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This position has training in accounting principles and procedures and peforms professional level accounting work. This position deals mainly with post-transaction reporting and may function independently or in a supervisory role of a small- to medium-size operation. A person in this position is responsible for assisting in the perparation of fiscal policies and procedures and supervising preparation of fiscal statements, reports, and analyses.


Examines accounting documents for accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures.

Prepares basic financial statements, charts, tables, and other supporting schedules.

Review records of receipts and disbursements.

Prepares journal entries and reviews entries prepared by non-exempt staff.

Analyzes accounting transactions and determines corrective actions or adjustments.

May supervise, train, and participate in the work of lower level accounting personnel.

Completion of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related discipline with three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible relevant accounting experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Considerable knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures in the recording, classifying, and examination of fiscal transactions.

Ability to analyze financial data, recognize errors, and implement corrections.

Demostrated ability to work with complex accounting systems and ability to implement fiscal policy and procedure.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively.

Skill in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.



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