Cary, North Carolina, a vibrant and thriving community of nearly 180,000 residents, consistently ranks among the best places to live, work, and play in the country. Known for its exceptional quality of life, Cary is a dynamic town with a strong sense of community, a diverse population, and a commitment to innovation and growth.
We are seeking a talented and motivated Accountant to join our finance team. As an integral part of our organization, you will play a key role in managing financial transactions, maintaining accurate records, and contributing to the fiscal health of our organization and broader community. If you are a dedicated and driven professional looking to contribute to the financial success of a thriving community, we encourage you to apply.
Join our team and be a part of our continued success!
Analyzes, audits and reconciles multiple Town bank accounts to the general ledger which requires significant attention to detail, researching discrepancies between the general ledger and bank accounts and running various reports to resolve unreconciled items;
Audits and posts client analysis statement charges;
Performs all year end audit work related to bank reconciliations. Assists external auditors with documentation required for proper auditing requirements;
Responsible for researching and decisioning on all items identified as exceptions in the fraud manager function of bank portal. Manages auto-debit ACH limits in bank portal. Uploads positive pay file to the bank;
Works with accounts payable, payroll and accounts receivable staff to problem solve payments and receipts to ensure accuracy of accounting. Coordinates void and reissue of checks to ensure proper accounting entry is made in the general ledger. Works with the Escheat process to ensure proper banking/journal entries;
Completes monthly interest earnings allocation to all funds. Posts interest earned to appropriate general ledger accounts for all bank accounts to include main depository, CDs, bond proceeds and money market accounts;
Supports Debt and Investment Manager by posting all journal entries for debt service payments, executed purchases of treasuries and securities, coupon payments and matured investments. Reconciles investment portfolio to safekeeping, investment software and general ledger. Prepares and files with the State Treasurer’s Office the LGC-203 investment report biannually and COLL91 report annually;
Provides proof of payment upon request to Town staff to support the grant reimbursement process;
Position requires frequent collaboration with departmental staff and bank professionals;
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of reconciliation procedures; thorough knowledge of sales and use tax regulations; general knowledge of standard office practices and procedures; general knowledge of governmental accounting principles; thorough knowledge of financial and banking systems, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook); ability to work effectively with all levels of individuals within the organization and external agencies and vendors; ability to work independently on complex bank reconciliations that require attention to detail as consequence of error can be significant; ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously; ability to follow oral and written instructions and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to keep moderately complex records and prepare reports from such records; ability to be flexible with uncertainty and adapt to a fast-paced, rapidly growing and innovative Town; ability to show initiative, fail, take responsibility and adjust as well as encourage and foster these traits in others; ability to view situations from both an operational and bigger-picture perspective; ability to acquire knowledge of technical detail in relation to department policy interpretation; strong collaborative, team management, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a two-year associate degree program in accounting and considerable experience in bank reconciliation.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal history check, motor vehicle records check, education verification and credit history review) and satisfactory reference checks prior to employment.