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Principal Accountant

Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


Position: Principal Accountant Municipality: City of Hartford Close Date: 8/31/2021 Description:
- CITY OFHARTFORD - HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT invitesapplications for the position of: PrincipalAccountant SALARY: $62,865.14 - $80,827.24Annually DEPARTMENT: Finance OPENINGDATE: 07/30/21 CLOSINGDATE: 08/31/2105:00 PM DESCRIPTION:Vacancy is in the Payroll Unit of the Accounting and Control Division inthe Finance Department. Under general direction, assists in the databasemanagement and administration of a major in- house payroll accounting system(MUNIS) and various timekeeping systems. Serves as a principal assistant to adepartment or division head in directing the operation of the payroll unit.Supervises staff and participates in a variety of payroll accounting proceduresand maintenance of financial records of a highly technical and involved nature.Ensures that work is completed according to payroll schedules, adheres to thevarious Collective Bargaining Agreements andthe City of Hartford Municipal Code and Charter for the weekly andbiweekly payrolls. Consults with city personnel pertaining to payroll issues.Directs the review and verification of payroll documents for conformance withFederal and State laws as well as established procedures and regulations. Reviewspayroll accounting practices and procedures and makes recommendations for theirimprovement. Prepares, reviews, and directs the formulation and compilation ofreports. Maintains the custody of specific records, files and information.Assigns, trains, and evaluates subordinate professional and clerical payrollemployees. Assists in training employees of other departments involved inspecified payroll accounting functions. The above essential duties andresponsibilities are not intended as a comprehensive list; they are intended toprovide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.Incumbent(s) may be required to perform additional related duties. PayrollAccounting ExperiencePreferredThis is a HMEA union position.The hours of this position are 40 per week and the above salary includes 5% inlieu of overtime. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &ABILITIES: The examination will consist of a rating of your training and experienceas contained on your application and may include a written test, an oral test,a performance test, or a combination thereof. All parts of the examination,including tests and ratings, will be related to the requirements of theposition. The examination is designed to measure: Knowledge of and skills inapplying general accounting theories and practices and their application ingovernment accounting practice; Knowledge of laws, ordinances and regulationsgoverning the financial operations of the City; Ability to exercise goodjudgement in dealing with the public, subordinates and other governmentagencies; Ability to analyze the design, installations and maintenance ofcomplex accounting systems; Ability to interpret complex statistical andfinancial statements; Ability to analyze data and make appropriaterecommendations; Ability to perform independently and supervise subordinates;Ability to solve problems and manage multiple priorities well within deadlines. QUALIFICATIONS:Open to all full-time, permanent, City of Hartford employees who meet thefollowing qualifications: Graduation from college with major course work in accounting and five (5)years of responsible professional accounting experience including two (2) yearsin a supervisory capacity. A COPY OFYOUR DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.ADEGREE OR TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.HARTFORD RESIDENCY PREFERRED: Preferablybe a bona-fide resident of the City of Hartford at the time of application. Acompleted CITY OF HARTFORD RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT including proof of residency asindicated on the RESIDENCY AFFIDAVIT may be submitted. APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETEDIN ITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONSWITHOUTPROPERDOCUMENTATIONMAYRESULTIN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION FOR THISPOSITION. APPLICATIONSVIA FACSIMILE OR EMAIL ARE NOT ACCEPTED. OTHER INFORMATION: If selected, you will be required to pass a physical examinationadministered by a City physician, a drug and alcohol screening, and abackground check. If appointed, you will serve 3-12 months of probation. Thisexamination and employment process is subject to all federal, state, andmunicipal laws, rules and regulations. ALL CORRESPONDENCE ANDINFORMATION CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND TESTING PROCESS WILL OCCUR THROUGHEMAIL. VETERAN'SPREFERENCE Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit a Veteran's Preference Form , along with a DD-214 and Disabilityletter (if applicable) from the Office of Veteran'sAffairs. The HumanResources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons withdisabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ifyou need an accommodation in the application or testing process, please contactthe Human Resources Department. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The City of Hartford is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employerand strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans andpersons with disabilities. APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILEDONLINE AT: http://www.hartford.gov Human Resources Department550 Main Street Position #00738-P(re-issued08/03/2021) PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT AP Hartford, CT 06103 860-757-9800 humanresources@hartford.gov Principal Accountant Supplemental Questionnaire * 1. I have attached a copy ofmy degree/transcript. (I understand this is required to be considered for thisposition and not attaching my degree/transcript will deem me not qualified). Yes No * 2. Please describe your payroll accountingexperience. * 3. Describe your experiencein a lead or supervisory role. What type of organization? How many years? Howmany staff members did you lead/supervise? What were the job titles of thoseyoulead/supervised? * RequiredQuestion

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