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TROPHY CLUB MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1

Staff Accountant

Finance Department
Full-time – Salary Commensurate with Experience

GENERAL SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Finance Manager, the Staff Accountant performs a variety of complex accounting and fiscal policy compliance tasks including; bi-weekly and annual payroll processing, employee benefit processing, employee personnel file retention, and budget preparation. In addition, the Staff Accountant will assist the Finance Manager with; recording cash receipts, purchasing, A/R and A/P, CIP tracking, asset inventory and annual depreciation, investment and debt management, and all other District financial tasks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Prepare and process biweekly payroll, longevity and special payroll funds for all employees; review and ensure accuracy of approved timesheets; review changes, garnishments and other special payroll deductions provided by the Finance Manager.
  • Balance and maintain various payroll accounts, ledgers, registers and journals. Process and balance various bi-weekly or monthly payroll deductions or employer contribution reports.
  • Prepare and process the ACH payroll payments for Federal taxes, TCDRS withholdings, deferred compensation program payments, and various other payroll deductions.
  • Balance and distribute W-2 forms to employees and related file submission to the federal government.
  • Answer payroll related inquiries from employees, user departments, and the general public.
  • Prepare payroll audit schedules and accruals at fiscal year-end.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as needed for TCDRS, IRS, Workers’ Compensation, FICA, EEOC, Medicare, and Deferred Compensation.
  • Manages and prepares all confidential personnel files, entering new employees into the District’s software, and annual open enrollment for benefits.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of additional duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this position to assist the finance manager. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Staff Accountant will assist Finance Manager with:

  • Reconciling bank statements and fund balances to GL.
  • Cash, investment, and treasury management.
  • Resolving problems with invoices, purchase orders, and checks, including contacting the District’s employees and/or vendors to rectify discrepancies.
  • Monitoring major revenue sources such as property tax and utility collections revenue.
  • Monthly and annual general ledger closing process.
  • Sorting, reviewing, coding, completing, distributing, and/or filing routine documents such as invoices, and payment vouchers.
  • Preparation of documents for the Board of Directors.
  • Preparing the District’s annual budget and annual audit.
  • Accounts payable processing and vender maintenance.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience in responsible bookkeeping and accounting. Preference given to candidates with experience in local government/municipality.

 

Preferred Licenses or Certifications

  • CPA license and/or CGFO designation is preferred.

 

SUPERVISION

  • Position has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

 

COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word and Excel
  • Preparing periodic departmental operations reports and reports for various agencies and organizations

 

Skill in:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships
  • Performing a variety of duties with the ability to multi-task.
  • Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
  • Ability to compile and interpret numerical and analytical data and make sound judgments based upon the data
  • Utilizing personal computers, word processing, spreadsheet, and data base applications, multi-line telephones, and adding machines

 

Ability to:

  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Bilingual a plus

 

TROPHY CLUB MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR REVISE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS THE NEED ARISES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

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