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Staff Accountant PT

Company: City of Arlington
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Under general supervision, responsible for preparing and posting journal entries, entering monthly financial transactions in the accounting system and reconciling internal general ledger accounts.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:1. Ability to process Return Check items including accounting, safekeeping, collection procedures, corresponding with bank representatives, and notifications to departments and City Attorney's Office.2. Ability to review and enter Journal Vouchers, assist and answer questions of departments requesting journal vouchers, and enter Journal Vouchers for state returns prepared.3. Ability to prepare returns for monthly Sales Tax, quarterly Court Fee, annual Child Safety, annual Volunteer Firefighter, Annual Commercial Motor Carrier Weight Violations, and monthly internal court return information and monthly tax withholding payment requests.4. Ability to assist with year end closing, including closing funds, preparing spreadsheets.Other Functions:5. Ability to process Monthly Investment reconciliations and Quarterly Escrow Reconciliations.6. Ability to prepare 1099 documents, 1099 reporting documents, act as the city's representative in answering questions from recipients and respond to correspondence from the IRS.7. Ability to assist with bank reconciliation by preparing letters for stale dated outstanding checks.8. Ability to assist in other activities and special projects as needed or directed.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and techniques.Knowledge of modern office methods, procedures, and equipment, including computerizedSkill in entering data via computer at an efficient speed and with few errors. Skill in communicating ideas to all levels of individuals orally and in writing in accounting systems.Ability to prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines while working independently.Ability to generate and conceive new and innovative ideas or solutions to problems.Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including but not limited to a PC, calculator, fax machine, photocopier, scanner and telephone.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments and city employees. Ability to research, analyze and prepare statistical statements and reportsAbility to use the financial system, Excel, Access, Word, and other systems as necessary.Ability to create and maintain detailed spreadsheets.Ability to examine, analyze and verify accounts to determine proper entries and identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with fellow employees and the public.Ability to perform a variety of physical skills including but not limited to grasping, holding items, seeing, sitting, sorting and reaching.Qualifying Education and Experience:College degree in Business or Accounting.

Keywords: City of Arlington, Arlington , Staff Accountant PT, Accounting, Auditing , Arlington, Texas

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