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City of Detroit Accountant III in Detroit, Michigan

Accountant III

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Accountant III

Salary

$70,231.00 - $87,227.00 Annually

Location

MI 48226, MI

Job Type

Appointed-Directors-Discretion of Mayor/Leg Body

Department

ARPA STAFFING

Job Number

20211AcctIIIARPA

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Description

Accountant III is an experienced level accounting professional within the City of Detroit Office of the Chief Financial Officer that requires minimal direction and supervision. The Accountant performs complex accounting duties that are required to support timely and accurate financial statement reporting. The key services provided include, but are not limited to: preparing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting accounting data; operating, maintaining, and modifying accounting systems; using accounting information to recommend solutions to management problems and structuring of organization programs; managing, operating, and analyzing cost accounting systems in connection with functions, activities and financial operations; and designing, implementing, and assessing internal control processes and systems. Accountant III positions may delegate assignments to subordinate staff engaged in budget preparation, purchasing activities, payroll analysis, and grants management. Many of these services will be performed within the appropriate modules of the ERP Cloud that impact the operations of this position.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs complex accounting functions consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), standardized bookkeeping processes, accounting terminology, accounting techniques, and other financial rules and regulations

  • Researches, analyzes, and implements accounting rules and regulations as stipulated by Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) or other regulatory agencies

  • Conducts searches and complex examinations of budget and financial records to provide factual data on the amount and type of funds available for submission to others within the employing entity who will use the data to prepare budget estimates and reprogramming actions

  • Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards Independently conducts the complete range of tax examinations and related investigations of a broad range of business taxpayers such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, fiduciaries, and sizable corporations

  • Maintains ledger and computer systems required to conduct payroll and financial reporting

  • Assists in the preparation of the Consolidated Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

  • Provides experience in using the specific procedures of automated systems to find, review, or change accounting data in transaction files, ledgers, accounts, summary reports, and financial statements signs new and changing system and program environments due to new laws, regulations, and standards

  • Resolves issues where governing laws and regulations are highly interpretive and/or precedents are non-existent, obscure or conflicting

  • Develops new systems for tax examination, tax management control, and tax documentation systems

  • Develops and applies unique or extensive probing and analysis techniques and methods

  • Identifies accounting problems such as inadequate maintenance of fund controls, inaccurate

    records and reports, improper methods for document control, and lack of documentary evidence to support performance of regulatory reconciliations

  • Posts journal entries, reconciles dates, and manages inter-agency billings and transfers required to support financial reporting

  • Checks data and compares reports or transactions to source documents, or authorizations against transactions to ensure their acceptability for further processing

  • Drafts simple instructions to describe internal accounting procedures for a procedures manual

  • Assists in executing portions of an audit plan that tracks process flow, verifies reported data, or assures that functional operating instructions generate desired results

  • Reports to management regarding the finances of establishment

  • Performs grant management, monitoring and administrative duties and activities (e.g. financial, set-up, post-award, closeout, etc.) to ensure timely expenditures and reimbursement, and regulatory and audit compliance

  • Compiles centrally requested cost reports and reports of variance from standards.

  • Develops reports comparing actual results to plans and budgets

  • Serves as an expert or authority in some aspect of accounting or in the application of accounting to some mission-related program(s)

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with major course of work in accounting, finance, business administration, statistics, or a closely related field. Such education must include at least twenty-four (24) semester (36 terms) credits of coursework in accounting and statistics (21 hours in accounting and 3 hours in statistics).

Experience

At least three (3) years of experience

Equivalency

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and

abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis

Supplemental Information

Appointment term based on availability of grant funds

Medical Plan Offering for Administrative Special Services Employees

The City of Detroit is pleased to continue to provide a medical plan option to our Administrative Special Services Employees for the 2020 plan year. This plan is provided by Blue Care Network of Michigan and utilizes their PCP Focus Network. This plan provides you with the opportunity to receive an enhanced level of benefits and pay less out of your paycheck for your medical plan. There are two important requirements that you should consider and understand if you should decide to enroll in this plan. You will have to choose a primary care physician that serves within the PCP Focus network. This primary care physician coordinates your care. The network includes over 22,000 Primary Care Physicians. There are also Wellness Requirements that you (the subscriber) must meet in order to remain in the enhanced level of benefit.

Administrative Special Services Staff (Exempt) are eligible for the following benefits:

  • CURRENT SICK LEAVE – Granted (3) months of continuous service. (1) day per month, not to exceed (12) days per year.

  • VACATION – Granted (1) day per pay period, not to exceed 20 days per fiscal year

  • PAID HOLIDAYS – Granted if paid for 600 straight time hours in the (12) months prior to the holiday

  • MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT - Granted on same basis as regular employees.

  • WORKERS COMPENSATION – Covered by applicable laws.

  • UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - Covered by applicable laws.

  • HOSPITALIZATION – You are eligible to purchase healthcare benefits for yourself and your dependents under a group rate. You will be responsible for the full premium, no employer contribution will be applied. Please review the Health Care Plan Options Booklet for more detailed information.

  • This position is not eligible for the City Pension Plan, dental, vision, optical, death, life, disability, funeral, reserve sick or jury duty.

Administrative Special Services Staff (Non-Exempt) are eligible for the following benefits:

  • CURRENT SICK LEAVE – Granted (3) months of continuous service. (1) Day per month, not to exceed (12) days per year.

  • VACATION – Granted on the following basis:

Terms of Service Vacation leave Earned

Less than 6 months None

After 6 months & (1000 work hours)5 days

After 1 year An additional 5 days

2-5 years 10 days

6-7 years 11 days

8-9 years 12 days

10-12 years 13 days

15- years15- years

  • PAID HOLIDAYS – Granted if paid for 600 straight time hours in the (12) months prior to the holiday

  • OVERTIME - Granted on same basis as regular employees.

  • MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT - Granted on same basis as regular employees.

  • WORKERS COMPENSATION – Covered by applicable laws.

  • UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - Covered by applicable laws.

  • HOSPITALIZATION – You are eligible to purchase healthcare benefits for yourself and your dependents under a group rate. You will be responsible for the full premium; no employer contribution will be applied. Please review the Health Care Plan Options Booklet for more detailed information.

  • This position is not eligible for the City Pension Plan, dental, vision, optical, death, life, disability, funeral, reserve sick or jury duty.

    01

    Please indicate the highest grade completed

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PhD/J.D.

  • n/a

    02

    Indicate the number of years of professional experience you possess. PLEASE NOTE: YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MUST BE REFLECTED IN THE WORK EXPERIENCE SECTION OF THE APPLICATION.

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1 year but less than 3 years

  • 3 years but less than 5 years

  • 5 years but less than 7 years

  • 7 or more years

  • none

    03

    Select your skill level using all functions of Microsoft Excel in an accounting/finance work environment?

  • None

  • Entry level

  • Working level

  • Expert level

    04

    Please describe your professional experience that qualifies you for this position?

    Required Question

Agency

City of Detroit

Address

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave ste 316 Detroit, Michigan, 48226

Website

http://www.detroitmi.gov/Detroit-Opportunities/Find-A-Job

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