Town of Brattleboro

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Town of Brattleboro
Brattleboro, Vermont
$50,000.00 / year
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts soon! (Jan 01, 2020)

Title: Accountant
Department: Finance Department

Nature of work:  Performs technical and administrative accounting work maintaining the fiscal records and manages the Town payroll ensuring all procedures comply with governmental laws and policies.  Assists the Finance Director with overall management and administration within the Finance Department.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; 37.5 hours per week (8:30 am – 5:00 pm)

Supervision Received:  Receives supervision from the Finance Director while simultaneously working independently on specific projects.

Supervision Exercised:  Provided the opportunity to exercise independent judgment and personal initiative in planning and executing activities vitally important the Finance Department; Exercises supervision over department staff in collaboration with the Finance Director.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform general accounting, maintain accounting records, and other related duties in the daily administration of finance department.
  • Ensure compliance with governmental laws on payroll accounting and taxes.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual federal and state payroll tax returns, including pension reports.
  • Reconcile all bank and investment accounts to the General Ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Reconcile General Ledger accounts to subsidiary ledgers and support schedules on a monthly basis, recording adjusting entries as needed.
  • Assists with personnel administration including, but not limited to, maintenance of the employee database, salary administration and employee benefit administration.
  • Monitor and oversee the bi-weekly payroll process; including, processing overtime earnings calculate net salaries considering deductions and withholds, resolve payroll problems, participates in payroll audits and answer employee questions concerning payroll.
  • Monitor accounts receivable collections from individuals and institutions; reconcile accounts, revenues and fees.
  • Assist external auditors at year end by preparing support schedules, providing explanations of supporting materials and procedures, and preparing any other necessary data.
  • Prepare monthly revenue and expense allocations including, but not limited to, interest income, postage, vehicle and heating fuel and insurance expense.
  • Provide support such as schedules, data and information for the annual budget process.
  • Provide departmental assistance with questions relating to budget to actual reports, and general ledger.
  • Handling office correspondence; filing, typing, answering phone and collecting data.

Non-Essential Duties and Tasks: The responsibilities and duties listed above are examples of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Competencies Needed:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education and transferable skills as qualifying, unless specifically stated as required.

  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent, supplemented by college level course work, or relevant experience or degree in accounting, finance or relevant field.
  • Attention to detail with great computational ability and understanding of local and governmental rules about payroll.  
  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including the ability to use common computer applications.
  • Ability to work independently on difficult or complex tasks while exercising independent judgement.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact in receiving office calls and in making proper disposition of problems and appointments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees from the Town as well as from other agencies and the public.
  • Techniques and practices for dealing with individuals from various socioeconomic and ethnic groups in person, on the telephone and/or any form of communication.
  • Must be able to learn and retain instructions, policies and procedures.

Work Environment: Bending, reaching, lifting, and occasionally moving up to 25 pounds. Frequent sitting. extensive use of computer and keyboard. Must tolerate moderate noise levels and interruptions in an office environment. Work is performed mostly in office setting.

Union Status: Non-Union Status

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

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