Job ID:  26384092

Company:  City of Dickinson

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Accountant

Description:  The Accountant performs professional level accounting duties, financial analysis and reporting activities to include establishing and maintaining accounting systems functioning within federal, state and GASB guidelines, rules, policies and procedures. Essential Duties: Monitors, coordinates and performs analytical review of financial activities in support of the Citywide accounting system including functions of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, retirement, procurement cards, special assessments, cash receipts, bank reconciliations, fixed assets and infrastructure, inventory, investments, grants, construction-in-progress, and long-term debt. Provides staff support, direction and interpretation concerning how to accurately code and record financial data. Maintains and monitors financial software applications. Assists in the preparation of financial reports and annual budget. Closes year-end financial statements. Coordinates and maintains personnel budgets and benefits.. Records and classifies City fixed assets to include: classifying assets establishing depreciation schedules and work with Risk Management to insure insurance coverages and assign insurance costs based on department asset ownership Maintains records of City long-term debt and grant requests ensuring that City payments are made in a timely manner and that sufficient funds are available for the payments. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (position requirements at entry): Fund and cost accounting practices and procedures. The application of accounting principles to the financial statements with the ability to analyze financial information and other related documents. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements and Interpretations (GASB). Problem solving and analytical skills. Communicate verbally and in writing. Interpret and apply policy and procedures. Analyze and explain the impacts of best practices of governmental accounting and work with staff within the department and at other departments to establish guidelines and implement policies, procedures and processes to assure compliance. Proficient in municipal accounting systems and procedures and personal computer business software applications including Microsoft Office products. Familiarity with City departments and functional responsibilities. Using a variety of office equipment and related applications.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a City application which can be found at, at Job Service, or at City Hall. Resume and official transcripts are required. For more information, please contact Shelly at 701-456-7801 or e-mail An Equal Opportunity Employer.