Accountant

Job Posted 8/8/2022
El Paso County - Colorado
2880 International Circle Suite N060
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
United States
Employee
Full-Time
Experience Required
Degree Required
Industry
Government / Civil Service
Application Closing Date
8/14/2022
Pay
$56,300.00 to $84,380.00 Per Year
Job Description
El Paso County Benefits
  • Work-Life Balance
    • 15 vacation days (120 hours, accrued per pay period) annually
    • 3 personal days (24 hours) annually
      • Hired 1/1-4/30, 3 days (24 hours)
      • Hired 5/1-8/31, 2 days (16 hours)
      • Hired, 9/1-11/30, 1 day (8 hours)
    • 12 sick days (96 hours) annually
    • 11 holidays annually
  • Employee Fitness Centers
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance 
  • 2 Onsite Health Centers
  • Retirement plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program 
Performs a variety of accounting functions which may include but are not limited to analysis of data received from departments/offices and outside clients for compliance to GAAP, GASB, Federal, State, and Local policies and procedures, preparation of journals, preparation of statements and schedules for the annual audit, monitoring and tracking of all County capital assets, and reconciliation of the General Ledger against the Treasurer's report. Tracks materials used, permits, projects and Federal, State, and Grantor reimbursements. Tracks Accounts Receivable. This position is part of the Accountant career progression series, which includes Accountant and Sr Accountant. An employee is eligible to advance to the next position within the series when the employee has met the criteria for advancement as notated within the job description and has received a recommendation from the Hiring Authority.
  • Analyzes, prepares, and posts all journal entries to General Ledger including the Treasurer's Interface. Analyzes and reviews the general ledger to ensure that accounts are maintained in a consistent manner with GAAP, GASB, Federal, State, and Local policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes and reviews the general ledger to ensure that accounts are maintained in a consistent manner including Accounts Receivable, Due To, and Due From.
  • Reconciles General Ledger to the Treasurer's report.
  • Ensures the accuracy of reporting to grantors to maximize funding and reimbursement to the County.
  • Prepares billing backup for invoicing other agencies; works directly with departments/divisions on accounting issues.
  • Prepares permits and surcharges, prepares monthly billings, compiles deposits for various divisions, and tracks Accounts Receivables.
  • Assists with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and other management reports.
  • Tracks all Capital Assets using the automated County-wide system.
  • Assists with the annual audit including gathering information from the auditors, Budget administration staff, and departmental staff. Prepares year-end closing entries, statements, and schedules for the audit.
  • Tracks Certificate of Participation (COP) Vendor Payments and coordinates COP approvals.
  • Prepares year-end entries on fixed assets, infrastructure, COP's WIP, interest, amortization schedules, summary of debt services, COP premium, and bond costs amortizations.
  • Verifies capital asset data each month. Verifies departmental capital asset inventories on a rotating basis.
  • Prepares and distributes monthly expenditure reports and/or appropriate notification to all County departments.
  • Reconciles 941's to the General Ledger as required.
  • Tracks and distributes Subdivision Releases.
  • Tracks materials used for projects through the Job Cost System. Analyzes job costs and equipment attachments, ensuring all job cost codes are used correctly.
  • Compiles inventory for various divisions. Provides the accounting team with year-end reports. Compiles information for the auditors.
  • Assists auditors with review of financial records in order to establish the financial condition of the County and maintain a high-ranking bond standard.
  • Conducts various research projects requested by County departments or the general public, including CORA requests.
  • Serves as a backup to the Lead Accountant and other accountants.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field required.
  • Minimum two (2) years directly related accounting experience preferred.
  • Governmental and/or public accounting experience highly desired.
  • Working knowledge of governmental fund accounting preferred.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to reconcile and balance reports.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques in cost/benefit, productivity, and economic analyses.
  • Ability to use a computer and various applications including spreadsheets and accounting software.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and practices.
  • Must have strong communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, County staff, and the general public.
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; must be honest and trustworthy.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as computers, printers, copiers, and calculators.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Must pass conditional post offer background investigation, motor vehicle record check, drug screen.
Licenses/Certificates
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
Work Conditions

Work is primarily performed in an office and/or remote work environment; some travel may be required.

Employer

2880 International Circle Suite N060
Colorado Springs CO 80910
United States
El Paso County - Colorado El Paso
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