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Municipality of Anchorage SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT - Range 15 / AMEA in Anchorage, Alaska

SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT - Range 15 / AMEA

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SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT - Range 15 / AMEA

Salary

$67,371.20 - $86,091.20 Annually

Location

Anchorage, AK

Job Type

Regular / Full Time

Department

Finance

Job Number

2022-07657

Closing

Continuous

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Job Information

Open to the general public and any Municipal employee.

These positions are represented by the Anchorage Municipal Employee Association (AMEA) and are subject to the provisions of the current agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and the AMEA.

DEPARTMENT: Finance

HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: City Hall; 632 W. 6th Avenue

Example of Duties

Maintain thorough review and guidance to various departments a complete accounting for Municipal funds in accordance with governmental accounting standards and in regard to Municipal policy and procedures. Track and reconcile Municipal operating expenses/expenditures. Maintain complete accounting records and prepare financial reports, schedules and summaries for funds for the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (the Annual Report). Assist with the annual audit of the Annual Report. Provide training to various departments for the SAP modules as required. Provide backup support to other Senior Staff Accountants, as required. Perform reconciliations of various funds and accounts as assigned. Assist with maintenance of accounting records and prepare financial reports, schedules and summaries for multiple funds. Perform critical and frequently complex monthly reconciliations of major balance sheet accounts, including various Municipal bank accounts, investment accounts, tax accounts and procurement cards. Analyze monthly balance sheet accounts for errors or unusual balances, research problem areas by interfacing with multiple MOA departments and prepare correcting entries to bring financial accounts into compliance with GAAP. Research proper accounting for unusual or unique transactions. Assists with the development and implementation of new procedures, SAP updates or upgrades (testing), policies and training needed to improve financial reporting practices. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Preferences

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Administration or a related discipline and three (3) years of professional accounting work experience.

OR

A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and three (3) years of professional accounting work experience.

OR

Associate's degree in Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Administration or a related discipline and five (5) years of professional accounting work experience.

OR

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and seven (7) years of experience in accounting, payroll, or similar office responsibility.

Preferences:

  • Experience creating complex financial statements with either FASB or GASB requirements

  • Experience creating complex manual journal entries for the day-to-day accounting activities within a large ERP system

Additional Important Information

The Municipality of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to http://www.uscis.gov/E-verify. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted background check. A background check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

Military Service Interview Preference:

Veterans who wish to be considered for an interview preference as permitted in Municipal Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D, must attach to the application a copy of their DD Form 214, DD Form 256, NGB Form 22, or a letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs recognizing the person as a veteran or similar document. The attached documentation must show an honorable discharge or general (under honorable conditions) discharge. The minimum qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

An individual currently serving as a member in good standing in the National Guard or the organized military reserves who wishes to be considered for an interview preference as permitted in Municipal Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach proof of current service to the application. Proof of current service can be shown by submission of a statement of service which, at a minimum, shows full name, date of birth, Social Security Number, date service began, branch of service, rank, name of command providing the information, and unit of assignment. The statement of service must be on a form or letterhead of the individual’s command organization and show the name, signature, title and contact information for the signer providing the statement of service. The minimum qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

The Municipality of Anchorage is an employer of National Service. Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion.

Application Process:

Once an applicant clicks on the "Apply" link underneath the header section of a vacancy announcement, they will be directed to the www.GovernmentJobs.com website to log into their existing account (or to create an account) of their application profile. Applicants will create or review their profile, make any updates necessary, and submit their application from their personal account. NOTE: The GovernmentJobs website and applicant's profile accounts are not administered by the Municipality of Anchorage. For technical assistance or customer service regarding an account profile, applicants may contact the GovernmentJobs customer support line at 1-855-524-5627.

For general questions regarding Municipal vacancy announcements or the employment process with the Municipality of Anchorage, applicants may contact the Human Resources Department at (907) 343-4447 during regular business hours of Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Alaska Time.

The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

For information regarding requests for reasonable accommodations related to employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Municipality of Anchorage ADA Coordinator at (907) 343-4571.

The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) offers a competitive benefits package to eligible employees that may include:

Health / Medical Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Audio

  • Life Insurance

  • Dependent Life Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Long Term Disability

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care

  • Health Savings Accounts

Retirement:

  • State of Alaska Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Program

  • 401(k) and 457 Savings Plans

Employer Paid Benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Leave Plan

  • 11 Paid Holidays

For an overview of our medical benefit package go to http://www.muni.org/Departments/employee_relations/Pages/BenefitsSummaries (http://www.muni.org/Departments/employee_relations/Pages/BenefitsSummaries.aspx) .

01

In order to be considered, applicants must provide accurate and complete education and work history information in its entirety. The referenced information listed on the online application will be used to determine the applicant's qualifications toward meeting the minimum requirements for the position (e.g., if you list that you have 6 years of experience in a certain field, that experience must be easily identifiable on the 'Work Experience' section of your application).

Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume" or any similar comment on any portion of your application may lead to you being disqualified for the position.

If the experience you reference in the below questions is not clearly included and described in your Work History section, your application will be considered not qualified for this position and you may be removed from consideration.

Do you understand, in order to be considered for this position, accurate and complete education and work history information must be provided?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Which of the following best describes your level of education as it relates to this position?

  • None/less than High School

  • High School Diploma / GED / Equivalent

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Administration or related discipline

  • Associate's Degree in a different field

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Administration or related discipline

  • Bachelor's Degree in a different field

  • Master's Degree or higher in Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Administration or related discipline

  • Master's Degree or higher in a different field

    03

    How many years of professional level experience in accounting do you have?

  • 0 to less than 1 year

  • 1 year to less than 3 years

  • 3 years to less than 5 years

  • 5 years to less than 7 years

  • 7 years to less than 9 years

  • 9 years or more

    04

    Please indicate any of the below certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • None

    05

    Describe the experience you referenced for the above question and indicate which position(s) in your application's Work History support your response.

Noting "see resume", "N/A", or a similar comment may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.

06

How many years of experience do you have performing General Ledger reconciliations?

  • 0 to less than 1 years

  • 1 years to less than 3 years

  • 3 years to less than 5 years

  • 5 years to less than 7 years

  • 7 years to less than 9 years

  • 9 years or more

    07

    Which of the following best describes your level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel?

  • None

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • Expert

    08

    Describe the experience you referenced for the above question and indicate which position(s) in your application's Work History supports your response.

Noting "see resume", "N/A", or a similar comment may result in you being removed from consideration for this position.

Required Question

Agency

Municipality of Anchorage

Address

632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 605 Anchorage, Alaska, 99501

Phone

(907) 343-4447

Website

http://www.muni.org/jol

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