DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This work involves independent responsibility for the maintenance of a comprehensive system of municipal accounts or independent responsibility for the maintenance of a comprehensive system of school district accounts, by applying principles of accounting. Responsibilities include a variety of general ledger functions, as well as reconciliations, preparation of financial statements and budget/actual documents, etc. Work is performed under supervision of a higher-level fiscal administrator. Direct supervision may be exercised over the work of Junior Accountant(s) and/or account clerical personnel. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of accounting principles, practices and techniques, particularly as they relate to governmental accounting; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; ability to maintain and audit comprehensive accounting records including general journals and ledgers; ability to prepare closing entries and financial statements and reports; ability to understand and interpret difficult written and tabular materials; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, program officials and others; tact and courtesy.
Bachelor's degree in accounting.
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
8/99; 11/00; 5/09