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Accounting Analyst

Linn County

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ACCOUNTING ANALYST

LINN COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE

Full-time position responsible for performing complex accounting work involving the independent application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Principles. Employees in this class are responsible for ensuring that accounts payable and payroll activities are timely and accurate, reconciling property tax values to property tax amounts by Taxing Authority Groups, reviewing various financial reports, filings and records and assisting in reconciliation of real estate records prior to certification of the annual valuation report. Directs the work of the accounts payable and payroll staff and ensures timely and accurately filed payroll and accounts payable reports. Reviews payroll prior to updating and reviews quarterly and annual payroll tax filings and reviews claim registers prior to submittal to the Board of Supervisors. Reconciles property tax values to property tax amounts by Taxing Authority Groups and assists in the creation and verification of the annual property tax list by Taxing Authority Groups. Prepares urban renewal reconciliation reports prior to certification of annual valuation report. Assists in reconciliation of real estate records from assessors' files to County files. Assists township officials with budget reporting and reviews submitted taxing authority budgets for compliance. Assists County Auditor with Auditor's Office budget preparation. Work requires discretion and use of independent judgment on technical accounting issues. May review the work of other employees or serve as a lead worker. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in accounting or closely related field from an accredited college or university required. One (1) to three (3) years of recent experience in a related field working with accounting procedures and reports required. Experience working in a county or governmental body preferred. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Government Accounting Principles. Ability to prepare informative financial reports. Knowledge of banking practices. Good knowledge of office and business practices. Skill in preparing accounting, financial statistical statements, and in the compilation of basic and supporting data. Skill in the use of a keyboard, calculator and spreadsheet software like Excel. Ability to work effectively with elected officials, managers and other County employees. Ability to serve as a lead worker to review the work of Account Technicians. Subject to criminal history review. Regular work attendance required.

SHIFT: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

SALARY: $24.56/hour

DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

APPLY AT: www.linncounty.org (Job Opportunities)

Posted 01/09/17

Job ID: 21003803
Mactive ID: 46102