PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT
City of Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM

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Responsible for organizing and coordinating the preparation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in the accounting division; provide technical assistance to the Accounting Officer, Accounting Manager and all City Departments in the recording and reporting of financial transaction; analyze, review, evaluate and reconcile all funds and accounts; provide management reports and assist in the development and implementation of adopted financial policies.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration or a related field, plus five (5) years of professional accounting experience to include three (3) years of governmental accounting or financial statement preparation. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Accounting principles, municipal accounting, grant accounting and fixed asset accounting

Operations, services and activities of a computerized financial management program

Methods and techniques of financial analysis

Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), GASB and FASB

Principles and practices of fiscal record keeping and reporting

Principles and techniques of general and fund accounting

Principles and procedures related to budgetary preparation, controls and development

Methods and techniques of research, analysis and report preparation

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

Explain accounting concepts and standards to financial and nonfinancial personnel throughout the City

Work with PC based spreadsheets, word processing and database applications

Work on several major projects simultaneously with short deadlines

Work independently in the absence of supervision

Communicate clearly and concisely

Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

Analyze financial problems and recommend solutions

Exercise good judgement and make sound decisions

Work cooperatively, diplomatically and tactfully on highly sensitive issues with administrative and city council staff

Interpret Department and City policies and procedures

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