Staff Accountant – Department of Finance

City and County of Denver
November 17, 2021
Denver, CO
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About Our Job

Employment Requirement: City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

This posting will accept applications until November 28th. Please apply as soon as possible.

About the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance manages the city's investing, fiscal analysis, budgeting, debt and asset management, tax assessment and collection, and accounting functions as well as establishing, maintaining and enforcing fiscal policies, practices and procedures for the entire City and County of Denver. The Department commits to Denver residents the delivery of these services through a financial structure that mirrors the best practices of both the public and private sectors. This commitment promotes better service, enhanced performance measures, maximum accountability and improved business processes.

About the Controller's Office

The Office of the Controller keeps the City's ledgers and books, manages payroll and accounts payable; establishes and enforces Citywide financial policies, procedures and internal controls; produces the financial reports including the annually audited financial statements of the City; and works with agencies to improve financial skills. The Controller's Office is a dynamic environment that seeks innovative ideas that promote effective, efficient, and accountable government while maintaining the highest level of integrity.

Diversity in the City

The City and County of Denver is committed to cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is woven into our values and belief that we are strongest when we embrace and celebrate our differences. We aim to have employees who are as diverse as our residents, with different perspectives and unique ways of thinking. If you share these values and our enthusiasm for equity, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

As a Staff Accountant, you will provide support in creating bank reconciliations and ad-hoc transactions, approving and reviewing journal entries, and making accounting adjustments as needed. The work will be fluid, dynamic, and require the highest level of customer service to our internal clients. Our team values innovative individuals with a strong commitment toward public service. We are looking for candidates who possess exceptional customer service skills, effective knowledge of business processes and the ability to thrive in a team environment.

The successful candidate must be able to handle maneuvering large datasets, manipulating data, and operating within various third-party systems Excellent communications skills are necessary due to the breadth and depth of customer interface both within and outside of the department.

Overall, the Staff Accountant will train and assist with:

  • Reviewing, creating, and entering routine journal vouchers into accounting systems, ensuring accuracy of documents and matching records, and organizing and maintaining files
  • Preparing and processing routine bank deposits, totaling balances and cash receipts, ensuring accuracy of deposit slips and bank statements, preparing and entering journal vouchers into financial systems, and post funds to proper account
  • Preparing routine accounting reports, spreadsheets, and financial statements, research and compile data, assist with creating quarterly and annual reports, and assist with audits and supporting documentation
  • Learning fiscal rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures, in order to reconcile discrepancies and ensure compliance with regard to fiscal accountability in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

About You

We are looking for someone with some or all of the following skills and experience:

  • The ability to adapt to changing conditions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be capable of positively representing the Controller's Office to internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • A devotion to bettering the organization through innovation, passion, energy, and creativity
  • A team player who models exceptional customer service
  • Ability to effectively manage and interpret substantial sets of data

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
  • Experience Requirement: None
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CV2050 Accountant Staff
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Position Salary Range
$45,030.00 - $74,300.00

Starting Pay
$45,030.00 - $55,000.00/year, based on education and experience

Department of Finance

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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