The current vacancy is in the Transportation Department; however, this recruitment will be used to establish a Citywide list to fill possible future vacancies.
An Accounting Specialist II performs advanced journey-level technical accounts maintenance and paraprofessional work for a major accounting section (example: Accounts Payable, Revenues/Receipts, Payroll, or Cost/Property) or unit. An employee of this class must be thoroughly familiar with accounts maintenance practices associated with their functional area, as well as be familiar with accounting concepts and principles, have the ability to explain and interpret information, and work independently. An Accounting Specialist II routinely handles unusual problems/situations, and regularly exercises independent judgment when making decisions regarding matters related to their area of assignment. Technical-level activities may include: account reconciliation; balancing payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, deposit, and sales tax accounts; journal voucher preparation; invoice initiation; property classification; assistance with financial statement preparation; worksheet preparation; researching and interpreting source documents to resolve account discrepancies and/or other accounts-related problems; and working with other City departments implementing new software to ensure reporting needs are met. Paraprofessional tasks typically include acting in a lead capacity, providing training for subordinate staff, or functionally supervising subordinate personnel working on special projects. This class may also give input to supervisory personnel regarding subordinate performance for evaluation purposes, and perform related duties as required. An employee in this class is supervised by professional-level accounting staff through reports, conferences, and meetings. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
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Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely-related field. A minimum of three years' full-time journey-level clerical accounting experience.