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                                      Town of Middlebury


TITLE:         FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT


OBJECTIVES

Under supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, performs varied financial and administrative
assistance in the functional areas of accounts payable, payroll, general ledger accounts, G/L
software system, budgets, etc. Maintains accounts and prepares computerized financial records
and reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Processes weekly Special Fund Accounts Payable checks, payroll activity into the G/L software
system; transmits tax payments and other payments via modem; processes periodic journal
entries; monitors cash balances in all Town accounts.

Maintains chart of accounts for all Town funds, general ledger and accounting of special
accounts; performs reconciliations and analysis of G/L and subsidiary accounts.

Administers Town budgets, processes and monitors budget transfers; ensures uniform and
consistent recording and reporting of all fiscal transactions.

Prepares cash receipt deposits and maintains collection reports and formal bank reconciliations
for Town accounts.

Reviews and analyzes payroll related summaries; prepares information for the Department of
Labor, FICA, department heads, commission members and others.

Assists in the preparation of periodic financial statements; coordinates all government and
miscellaneous Town financial reports.

Maintains schedule of Town debt, prepares financial statements for prospectives, bank
information and bond rating data.

Assists in the annual audit process, reconciles Tax Collector's Rate Books to General Ledger;
prepares and monitors report for fixed assets holdings.

Performs other related duties as assigned.
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REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of accounting and payroll principles, methods and practices, including
knowledge of budgetary accounting principles, standard office methods and procedures,
and the use of automated equipment.

Knowledge and ability to use Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and database PC
software.

Ability to maintain financial records and to prepare financial reports.

Ability to operate a department computer for data entry and automated financial
reporting; maintain financial records.

Ability to quickly and accurately make varied arithmetical computations and to enter
computerized data.

Ability to tactfully and courteously deal and maintain satisfactory working relationships
with others.


REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OPERATION

Operates office equipment, as required, including, but not limited to, proficient operation
of a department computer for computer networking, data entry, report writing, word
processing, spreadsheets, etc.; operates a telephone, electronic calculator, fax, postage
and copying machine and paper shredder.


REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT

Must be able to sit at a desk or stand at an assigned location and work continuously for
extended periods of time, utilizing assigned office equipment; file letters,
correspondence, reports, etc. in file cabinet drawers, lift and carry cases of paper and
office equipment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (MINIMUM)

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business plus two (2) years of responsible
accounting experience.
                                                                      February 2003

				
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