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Accountant 2 - Severn Trent

Severn Trent 
Accountant 2
Closing: Open Until Filled
 
SUMMARY
 
Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, this professional-level employee performs accounting tasks in the finance department with special emphasis on general ledger accounting, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, special assessments, capital assets and other accounting related functions.  Successful performance of the work requires good knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting and fiscal management.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The Accountant 2 position will be assigned a combination of up to 15 government entities and will be required to perform the duties listed below.  This list is not intended to be and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.  It is intended to be a summary of what this job classification involves and what is required to perform it.  Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
  • Attending client meetings as needed
  • Ensuring revenues are collected & recorded and expenditures are made in accordance with policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Recording and reconciling all bank transactions.
  • Preparing cash forecasts and ensuring appropriate levels of liquidity are maintained at all times.
  • Producing timely financial reports in accordance with Government Accounting Standards Board principles for presentation to Board of Supervisors.
  • Performing financial and budget analysis to understand sources of funding, revenue levels and key trends in budgets.
  • Participating in the preparation, evaluation, justification, and maintenance of budget and budgetary controls.
  • Preparing audit schedules and financial records for external auditors and working with them to review controls around reporting processes or mechanisms and ensuring that such controls prevent risks of losses due to error, technology malfunction or fraud
  • Reviewing annual audit report produced by external auditors for accurate and completeness.
  • Maintaining all financial and accounting records (electronic and paper) in accordance with regulatory guidelines and Government Accounting Standards Board principles.
  • Ensuring compliance with all statutory and bond regulation & requirements including timely filing of audits, state returns and dissemination information.
  • Ensuring proper accounting for fixed assets including construction in process.  Ensuring proper recording of fixed assets purchased with bond funds.
  • Recording and coordinating utilization of bond funds.
  • Understanding and adhering to all company health and safety procedures as they relate to essential job functions.
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Knowledge of: 
  • Generally accepted accounting practices and principles
  • Fund or governmental accounting practices and principles
  • Auditing practices and principles
  • Public agency budgeting practices and principles 
  • Computer applications related to the work
  • Standard office practices and procedures
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations 
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, in person and over the telephone
Skill and Ability to:
  • Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines
  • Communicate (verbal and written) and interact effectively with Board members, co-workers, manager, subordinates and the general public - sufficient to convey information and to receive work direction
  • Work more than 40 hours as needed
  • Travel as needed
  • Interpret, apply and explain complex laws, codes, regulation and ordinance
  • Make sound, independent judgements within established policies and procedures
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
BS degree in Accounting or Finance and 3+ years experience in governmental accounting
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Negative Drug test
Valid driver's license
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Must possess mobility to work in a standards office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer, stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions, strength to lift and carry files weighing up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
 
How to Apply
 
Email your resume and reference to Peter Brill, Accounting Manager at peter.brill@stservices.com 

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