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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT-TREASURY DIVISION

Company: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers. Performs responsible financial, administrative and supervisory work of considerable difficulty assisting the Chief Accountant, Controller or Treasurer. Responsibilities include professional level accounting duties, including general ledger reconciliation, financial reporting, audit preparation, grant reporting and payroll. Work is reviewed through conferences, study of regular and special reports, success in achieving established objectives, periodic external audits, a variety of internal checks, and by general observation.PLEASE NOTE:The duties of this position will include all duties set forth in the official job description.The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS. Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan! That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit StudentAid.gov/ publicservice for more information or to see if you qualify. This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Performs various administrative functions and accounting work according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), established procedures, departmental guidelines and applicable regulatory requirements
  • Prepares and reviews financial reports for upper management, policymakers and other departments; Prepares all reports for internal and external agencies as required
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations ensuring bank accounts are reconciled and revenue and expenditure transactions are recorded to the general ledger
  • Reconciles the accounting system with other city financial software to assure balances are recorded properly
  • Assists with internal and external audits, gathers and presents requested documents, and provides explanations of departmental policies and procedures
  • Prepares journal entries and account adjustments to ensure quality, accuracy, and completeness
  • Prepares complex financial statements and supporting audit work papers, statistical information and notes for the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Researches and provides solutions to financial discrepancies and other financial inquiries
  • Makes timely payments of employer and employee payroll taxes
  • Participates in the development of citywide budgets, the departmental budget, and monitors citywide and capital expenditures during the fiscal year
  • May be responsible for project management of new financial management systems
  • Participates with the Information Technology Services Department in the design and development of, and acts as departmental liaison for procurement and implementation of financial management systems
  • Analyzes existing organization and systems in order to develop and recommend new work procedures, controls and forms to promote efficient and effective operations for fiscal management
  • Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or a closely related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of professional accounting and/or fiscal management experience, including two (2) years governmental accounting or auditing. Preferences:Local government accounting or fiscal management work experience SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time but may walk or stand for brief periods of time.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ) at time of application. The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City's employees and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.Closing Date/Time: 10/14/2022 5:00 PM Eastern

Keywords: City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale , SENIOR ACCOUNTANT-TREASURY DIVISION, Accounting, Auditing , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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