City of Newton Kansas Now Hiring for Accountant Featured

18 March 2014

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Employer: City of Newton
Job Title: Accountant
Salary: $19.160 hr

Job Description:

 Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director, the employee in this position performs professional work in budget/financial analysis.  This position  participates in the preparation of the annual budget and assists the Assistant Finance Director in the financial planning of the city.  The successful employee will perform professional, technical and administrative functions.

Essential Functions:
Works within established financial policies and guidelines in order to accomplish the financial goals, objectives, and programs of the city;
Participates in the annual city budgetary process;
Assists with financial/budgetary presentations to the City Commission and other groups as needed and/or assigned;
Assists with preparations of financial data studies;
Assist departmental operating and capital budgets; analyzing operating practices and procedures;
Forecast revenues and expenditures; analyze futures needs of city departments;
All accounting/financial work for Wholesale Water District/Public Building Commission on a monthly basis.  May be required to attend and participate in bi-annual board meetings;
Assist with year-end closing;
Develops recommendation to assist management in selecting alternatives and determining priorities; ensures accuracy of all figures included in reported performance measures;
Assist in preparation of annual financial reports; develops and prepares worksheets, graphs and pamphlets in response to the public need for additional information.

Position Requirements:
Experience: Two years of financial administrative experience in local government preferred.  Two years exposure to departmental or organization-wide strategic and financial experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies.

Education:  Bachelor degree in accounting.  A Certified Public Accountant is preferred.

Skills:  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and public finance.  thorough knowledge of current approved principles and standard practices of budgetary accounting.  thorough knowledge of City Government structure is preferred.  thorough knowledge of office procedure including filing, internal communications, and micro-computer operation.  Good oral, written, and public speaking abilities are essential.  should be able to use up-to-date word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software and apply it to job functions.  Must be able to type and have keyboarding skills.  Excellent oral and written and interpersonal communication skills.

Must qualify to be bonded.

Physical Requirements:  Ability to perform sedentary physical work and ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 25 pounds; ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, pull and perform similar body movements; possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to operate a computer, calculator, printer, and other office equipment, and operate a vehicle; ability to talk and hear in person, by telephone and to give directions and make presentations; ability to see and read reports and data.

The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAA employer.

Vacancy Number: 700-01-01

Open Date: 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/21/2014 11:59:00 PM

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