JOB TITLE: Senior Accountant
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Finance Director
DIRECTION OF OTHERS: None
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, and two years of progressively responsible municipal accounting or finance work; or, any equivalent combination of education and experience.
NATURE OF WORK:Perform detailed accounting work in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, special assessments, accounts receivable, and other specialized accounting areas for the City of Owatonna. This position will assist with complex analytical work in the preparation of the annual audit and budget.
WORK PERFORMED/AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Assists with preparation of audit work papers and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
II. Provides information and prepares supporting schedules for the annual budget and capital improvement plan.
III. Maintains the capital asset accounts of the City.
IV. Prepares necessary journal entries and creates reports as needed.
V. Reconciles and balances subsidiary ledgers to the general ledger.
VI. Performs monthly reconciliation of investment portfolio and assists in the investment of City funds as needed.
VII. Assists with month-end processing. Reviews overall expenses and revenues and investigates deviations from budget.
VIII. Maintains the special assessment records for the City. Conducts special assessment searches. Reconciles City assessment records with the County.
IX. Coordinates, prepares and enters accounts payable data, payroll data, and cash receipt data for processing and reporting.
X. Handles money and makes bank deposits.
XI. Assists with review of City finance-related processes to ensure adequate internal controls.
XII. Provides technical accounting assistance and financial software assistance to other City departments as requested or assigned.
XIII. Provide backup for all other finance department functions.
XIV. Performs other related duties as assigned.
EXTENT AND TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH PUBLIC:
I. Represents City government through direct contact with the public.
A. Answers citizen questions through daily telephone and Internet contacts.
B. Responds to citizen inquiries regarding City government in person, by
telephone, and electronically.
C. Daily contact with the public.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS:
I. Must posses a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
II. Attendance at various computer training classes.
III. Must be eligible to be bonded.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOL OPERATION:
I. Employee must be capable of operating a variety of office equipment relative to this position which shall include but may not be limited to: Desktop and laptop computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software, as well as numerous financial program applications. Telephone, fax, calculator, scanner, and copy machine.
WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS:
I. This is an exempt position.
II. Hours may vary, but generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
III. This position works primarily in an office environment, with little exposure to outdoor temperature variations or environmental factors.
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act the following represents thePhysical and Environmental Demands: This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.