Treasury Budget Accountant
Company: The Kenai Peninsula Borough
Posted on: January 13, 2022
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Definition: Under the general
direction and supervision of the Financial Planning Manager, the
Treasury/Budget Accountant performs budgeting, banking and
accounting duties to assist the Finance Director, Controller, and
Financial Planning Manager with the borough's banking and
investments, accounting, grant reporting and budgeting functions.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. EDUCATION: --- Bachelor's degree in
accounting from an accredited institution. Finance or other
business degree in combination with accounting experience may be
considered. 2. WORK EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three (3) years of
increasingly responsible work experience in accounting or two (2)
years of recent public accounting experience. Work experience
should include the following: --- Preparation of bank
reconciliations and cash flow projections. --- Reconciliation of
general ledger account balances. --- Preparation of general ledger
adjusting entries. --- Strong communication skills including both
verbal and written. --- Preparation of reports using Microsoft
Excel and Word to include importing and exporting of data, the use
of pivot tables, creation of tables and charts, and sort functions
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications: 1. Experience
preparing and submitting grant expenditure and performance reports.
2. Experience preparing financial data using Microsoft. 3.
Governmental accounting experience. Essential Functions: 1. Ability
to use independent judgment in applying guidelines to varied
situations and to maintain confidentiality. 2. Acts as borough's
primary interface with financial institutions for banking and
investing; activities including, but not limited to the following:
--- Monitors and accounts for daily bank account activity. ---
Prepares and maintains a cash flow projection for all funds managed
through the borough's central treasury. --- Daily review and
reporting of cash and investment activity. --- Prepares and
communicates trade instructions to the borough's custodial bank for
all investment transactions. --- Records investment activities and
maintains accounting records for all investments. --- Prepares
weekly and monthly investment reconciliations report for Finance
Director and quarterly investment report for the Mayor and
Assembly. --- Reconciles monthly investment activity to record
monthly paid and received interest, dividends and changes in fair
value and accrued interest. Calculates monthly allocation of
investment activity and change in fair value among borough funds.
--- Prepares and initiates all outgoing wire transfers from the
borough's banking, custodial and investment accounts.--- Assists in
the preparation of requests for proposals for banking and custodial
trust services, developing contracts and monitoring compliance with
contractual requirements --- Prepares payments that are transmitted
electronically; ie, by ACH and wire. 3. Maintains ambulance
billing, checking accounts for all applicable Service Areas of the
Borough by preparing all drafts against the accounts and
reconciling monthly bank activity. 4. Demonstrated ability to
communicate clearly in a courteous, professional manner, both
verbally and in writing. 5. Monitors, accounts for, and records
revenue from state and federal sources, including the timely
preparation and submission of required applications and support
documentation. 6. Prepares and submits required monthly, quarterly
and annual financial reports and support documentation for grant
awards and data request; including preparation of confirmations
requested by the Borough's external independent auditors. 7.
Participates/assists in preparation of the borough's annual budget.
This includes: providing training to borough personnel; collecting
and compiling budgetary data from assigned departments; researching
budgetary data from external sources; analyzing current and
historical budgetary activity; and, preparing assigned sections of
borough budget documents. 8. Participates in preparation of the
borough's comprehensive annual financial report. Works with
assigned departments to collect data and prepare financial reports.
9. Reviews, analyzes and prepares written comments on proposed
ordinances and resolutions pertinent to borough budgeting,
accounting, cash management and investments. 10. Reconciliation of
general ledger accounts and preparation of adjustments as needed.
11. Maintains borough's debt service schedules. Processes timely
payment of debt service to paying agents and trustees, as well as
all required State of Alaska reports and reimbursement requests 12.
Assists in maintenance of the borough finance department's web
page. 13. Prepares annual confirmations for each city within the
borough reporting collections, disbursements and receivables of
each city's property taxes, sales taxes and motor vehicle taxes.
Additional Functions: 1. Assists as needed with training of
personnel. 2. May represent the department at government
presentations and functions, and with other agencies when assigned.
3. Other related duties as assigned. Physical Demands: While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to communicate orally, and to use hands and fingers
dexterously in order to operate office equipment; regularly
required to sit; and occasionally required to stand, walk, and
reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to
occasionally lift and move file boxes and other objects weighing up
to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close
vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. Other Requirements: 1. Examinations: Related
Skills tests may be required.
Keywords: The Kenai Peninsula Borough, Anchorage , Treasury Budget Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Soldotna, Alaska
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