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  • 1. ACCOUNTS SPECIALIST FUNCTION 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. SUPERVISION RECEIVED 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 funds. SUPERVISION EXERCISED 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 financial alternatives. 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 and correspondence. 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. WORK CONTACTS 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
  • 2. 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 (VDT). 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. Skill in: --utilizing computer systems and applications, mainframe and personal computers, in the performance of work assignments, such as electronic spreadsheets, word processing and graphics. Ability to: --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 reporting requirements. --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
  • 3. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must provide acceptable driving history at no cost to the County. DISCLAIMER 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