Senior 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 four (4) years professional accounting or financial management experience. Licenses and Certificates : None.

General Purpose:
Under direction, supervise professional accounting services, or provide highly specialized and technically intricate professional level accounting functions, for an assigned program.

Typical Duties:
Plan, organize, implement, direct and review delegated financial services functions including recording, updating and reporting transactions, and perform administrative and advisory duties including complex accounting and financial analyses. Involves: Participate in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Oversee, 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, and monitor changes in fund balance and cash flow financial statements. Analyze and prepare financial statements related to debt service, property tax distributions and other transactions such as payroll, disbursements, revenues or accounts payable. Oversee payroll and benefits operations, prepare year-end accruals and schedules, calculate and wire transfer funds for payroll taxes or pension contributions, and research employee concerns. Research and generate reports to assist external auditors. Perform accounting to track bond issues and other debt instruments relating to capital projects fund or construction projects, verify fund availability for change orders to constructions contracts and prepare budget transfers. Account for fixed assets and warehouse operations including acquisitions, disposals and transfers, depreciation and updates of the assets schedules. Prepare, enter and post journal entries for capital purchases, depreciation, construction work in progress, retainage, accruals and transfers between accounts, funds or departments. 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 financial and accounting database and allied information management systems. Involves: Enter, retrieve and review accounting data from the centralized financial management system and personal computers or source documents such as journal entries, invoices, collection details 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. Maintain network security of finance and accounting or other automated record keeping system, update system tables, open and close posting periods, review system output to ensure system integrity, discuss and identify solutions with programmers, correct batch errors, train and assist system users. Project airline rates and fees, passenger facility charges, generate reports and schedules, meet with airline representatives, and review and re-calculate actual airline rates and fees upon conclusion of fiscal year and adjust billing accordingly. Supervise designated employees, if assigned. Involves: Assign, schedule, guide and monitor work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Identify and resolve staff differences, conflicts and deficiencies. Interview applicants. Recommend hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Perform related duties as required. Involves: Perform duties of 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.

General Information:
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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 have been received.

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