On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
By continuing to use LinkedIn’s SlideShare service, you agree to the revised terms, so please take a few minutes to review them.
Performs professional journey-level work involved in complex governmental fund accounting, and county budget
systems, and the preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports.
Work is performed under general supervision of a higher level of authority. The employee is expected to exercise
independent judgement and discretion in the accounting of funds and in the appropriate debiting/crediting of assigned
May exercise technical or functional supervision of subordinates.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Develops and maintains accounting systems to provide accurate and reliable financial data in the management of
budgets, funds, and grants.
2. Reviews and analyzes fund accounting systems, practices and procedures. Prepares recommendations for
improvements or corrective actions.
3. Assists in preparation of fiscal and grant budgets and amendments.
4. Prepares disbursement vouchers for payments including contracts, taxes, and insurance and journal vouchers for
depreciation, billing, expenses or revenues.
5. Prepares comprehensive annual financial statements and financial statistical reports.
6. Develops long- and short-range financial forecasts.
7. Performs a variety of financial analysis related to general government operations including, but not limited to, cost
accounting, cost allocation, indirect cost allocation, user fee analysis, statistical analysis and analysis of long-term
8. Provides advice and assistance to departmental management to ensure compliance with county policy, statutory
requirements and generally accepted accounting principles and procedures.
9. Participates in the implementation of state and federal audit recommendations.
10. Prepares monthly and other periodic and special financial reports and statements with accompanying memoranda
11. As required, performs a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling appointments, answering phone
and responding to routine inquiries, referring and directing individuals to appropriate agencies, department or staff.
12. Performs accounting duties by electronic spreadsheet method.
13. Performs special assignments as requested.
14. Performs related work as required.
Regular contact with associate personnel, other county departments, and agencies to gather required information,
submit timely documentation, provide explanations, coordinate activities, gather required information, respond to
inquiries, and resolve and correct problems.
Accounts Specialist.doc Page 1
CONDITIONS OF WORK
Work is subject to varying post or job site assignments and may be subject to call-back or on-call status and irregular
schedules including completion of work assignments on weekends and holidays. Work is also subject to traveling and
irregular hours in order to perform work assignments. Work also includes the frequent use of video display terminals
All employees of Mohave County are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland
security occurs. All employees are considered to be available for these types of events and will immediately respond, in
accordance with County Emergency Operations Plan, when directed by the Chairman of the Mohave County Board of
Supervisors, County Manager, the Homeland Security/Emergency Management Coordinator, or when directed by his
department director/elected official and/or immediate supervisor. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities
assigned to his regular job responsibilities and incorporate other non job related duties as necessary and required of an
employee to respond to the emergent matter at hand. An employee’s response to these matters may require the working of
unusual, long hours over a possibility of an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods. An employee who
is working with an accommodation must meet with their supervisor and department director/elected official to discuss their
requirement for response.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Specialized knowledge of:
--principles, theories, practices and concepts of accounting including cost accounting, governmental
accounting, enterprise accounting and accounting analysis procedures.
Practical knowledge of:
--fiscal administration and budgetary practices.
--the applications of data processing techniques to accounting systems.
--computing literacy to include use of electronic spreadsheet applications.
--utilizing computer systems and applications, mainframe and personal computers, in the performance of work
assignments, such as electronic spreadsheets, word processing and graphics.
--review, prepare and analyze accounting transactions, to establish accounting procedures within established
guidelines and to prepare financial statements and technical reports in accordance with varying regulations and
--analyze, audit and interpret accounting records, financial statements, computer printouts and reports of
financial and accounting systems for completeness and accuracy.
--gather and to analyze appropriate relevant data and prepare and present clear, concise and accurate reports
and related information.
--apply accounting theory to automated or manual systems.
--communicate effectively orally and in writing.
--establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Two (2) or more years progressively responsible professional accounting experience in financial accounting/auditing
preferably in government accounting to include federal or state grants or fund accounting supplemented with college-
level accounting course work (Associate's Degree in accounting, business or public administration is preferred.) OR an
equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities.
Accounts Specialist.doc Page 2
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed
by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of
all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY: Clerical/Technician/Paraprofessional
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt (Classified; Judicial Merit System - Classified)
CLASS CODE: 5020
RANGE: (07/01/02) 02-Rg 14
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 1991
REVISED DATE: October 13, 1994
REVISED DATE April 6, 1998
02/03 Class Validation Study Review: June 28, 2003
Accounts Specialist.doc Page 3