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Senior Accountant

Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Location: Hartford
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

invitesapplications for the position of: SeniorAccountant SALARY: $58,814.08 - $75,618.14Annually DEPARTMENT: Finance OPENINGDATE: 09/08/22 CLOSINGDATE: 09/22/2205:00 PM DESCRIPTION:Vacancy is in the Department of Finance. Under general supervision,plans, coordinates and supervises a major financial accounting function of adepartment. Performs a variety of difficult professional accounting work andmaintains financial records of a highly technical and involved nature. Assignsand evaluates work of subordinate professional and clerical accountingemployees, and provides training as needed. May assist in training employees ofother departments involved in specified accounting function. Prepares andrecommends procedures regarding problems of work or procedures in accounting.Supervises the examination of a variety of accounting documents for conformancewith law and established procedures and regulations. Reviews and directs theformulation and compilation of reports. Balances at designated intervalsaccounts in assigned area to ensure validity of controls. Maintains the custodyof specific records, files and information. Reviews accounting practices andprocedures and makes recommendations for their improvement. The above essentialduties and responsibilities are not intended as a comprehensive list; they areintended to provide a representative summary of the major duties andresponsibilities. Incumbent(s) may perform additional related duties asrequired.This is a HMEA Unionposition. The hours of this position are 40 per week and the above salaryincludes 5% in lieu of overtime. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS &ABILITIES: The examination will consist of rating your training and experience ascontained on your application and may also include a written test, an oral testor both. All parts of the examination, including tests and ratings, will berelated to the requirements of the position. The examination is designed tomeasure Knowledge of: accounting theories and practices governing Cityfinancial matters, especially as they relate to municipal financial operation;laws, ordinances and regulations governing City financial matters; dataprocessing applications to the accounting system; and the Ability to supervise,train, coordinate and expedite the work of a moderate size staff; performdetailed work using statistical and financial data; interpret complexstatistical and financial statements; devise and install account procedures andsystems; prepare comprehensive and concise oral and written reports; maintaincooperative working relationships with City officials, employees and thepublic; supervise the work of subordinatepersonnel.Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Work is performed primarily in an office environment with some travel todifferent sites. Incumbent may be required to work a flexible scheduleincluding evenings and weekends.QUALIFICATIONS:Open to all applicants who meet the following qualifications:Graduation from a recognized college or university with major course workin accounting AND Four (4)years of increasingly responsible accounting or financial managementexperience, including at least one year of lead or supervisory experience.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.A COPY OF YOUR DEGREE ORTRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION. A DEGREE OR TRANSCRIPTSUBMITTED WILL BE VERIFIED BY THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT. APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED INITS ENTIRETY, INCLUDING ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT PROPERDOCUMENTATION SHALL RESULT IN YOUR DISQUALIFICATION FOR THIS POSITION. APPLICATIONS VIA FACSIMILEOR 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. IN ADDITION TO CHECKING YOUR EMAILINBOX FOR RECRUITMENT CORRESPONDENCE, PLEASE ALSO CHECK YOUR JUNK AND SPAMFOLDERS. VETERAN'SPREFERENCE: Preferential Points may be given to Eligible Veterans. Must submit aVeteran's Preference Form, located on the hartford.gov/humanresources pagealong with a DD-214 and Disability letter (if applicable) from the Office ofVeteran's Affairs.The Human Resources Departmentprovides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordancewith the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need an accommodation inthe application or testing process, please contact the Human ResourcesDepartment. AN AFFIRMATIVEACTION/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. Human Resources Department550 Main Street * 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. Do you have experience ina lead or supervisory role? If yes, how many years? How many individuals didyousupervisor? * 3. Please describe yourexperience analyzing and preparing budget documents and financial reports. 4. How do you keep track of what you've delegatedto your team?

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