Governmental Accountant/Auditor
Plante Moran - Flint, MI

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Plante Moran is the 12th largest accounting and management consulting firm in the nation. Our rapid growth and increasing demands for our services has created a need for a highly motivated individual to join our Plante Moran Governmental Accounting Practice team as a Governmental Accountant/Auditor in Flint/Saginaw, MI area.

Position Summary:
The Governmental Accountant/Auditior performs various functions of a client’s finance department which may include daily accounting and recording of transactions, reconciliation of all types of funds and accounts, budgeting, cash flow analysis, and preparation of financial reports. Other duties may include balancing the budget, external audit preparation, financial reporting and special projects to gain an accurate estimate of anticipated revenues and expenditures. Requires a general understanding of client’s business systems and industry requirements. Also acts as key liaison between the management and the accounting function; navigates communication between client, staff and Firm. Engagement services include:

Financial Statement Audits

A-133/Single Audit

Long Range Planning

Cost Containment

Financial Reengineering

Accounting Outsourcing

Facilities Planning/Construction Management

Position Accountabilities:
Responsible for performing the following:
Verifies, allocates, and posts details of business transactions to subsidiary accounts in journals or computer files from documents, such as sales slips, invoices, receipts, check stubs, and computer printouts

Summarizes details in separate ledgers or computer files and transfers data to general ledger

Reconciles and balances accounts

May compile reports to show statistics, such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to operation of business

May assist with payroll by calculating employee wages from records or time cards and prepare checks for payment of wages

May prepare withholding, Social Security, and other tax reports

Applies principles of accounting to compile financial information and prepare financial reports

Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions

Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected financial position

Lead process, prepare or review monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, including monthly analysis

Provide analytical and operational information monthly or as needed to management team to assist with efficient operations; may present to board

Review workpaper binder and correctness and adequacy of reserves, accruals and propose needed adjustments

Assist with establishing policies for proper revenue and expense recognition

Along with others, directs preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification

Provides client management with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress in its various programs and activities

Prepares reports which summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations

Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.

May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures

May devise, implement and manipulate manual or computer-based system for general accounting.

May review data regarding material assets, net worth, liabilities, surplus, income, and expenditures and analyze petty cash, accounts receivable and payable, negotiable securities, and cancelled checks

May compute monthly billings to clients

Makes recommendations when appropriate regarding improving operations and financial position of company

Coordinate project implementations and ensure client satisfaction

Develops ideas to assist clients with operational and control opportunities

Works to develop relationships with clients

Develop client presentations and participate in selling opportunities

A minimum of an Associate's Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Finance, or related field is required

At least 2+ years’ experience creating and using financial reports in a professional service firm (public accounting), government or school district

Must be able to remain in a stationary sitting position for at least 75% of the time.

Person in position needs to occasionally move about the inside of the office to access copier machines, file cabinets, etc.

Person in position frequently communicates with staff who have inquires. Must be able to exchange information in these situations.

Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license are required including a clean driving record; Minimum levels of auto insurance coverage are required

Qualified individuals must either reside in Southfield or within Southeast Michigan for this opportunity.

Travel & Hours

This is an exempt position that may require some Saturday work hours and overtime during workweek.

Qualified individuals must either reside in Flint/Saginaw, MI or be willing to relocate to the area for this opportunity.

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They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

We only accept electronic applications. Therefore, those who apply directly to a position and submit their resumes through our applicant tracking system will be considered.

Plante Moran does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Plante Moran will not pay a fee related to unsolicited resumes received from search firms or employment agencies and the unsolicited resumes will become the property of Plante & Moran. Plante Moran will not agree to any contrary terms related to unsolicited resumes.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by a Staffing Consultant.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States without sponsorship.

Plante Moran is committed to a workplace that provides equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Plante Moran will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Plante Moran does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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