Accountant
Posted On: 4/14/2021
Company or Entity: Lower Merion Township
Location: Ardmore, PA

Job Description:

Work involves performing technical accounting and processing work in the maintenance of the Township’s accounting records. This position is also primarily responsible for maintaining and processing business tax returns and records. Work involves dealing with the public and Township staff and coordinating clerical work to process, post and maintain financial/accounting records.

A. Performs technical accounting and processing work in the maintenance of the Township’s accounting records.
B. Prepares periodic financial reports and accounting schedules.
C. Maintains control of various subsidiary accounts and balances with general ledger controls.
D. Plans, coordinates and oversees the preparation and mailing of notices for annual fees and/or taxes.
E. Maintains database of fee and/or tax information.
F. Compiles collection data and prepares related reports.
G. Reconciles receipts to the General Ledger.
H. Performs bank transfers and reconciliations.

Education/Skill Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or other closely related field plus a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible accounting experience involving general and/or subsidiary ledger work, processing tax returns, financial analysis and report preparation along with experience in dealing with the public.

A. Strong accounts receivable background in either billing and/or collections.
B. Good knowledge of accounting principles and techniques and ability to apply same to a variety of accounting transactions.
C. Good ability to analyze and evaluate accounting problems and to recognize and develop pertinent accounting data.
D. Good ability to work effectively with Finance staff and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, associates and the general public.
E. Knowledge of the practices and procedures used in governmental accounting.
F. Good knowledge of integrated financial management systems.
G. Knowledge of Federal taxes and forms.
H. Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Access, Word and Outlook software.
I. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Compensation And Benefits:

Starting Salary: $32.086/hour – $62,568/year
37.5 hours per week

Other Details:

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: www.lowermerion.org

 

Application Requirements:

Employment applications can be downloaded from www.lowermerion.org

Send application/resume to:

Human Resources Department
75 E. Lancaster Avenue, 2nd Floor
Ardmore, PA 19003
Or email: humanresources@lowermerion.org

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Accountant
Posted On: 4/13/2021
Company or Entity: City of Allentown
Location: 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Job Description:

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: www.allentownpa.gov 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs a variety of professional, specialized government fund accounting work.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the supervision of the Manager of Treasury and Accounting.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Exercises supervision over Clerks of the Bureau.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Performs a wide variety of professional accounting tasks
B. Assists in the preparation and analysis of complex financial statements, accounting schedules, and reports, as directed by the supervisor
C. Assists in the supervision of clerical support within the bureau of Accounting and Financial Management
D. Assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Single Audit Report, and additional reports as needed
E. Maintains the Fixed Asset System and prepares the reports for various funds
F. Maintains all general ledger balance sheet, revenue and expenditure accounts for all funds
G. Works with various outside agencies as necessary regarding, but not limited to, delinquent tax collectors, auditors, banks etc.
H. Prepares the financial portion of the DCED Report (annually)
I. Thorough knowledge of the City’s operations policies, practices, and procedures
J. Plans and arranges own work priorities, based on general assignments, projects and deadlines for completion as requested/provided by supervisor
K. Position involves extensive contact with other City Bureaus to provide information relating to the City’s finance modules
L. Post entries to City’s general ledger (e.g., daily receipts from the cash registers)
M. Responsible for updating and maintaining accurate records for the City’s bank accounts and payment systems
N. Prepares and submits payroll tax bi-weekly and quarterly filings
O. Records all transactions for the City’s three pension plans
P. Reconciles all cash balances on a monthly basis
Q. Prepare and submit all Debt Payments for the City
R. Transport deposits to the bank daily
S. Researches and gathers data required for record keeping, reports, and other activities
T. Performs other duties, as assigned and/or as conditions warrant
U. Observes rules and practices on quality of work and personal conduct
V. Maintain accounts payable vendor files and files 1099M annually.
W. Provides quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments.
X. Performs related work as may be required.

 

Education/Skill Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

(A) BS in Accounting from a college or university of recognized standing with major work in accounting
(B) Significant and progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, preferably with some experience in government or public accounting
(C) Equivalent combination of related education and experience

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Knowledge of accounting theory, principles and practices and their application to a variety of municipal accounting transactions and problems
(B) Thorough knowledge of modern office management principles and practices
(C) Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial statements/reports from accounting records
(D) Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others
(E) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and public officials
(F) Ability to utilize various city financial programs, electronic mail, Windows, Microsoft Office programs, and other software programs
(G) Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions
(H) Ability to explain complex situations clearly and concisely
(I) Ability to learn various types of “stand-alone” software programs

Application Requirements:

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit: www.allentownpa.gov 

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