Pay Range GC 23
classification performs data processing, auditing and fiscal management for a
departmental budget and oversees the budgets of those entities comprising the
department. Accountant will
develop, implement and administer policy and procedures for control systems;
develop materials, forms and other support systems and perform fiscal audits of
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPLE
(Duties assigned to this
classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)
policies, procedures, materials, forms, and other support systems and controls
to ensure efficient fiscal operations for staff performing multiple functions in
all factions of the department. Develop,
implement and administer control procedures throughout the department.
Perform fiscal reviews/audits of all programs.
2. Using generally accepted
governmental accounting practices:
negotiate, develop and monitor contracts, grants and leases;
conduct reviews/audits of contractors
track progress and develop related reports;
develop indirect cost rate proposal and costing of services.
3. Independently research, compile and summarize information for a
variety of financial reports that address or resolve issues, or provide
statements of financial health.
4. Provide project and program management as assigned, which includes coordination
with other agencies.
Coordinate and support departmental material management and inventory control
processes, initiating and designing policies and controls as necessary.
Share leadership role in the development, preparation and monitoring of division
(program) / department budget and budget adjustments. Maintain a variety of
departmental accounting records and logs.
7. Provide technical assistance and supervision to accounting section staff and
accounting/fiscal positions in each division (program) of department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted governmental accounting principles and
practices of fiscal management, budget preparation, and auditing practices;
considerable knowledge of fiscal monitoring and budget coordination techniques
and procedures; considerable knowledge of database development, statistical data
collection and research techniques and procedures; considerable knowledge of
record keeping and reporting.
Collecting and analyzing data for department operations and programs;
report writing and composing correspondence; processing information utilizing
automated equipment; leadership, delegation and evaluation of staff.
Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; formulate and
implement operational and administrative policies; plan, develop and evaluate
funding requirements; review contracts for compliance with County policy and
legal requirements; perform short and long-range planning; analyze and evaluate
operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems;
establish and maintain record keeping systems and reports; conduct research and
compile and analyze statistical and financial data; utilize problem
identification and resolution techniques; make decisions independently in
accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when
applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and
responsibilities; effectively meet and deal with department head, division
(program) heads, other employees, auditors, vendors, contractors, and the
Education, experience and
training: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration,
finance or a related field and four years progressively responsible work
experience, which includes two years experience with a governmental agency OR
any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.
At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.
Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and/or undergraduate
degree in accounting with Master’s of Business or Public Administration.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF
The employee works independently
in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor
for professional advice. Discretion
is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of
recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems.
Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and
responsibility in area of service. Periodic
reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.
Work is performed within
departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules,
regulations and ordinances; established accounting and auditing theories,
principles and practices. Accountant
uses seasoned, independent judgment in interpreting and using appropriate
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK
Regular and consistent
attendance is required. Work is performed in an office
environment; work is generally sedentary and requires hearing voice conversation
and keyboarding. A minimal amount
of driving is required.