The Accountant is responsible for applying well-established accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices to the accounting treatment of financial transactions. Within the limits of delegated responsibility, demonstrates mastery of accounting in the performance of assignments and in the resolution of complex problems. The position is also responsible for providing analysis and advice regarding accounting programs and or financial management matters. Work is performed with limited supervision and work is reviewed by supervisor solely for soundness of overall approach, feasibility of recommendations and adherence to project assignments(s).
The Accountant supports a broad variety of accounting functions and works independently at an expert level with minimal supervision and may include all or a subset of the following:
- Performs a wide range of activities in fixed asset management, specifically in areas of accountability, recording, reporting and problem resolution.
- Performs complex account reconciliation and account analysis; defines problem or issue, interprets and conducts comprehensive analysis which may include data trends, deviation from standards; forecasting and cost benefit analysis.
- Reviews, records and reports financial transactions in accordance to established accounting principles (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP), policies, and objectives.
- Develops nonstandard reports and statements; i.e. those containing cash forecasts reflecting the interrelations of accounting, cost budgeting, or comparable information.
- Prepares financial information for submittal for the financial statement and closing activities.
- Implements and monitors policies and procedures in assigned program area to ensure achievement of management objectives.
- Uses judgment and professional knowledge to assess, investigate and analyze unusual problems or complete projects in the absence of guidelines, policies and or procedures.
- Interprets, analyzes, and develops accounting policies, standards and procedures that facilitate increased accuracy of the Authority activity costing.
- Reviews and authorizes requisitions for posting in the financial system.
- Performs other related duties and projects as assigned at the discretion of the Senior Accountant.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited university or college and four (4) years of progressive accounting/finance experience. A CPA and/or Master’s degree are preferred.
- Good working knowledge of automated financial systems (Lawson financial preferred).
- Ability to work independently in project oriented environment.
- Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills.
- Expert knowledge of accounting/finance principles and GAAP.
- Utilizes personal computer and maintains working knowledge of applicable software programs (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) with solid MS office skills and excellent Word and Excel skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- General office conditions.
Job Status: Full Time