Seeking individuals that share our core values and are passionate about public service to join the North St. Paul team as an Accountant.
This position reports to the Director of Finance and works closely with executive staff in guiding the long-term financial direction of the city.
This position is responsible for completing a wide range of complex professional accounting and financial reporting duties in connection with the City's financial functions. Assists in the implementation of approved policies, plans, and programs for the financial, accounting and recordkeeping function to ensure timely and accurate financial data is being maintained at all times. Understands and assists in preparation of financial and accounting work papers and reports. This position works with data and people relationships requiring a high level of confidentiality, ethics and trust.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field; Two years of responsible financial or accounting experience; Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills with attention to detail and follow-up; Proficiency in Microsoft Office and in a range of automated financial systems and applications software; Strong problem analysis and decision making skills; ability to develop alternatives and make prompt decisions under time constraints and conditions of uncertainty; Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision; must set goals and priorities and work efficiently to accomplish critical objectives; Strong customer service orientation; ability to create effective working relationships with a variety of people and maintain a positive professional manner while resolving customer issues.
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent
Job Type: Full-time