James City County’s Financial and Management Services Department seeks an individual to perform responsible accounting work for the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger. There are two levels of Accountant distinguished by the level of work performed and the qualifications of the employee.
Accountant I: $45,074 / year or higher DOQ
Accountant II: $48,347 / year or higher DOQ
• Computes, prepares, and inputs data for journal entries; reconciles accounts, sub-ledgers, and system modules to the general ledger; processes expenditure and revenue transfer requests.
• Coordinates and prepares cash balancing with the Treasurer’s Office for the County and its fiscal agents; prepares bank and investment reconciliation for fiscal agent and bond accounts; provides assistance to independent auditors for financial statements and records; and, reviews monthly financial reports of the County and its fiscal agents for accuracy.
• Prepares routine to complex schedules, research, account analysis or other work necessary for preparation of financial statements, ledgers, reports, or taxes.
• Reviews various documents for sufficient funding, coding, and compliance with County procedures; and, prepares, reviews, monitors, and analyzes accounts such as receivables and payables for accuracy.
• Maintains the Donation Trust Fund and performs balancing of the fund.
• Audits P-cards for coding, signatures, and calculations; maintains P-card imports.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of accounting, tax, ledger recording, balancing, and financial reporting; Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements; principles and processes for providing customer service including setting and meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
• Must possess reliable transportation to work site(s).
• Skill in use of computer software, especially Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees, fiscal agencies, and the public; maintain complex records, assemble and organize data and prepare reports from such data; exercise independent judgment and initiative and attention to detail in accordance with established policies and procedures.