Accountant
City of Casper, WY - Casper, WY

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To perform professional level duties related to general accounting work, including auditing, analyzing and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, providing information to City staff regarding accounting practices and procedures, reconciling general ledger accounts;; assists with preparations for year-end audit; trains and provides limited technical advice to clerical personnel, prepare and or review various financial reports, statements and special financial analysis and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties:

Ability to differentiate between budget basis accounting and internal reporting for support of critical business interests, as specified by management and leadership to facilitate financial objectives and operations, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and standards for external financial reporting; ability to understand the financial objectives of local government operations.

Exhibit high ethical standards and business candor.

Reconcile a variety of ledgers and accounts; examine accounting transactions to ensure accuracy; correct financial records as necessary.

Assist in monitoring various accounts; research and analyze transactions to resolve problems.

Evaluate, develop and recommend budgetary and fiscal controls and reporting systems.

Prepare or review a variety of management fiscal and organizational reports; compile, organize and analyze fiscal and statistical data; conduct surveys; prepare recommendations related to new or modified services and programs.

Recommend or implement changes in accounting and auditing systems and procedures as approved by Finance Division Manager or Administrative Services Director.

Train staff as needed.

Support the planning, preparation and execution of the City’s annual independent audit.

Maintain and demonstrate professional level of knowledge and understanding of fund accounting processes and requirements and financial reporting as they apply to local government.

Understand current and future authorities accounting pronouncements, including but not limited to pronouncements from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board related to governmental accounting; develop processes to implement same for external financial reporting.

Assist with administration of the City’s Employee Health Care Plan: particularly assist with analysis of provisions and compliance to the Affordable Care Act and related IRS regulations.

Respond to requests and inquiries by members of the public and staff of other departments, agencies and organizations.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge of:
  • Automated financial management systems.
  • Application of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures to a variety of accounting audits, transactions and problems.
  • Sound principles and practices of financial auditing.
  • Financial research and report preparation methods and techniques.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Ability to:
  • Apply Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to accounting and auditing work.
  • Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports.
  • Conduct sound audits of financial records.
  • Prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports and analyses.
  • Operate a computer and related equipment as required.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications:

Experience : Two years of professional accounting and auditing experience.

Education : Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public or business administration or closely a related field.

Supplemental Information:

Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

NOTICE: Prior to employment, the successful candidate shall be required to consent to and have a favorable employment credit report pursuant to the fair credit reporting act and criminal history.

The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen test. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes.

Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements. If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.

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