Posting Date:  03/03/2020
Job Title:  Accountantant II
Salary:  $4,883-$5,927/Monthly
Entity:  City of Aberdeen
Closing Date:  5/02/2020

Description:

The City of Aberdeen has an employment opportunity for an Accountant II.

The Accountant II coordinates and performs accounting professional and technical duties, leads and assists in supervising office operations; and is responsible for payroll with multi union contracts, financial records, risk management, fixed asset, and other matters relating to major accounting functions in the Finance Department.

This position has responsibility for coordinating major departmental functions requiring extensive knowledge of policies, practices and accounting procedures. Assignments require analysis, evaluation and application of City Code, ordinance and guidelines to departmental activities. This is an advanced professional accounting position requiring broader analytical and organizational abilities and less supervision than the Accountant I position. Most procedures are performed in a computerized environment requiring knowledge and understanding of multiple software systems.

Primary Duties

The Accountant II coordinates and performs accounting professional and technical duties, leads and assists in supervising office operations; and is responsible for payroll with multi union contracts, financial records, risk management, fixed asset, and other matters relating to major accounting functions in the Finance Department.

This position has responsibility for coordinating major departmental functions requiring extensive knowledge of policies, practices and accounting procedures. Assignments require analysis, evaluation and application of City Code, ordinance and guidelines to departmental activities. This is an advanced professional accounting position requiring broader analytical and organizational abilities and less supervision than the Accountant I position. Most procedures are performed in a computerized environment requiring knowledge and understanding of multiple software systems.

Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are expected to work independently, setting priorities and scheduling work in accordance with established policies and procedures. Positions require sound judgment, thoroughness, and a high degree of accuracy, where failure to perform effectively and efficiently could have serious impact on municipal operations, public relations and the efficient use of resources. Positions may train subordinates in the proper work activities and procedures but do not lead or supervise work activities.

Qualifications

Experience, education, or training which provides the level of knowledge, skill and ability equivalent to: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with four years professional level accounting experience preferably with governmental accounting. Advanced experience in payroll processing which includes complying on all levels with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Must also be familiar with working in a multi union contractual and governmental environment. Note: Monthly payroll processing for 168 full-time positions and approximately 35 temporary employees. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Washington State Drivers’ License. Must be bondable.

Contact Information

For more information visit https://aberdeenwa.gov/

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