Senior Accountant - Open - Non-Competitive Process (No Examination Required)

Location
Cincinnati, OH, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 11, 2019
Ref
5369
Treasurer

  • Date Available:
    tbd

  • Closing Date:
    06/25/2019

  •    CITY OF CINCINNATI - CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION - OFFICIAL BULLETIN
    Examination No. 19-28 (B of E)
    JOB OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    WITH THE CINCINNATI PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    TRANCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION TO VERTIFY YOU MEET EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED REJECTED IF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS IS NOT DOWNLOADED WITH YOUR APPLICATION NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019.

    TITLE: Senior Accountant
    SALARY RANGE: $31.06 hourly
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This employee performs advanced-level work in accounting transactions, budget preparation and administration, audits, financial reporting and related financial activities for the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) in the assigned area of responsibility that meet or exceed generally accepted accounting principles and procedures. This employee supervises the work of less experienced personnel and technical personnel as assigned. Must be able to utilize a PC and related software required in the performance of job activities.

    EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED :
    (Illustrative only. Any one position within this classification may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all of the tasks which may be performed.)
    Maintain ledger information on assigned accounts.
    Check ledger amounts for accuracy, correcting inaccuracies.
    Reconcile account statements and balances.
    Log documents in and out as they flow through processing cycles.
    Receive, prepare, and fill-out documents and data entry forms for computer processing.
    Validate computer entries and printouts against input forms and submit instructions for
    correcting errors or making adjustments.
    Verify accuracy of financial documents, including vouchers and requisitions.
    Check reports, forms, and payments for accuracy, completeness, timeliness and
    conformance to legal and policy requirements.
    Check legality of expenditures and availability of funds.
    Verify accuracy of payroll entries.
    Prepare, type, word process and proofread a variety of documents, including general
    correspondence and reports.
    Respond to questions from other employees and assist those contacted in the course of duty.

    Perform complicated payroll calculations involving standard hours, overtime, sick time,
    other leave time.
    Calculate, understand and process all aspects of payroll.
    Perform standard bookkeeping, accounting and auditing duties.
    Complete required forms and statements.
    May assume duties of absent employee.
    Perform related duties as required or as needed.

    KNOWLEDGE OF:
    • Generally accepted principles and practices in accounting, financial auditing, budget preparation and administration, financial forecasting, financial record keeping and reporting.
    • Basic mathematics, bookkeeping and statistics as applied to public school system accounting.
    • Pertinent business systems for revenue forecasting, investments, debt service, taxation, inventory, etc.
    • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
    • Operation of computers and use of associated software applications in performance of job duties.
    • Preparation and interpretation of financial statements.
    • Standard English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation; standard business correspondence formats.
    • Ohio school law pertaining to the accounting process and the CPS accounting system, within 18 months of employment.
    ABILITY TO:
    • Apply generally accepted accounting principles to CPS accounting tasks.
    • Identify and correct errors in accounting records; examine and verify routine financial documents and reports.
    • Analyze and interpret accounting/financial information and systems.
    • Exercise independent judgment to devise solutions to accounting and auditing problems.
    • Prepare business correspondence; organize, analyze, interpret, evaluate and present reports.
    • Operate calculator and related office equipment, including a PC and related software required in the performance of job activities.
    • Manage work tasks effectively; complete assignments within allotted time frames.
    • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    • Work independently in absence of supervision.Type/word process at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
    • Monitor grant applications, expenditures and interpretations.
    • Maintain confidentiality of restricted information.
    • Operate a passenger vehicle.
    Skill to:
    Operate standard office equipment, including a PC and related software required in the performance of job activities.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Must have five years of successful professional accounting or auditing experience, plus a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or a closely related field. Some position may require a State of Oho Treasurer's License.

    MILITARY EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE EVALUATION
    Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS :
    Must have a valid driver's license. This is a sensitive classification; therefore applicants for appointment must pass a security clearance, which includes a check of employment references and criminal records.

    PROBATIONARY PERIOD:
    240 working days

    OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC EXAMINATION: GENERAL INFORMATION

    1. FILING APPLICATIONS: Must be submitted through http://www.cps-k12.org click on Apply for a job with CPS and Online Application System, Internal Postings; Clerical and Office Personnel. Applications must be received no later than stated deadline.
    2. QUALIFICATIONS: Unless otherwise stated, work experience requirements must be met by paid experience, and all qualifications must be met by the application deadline date.
    3. CITIZENSHIP: Application accepted from both citizens and non-citizens; however, due to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, only citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. will be hired.
    4. TRANSCRIPTS: ( IF NEEDED, NO LATER THAN THE DEALINE DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS).
    PLEASE NOTE: Copies of unofficial versions or internet printouts of transcripts are NOT acceptable.
    5. AGE REQUIREMENT: Must be at least 18 years old by the application deadline date.
    6. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR QUALIFIED DISABLED: Such persons may arrange with the test analyst at 513-363-0143, no later than the application deadline, for an alternate test date, time or location, or necessary assistance in taking the exam, providing the security or integrity of the exam is not jeopardized nor an undue hardship (e.g., substantial additional cost or time) imposed.
    7. VETERAN'S CREDIT: 20% additional credit is given for military service or service as a Red Cross nurse. To qualify, the following requirements must be met EACH TIME an application is filed for an exam; have an honorable discharge or transfer to the reserves with evidence of satisfactory service, OR have been a Red Cross nurse; have served on active duty; and have shoan official document verifying such service (e.g., DD-214), no later than the exam date; and have passed the civil service exam.
    8. PASSING SCORE: Will be determined after the exam by the test analyst, subject to review and approval of the City Civil Service Division. Determination of the passing score will be based on the job analysis, analysis of exam results, consultation with subject matter experts, and/or other professional methods.
    9. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants for appointment must successfully pass a security investigation which includes a check of employment references and criminal records.
    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR QUALIFIED PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
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