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Job Description

The purpose of the position is to apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to monitor and record all financial aspects of the City.
  • Completes account reconciliations by preparing journals and ledgers; analyzing and reconciling expenditures and revenues; preparing and distributing financial statements, revenue and expenditure reports; overseeing deposits; reconciling statements; and preparing transfers.
  • Works with payroll activities by making transfers, preparing payroll and related deposit files; preparing journal entries; and overseeing funding transfers.
  • Coordinates audit activities by preparing audit information and schedules; organizing data and information; scheduling and completing internal audits; completing inventories; reviewing fixed assets and schedules; and responding to requests.
  • Assists with budget by submitting requests for expenditures; recommending staffing preparing and modifying requests; and reviewing information.
  • Completes year end activities by assisting with fixed asset schedules; preparing special reports; and completing and submitting all required reports and forms.
  • Reviews staff work products by verifying reconciliations, journal entries or analyses.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience as an accountant
  • Two years of experience in governmental accounting which includes reconciling large bank accounts with a minimum of fifty (50) transactions per day
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials
  • Ability to review, create and update procedures and processes relating to efficiencies, accuracy, internal controls, and risk assessments
  • Skill in the operation and use of standard office software which includes databases and presentation programs, along with standard Microsoft products

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters DESOTO, TX
  • Size 200 - 500
  • Founded 1949
  • Type
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry All Industries
  • About city of desoto

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