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Accountant, Senior - Grants
at Pinal County
- JOB SUMMARY
Supervise accounting staff and review and analyze accounting documents and records, compile and review information required for a variety of financial reports; monitors documents and technical reports, and assure the proper recording of accounting transactions under general supervision.
- Example of Duties
Work in this classification requires an individual to be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary classification functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this classification may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this classification description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.
TYPICAL CLASSIFICATION ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Supervise accounting staff, screen and assign workload, plan, prioritize, and assign tasks and projects, train staff, monitor work and evaluate performance, and meet regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, special assignments, problems, and technical issues.
- Supervise accounting operations, review and reconcile journal entries, transactions, and financial activities, monitor and review accounting documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Federal and state regulations, funding agency standards, and county policies and control practices.
- Review financial and accounting records and corrects errors as required.
- Assure journal entry information is complete and accurate and verify accuracy of supporting documentation.
- Supervise and coordinate the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other mandated and special-use financial reports and compile, review, analyze, and update financial statement schedules and supporting documentation.
- Assist auditors as required for the preparation of financial analyses and reports.
- Review and manage accounting records, identify and research accounting issues, and recommend solutions.
- Reconcile technical and financial transactions, review and investigate financial and accounting records, assure fund integrity, and resolve issues according to policies.
- Research and resolve accounting issues, provide customer services to County departments, and coordinate technical and financial information with customers and external agencies.
- Provide consultation and advice on accounting and internal controls and interpret and explain policies and procedures.
- Provide customer services, respond to requests for information, and attempt to resolve them by researching files and records within the scope of authority, update, retrieve, and release information according to procedures, and refer matters requiring policy interpretation to supervisor for resolution.
- Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Minimum Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK:
- Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
- Three (3) years of professional accounting experience.
- Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements..
- Public Sector accounting.
- Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager.
- Valid Arizona State Driver's License.
- Supplemental Information
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles for public sector financial administration.
- Knowledge of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, recommended practices, and regulatory reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of applicable state and Federal statutes, rules, codes, and regulations governing public sector accounting functions.
- Knowledge of department policies, procedures, and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
- Knowledge of principles of record keeping and records management.
- Skill in understanding and applying County accounting standards, policies, and procedures.
- Skill in maintaining accurate and inter-related accounting records and identifying and reconciling errors.
- Skill in analyzing financial issues, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations for solving problems.
- Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial documents and complex variables and preparing financial reports.
- Skill in reviewing and analyzing inter-related accounting records and identifying and reconciling errors.
- Ability to perform mathematical calculations with skill and accuracy and maintain electronic records and files.
- Ability to meet critical time deadlines.
- Ability to provide effective customer service.
The work is sedentary requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. The work also requires the ability to finger, feel, handle, reach, perform repetitive motion, hear, speak, stoop, and demonstrate mental and visual acuity.
Work is performed in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands.