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Hours: Full Time Employee
Location: Town of Medley, 7777 NW 72 Avenue, Medley, Fl. 33166
Category: Other
Position Description
The Accountant is responsible for maintaining the Town’s financial and accounting records. Prepares financial reports, independently performs advanced accounting, auditing and financial analysis work requiring considerable judgment based upon knowledge of governmental accounting practices, principles, and procedures.

The Accountant reports directly to the Finance Director.

Assists in the preparation of the Financial Section of the Audited Annual Financial Report.

Prepares other Sections of Financial Report as needed.

Assists external auditors with schedules and other data requested for the year end audit.

Analyzes and reconciles cashier on a daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Assists in the annual preparation and daily maintenance of the
Town’s budget, includes providing reports and information to
Town Management, reviewing expenses and revenue information, and providing monthly budget updates.

Prepares monthly and annual closing journal entries.

Assists and reconciles on a biweekly basis the payroll registers, interfaces information to the general ledger and prepares a reconciled summary report to accompany each payroll.

Analyzes and reconciles Town bank accounts to ensure in balance status and deals with oversees banking issues such as the processing of non-sufficient fund checks, making account adjustments, and preparing transmittals to debit appropriate accounts.

Assists departments in accounting and processing procedures and practices, including the use of the financial system.
Assist with procurement, grant management, monitoring, reporting and compliance.

Checks financial related work to ensure compliance with standards.

Monitors data processing procedures related to the accounting system and coordinating such activities with other staff.

Assists with planning, organizing, directing, and administering all activities of the department, including, but not limited to, personnel evaluation, scheduling, training, customer service, general departmental operations, records management, and employee discipline.

Assists in preparing the Town’s annual budget and all necessary updates during the year.

Monitors expenditures, accounting records and other matters for compliance with State laws, Town Ordinances and Resolutions and other requirements as may be appropriate.
Aid in identifying internal control issues and deficiencies and implementation of recommended and appropriate internal control procedures.

Provides analysis, schedules, and other information as requested by the Town’s auditor, actuary, insurance provider, and other agencies as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Finance Director.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited graduate institution in Finance, Accounting, or related field required.

Three (3) years’ experience in the field of accounting, public accounting experience, or government accounting experience required, and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential duties of the job.

Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.

Ability to manage the budget within assigned department.

Ability to use initiative, discretion, and judgement within established procedures, guidelines, and rules; as well as manage situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness, and sound judgement, while defining problems establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret and apply Town, State, and Federal policies, laws, and regulations.

Ability to manage staff, delegate tasks and authority, and evaluate staff performance while building effective teams and providing efficient customer service.

Ability to establish, maintain and promote effective working relationships with subordinates, other agencies, co-workers, and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access.

Able to read, write, and speak English and Spanish.

Exercise high level of confidentiality.

Knowledge of computerized payroll and time entry processes, practices, procedures, including equipment and standard clerical techniques.

The physical abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment that requires the employee to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, write, hear, speak, and be required to exert 10 to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. May require picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, peripheral, and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Town of Medley, an equal opportunity employer, has one (1) full-time position available as follows:

Accountant/Finance Department
Annual Salary Starting at $ 55,000

Copies of the job description and applications are available at the Town of Medley reception during the hours of 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday (exclusive of Medley legal holidays) and the Town of Medley website at www.townofmedley.com/town-of-medley-employment.

This job opening will be available for applicants to obtain an application beginning Wednesday September 6, 2023 through and until position is fulfilled.

Qualified applicants shall be contacted for a personal interview with the Finance Director. Qualifications of applicants being substantially similar, first consideration will be given to current employees of the Town.

Applicants will be required to comply with Town of Medley Policies, specifically including its Drug Free Workplace Policy, which requires all applicants to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screening. The successful applicant is required to appear before the Medley Town Council.

This Notice of Notice of Job Availability is dated at Medley, Florida this 6th day of September, 2023.

Victoria Martinez, RFP, CMC, Town Clerk

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