Under general guidance and direction of an administrative superior, performs working level professional accounting and auditing work for Davis County.
Example of Duties
Assists in the design, development, and maintenance of internal controls: advises county departments on internal control processes and procedures related to the county’s financial systems.
Performs complex professional accounting functions; serves as professional advisory to accounting staffs in other County departments and reviews accounting procedures for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and with the Fiscal Procedures Act.
May perform advanced cost accounting or job costing activities, may prepare reconciliations of project accounting reports to the general ledger, may submit project reports to other entities.
Prepares complex bank reconciliations to ensure the county’s bank balance matches the general ledger cash balance.
Performs complex balance sheet reconciliations; prepares monthly and year end journal entries; verifies reports.
Advises and orients clerical personnel in routine posting, filing, and related accounting activities as necessary.
Assists County departments with grant administration; prepares the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards.
Prepares and submits periodic federal reports in compliance with federal guidelines; furnishes information to independent, state, and federal auditors.
Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in accounting or a closely related field, plus three (3) years of full time related experience in accounting, budgeting or a closely related field; an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. A Master’s degree in accounting may be substituted for one year of experience. Preference given for experience in governmental accounting.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in any field, plus five (5) years of full-time related experience in accounting, budgeting or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in accounting may be substituted for one year of experience. Preference given for experience in governmental accounting.
Furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel; employees driving a personal or a County vehicle for job related travel must possess a valid driver license and must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).
Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: the principles and procedures of accounting, government accounting techniques and practices, research methods and statistical analysis, federal grant regulations and circulars, modern office methods, procedures, and equipment.
Skill in: using a ten-key machine or calculator; using all applicable computer hardware and software including Microsoft Excel and Word.
This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.
Ability to: apply GAAP and GAAS to a public sector environment; prepare and maintain complex financial records and reports; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other departments, and the general public.
Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.
Must pass a criminal background check.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirement are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.