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Accountant I

at Adams County Government

Pay: $47,919.10 to $67,086.70/year
$47919.1 - $67086.7
Posted: 5/22/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2783317

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

To support the Sheriff's office and other areas in the Finance Department, by applying accounting principles and concepts, including preparation of journal entries, reconciliations, financial reports, financial projects and analyzes and other related projects.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Provide direct support to the Sheriff Department staff and Finance Department staff
  • Review and verify accounts receivable, cash receipts and accounts payable batches and transactions for accuracy including items associated with the Sheriff's Office operations
  • Perform monthly reconciliations and general ledger review of the Detention Center's finances and other areas as assigned
  • Work with the Grant Compliance Specialist to ensure financial reporting for grants is accurate, timely and in compliance with federal requirements
  • Conduct monthly general ledger reviews and financial analyzes 
  • Prepare journal entries as required and reconciliations of balance sheet accounts, for month-end closing process
  • Compile, maintain, and prepare financial data, reports and schedules
  • Prepare periodic reports for assigned areas
  • Analyze and recommend improvements to accounting processes
  • Participate in year-end general ledger closing process, preparation for the County's annual audit and the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Maintain and classify capital assets in the related system module
  • Perform annual inventory count and/or physical inventory of capital assets
  • Maintain internal controls over daily cash counts and cash deposits
  • Serve as a contact for County departments/offices for any accounting-related questions
  • Attend accounting and grant training to stay current with accounting principles and practices
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience: 0-2 years - of professional, general, accounting experience.  Governmental accounting experience is preferred.
  • Education and Training: Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field from an accredited college or university.  Governmental accounting course(s) are preferred, but not required.
  • License or Certificate: None.
  • Background Check: 
    • Must pass a criminal background check.
    • Must pass an intensive background process through the Adams County Sheriff's Office to include fingerprinting, an Integrity Interview, and a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Exam (CVSA) to maintain access to the CAD system. Background check will also include a Motor Vehicle check.

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!