Senior Accountant
City of Atlanta, GA - City of Atlanta, GA

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Under the general direction/supervision of an Accounting Manager, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and procedures, performs professional accounting/auditing work independently and at the full performance level; maintains complex accounting records; prepares and analyzes financial statements, and reports; prepares account and bank reconciliations; completes auditing assignments, assists in the efficiency and effectiveness of Cash Management operations, and complies with applicable policies and procedures; may also provide training of paraprofessional and clerical personnel

Examples Of Essential Duties:

Responsible for preparing journal entries

  • Responsible for performing account analysis and reconciliation, including bank statements and interfund general ledger accounts
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with departments/divisions/bureaus to better understand business and impact on account analysis and reconciliations
  • Ability to identify and correct discrepancies in account analysis and reconciliations
  • Ability to explain monthly differences in account analysis and reconciliations
  • Responsible for identifying, recording and posting monthly, quarterly and year-end accruals
  • Responsible for documentation of assigned processes and tasks
  • Responsible for preparing schedules and reports monthly/quarterly/annually
  • Responsible for identifying areas needing improvement and making recommendations to management
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend potential solutions for intermediate and complex problems
  • Ability to perform non-routine work
  • Ability to understand basic and intermediate business concepts
  • Ability to interact with various constituents inside and outside the organization
Typical Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or related fields including a minimum of 15 quarter or 10 semester units of accounting course work. Four years experience as an Accountant II, Staff Accountant, or Senior Accountant level. Additional work experience in governmental accounting and cash management, banking, revenue, or investment experience, or capital infrastructure financial planning and management a plus.

Supplemental Information:

The City of Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel (intermediate level or higher) preferred

  • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP
  • Ability to plan/organize workload, maintaining flexibility and react to changing priorities
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Oracle experience a plus

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