MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field and one year of paid professional financial experience. (CPA, CGFM, CIA or CMA may be substituted for one year of required experience.)
Associate's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field and three years of increasingly responsible governmental fund accounting experience. (CPA, CGFM, CIA or CMA may be substituted for one year of required experience.)
The finalist for a position vacancy will be required to pass a criminal history investigation at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.
Responsibilities of this position include: Posting, analyzing and reconciling State and Federal funds received as well as general ledger activity; State and Federal Grant tracking and reporting; journal entry creation and processing; coding complex accounts payable documents and acting as a general information resource for the department.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE :
SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
- Paid work experience with grant reporting and accounting and/or fiscal reporting
- Paid work experience analyzing, researching and reconciling general ledger activity
- Paid work experience with JD Edwards Enterprise One or similar financial system
- Paid work experience using Excel on an intermediate to advanced level
- Paid work experience with leadership or teamwork
HOURS / DAYS : 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.
ANTICIPATED HIRING RATE : $21.41/hour
Performs a variety of professional financial/accounting work in the maintenance, examination and processing of general and detailed financial records involving assignments requiring independent judgment and creativity. Position generally includes the responsibility for a section or segment of a computerized financial system or for the maintenance of financial records necessary to satisfy internal and external reporting requirements. Work is performed under the general direction of a supervisor who outlines assignments and objectives, provides interpretations of policy, and reviews progress achieved toward meeting the assignment objectives. Employees in this class may perform some, but not necessarily all of the examples of work listed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Education and Experience: Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or related field and one year of paid professional financial experience; OR an Associate degree in the areas listed previously with three years of increasingly responsible governmental fund accounting experience. CPA, CGFM, CIA or CMA may be substituted for one year of experience.
The finalist for a position may be required to pass a criminal history investigation at county expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.
Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), theories and procedures. Advanced knowledge of computer and computer applications, intermediate proficiency in spreadsheet and database programs.
Ability to: Apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), theories, and procedures; ability to analyze and interpret accounting records; ability to adapt accounting procedures to a variety of situations; ability to prepare routine to semi-complex financial reports; ability to use good judgment in the evaluation of situations and work decisions; ability to understand and follow relatively complex written and oral instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees and the public in a courteous and tactful manner; ability to interpret and apply Minnesota Statutes and Rules. Ability to report to work on a regular and timely basis.
Skill in: Data manipulation, report generation and maintenance.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
1. Performs a variety of professional accounting work involving the maintenance and examination of general and detailed computerized accounting records.
2. Analyzes, reconciles and adjusts accounts. Prepares journal entries to adjust or correct account; may review the work of or entries prepared by technical or para-professional employees.
3. Prepares, reconciles and analyzes financial statements and statistical reports for internal and external purposes.
4. Prepares various tax statements; coordinates with IT (Information Technology) the timetables to be used; reviews qualified tax reporting expenditures; answers questions regarding tax statements and sends required information to the respective governmental agencies.
5. Serves as liaison to other County Departments, State or Federal agencies in accounting and financial reporting matters; provides accounting assistance and advice to employees in other departments or divisions and assists in resolving accounting related problems.
6. Develops and improves specific accounting procedures as assigned.
7. Provides assistance and serves as lead worker to other technical employees in the department or as assigned in the absence on the supervisor.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 as stated above.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is sedentary in nature performed within the Government Center or satellite offices. Lifting requirement of 15 - 20 pounds on an occasional basis. Wrist and finger manipulation due to filing, compiling, calculating, or computer work. Equipment used may include but is not limited to: computer, scanners, printers, typewriter, calculator, telephone, copy and fax machine. Additional physical/mental requirements may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR - Varies based on department.
This description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by employees assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.