Accountant II - July 2018

Performs work of moderate difficulty in a professional accounting environment with an emphasis on cash receipts, cash reconciliation, and grant/work program management. Maintains accounting and financial records, prepares financial analysis summaries, statements and reports.

Title:  Accountant II | Grade:  14 | FLSA: E

Supervisor's Title:  Accounting Manager

Department:  Finance

Positions Supervised:  N/A

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JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications include a minimum of B.A. / B.S. in accounting with at least three years of public or not-for-profit accounting experience. Minimum of three years general ledger accounting experience through preparation of financial statements required. Requires strong accounting research skills with excellent verbal and written communications skills. Experience managing grants is a plus. Must be able to work independently with moderate supervision. Must demonstrate above average proficiency with Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and analysis tools. Experience with funding accounting software such as MIP Fund Accounting a plus.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under general supervision, performs work of moderate difficulty in a professional accounting environment with an emphasis on cash receipts, cash reconciliation, and grant/work program management. Maintains accounting and financial records, prepares financial analysis summaries, statements and reports.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Grant Management: Prepare requisitions and documentation for grant funds with special emphasis on Community Development Block Grants, Port funds, and LRA funds. Monitor the process of grant funds. Ensure cash disbursements with grant funds are made timely and are charged to the proper grant. Prepare work program budget revisions. Prepare adjustments as needed for various State and Federal Grants. Prepare and reconcile various grant financial reports. Prepare monthly spreadsheets and monitor variances in budgets.
  • General Accounting: Prepare cash deposits and cash deposit data entry forms. Prepare other invoices and vouchers related to cash receipts. Perform bank reconciliations. Performs audit and reconciliation related to garage revenue. Prepare and post monthly journal transactions. Prepare any financial statement related reports as assigned. Prepare accounting reports required by outside agencies. Prepare monthly spreadsheets and monitor variances in budgets. Identify errors and/or trends in accounting data and proactively initiate regular communication with management to resolve errors and facilitate solutions.
  • Payroll: Review payroll data for accuracy and consistency. Monthly reconciliations of employee fringe benefits to general ledger, paid invoices and payroll deductions. Prepare selected payroll reports including agency personnel schedules for various funding sources and review agency retirement contribution reports. Reconcile quarterly and annual payroll tax returns to general ledger and annual audit for workers compensation insurance.
  • General Administration: Maintain documentation and files associated with work in-progress and completed. Assists Accounting Department in developing and maintaining detailed documentation of all processes, policies and procedures for the Agency. Assist with preparation of necessary documents for audits. Develop efficiencies using systems and technology.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Requires St. Louis City residency within 180 days of successful completion of 180 day probationary period.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Exposure to elements during site visits.
  • Requires the ability to lift and carry files/papers of up to twenty pounds.
  • Requires the ability to distinguish objects clearly in near vision for writing and computer work.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

St. Louis Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran's status or marital status.

 

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