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The City of Dallas currently has an excellent opportunity for a Financial Accountant in the City Controller’s Office who can work independently, take charge, and work well with management and staff. The City of Dallas offers competitive compensation and benefits.
Major job functions include: assisting in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; entering and approving journal entries; reviewing financial transactions; preparing working papers and schedules; implementing new Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements; reconciling general ledger accounts; preparing and reconciling grant schedules; assisting City departments with accounting issues; and assisting with the external and internal audit engagements. Additional projects will be assigned as required by management. Overtime will be required periodically to complete assigned tasks.
Candidates for this position will currently hold, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, plus two (2) years professional level accounting experience.
Completion of the Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting course is a plus.
Effective oral and written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and Microsoft Office skills are required.
Experience preparing journal entries, accounting work papers, and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a plus.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The knowledge, skills, and abilities of the successful candidate will include: Ability to prioritize workload in a high volume and time sensitive environment;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to take initiative in identifying and resolving issues as they arise;
Eagerness to learn and share knowledge and skills with others;
A strong sense of integrity;
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
Capacity for growth and motivation toward increased responsibility; and
Ability to interpret and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to complex governmental accounting transactions.
NOTE: The salary listed on this job posting is the starting salary range; amount offered will depend upon qualifications. For more information on the full salary range of this position, please visit: https://dallascityhall.com/departments/humanresources/Pages/SurveyByClassAlpha.aspx