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Accountant II

at City of Dover in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

 

The Accountant II position is to perform accounting functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for the City of Dover. The position assists in conducting internal control testing to ensure existing processes and procedures are efficient and effective in safeguarding the City of Dover’s assets and leading to the production of accurate financial information. The position will produce timely performance measurement trends to analyze program goals. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs professional accounting work in accordance with a prescribed accounting system and generally accepted principles of accounting.
  • Conduct special internal control studies and develop or recommend minor changes in methods and procedures. As part of the internal control study, conduct regular reviews to ensure the correct charging and accounting of disbursements and credits.
  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of accounting processes/activities to ensure departmental compliance with City policies.  Participate in the formulation of recommendations for new and revised policies and procedures.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary recommendations as part of the internal control function.
  • Review financial transactions and codes for conformance to standard procedures and accounts.
  • Participate in ensuring fiscal conformance of grant budgets, purchases, drawdown of funds, and grant reporting to federal & and state program rules and regulations.
  • Conduct audits of various petty cash funds, and the evaluation of cash handling procedures to ensure compliance with accepted accounting practices.
  • Participate in conducting training sessions for the City of Dover staff members on financial processes, and other related fiscal and accounting procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation of performance measurement analyses to track program trends to ensure programs are meeting their mission.
  • Participate in the research to determine proper benchmarks to be tracked and analyzed in conjunction with the Performance Measurement Analyses.
  • Analyze & and reconcile general ledger accounts as assigned, journals, and/or financial statements.
  • Assist in the preparation, analysis, and review of reimbursements, expenditures, fund conditions, or other proprietary and budgetary accounts.
  • Provide assistance with the various payroll and accounts payable activities normally performed by other accounting personnel.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual report and year-end audit as requested. 
  • May provide work direction to other staff members.
  • Promote the City’s Mission to make Dover a city of the highest quality by providing responsive, cost-effective, and innovative government services; understand and subscribe to the Vision and Mission Statement adopted by the City.
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Job Posting: 1269206

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jun 14, 2024

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