05/29/2014
080-10

THE COUNTY OF YAKIMA
is now accepting applications for
the position of

ACCOUNTANT

Salary : $4,021.00 per month

Opening: There is one opening with the Yakima County Treasurer’s Office. Performs professional level accounting activities including Fiscal Agent activity, analytical research, and preparation of daily investment activity for cash flow management. This recruitment may be used to fill part-time and full-time vacancies which may occur within 90 days of the posted closing date.

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of past experience and training. Microsoft Office and Accounting exercises may be required. Applicants claiming veteran’s preference eligibility will be required to complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference Form.

Essential Job Functions:
Prepares and monitors annual debt budgets, analyzing funding sources. Reviews debt service payments for Yakima County and all districts and agencies. Audits payment request from the Fiscal Agent and other sources, resolving any discrepancies in payment amount for detail. Verifies cash availability for scheduled debt payments, and insures timely payment; Prepares Journal Entries and Cash Vouchers with descriptions for debt payments; Prepares and balances County-wide detailed debt schedule; Maintains Yakima County debt schedule and calculates Debt Limitations; Compiles and balances Fiscal Agent monthly activity report for General Ledger; Compile documentation required for new debt issues for Yakima County and all districts and agencies. Prepares General Deposit for the receipt of loan proceeds and insures that they are receipted correctly.

Monitors and maintains all loans that are receivable for Yakima County; Reviews and analyzes loan contracts to establish terms of loan and creates amortization schedules based on approved contract terms using Mun-Ease Software, reviews documentation prior to approval by the legislative authority; prepares files and insures all required documentation is obtained; responsible for invoicing for payments; insure that payments are received and are the correct amounts; prepare general deposit for receipt; update debt receivables schedules; prepare documentation required for annual reporting requirements.

Prepares or contributes in the preparation of a variety of complex reports, statements and documents for major County or agency (Federal, State and local) financial requirements such as: the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Monthly financial reporting; National Recognized Municipal Securities Information Repository (NRMSIR), and the Treasurer’s Office Annual report. Assumes responsibility for ensuring compliance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) required.

Monitor payment activity for all Public Corporation loans; reviews monthly statements received from Trustee; monitors and updates debt schedules to reflect payment; prepare documentation required for annual reporting requirements.

Remit County Road taxes for approved city annexations. Research, evaluate and develop method for compiling, tracking and monitoring road taxes for past, current and future years. Prepares general journal entries to transfer the appropriate funds from county roads to the city.

Audits property tax payment documentation, including researching, evaluating and verifying financial transactions for
appropriateness and amount of qualified refund if required.

Other Job Functions: Performs other accounting duties as required. This includes ability to perform other Accountant duties when needed.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Duties are performed primarily in an office setting. The position requires stooping, kneeling, crouching reaching, standing, mobility, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Rated as sedentary work: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting, most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Equipment Operated: Computer and software (MS Office group, Ascend, General Ledger - Cayenta), printer, telephone, calculator, photocopier, fax machine. All duties require the use of some or all office equipment listed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge:
Upon entry what specific knowledge would an individual need to assume the duties of this position?

  • Practices and principles of project management;
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
  • Financial theories and principle including audit functions;
  • Laws and regulations governing financial activities of the County Treasurer’s Office;
  • Cost analyses accounting principles
  • Governmental and fund accounting theories and principles;
  • Customer service techniques and team building concepts; and
  • Office practices and procedures including financial data processing.

Skills (and abilities):
Upon entry, what specific skills/abilities would be needed to assume the duties of this position?

  • Applying Generally-Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Interpreting policies, procedures, laws and regulations;
  • Tracking debt issues
  • Creating amortizations schedules
  • Analyzing financial information and preparing sound financial recommendations
  • Paying attention to detail and accuracy in a multi-tasking environment;
  • Preparing complex financial reports and statements;
  • Using office equipment such as phones, copies, calculators and fax machines;
  • Using a personal computer and related software applications including keeping financial systems in balance/reconciled;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials, at all organizational levels and with the public; and
  • Communication, oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give or receive work direction.

Experience and Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration, or related plus 1 year
professional level accounting experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides
knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Bachelor’s Degree and one
year experience is preferred over equivalency.

Preferred:
Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel/Spreadsheet computer programs

Required:
Successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This is a Yakima County Courthouse Master Contract Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are
required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.

For further information and application forms, contact:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
128 N. 2nd Street, Room B27
YAKIMA WA 98901
www.yakimacounty.us
“AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER”

Yakima County ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of a person’s sex, race, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, creed, political belief, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other protected status under federal or state statute. Disabled applicants may request accommodation to participate in the job application and/or selection process for employment. Please contact Human Resources for further information.

Yakima County is a qualified Public Service entity for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service or contact your federal loan servicer.

If you are interested in the status of this position after closing, please see “Status of Openings” under the Job Opportunities tab on the Human Resources web page at www.yakimacounty.us. This will be the only method of status notification for this position.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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