Accountant
City of El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX

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Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration including a concentration of 18 upper division semester credit hours in accounting, and two (2) years of professional accounting experience. Licenses and Certificates : None.

General Purpose:
Under direction, participate in providing professional accounting administrative and advisory services for an assigned program or phase of fiscal support operations.

Typical Duties:
Perform journey level accountant and basic financial analysis duties as required to ensure accurate recording, updating and reporting for designated types of transactions. Involves: Assist in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Balance and reconcile general ledger statements; prepare general journal entries (such as revenues, expenditures, and depreciation) to generate fiscal month and year-to-date balance sheets, changes in fund balance and cash flow financial statements. Analyze and prepare financial statements related to individual funds. Perform research and report generation to assist external auditors. Track and report expenditure of federal grant funds and monitor sub-recipient agencies to ensure expenditure of allocated funds meet grant requirements. Maintain and analyze assigned aspects of financial and accounting database and financial management system. Involves: Enter, retrieve and review accounting data from the centralized financial management system and personal computers or source documents such as journal entries, invoices or budget transfers to generate financial reports. Generate periodic accounting or statistical reports to management or regulatory agencies. Analyze expenditure trends and assist in preparation of the annual operating or capital improvement budget. Assist supervisor with daily cash management functions. Involves: Analyze cash activity for previous day, reviewing account transaction exceptions and identify cash needs to meet daily obligations. Identify, prepare and process wire transfers with proper documentation to manage cash flow, prepare detailed daily cash position statement, validate checks for payment. Reconcile bank accounts, mutual funds and investment portfolios. Create and post journal entries, monthly reconciliation of mutual funds and investment portfolio, identify, research, and resolve investment related problems, communicate findings with supervisor, financial institution representatives, auditors or others. Perform related duties as required. Involves: Act as immediate supervisor or work leader if assigned a professional, paraprofessional or clerical support employee as a helper. Substitute for supervisor or coworkers if necessary to ensure continuity of operations during absences. Advise supervisor in a timely manner of situations or issues that have or could lead to deviation from expected results and recommend appropriate solutions or options. Calculate and initiate payments for municipal bonds (principal and interest) and bond administrative fees. As designated security administrator, authorize computer access to bank records and signature plates. Facilitate petty cash advances and reimbursements.

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Test information: To be announced

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close once a preset number of qualified applications are received.

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