Pay Range 21 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$25.2718$37.9077
Hourly (42 hrs.)$24.0684$36.1026
Hourly (56 hrs.)$18.0513$27.0770

Senior Fund Accountant

Range: $52,565.40 - $78,848.08 (21)
Position Number: 98600

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs complex professional and analytical accounting functions in support of the city’s financial functions.  
Coordinates, prepares, analyzes, and prints monthly and annual financial statements for the city.
Prepares and analyzes interim financial statement;  prepares quarterly narrative and graphical explanation (dashboards) of the city’s financial position.
Maintains and coordinates a system for monitoring financial trends for the city; designs and develops spreadsheets for data collection and analysis; establishes methods and procedures for data accumulation.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of division goals and objectives; establishes methods for providing financial information services; reviews and recommends accounting related policies and procedures.
Plays integral part in the year end adjustment entry process by accounting staff; prepares complex year end journal entries and calculations; works with the  Sr. Financial Analyst on external audits and  gathering data for the annual audit; reviews all financial output thoroughly  for accuracy and completeness of general ledger accounts and entries; prepares year end trial balance document for reference.
Coordinates and prepares reports required by federal and state agencies.
May assist in preparing the division budget; and may assist Sr. Budget Analyst with the preparation of the annual budget and budget amendments.
Maintains fund and account structure; coordinates maintenance to general ledger accounting and subsidiary ledger accounting system; establishes new funds and accounts as needed; sets up new year general ledger accounts.
Recommends internal controls of procedures.
Trains and advises accounting staff and other City staff on the use of financial software, account overview, and procedures and policies.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, budgeting, and accounting.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized financial information management.
Knowledge of economic trend forecasting and analysis techniques.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures
Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Assistant Director of Finance assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The manager spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:   Guidelines include GAAP and GASB standards, The North Carolina Budget and Fiscal Control Act, relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical accounting duties.  The need to follow strict guidelines and to attain a high level of accuracy contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform analytical financial functions in support of the city.  Successful performance helps ensure the sound financial position of the city government, and provision of city services at reasonable tax rates.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, department heads, external auditors, representatives of federal, state and local agencies, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and justify, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light or heavy objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.  Master’s preferred and CPA helpful.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years experience or service.
Ability to be bonded.