• Accountant I

    Posted: 01/09/2022

    Essential Tasks

    • Prepares and maintains accounting records and systems;
    • Develops and maintains appropriate accounts and records;
    • Analyzes and assembles statistical and accounting data and prepares periodic State and Federal reports;
    • Prepares reconciliations on various accounts regularly, journalizes general ledger, and performs all related duties;
    • Analyzes and reconciles subsidiary and general ledger accounts;
    • Makes adjustments and corrections through journal entries;
    • Reconciles capital asset transactions (coordinates with other departments as necessary), develops depreciation schedules, and completes all other related duties;
    • Assists with annual capital asset inventory;
    • Assists in the preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and other annual financial reports;
    • Assists other departments and employees on technical financial and/or payroll matters;
    • Assists internal and external auditors and prepares required reports;
    • Compiles periodic revenue and expense analysis;
    • Coordinates weekly Accounts Payable processing;
    • Processes bi-weekly, monthly, and special payrolls;
    • Maintains garnishment deduction calculations and notifications;
    • Reconciles payroll records and accounts;
    • Prepares required Federal and State payroll reporting;
    • Prepares and distributes W-2 forms;
    • Maintains payroll compliance with applicable laws and regulations
    • Reviews current accounting procedures and recommends needed improvements;
    • Cross-trains and provides backup in other departmental responsibilities;
    • Performs related tasks as required;
    • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.
    ****Cover Letter and Resume Required**** 
    • Formal Education
      • Formal education to include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or related field and 1-year experience in accounting. 
    • Must have thorough knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and practices of accounting; knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing municipal financial matters; thorough knowledge of modern office methods, practices and equipment; ability to prepare complex financial reports, records, and payroll with high levels of accuracy; ability to analyze and evaluate financial systems;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to express technical ideas effectively, orally and in writing. 
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially excel and word.
    • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience in governmental accounting is preferred; including comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and practices of accounting;
    • Experience with payroll is preferred;
    • English and Spanish Language skills
    Physical Requirements
    Hearing/Speaking – (Speaking - Expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken word.  Hearing - Perceiving nature of sounds by ear).  Employee must converse with City officials, employees, independent auditors, etc. so it is necessary for this person to be able to communicate with people in person and over the telephone.
    Visual Abilities – the ability to perceive via eyesight is required for this position:
    • Acuity, far – clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Both eyes 20/25 – R 20/30 – L 20/30 corrected.
    • Acuity, near – clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Must be able to see work-related business documents close at hand. Both eyes 20/25 corrected.
    • Depth perception – Three-dimensional vision and the ability to judge distance and space relationships.
    • Field of Vision – the area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are focused on one point. Must be able to see a wide span of area.
    • Accommodation – Must be able to adjust the eye lens to glance quickly.
    Physical Strength – degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include:
    • Sedentary Work
      • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally; and/or
      • A negligible amount of force constantly to handle or move materials related to the position; and
      • Some walking or standing.
    • Type of Physical Demands
      • Reaching - Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
      • Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).
      • Fingering - Picking, pinching or otherwise working with fingers primarily rather than the entire hand or arm.
    Mental Activity/Requirements
    • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to work tasks and practical situations and requests made by City departments, supervisor, employees and auditors; to comprehend, make decisions and respond to a variety of situations in an expedient manner. Good judgement is essential.
    Mathematics Ability
    • Using arithmetic and/or Statistics: Ability to direct and oversee the use of arithmetic and/or statistics in the preparation of a variety of tests and reports.
    Language Ability
    • The ability to speak, read and write the English Language are required for this position.
    Environmental Conditions
    Physical Surroundings
    • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
    • No environmental hazards indicated for this classification.
    Machinery/Tools/Work Aids/Other Equipment
    • Computer, calculator, telephone, printer/fax/copy machine, stapler, files, ledgers, audit information, financial statements, ordinances, manuals, publications, revenue projections, statistical data, operating expenditures, expenditure projections, evaluations, records, correspondence, reference materials, statutes, regular office supplies.
    This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.
    The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

    Salary Range:$46,718.88+ Depending on Qualifications