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Accountant- Payroll

Company: City of Cocoa Beach
Location: Cocoa Beach
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

* Please note that the Personnel Department is no longer accepting paper applications. It is important that your application show all of your education and relevant experience. Resumes will not be considered in lieu of an application. "See Resume" is not a substitute for completing the application in its entirety. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.This is a full-time, salaried position starting at $21.66/hour. The City of Cocoa Beach offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes Pension, Medical and Dental Insurance, Employee Health Center, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and 11 Paid Holidays.GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOBUnder general supervision, performs advanced accounting work primarily related to the maintaining various general ledger and budgetary accounts with a strong emphasis on payroll and payroll related areas. Work also involves preparing, printing, and balancing selected accounts monthly. Duties assigned to employees in the position may vary according to the specific needs of the department and/or allocation of Accountants. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in performing assigned duties. Tact, courtesy, and firmness are required in dealing with customers and the public. Reports to the City Controller/Deputy CFO.SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES* Maintain payroll deductions, deferrals, and withholdings for all employees* Manage year-end employee W-2 and employer ACA reporting* Perform benefits review, process invoices for payment and reconciliations* Gathering and reviewing information on hours worked for each employee* Calculating the correct amount incorporating overtime, deductions, bonuses etc. with assistance of a computer system* Focus on efficiency, accuracy, and the ability to meet hard deadlines, outstanding organizational ability with a high attention to detail* Ability to keep sensitive/confidential information secure* Prepare payroll reports, process (payroll benefit) invoices for payments, prepare tax reports/information* Reconciliation and analysis of benefits/statementsEssential Job Functions:* Works closely with city departments to ensure accuracy and timeliness of bi-weekly payroll processing and reporting.* Controls the preparation of journal entries as required to record monthly transactions and corrections. Confirms all transactions are posted correctly prior to monthly closing of general ledger and performs all necessary functions related to closing. This includes balancing, distributing monthly reports to department heads, as well as preparing monthly general ledgers.* Reconciles and maintains subsidiary ledgers as necessary. Prepares high level account analysis on selected accounts, using electronic spreadsheets. Assists supervisor will special projects as needed, including the annual audit and preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. Applies knowledge of computer applications to automate and streamline any tasks assigned.* Reviews and monitors all travel-related expense reports to ensure compliance with Florida Statutes, City ordinances and policies, and makes recommendations as necessary. Reviews all petty cash transactions city-wide and makes recommendations as necessary to comply with City ordinances and policies.* Prepares periodic financial and statistical statements, summaries, and reports from accounting records. Projects and analyzes anticipated expenditures and revenue for current and future projects. Compiles data used in budget preparation and assists in preparing budgets.* Reviews, interprets, and applies governmental accounting principles and practices. Provides internal control for the signing of checks and whenever there is a custodian change for petty cash and fixed assets. Assists other Accountants/Account Specialists with accounts payable, cash receipts, utility billing, as needed or required. Performs other related work as required.?????????????????????MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEGraduation from accredited college or university with bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Human Resources. Computer spreadsheet and word processing training or equivalent experience.

Keywords: City of Cocoa Beach, Melbourne , Accountant- Payroll, Human Resources , Cocoa Beach, Florida

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