City of Tolleson
  • 11-Jan-2019 to 11-Feb-2019 (PST)
  • Tolleson, AZ, USA
  • 66,200.28 - $82,750.34 D.O.E
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City of Tolleson offers a total compensation package that includes vacation, holiday, personal and sick leave. Other benefit options include medical, dental, vision, standard life, pension, disability, deferred compensation, optional life and flex spending plans. The City pays 100% of employee benefits (medical, dental, vision and life insurance) and for an additional cost to the employee, family benefits are available.

Position Description

Prepares various monthly journal entries and schedules as needed. Responsible for the monthly bank reconciliation, grant accounting and capital asset accounting, other duties as assigned. Responsibilities also include assisting in the preparation of the city's comprehensive annual financial report.


Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field.  A minimum of five years of full time professional experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, or closely related financial activity.

The Accountant is expected to display considerable initiative in meeting deadlines, as well as identifying ways to improve and/or streamline processes within their area of responsibility.  Accountants independently perform advanced accounting analysis and administrative work in the City's Finance Department and can be involved in all areas (including financial statements, notes to the financial statements, budget schedules, and statistical schedules) of the compilation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Annual Budget.  Considerable initiative and independent judgment are expected in resolving day-to-day problems, even where clear-cut guidelines are not available.

This Accountant's main duties will include:  the Monthly Bank Reconciliation, Monthly and Quarterly Grant Reporting, Daily Interface between systems, Capital Asset Reconciliation and Reporting and Year End Schedules for the annual audit.

The Grant Assignment involves working with various City departments and outside government agencies to gain an understanding of their grant and capital improvement project/financial documentation; monitoring revenues and expenditures and researching discrepancies, accounts receivable reconciliation, preparing financial reporting information including the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) schedule; and coordinating the Single Audit (if necessary) with the City's external auditors and various City Departments.

The Capital Asset Reconciliation and Reporting assignment involves managing the Property Accounting function and working with various City departments to record the cost of purchased and built Capital Projects (CIPs) into fixed assets that are both tangible and intangible, tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets; acting as the Financial Systems liaison to ensure daily entries flow through the general ledger; researching inconsistencies found; and processing journal entries to make necessary corrections and adjustments.

The monthly bank reconciliation assignment is for the City's main operating account and investment accounts ($78 million budget).  The accountant matches transactions from the bank statement to the General Ledger cash accounts for multiple funds.  This requires high-level analysis to research and identify discrepancies between several data files. Advance Excel skills are needed to perform this function.  To complete the operating account bank reconciliation, the Accountant must review and reconcile the daily cash deposit files, clear Accounts Payable and Payroll checks, correctly identify month-end in-transit transactions, and prepare journal entries needed to record all transactions for the month.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:

Previous 5 years minimum experience in the area of responsibility (bank rec, grants, and capital assets), governmental accounting experience, experience preparing the CAFR, demonstrated ability to understand and interpret grant contractual requirements and compliance are highly desirable.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM) certifications are preferred.  Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounting and/or modified accrual accounting as it relates to government and knowledge of Financial System Software are highly desirable.

The duties listed above are intended only as general illustrations of the type of work that may be performed.  Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  Job descriptions are subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.

Physical Demands

Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching,  reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Working Conditions are in an office setting.  Depending on assignment some travel may be required. 

Job Information

Closing Date: February 11, 2019

Salary: Hiring Range - $66,200.28 - $82,750.34 D.O.E       

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It is important that your application shows all relevant work experience and education. Work experience must be noted on the application. Applicants may be rejected if not fully complete. Your resume may not be submitted as an application.

Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation, if needed, by contacting Human Resources at 623-936-7111. 

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