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Accountant

Auditor | Caldwell, ID | Full Time

Job Description

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Wage: $24.97/Hourly | $51,957/Annual

Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED


General Statement of Duties

Performs professional accounting work of a varied nature; performs related work as required.   

Classification Summary

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform professional technical accounting work dealing primarily with large scale accounting activities.   Performs audits and other related duties as required; the work is performed under the supervision of the Controller, with some latitude for the exercise of discretion, independent judgment and initiative consistent with accepted accounting practices.  This position provides working supervision for Court Finance and Auditing personnel.  The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.

 

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews, develops and modifies specific parts of accounting procedures and processes in order to improve existing accounting methods and results;
  • Assures conformity to policy and promotes methods to increase effectiveness in the   performance of accounting transactions;
  • Conducts special studies and makes analyses of various accounting and financial activities;
  • Assists in the preparation of financial statements and reports for control and information purposes by reconciling and balancing accounts and the development of accurate statements;
  • Accumulates statistics and compiles records for use in checking various accounting activities;
  • Performs periodic audits of petty cash funds and checking accounts of County funds;
  • Audits accounts to verify compliance with accounting and budgetary laws through the use of spreadsheets and reports;
  • Produces and enters journal entries for budget revisions, transfers, corrections and beginning balances;
  • Updates accounting policies and procedures manual to be used by other County offices;
  • Prepares, distributes and maintains a variety of documents, reports, correspondence, log   sheets, applications and related documents;
  • May maintain or audit major records of accounts on a continuing basis;
  • May assist in the coordination, auditing and reporting of all Federal and State grants by the development and documentation of financial data;
  • May account for, balance, and distribute the civil and criminal court receipts; audit, balance and distribute taxes;
  • Assists the Controller in the performance of the primary job responsibilities of their position;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Backs up other Auditing and Court Finance positions as needed;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  •  Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP);
  • Governmental accounting principles, practices and procedures;
  • Standard office equipment, including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Current supervision, training, and evaluation techniques;
  • Preparation of accounting, financial and statistical statements and compiling basic and supporting data.

Ability to:

  • Work cooperatively and constructively with fellow workers and members of the public to provide public service of the highest quality and quantity;
  • Perform a wide variety of accounting tasks and procedures;
  • Operate standard office equipment, including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Analyze reports;
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts;
  • Make sound judgments and draw valid conclusions;
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Respond courteously to customer inquiries which are sometimes adversarial;
  • Work as a member of a team to accomplish department goals.

 

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a closely related field is required; and
  • Three (3) years progressively responsible accounting experience is required; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

 

Special Qualifications

  • Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) or Certified Government Financial Planner (CGFM) preferred, but not required;
  • Knowledge of government accounting practices and principles preferred, but not required;
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation.

 

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively with the public and other employees on the telephone and in person;
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written instructions and review, evaluate, and prepare a variety of written/typed documents and materials;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and standard office equipment;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, strength, and agility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift up to 20 pounds, to sit and work at a keyboard for an extended period of time, and work in an office environment.

 

EOE Statement

Canyon County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions related to recruitment and selection are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.