LOCATION: 95 FRANKLIN STREET
SHIFT: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
TITLE OF POSITION: PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING ANALYST
POSITION NUMBER: # 51017129
JOB GROUP & SALARY SCALE: 13 - $61,745 - $80,629
The work involves planning, supervising and performing complex accounting analysis work in the Comptroller’s Office or other County departments. The work includes the analysis of an accounting and financial information and the daily supervision of an accounting staff engaged in the analysis and operation of an accounting system. This is highly technicalworkrequiring expertise in bothaccountingandfinancial analysistechniques. This positiondiffers fromthe AccountingAnalystin the levelofresponsibility, the supervisionexercised and the development of accounting andfinancialpolicies andprocedures. Supervision is received from higher level departmental employees. Supervision may be exercised over a small accounting staff. Does related work as required.
- Serves as the lead person in the analysis of accounting and financialinformation;
- Develops complexreports andpresentation toevaluate theintegrity ofthe accountingrecords;
- Supervises and directs professional staff of accounting analysts and other accounting personnel engaged in the collection, analysis and interpretation of complexaccounting data;
- Participatesin technical, policysetting discussionsregardingCounty-wide financialpolicies;
- Supervisesthepreparation offinancialreportsin accordancewith generally acceptedreporting standards;
- Acts as a liaison with independent auditors and other departments seekingaccountinginformation;
- Meets with the department managers on a regular basis to discuss project status.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES ANDPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge oftheoryandpractices of governmental accounting,UniformSystems ofAccountsforCounties(USAC),Generally AcceptedAccountingPrinciples(GAAP), and GovernmentalAccounting, AuditingandFinancialReporting (GAAFR); Thorough knowledge of double entryaccounting; Good knowledge oflegislation governingmaintenance offinancialrecords; Ability to performcomplexanalysis of accounting records andto prepare detailed andcomprehensive management reports; Ability to communicate effectively, bothorally and in writing; Ability to supervise a group of assistants in analyzing and reporting accounting data; Tact; Dependability; Sound professional judgment; Physically capable of performing the essentialfunctions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester credit hours in accounting and five (5) years of experience in the field of accounting, at least two (2) years of which must have been in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a C.P.A. certification issued by New York State may be substituted for one (1) year of the required accounting experience, but may not be substituted for the required supervisory or administrative experience.
Examples of acceptable accounting experience would be full-charge *bookkeeper*, junior accountant and similar positions.
*Bookkeeper* responsible for a full set of financial records, including General Ledger and all subsidiaries.
Examples of unacceptable experience are: account-clerical experience and experience limited to posting, maintaining, examining or preparing one or more of the following: voucher register, sales register, cashbook, insurance register, accounts receivable ledger, accounts payable ledger, any other special journal or subsidiary ledger, or experience preparing income tax returns.
SUPERVISION: - Responsible direction and control of subordinate employees. This involves the assignment of work, approval of work, training, evaluation and discipline of employees. The supervisory aspects must be an integral part of the job, not incidental or occasional.
ADMINISTRATION - Responsible direction and control of an organization or organizational unit. In addition to the supervision of work groups, the administrator is involved in planning, resource allocation, program evaluation and policy formulation.
ACCOUNTING - Recording, classifying, verifying, reporting and analysis of financial data.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirement.
THIS NOTICE WILL BE POSTED FOR THE PERIOD: JUNE 21, 2022
THROUGH AND INCLUDING: JUNE 28, 2022
PLEASE REPLY IN WRITING(W/RESUME/TRANSCRIPT) TO REBECCA LANDAHL, 95 FRANKLIN ST., ROOM 908A, BUFFALO NY 14202 OR EMAILREBECCA.LANDAHL@ERIE.GOV