We are looking for talented individuals across professions who are committed to serving our community and building a better future. With a population of over 7,000 in the community and growing, the City of Junction thrives with great people devoted to serving the community.
The City of Junction City is hiring for an Accountant to join the team! This position is a Full-Time, Union Represented position. Starting salary range is $5,010 to $5,639 monthly salary, ($28.90-$32.53 hourly), range is set to increase by 2.5% to $5,135 to $5,780 as of July 1st, 2023.
Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2023
Medical, Dental, & Vision - 100% paid by the City
Employer paid contributions to Retirement plan (PERS/OPSRP)
9 paid Holidays
1 additional Personal Holiday
Overtime/Holiday Pay as necessary
Long Term Disability
Deferred Compensation Plan
Flexible Spending Plan
Employer Paid Certifications/Training
Monday - Friday 8am - 5:00pm Schedule
Employee Assistance Program
General Position Summary:
This position is responsible for a variety of accounting duties including, cash receipts reconciliations, general ledger monthly accounting, expenditure and revenue allocations, internal and external reporting, fund reconciliations, payroll and taxes, and will occasionally back up Court Clerk and reception and other duties as assigned.
An employee in this position often has reason to handle or process confidential information and is expected to maintain confidentiality. An employee in this position performs administrative office and accounting tasks using established policies and procedures as well as significant independent judgment.
Processes monthly payroll for the City, maintains payroll systems, reviews and reconciles reports and balances, conducts research, prepares checks and direct deposits and initiates tax and other payroll liability payments.
Prepares and processes Payroll Change Forms
Confirms timesheet entry and approval from all City staff in the timekeeping system, reviews timesheets for mathematical accuracy, compliance with union contracts, personnel manual, and labor laws
Completes required forms, remittance, and reports for payroll payables and benefits.
Calculates and verifies payroll liability amounts, conducts research and communicates with benefit vendors
Prepares, reconciles and submits monthly, quarterly, and annual payroll tax and benefit reports
Prepares, files, and distributes W-2's.
Maintains PERS (Pension) records including monthly upload, reconciliations and payments.
Balances cash drawer, prepares daily bank deposit and balances totals to cash receipts reporting
Maintains general ledger accounts, reviews financial records for accuracy, prepares adjusting journal entries, posts and reconciles journals, registers, logs, or other records, and conducts research and financial analysis
Reconciles Court financial records and court cash receipts, trust reconciliations to bank balances
Reconciles court cash drawer and makes deposits
Reconciles cash receipts, cash general ledger entries and utility billing adjustments to bank statement
Codes or verifies coding on cash receipts, balances receipts batch totals with bank deposits, prepares and reviews revenue reports, records electronic deposits by journal entry, and reconciles revenue accounts
Records internal services monthly transactions
Prepares and reconciles monthly and quarterly building permit accounting reports and state surcharge reports, and processes required payments.
Assists with budget preparation tasks
Prepare reports and workpapers for annual audit. Gather records and create reconciliations as requested.
Willingness and ability to utilize educational opportunities for software applications and other areas related to primary responsibilities
Prepare and maintain accurate reports and spreadsheets
Apply and maintain internal controls in relation to primary duties of position
Provides customer services to operating departments, answers questions and inquiries related to primary tasks of this position.
Job Skills Required:
Accounting best practices
Fundamental governmental accounting principles
Internal controls concepts
Techniques to locate errors in accounting records
Accounts payable and receivables practices
Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret information
A customer service attitude
Advanced skills in computer spreadsheets, word processing and data entry
Ability to learn new software applications
Accurate data entry and typing skills
Ability to organize work with an attention to details
Detail oriented with good follow-up skills
Analyze data from varied sources
Create effective reporting
Communicate clearly both orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, management, external customers, and the general public
Independently research assigned projects, organize, and summarize information
Read, understand and apply applicable ordinances, laws, policies and procedures
Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines and demands of workloads
Ability to explain established policies, procedures, and systems in a clear, concise and positive manner
High school diploma or equivalent
Additional education preferred which could include college or vocational courses
3 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience related to primary job tasks preferred
Use of accounting software programs required
Knowledge of Governmental Accounting beneficial
Progressive experience with computer software programs needed for this position
Work Environment: Ability to perform duties with occasional grasping, twisting, bending, and lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds; frequent standing, walking, carrying, reaching, and handling; and continuous sitting and sensory. This position is generally performed in comfortable conditions. Exposure to different levels of noise with work conducted in open community spaces.
The City of Junction City is an equal opportunity employer; who does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.