City of Forney
JOB TITLE: Accountant SALARY: $19.22/hr.
DEPARTMENT: Finance OPENING DATE: September 11, 2012
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing professional accounting work such as
reconciling the general ledger, processing internal allocations, preparing financial reports and assisting with
the annual audit.
Maintains current and accurate balances in the general ledger; analyzes accounts for the nature and
accuracy of transactions and prepares and enters journal entries; balances general ledger accounts.
Performs a variety of reconciliations and related reports including cash, accounts receivable, payroll
and other applicable areas.
Assists in procedures for annual closing of financial records and preparation of city’s
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); assists external auditors by preparing work
papers and schedules.
Bills and sends statements to all customers with miscellaneous charges; sends collection letters to
delinquent customers; sends to collection agency the information needed for collection of
delinquent accounts; and reconciles accounts receivable in each fund.
Reconciles fixed assets; tracks assets and updates inventories as to additions/transfers/deletions and
maintains the schedule of insurance coverage, oversees conduction of annual inventories, and issues
bar codes for new assets.
Audits other departments’ petty cash and cash drawers on a periodic basis.
Assists with capital project accounting.
Coordinates and/or completes special projects as required by the Assistant Finance Director or the
Director of Administrative Services.
Assists in the Utility Billing Department as needed.
Assists with preparation of the annual budget as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of governmental and fund accounting and auditing principles and procedures and
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and
Skill in gathering, organizing and reporting financial and administrative data.
Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial and administrative data.
Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
Skill in problem solving.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and standard business software, copier,
calculator and facsimile machine.
Skill in performing advanced mathematical calculations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Assistant Finance Director assigns work in terms of somewhat general
instructions. The supervisor spot-checks work for compliance with instructions, procedures, accuracy, and
the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include governmental accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP), auditing standards, relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, city and
department policies and procedures and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and
specific, but may require some judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of varied accounting and bookkeeping duties. Frequent interruptions
and deadline requirements contribute to the complexity of the work.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to maintain accurate records of city financial
transactions. Successful performance helps ensure the efficient processing of all government financial
transactions and the accuracy of financial information provided to management, other departments and
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other departments, bank personnel,
external auditors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information and resolve problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The employee
must frequently lift light object up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift light objects up to 20 lbs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: None
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or a related field;
One to two years of related experience; experience in a governmental accounting environment is
An equivalent combination of experience, education and training providing the required knowledge,
skills and abilities may be considered.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Class C Driver’s License issued by the
State of Texas.
The City of Forney is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and
qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or physical disability.