  
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, economics or other related disciplines; and two (2) years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
 Notes:
  • May Require Assessment(s).
  • May fill multiple positions.
  • May establish an eligibility list.

Job Description

SUMMARY
Advanced and specialized professional accounting work.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its lack of supervisory duties and by its emphasis on technical knowledge and advanced professional accounting skills.
EXAMPLES OF WORK**
** This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Prepares varied financial reports including monthly financial statements, tax reports and budget information. Prepares financial reports for various organizations including local, state and federal agencies.
May maintain general ledger. Controls financial transaction input to the accounting and information system. 
Provides continual account analysis to ensure accuracy of the accounting methods used and to support management decision making.
Establishes and maintains job costs files, ensuring requests are appropriate from a budgetary standpoint. Assists in preparing cost allocations and cost studies.
Prepares various account schedules as required for year-end activity.
Monitors accounting related provisions of contracts and inventory procedures and controls.
Oversees maintenance of revenue and appropriation records.
Assists internal and external auditors during audits of assigned responsibility areas.
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Advises on accounting related industry policies and procedures affecting the City's operation.
Evaluates investment and debt service activity of the system and prepares related monthly journal entries.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions. 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, economics or other related disciplines; and two (2) years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
None.
Certifications
None.
        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures and ability to apply such knowledge.
Thorough knowledge of office machines and computerized accounting systems.
Knowledge of auditing methods.
Familiarity with fund accounting.
Knowledge of legal requirements pertaining to Municipal government accounting desirable.
Ability to prepare complex financial reports and statements.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions. 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
May be required to work and attend meetings outside regular business hours.
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