The City of Sherwood is currently recruiting for an Accountant, to provide responsible professional and technical assistance in the administration and implementation of the City's financial, auditing, and accounting programs. Essential duties include: preparing journal entries and reconciling general ledger and subsidiary accounts; preparing monthly financial reports, including distributing monthly revenue and expenditure reports to departments; analyzing and reconciling expenditure and revenue accounts, including the reconciliation of bank statements to the general ledger and capital projects; reconciling postings from accounts payable, cash receipts, and accounts receivable to the general ledger; preparing journal entries; applying general and governmental accounting/auditing principles and procedures, laws and regulations affecting the financial operations of municipal government; auditing assigned financial records for accuracy and proper classification of financial transactions; assisting in the coordination of the annual external audit; preparing entries to maintain the fixed asset ledger; entering new and updated data into the accounting system, including all capital purchases, fixed asset transfers and deletions; monitoring expenditures to ensure compliance with adopted budget and contracts; monitoring grant, IGA, and lease agreements for proper classification and compliance; developing complex computerized spreadsheets for various reports; and providing accounting assistance to other departments and employees.
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS: Broad knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of fund accounting, cost accounting, financial reporting, internal controls and auditing procedures. Experience with sophisticated fund accounting software. Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely related field, and two (2) years of responsible professional public accounting experience, or any satisfactory combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above duties.
DESIRABLE SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Broad knowledge and experience in government accounting in a customer service environment, particularly in a municipality.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: (Please limit your answers to no more than a half-page per question.) The following questions are applicable to typical general purpose government units, such as City, County and State. 1) What is a “fund”, and can you name several types of funds most widely used in governmental accounting? 2) What are the main accounting characteristics of enterprise funds that are different from other governmental type funds? 3) What are the three sections in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); and what are the three components of basic financial statements? The following question is applicable to general purpose governmental units within the state of Oregon. 4) Describe the budget process leading up to budget adoption as well as the process for changing the budget after adoption.
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How to Apply
Submit a completed City Application, Resume, cover letter, and responses to the supplemental questions, to the Human Resources Department by 5 pm on the closing date.
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