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Sr. Accountant

Company: City of Garland, TX
Location: Garland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

Responsible for advanced accounting and financial reporting within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements related to the City's Departments.

Target Hiring Range: $59,301/yr - $74,859/yr

Essential Job Functions

Performs complex accounting activities, which may include: reviewing, researching, and analyzing transactions; tracking and analyzing expenditures; reconciling and analyzing accounts; coordinating accounts payable activities; researching technical accounting issues; compiling and analyzing financial data; tracking and maintaining capital project expenditures and records; monitoring general ledger accounts; reconciling accounts and financial system modules; monitoring fixed and tracking assets; and/or, performing other related activities. Prepares, submits, and reviews a variety of reports, reconciliations, and statements to and from internal departments, financial institutions, and external government agencies. Provide reports of statement of revenues, expenditures, balance sheet and cash flow for Capital Improvement Programs (CIP). Prepare month-end, quarterly and year-end reports and variance resolution. Calculating, adjusting, preparing, and posting journal entries. Prepare and reconcile complex depreciation schedules posted in the asset system to the City's general ledger. Review and document Department internal controls. Recommend changes in internal controls when appropriate. Coordinate the implementation of business processes as required.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

Bachelors degree 5 years relative experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a related field of study
  • 5 - 7 years experience in general accounting, cost accounting and/or fixed asset accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of governmental accounting
  • Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient in accounting/financial systems
  • Advanced skills with preparing and analyzing accounting reports

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


Models Organizational Values Customer Focus Communication Adaptability/Flexibility Results Focus/Project Management

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