Associate Accountant

February 19, 2021
El Paso, TX
Job Type



Education and Experience : A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, including a concentration of 18 upper-division semester credit hours in accounting.

Licenses and Certificates : None.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, assist with providing professional accounting administrative and advisory services for an assigned program or phase of fiscal support operations.

Typical Duties

Perform basic accountant and financial reporting duties. Involves: Compile specified details used in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Balance and reconcile designated portions of general ledger statements, prepare selected general journal entries (such as revenues, expenditures and depreciation) to generate fiscal month and year-to-date balance sheets, and identify changes in fund balance and cash flow financial statements. Analyze and prepare portions of financial statements related to debt service, property tax distributions and other transactions such as payroll, disbursements, revenues or accounts payable. Support payroll operations, prepare year-end accruals and schedules, calculate and wire transfer funds for payroll taxes or pension contributions, and research employee concerns as assigned. Research and generate specific reports to assist external auditors with accounting to track bond issues and other debt instruments relating to capital projects fund or construction projects, or to verify fund availability for change orders to construction contracts. Participate in accounting for fixed assets including acquisitions, disposals and transfers, depreciation and updating the assets schedules. Prepare, enter and post selected journal entries for capital purchases, depreciation, construction work in progress, retainage, accruals and transfers between accounts, funds or departments. Track and report expenditure of designated federal grant funds and monitor assigned sub-recipient agencies to ensure expenditure of allocated funds meet grant requirements; prepare specified Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms for subcontractors.

Assist in maintaining and analyzing selected aspects of financial and accounting database and financial management system. Involves: Enter, retrieve and review specific accounting data from the centralized financial management system and personal computers or source documents such as journal entries, invoices or budget transfers to generate financial reports. Generate specific periodic accounting or statistical reports to management or regulatory agencies. Correct and post designated batch errors from City cashiers. Assist in analysis of expenditure trends and compilation of detailed used in preparation of the annual operating or capital improvement budget.

Perform related duties as required. Involves: Perform duties of supervisor or coworkers if necessary to ensure continuity of operations during absences. Advise supervisor in a timely manner of situations or issues that have or could lead to deviation from expected results and recommend appropriate solutions or options.

General Information

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Salary Range: $35,577.31 - $46,997.63 per year.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test Date: To be announced.

NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applicants have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.
Closing Date/Time: 2/23/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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