Accountant, Senior

  • City of Buckeye, AZ
  • Buckeye, Arizona
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $65,145.60 - $81,452.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Scope
Under general supervision, performs a full range of accounting, technical review and financial reporting duties.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
  • Reconciles transactions, ledgers, accounts and financial activities according to policies; records changes, reconciles and resolves differences; reviews financial and accounting records and corrects errors as required.
  • Monitors Transaction Privilege Tax reports from ADOR, performs monthly reconciliation of tax monies received to ensure accuracy and files with City's monthly Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) return.
  • Maintains and tracks Capital Assets and Construction-in-Progress and reconciles monthly with the general ledger.
  • Assists in preparing month-end and year-end General Ledger; collects financial and administrative information and compiles data for reports.
  • Reviews and assures the accuracy of accounting documents and computer accounting entries; reviews other technical accounting activities, including general ledger, accounts payable, revenue, transmittals, grants and special fund accounting, bank statements, and payroll.
  • Compiles statistical information for the Annual Financial Report.
  • Maintains and calculates the quarterly Developmental Reimbursement Agreements.
  • Monitors accounting documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Federal, state, and City policies and practices.
  • Interprets and explains accounting policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Responds to requests for information; provides assistance and technical information to City staff and others within scope of authority.
  • Prepares reports and invoices for federal and state grants.
  • Prepares invoices and maintains prepaid accounts for developers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Minimum Qualifications & Position Requirements

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in finance or accounting, and four years' experience in governmental budgeting and finance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles related to Public Sector financial management.
  • City organization, operation, policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of municipal finance and records management
  • Business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications.
Skill in:
  • Reading, interpreting, understanding and applying accounting standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures.
  • Correcting and updating financial records and database systems.
  • Analyzing and interpreting financial documents and calculations, and preparing complex financial reports.
  • Working under pressure of deadlines.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of work.

Additional Information
Work Schedule:
Monday - Thursday
7:00am - 6:00pm

Employee Benefits & Wellness

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time classified and management employees. Part-time classified employees may be eligible for select benefits where defined.

For complete Benefit Plan & Wellness Information, please visit the City website at:
Benefits & Wellness

City benefit plans are subject to change at any time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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