JOB TITLE: FINANCE OFFICER ASSISTANT
TOWN MANAGER’S OFFICE
- Salary: Negotiable
- Department: Town Administration
- FLSA Status: Non-exempt
- Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Distinguishing features of the class:
Under general supervision of the Finance Officer and Town Manager, this position performs detailed accounting, fiscal, and clerical work of a responsible nature and makes independent decisions on problems encountered within the assigned work.
Essential job functions:
- Collects and accounts for a wide variety of revenues;
- Responsible for proper safekeeping of town monies, including daily bank deposit;
- Posts journal entries related to revenues and expenditures to the proper accounts;
- Prepares financial statements on a monthly basis;
- Prepares monthly bank account reconciliation;
- Responsible for the Cemetery operations;
- Performs payroll related functions in the absence of the Finance Officer;
- Maintains a wide variety of records and prepares a variety of fiscal reports for both internal use and external reporting requirements;
- Performs all accounts payable related functions including approval of purchase orders, invoice processing, and check processing;
- Performs additional administrative tasks, including word processing, materials preparation, etc.;
- Assist in the daily operations of the office;
- Performs all other related duties as required.
Job related physical activity requirements:
Position involves light work requiring the employee to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and less force frequently to move objects. Physical activity related to this position may include stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, and hearing. Sufficient visual acuity is required to prepare an analyze date and figures, perform accounting function, transcription, and use a computer. An employee in this position will not be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment; considerable knowledge of personal computer operation; considerable knowledge of departmental programs and policies as related to general programs and policies; considerable knowledge of governmental accounting practices and principals; ability to express ideas and thoughts effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other town officials, employees and the public.
Acceptable experience and training:
- Graduation from a two-year college or university with a degree in accounting, business management, public administration, or a related area.
- Two years of progressively more responsible experience in an office management or accounting position.
- An equivalent combination of training, education and experience.