CLASS TITLE: ACCOUNTANT
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To perform professional accounting work of a relatively complex nature; to be responsible for the maintenance of all accounting records in a small agency or to assist in such activities in a large state department; and to do related work as required.
Works under the general supervision of a superior who reviews work for conformance to well-established procedures and regulations.
As required, may plan, supervise, and/or review the work of subordinates.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To be responsible for performing professional accounting work of a relatively complex nature including such duties as: classifying accounts; preparing general journal entries, adjusting entries, closing entries, and reversing entries; posting to accounts, subsidiary accounts, voucher registers, and cash books; preparing work sheets and drawing up financial statements and supporting schedules; reconciling accounts and inventory records; and other accounting duties.
To be responsible for the maintenance of all accounting records for a small state agency; or to assist in the maintenance of accounting records at a large state department or agency.
As required and in addition to the performance of all accounting duties, to be responsible for the work of a staff engaged in: maintenance of inventory records, employee time records, etc.; the completion of payroll vouchers; the preparation of purchase requisitions, invoice vouchers, budgetary requests, etc.; and other types of records and forms in accordance with state financial procedures.
To audit and certify relief expenditures made by cities and towns within a given area of the State, which are reimbursable by the State, and to make periodic reports thereon.
To act as the custodian of funds for a large number of patients, and to maintain a complete set of accounts on the operations of a canteen, a farm, or vending stand.
To do related work as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:
A working knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting; the ability to maintain a set of records and accounts on a double entry basis; the ability to analyze and interpret accounting systems and procedures; the ability to prepare financial statements; the ability to plan, supervise, and review the work of a small group of employees engaged in bookkeeping or office routines; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a college of recognized standing with specialization in accounting or business administration; or
Such as may have been gained through graduation from a college of recognized standing with specialization in accounting or business administration; or
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.