Junior Accountant

DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)

THE AGENCY: The Department of City Planning (DCP) promotes strategic growth, transit-oriented development and sustainable communities to enhance quality of life in the City, in part by initiating comprehensive, consensus- based planning and zoning changes for individual neighborhoods and business districts, as well as establishing policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide. It supports the City Planning Commission and each year reviews approximately 450 land use applications for actions such as zoning changes, special permits and other discretionary approvals. The Department assists both government agencies and the public by providing policy analysis and technical assistance relating to housing, transportation, community facilities, demography, waterfront and public space.THE DIVISIONDCP?s Fiscal Division strives to improve the financial effectiveness and impact of the Department?s programs and administrative operations through information and analysis and technical assistance to divisions throughout the agency.Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accounting Analyst will be a part of a dynamic, customer service-oriented accounting team responsible for reviewing invoices related to the agency?s Other than Personal Service (OTPS) budget and processing various types of payments using the City?s Financial Management System (FMS), including personnel expense reimbursements and invoices for contractual services. The Accounting Team is also responsible for reconciling, depositing, and recognizing daily cash receipts in FMS for revenues collected by the City Planning Bookstore and Land Use Review Division.RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Senior Accountant, this position is expected to demonstrate independent initiative, judgement, and decision-making in the day-to-day management of the Department?s Accounts Payable and Account Receivables. Responsibilities include, but will not be limited to: ? Reviewing complex consultant invoices for the agency?s on-call Environmental Consulting contracts, related timesheets, and supporting documentation. ? Reviewing vendor invoices and issuing vendor payments in the City?s Financial Management System.? Monitoring the availability of funds for payment processing by reviewing purchase orders and accounting structures and following up with the Department?s Budget and Procurement teams as needed to ensure adequate funding is in place. ? Monitoring the status of vendor invoice payments by reviewing disbursements, check issue dates, and following up with the Department of Finance on payment related issues.? Reconciling, depositing, and recording agency revenues. Reconciliations include both month-end and year-end bank-to-book reconciliations.? Developing and maintaining spreadsheets to track payments, employee/vendor validations, cash receipts, etc.? Assisting in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for Management as well as oversight agencies (e.g. monthly sales tax report, year-end close reports, quarterly expense reporting, etc.).? Special Projects as needed.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A master?s degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience working in one or a combination of the following areas: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; or in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; or in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation or fiscal management; or in a related area. Special Note: To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, one additional year of professional experience as described in "2" above.

To Apply

Click on ?Apply Now? at the bottom of the postingPlease be advised only candidates under consideration will be contacted.Appointments are subject to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position. Sponsorship is not available for this position.THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A COPY OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS IS AVAILABLE IN THE HUMAN CAPITAL DIVISION. THE DEPARTMENT MAKES AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.