ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The essential functions of the Accountant include, but are not limited to the following major duties performed. Duties are listed from most to least important.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: To perform the Accountant position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the formal education, experience and training required.
Education and Experience:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
The Accountant requires thorough knowledge of accounting theories, principles, methods and practices including specialized government – specific practices; general knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), government accounting standards (GASB) and fund accounting procedures; general knowledge of principles, procedures and practices of grant administration, particularly record keeping, reporting, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement; general knowledge of reimbursement procedures for government programs; ability to understand and apply laws and established policies to the maintenance of financial records; ability to work independently; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare complete and accurate reports from various accounting data; ability to analyze reporting data and make recommendations; ability to verify accounting documents and forms for accuracy and completeness; ability to operate standard office equipment and applicable software packages including advanced Excel and Word; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public; skill in financial calculations, analysis and reporting; skill in organization and prioritization of work; skill in the use of computer-aided accounting tools such as spreadsheets, graphics and other software packages
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Accountant work requires the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking and lifting; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
The City offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes full employee health care coverage, Minnesota PERA retirement, and life insurance. Family, dental, and vision insurance packages and other investment options are available. See Employee Benefits for further information.
The City of Moorhead offers a positive, friendly and collaborative work environment that is team focused where everyone is working together to serve our community. Our employees are passionate about their jobs and making our community one to be proud of. We are #MoorheadProud
The City of Moorhead is an equal opportunity employer and a proud employer located in the metropolitan region of Fargo-Moorhead.
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