City of Wheat Ridge, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Other; Non-Department Head
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 32,000
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  • Where: 7500 W 29th Ave.
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Dec 26 2017

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Performs a complex variety of assigned accounting functions including but not limited to: accounts payable, sales tax reconciliation, payroll and timekeeping processes; internal audit functions; fixed asset management, assists with preparation of monthly financial reports; various monthly accounting functions. Assists with year-end work papers and annual audit functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all-inclusive:

Works closely with the Accounting Manager to monitor internal controls and procedures. Responds to questions from internal and external customers on various accounting issues. Posts journal entries, adjustments, and reconciliations of accounts. Assists with preparing monthly financial reports. Assists with the annual audit. Responsible for monitoring the fixed assets of the City utilizing finance software to input additions, disposals and transfers. Calculates annual depreciation and posts to the general ledger.

Provides training on the City's financial accounting software to city employees. May perform internal departmental audits as requested and be assigned special projects. Provide recommendations to the Accounting Manager and Administrative Services Director on process improvements.

Provides back up support to the Payroll Specialist that includes but is not limited to: entering and verifying payroll data including: hours worked, exception hours, taxes, insurance, mandated withholdings, paid time off accruals, and benefits to be withheld. Enters payroll set up for new employees, direct deposit, maintenance, and exception calculations. Corrects electronic time sheets and runs summaries. Assists with timekeeping questions and supervisors authorizations. Works closely with Human Resources to ensure compliance with the law and city policies affecting payroll.

Supports the overall functions of finance division consisting of an Accounting Manager, Payroll Specialist, Sales Tax Specialist, Sales Tax Technician and an Accounting Technician.

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in accounting, finance or closely related field; min 2 years related experience and/or training; Must possess excellent customer service/interpersonal skills. Proficient in MS Office with advanced knowledge of Excel and financial package applications. Experience in payroll. Government accounting experience a plus.


Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities.