ACCOUNTANT II

Fulton County, GA - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)3.7


  • UNCLASSIFIED POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE*
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or related field required; supplemented by three (3) years of accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License, or Certification Required: None.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

EXAMINATION:
The examination will consist of a review of education and experience, accomplished by analysis of the application. Application must document that the applicant possesses the minimum knowledge, skills, education and experience as listed to be rated as eligible. If selected, an official, accredited college transcript is required, at time of employment, for all degrees/course work used to qualify for this position.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL BEFORE THEY ARE SUBMITTED. PLEASE REVIEW ALL APPLICATIONS FOR ACCURACY AND MAKE ALL CORRECTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTAL BECAUSE ERRORS CAN RESULT IN NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. WE DO NOT ACCEPT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AFTER APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.

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Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform accounting functions requiring independent judgment, including reconciling accounts, monitoring account budget status, completing transactional and informational reports, and performing administrative procedures. This classification is distinguished from Accountant I in that this classification analyzes financial data, prepares financial reports covering substantial County resources, and supervises support staff whereas the latter typically reconciles and monitors accounts and completes transactional and informational reports.

Essential Functions:
Prepares information on accounts payable, revenues, and other financial analysis for management; reconciles bank statements; designs and maintains specialized and analytical reports for decision makers; provides financial information for revenue review, program review, and program audit; and assists with budget preparation and develops recommendations.

Provides lead direction for billing, revenue collection, and customer service processes: provides guidance, assistance and training in the use of automated accounting/financial systems.as needed; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; and consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations, and provide technical expertise.

Performs accounting functions for a variety of accounts and reports: enters and posts financial data; prepares journal entries; reconciles accounts; balances reports; calculates data and enters data into computer systems; researches errors and makes corrections as required; ensures timely, accurate, and complete preparation of financial statements for internal purposes, or as required by various reporting authorities; maintains financial records; prepares tax forms; and submits mandatory reports.

Processes a variety of accounts payable documentation; receives, reviews and verifies invoices, purchase orders, requests for payment, refunds, sales taxes, travel reimbursements, and/or other items.

Reviews vendor invoices for accuracy, completeness and proper authorization; enters data into accounting system for payment; prints, verifies, submits for signature and sends payments to vendors; and maintains related documentation.

Processes accounts receivable documentation; reviews cash receipts, escrow accounts, and other financial reports; records and reconciles to general ledger accounts; prepares journal entries; makes corrections or adjustments as needed; prepares spreadsheets; reviews and reconciles reports; maintains all related documentation.

Provides information and assistance to vendors, customers, taxpayers, County departments/employees, and others regarding accounting issues, customer accounts, invoices, fee schedules, deadlines, documentation, policies/procedures, or other issues; researches status of customer accounts; assists in resolving billing/account discrepancies; responds to complex questions or complaints; researches problems and initiates problem resolution.

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Performance Aptitudes:
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to work with and apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others to coordinate programs or activities of a project, and resolve typical problems associated with the responsibilities of the job.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.

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IT IS THE POLICY OF FULTON COUNTY THAT THERE WILL BE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERY CITIZEN, EMPLOYEE AND APPLICANT, BASED UPON MERIT WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, GENETICS, AGE, DISABILITY OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION.