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Shelby County Trustee Memphis, TN - Accountant A

SHELBY COUNTY TRUSTEE
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
ACCOUNTANT A

SALARY: 
Minimum Salary: $4,131.67 Monthly; OR Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education

POSITION SUMMARY:
Performs advanced professional work in the areas of accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis and control, reporting, and data base management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Five (5) years’ experience in the use of accounting principles, techniques, and theories; and
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration; OR 
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • CPA may substitute for two (2) years of experience. 
  • Experience in a public agency preferred
  • PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepares complex reports, statements, and projections. 
  • Performs audits for various departments as directed. 
  • Develops processes for quality and productivity improvement. 
  • Prepares revenue reporting and monthly fund transfers to all Shelby County school districts. 
  • Updates and analyzes database activity for tax parcels. 
  • Reports on property taxes collected and prepares requisite funding transfers. 
  • Receives and allocates monthly sales tax collections remitted to the Trustee. 
  • May supervise personnel of lower classification engaged in professional and nonprofessional accounting reports. 
  • Reviews and analyzes fiscal reports and data to arrive at logical conclusion. 
  • Responsible for recommending improvements in the Trustee’s accounting system. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
PCI Background Investigation is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 
  •  Knowledge of accounting theory and practices and auditing procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations and FASB requirements governing financial record keeping operations and skills in applying them. 
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. 
  • Proficient analytical and problem resolution skills. 
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
  • Advanced knowledge of computer system applications as applied to accounting functions. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains preferred. 
  • Ability to supervise and coordinate support personnel. 
  • Ability to read and understand legal contracts. 
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