Posting Date:  05/04/2021
Job Title:  Staff Accountant
Salary:  $5478-$7283
Entity:  City of Oak Harbor
Closing Date:  Open until filled


The City of Oak Harbor Finance Department is seeking an independent thinking, Staff Accountant, preferably with government accounting experience, to join our innovative team and provide financial excellence in the delivery of services to our customers.

Apply early! Applications will be reviewed as they come in, open until filled.

An opportunity to live, work and be a part of a great community in one of the most beautiful areas in Washington State on the north end of Whidbey Island.

Primary Duties

Job Summary:
Performs intermediate level professional accounting work, including the preparation of various financial reports per requirements established by the State of Washington. This position is responsible for the accuracy and professional integrity of the City’s financial systems, compliance, reporting and analysis; working as part of a team serving the internal and external customer base of the city; and consistently provide quality services.


Performance Requirements:
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and the fundamental theories in accounting and finance.
Basic knowledge of automated accounting information systems.
Written skills, oral communications skills and ability to compose complex correspondence and reports as well as ability to research, organize and compile data into meaningful reports. Thorough knowledge of English, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and mathematics.
Ability to solve problems and provide a decision and/or recommendation and to communicate complex information orally and writing.
Ability to work under the pressure of multiple projects and deadline situations.
Ability to perform work activities neatly and accurately.
Ability to work independently of specific instruction but in conformance with established practices and procedures as well as the ability to assist in day-to-day training and supervisory functions.
Ability to utilize standard office equipment including personal computer and associated City and department-specific software.
Knowledge of technical accounting, financial management, investment, audit and tax practices in a government environment utilizing the municipal accounting systems.
Experience and Training Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or related discipline and
Three (3) years professional work experience in accounting, general ledger, and internal audit experience, preferably in a government setting.
Certification as a CPA or CMA is desirable.
Excellent computer operation skills and experience with a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office applications, database, customized and menu-driven programs. Strong MS Excel and MS Word skills required.
Valid Washington State driver’s license or otherwise establish the ability to perform the job in an equally efficient manner without driving.
Must pass driver’s abstract and background check to include credit check to be bonded.

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