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Accountant Open/Closed Promotional At City of Lynwood, CA

Location: Lynwood, California

Job Description

The City of Lynwood is looking for an individual with a great attitude that can work efficiently, provide great customer service, has a proven record of success and a passion for public service.

Under the general direction of the Finance Director, performs professional accounting work including the maintenance and review of financial records; prepares various reports and financial statement; and performs a variety of technical tasks and duties as required.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

Maintain a complete set of records of financial transactions by overseeing, reviewing, and entering transaction details in the financial system; ensure all account summary information equals control account balances; reconcile cash and balance sheet accounts; review revenue and expense accounts; reclassifies accounting transactions into proper account classifications; ensure that pre-established accounting controls are applied to balance sheets, fund accounts and special accounts according to generally accepted accounting principles; prepares periodic reports of revenue and expense performance, asset balances, cash balances, accounts payable, accounts aging summaries, and all other accounts that contribute to a complete accounting of activity; prepares accounting reports documenting adjustments to account balances, detailing the transaction trail for audit purposes; assists internal and external auditors with the review of financial records and transactions; prepare and/or audit necessary journal entries; prepare and audit bank reconciliations; review integrity of the reconciliation such as open items and accounts balances; assist in department accounting functions including accounts payable and payroll.


QUALIFICATIONS:


Knowledge of:
Thorough technical knowledge of methods and techniques of auditing; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; modern and complex principles and practices of general and fund accounting; principles of general ledger; methods and techniques of governmental accounting and finance practices; maintain and prepare a variety of complex financial and accounting records.

Ability to:
Analyze and resolve technical financial issues; apply accounting principles and procedures to a variety of transactions; perform a variety of professional accounting duties; prepare accurate and complete accounting transactions; and research data and prepare clear and concise financial reports.


REQUIREMENTS:


Experience:
Minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional accounting and auditing experience.

Education:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting.

Special Requirements:
Must possess an acceptable financial history. Possession of a valid California Class "C" driver's license issued by the California State Department of Motor Vehicles and good driving record

Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions on a case-by-case basis. There is frequent need to sit, stand, stoop, walk, and perform other similar actions during office setting and operate office equipment; must be able to see in the normal visual range with or without correction with vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents; must be able to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction; and must be able to speak to communicate in person and over the telephone.

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Incumbents in this classification work in an open office environment.

This job specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify essential functions and requirements of the job. Not all incumbents may perform all duties at all times. However, incumbents must be able to perform essential duties, with or without accommodation for disability at any time while holding this position.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is represented by the Lynwood Employee Management Group

All City employees are required to perform assigned Emergency Service duties in the event of an emergency or disaster.

The City of Lynwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer, special assistance with the application and examination process is available upon request, for persons with disabilities. Notify Human Resources for assistance at (310) 603-0220 ext. 221 no later than three working days prior to the closing or scheduled examination/interview date.

Your online application packet must include:
  • A completed online employment application.
  • Answered all supplemental questions
Failure to submit a complete application packet will result in disqualification from the examination process.

Job application must be completely filled out; a resume cannot substitute for some of the information. Be sure to be detail in your education, training or other relevant coursework that would make you a particularly strong candidate.

Applicants will receive communication through email.