JOB TITLE

Accounting Technician III

COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION

City of Seward

SALARY RANGE

$24.76-$27.34 DOE

RELOCATION REQUIRED

Yes

EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION

Non-exempt; hourly

CLOSING DATE

The position is "open until filled"

WEBSITE

https://www.cityofseward.us

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible for performing, under general supervision, moderately difficult accounting clerical work. Requires an understanding of fund accounting, the distinction between governmental and proprietary funds.

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • Reconciles various government funds, balances general ledger accounts, prepares work papers and schedules, aids others relative to the proper accounting treatment of various transactions, and responds to auditor inquiries.
  • Prepares and balances bank reconciliations, investment schedules, cash flow, and other such projects as assigned. Reviews records and source documents to identify the sources of discrepancies, determines the entries required to bring accounts into balance, and identifies significant changes in account balances and the actions that caused the changes.
  • Performs a wide variety of regular and recurring accounting procedures including calculating, posting, verifying, preparing, and reconciling designated accounts to ensure completeness, accuracy, and conformance with uniform accounting classifications and generally accepted accounting principles, prepares, verifies, and posts monthly regular and recurring general and budget journal entries, prepares schedules and reports for internal and external distribution.
  • Materially participates in the annual audit process and grants management.
  • Assists in the preparation of schedules and reports for the annual budget process.
  • Drafts and recommends Departmental policies and procedures to improve efficiency and accountability, and to facilitate cross-training.
  • Coordinates assessment billings with the City Clerk and other related departments, ensuring that bills are consistent with the approved assessment roll.
  • Maintains purchase order system, including reviewing account codes on requisitions, ensuring proper authorization, inputting data into the computer system, printing and distributing purchase orders, reconciling encumbrance data.
  • Maintains Wells Fargo Pcard system including, creating new users, entering data, adding approved expenses, reconcile and create statements for Pcards.
  • Assist with unclaimed property procedure.
  • Processes daily deposits and ACH payments
  • Provides backup to Accounting Technicians and Cashier, including assisting, training, and filling in for Accounting Technicians as needed.
  • Prepares and/or reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual grant financial reports and other reports required by outside agencies in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains the City’s fixed asset records, prepares journal entries to properly account for the acquisition, donation, or disposal of such assets, maintains accurate listing of all city-owned property, responsible for learning fixed asset software and for producing fixed asset reports as necessary.
  • Provides effective and efficient customer service and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Associate degree, preferably in accounting-related coursework, supplemented by at least two years of experience in accounting.

CONTACT AND OTHER INFORMATION

Tammy Nickell
tnickell@cityofseward.net