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Accountant I

Department:Sheriff's Office
Open Date:November 30, 2021
Close Date:December 13, 2021
Salary Range:$22.64 to $34.96 / hr
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full time, Non-Exempt

Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.

Job Description

General Purpose
Under direct supervision of an administrative superior, performs entry level professional accounting for Davis County.
Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Compares expenditures with budget appropriations; verifies data and corrects errors due to incorrect computer programming; assists programmers in making corrections. Maintains immediate, accurate, and complete fiscal accountability through auditing random samples of receipts and disbursements; reconciles balance sheets. Creates, develops, and implements, fiscal programs, systems, and procedures for accountability within the department; recommends financial policies and procedures and updates according to the needs within the county; coordinates updates with programmers in order to improve reporting and accounting procedures. Establishes controls, inventories, appropriate records and other related programs; performs cost accounting on administrative and overhead costs. Furnishes accounting and budgeting information to independent, federal, and state auditors performing audits in the County. Assists in reviewing department budgets; summarizes proposed budgets and prepares mill levy alternatives; acts as a resource person when departments submit budgets to the budget committee; prepares "tentative budget" for budget hearing. Assists with completing and submitting grant applications, maintaining, preparing, and submitting required grant records and reports; ensures compliance of grant rules and regulations. 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. OR Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in any field, plus three (3) years of full-time related experience in accounting, budgeting or a closely related field.

Preference given for experience in governmental accounting.

Special Qualifications
Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. Must possess a valid Driver License; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Some knowledge of the principles and procedures of accounting; some knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis; some knowledge of modern office methods, procedures, and equipment. Skill in: keyboarding skill of 40 wpm net as required by the position; the operation of 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 modern accounting principles and procedures in a government setting; prepare and maintain complex financial records and reports; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, employees, other departments, and the general public.
Important Information

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 history background investigation.  Photocopies of official college transcripts are required with your application.



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