Accountant - Financial Business Analyst Job The City of Daytona Beach FLby admin on September 16, 2020
The City of Daytona Beach, FL Job Vacancies 2020Description :
The purpose of this classification, under administrative direction, is evaluating, reconciling, and problem solving regarding accounting and internal audit processes. Employees in this classification perform complex accounting, budget review, grants, fixed assets, and internal audit work. The position is responsible for preparing journal entries, preparing fund financial statements, notes and statements to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), complex bank reconciliations, and related accounting reports. Performs other duties as required. Minimum Qualifications
Education, Training & ExperienceBachelor"s degree in Accounting; supplemented by at least three (3) years previous experience involving accounting functions. Experience with government accounting, CAFR preparation, complex financial analysis, fixed assets, bank reconciliations and grant accounting preferred. Job Description
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Prepares various reports, surveys, financial statements, and requisitions.
Formulates and recommends accounting policies.
Assists in planning and conducting various financial and operational audits.
Reconciles and maintains a variety of funds and accounts.
Coordinates and reviews Federal, State and Local grants; prepares grant schedules.
Assists in the performance of yearly internal audit examinations.
Prepares business plans and feasibility reports for municipal programs.
Prepare less complex financial statements in conjunction with the CAFR process.
Prepares adjusting and closing entries.
Monitors various financial activities.
Prepares financial presentations utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint and Visio programs.
Prepares flowcharts of various fiscal and operational processes utilizing Microsoft Visio or other flowcharting software applications.
Trains accounting personnel in the use of system and manual operations.
Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations related to budget requests of departments, as assigned.
Assists with the preparation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement program budgets.
Serves as fiscal liaison to City departments as assigned and assists the departments in analyzing anticipated revenues, expenditures and other relevant data to ensure the development of a balanced budget.
Uses standard research techniques or devises appropriate techniques to assist with the solution of management problems and with the implementation of new programs and policies.
Coordinates and prepares presentation materials and budget documents for the annual City budget.
Performs special analysis and prepares reports on a wide variety of fiscal and management activities as directed.
Assigns capital project numbers as needed during the fiscal year and establishes new capital project numbers prior to the import of the Commission approved budget on 10/1 of each year.
Provides technical assistance in establishing department performance objectives and performance measures.
Reviews and facilitates processing of budget transfers and assists in the preparation of budget amendments.
Assists with the annual audit as directed.
Updates and writes procedures.
Performs other related duties as required.
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as policy manuals, variety of financial reports, and various spreadsheets.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Environmental Factors: Tasks may risk exposure to bright or dim light, dusts, and violence.
The work performance of non-supervisory personnel of the City of Daytona Beach is routinely evaluated according to the performance criteria outlined herein:
Knowledge of Job: Has considerable knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the City of Daytona Beach as such pertain to the performance of the essential duties of Accountant. Has considerable knowledge of principles and practices of accounting principles. Has considerable knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards, and regulations pertaining to the essential duties and responsibilities of the position. Has considerable knowledge of the organization of the department, and of related departments and agencies. Clearly understands the occupational hazards and safety precautions required to perform the essential functions of the work. Has considerable knowledge of terminology and related professional languages used within the department as such pertains to work responsibilities. Knows how to maintain cooperative and effective relationships with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, as well as any external entities with which position interacts.
Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in performing duties and responsibilities. Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains quality communication and interaction with intra- and interdepartmental personnel, and any external entities with which position interacts.
Quantity of Work: Performs described Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in a manner to produce a quantity of work which consistently meets established standards and expectations.
Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completion of assigned functions. Completes assigned work within established deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards, and prescribed procedures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides sufficient notice to upper management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm: Exhibits an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates appropriate and acceptable action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identification of alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advisement where appropriate, and researches issues, situations, and alternatives prior to exercising judgment.
Cooperation: Accepts supervisory and managerial instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences is justified (i.e., poor communications, variance with established policies and procedures, etc.). Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation both intra- and interdepartmentally.
Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships both intra- and interdepartmentally, and with external entities with whom position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.
Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Estimates expected time of completion for work elements, and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.
Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards, to include regulatory entities. Ensures such standards are not violated.
The City of Daytona Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Daytona Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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