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Staff Accountant

Company: Borough Of West Chester
Location: West Chester
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Staff Accountant
This position reports to the Director of Finance.RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Accounts Receivable:1.Apply customer payments.2 Research and solve payment discrepancies.3. Process credit card payments and credits.4. Adjust accounts, as needed.5. Prepare weekly manual deposits.6. Prepare weekly reports.8. Perform balance sheet reconciliations.9. Perform other duties, as assigned.B.Accounts Payable:

  • Review all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment. 2.Print and obtain signatures on all accounts payable checks. 3.Distribute signed checks, as required. 4.Prepare garnishment checks per reports from payroll 5. Answer all vendor questions. 6.Maintain all accounts payable reports, spreadsheets, and finance accounts payable files. 7.Prepare cleared checks for storage. 8.Assemble and process overnight shipments. 9.Prepare analysis of accounts, as required. 10.File and copy, as needed. 11.Perform other duties, as assigned. C.Payroll:1.Compile payroll data such as garnishments, vacation time, insurance and 401(K) deductions.2. Poll electronic time clocks (E-time software) and review the downloaded information for completeness and accuracy.3.Contact various department supervisors for any missed times.4.Assist with processing biweekly payroll into time and attendance system.5.Compile internal management reports from payroll system software.6.Perform other duties, as assigned.COMPETENCIES:1. Financial Management2. Ethical conduct3. Thoroughness4. Problem Solving/Analysis5. Customer/Client Focus6. Results Driven7. Flexibility8. Technical Capacity9. Time ManagementEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with at least 5 years of experience in accounts payable, receivable and payroll. Experience in municipal government is a plus.REQUIREMENTS:1.Effective verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and initiative are required.2.Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.3.Ability to prioritize and resolve problems and meet deadlines.4.Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).5.Knowledge in the use of computers/software systems.WORKING CONDITIONS:This job operates in a professional office environment and requires the use of standard office equipment.POSITION TYPE:This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, eight hours per day. Additional hours may be required, especially during budget and audit preparation.
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Keywords: Borough Of West Chester, Wilmington , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , West Chester, Delaware

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