Salt Lake City


Requisition ID
Minimum Salary
USD $18.04/Hr.
Maximum Salary
USD $24.60/Hr.
Post End Date
US-UT-Salt Lake City


Incumbent performs general to highly complex professional accountant work assignments, including specialized or general analysis in one or more accounting functions, including: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cost Accounting, Asset Management, Capital Expenditures or General Accounting. Reviews and analyzes journal vouchers, accounting classifications and other accounting/financial statements, records and reports. Prepares balance sheets, making adjustments and closing entries; prepares financial reports, statements, inventory, receipts and disbursements; computes and distributes labor, material and overhead costs; reviews, audits and maintains journal entries and accounting ledgers; reconciles and analyzes cost account ledgers.


Following general instructions and with discretion as to work details, performs accounting tasks of a difficult nature requiring knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Interprets accounting data, analyzes reports and recommends action to be taken. May assist in the development and installation of accounting systems, cost accounting methods, procedures and controls.


  • Designs and implements new formats, programs or procedures, and revises existing ones, to improve application and process for accounting, budgeting and the preparation of financial statements and reports.
  • Maintains both general and special ledgers of the divisional receipts and expenditures. Computes and bills specialized accounts, and initiates collection procedures on delinquencies. Conducts internal audits and prepares reports which support budget requests.
  • Provides input for, and assists in, annual budget preparation. Prepares periodic closing statements and various reports for management and outside agencies. Develops and completes annual financial reports.
  • Audits concessionaires and other agencies with which the city has contracted agreements. May submit billings to such agencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting plus two to four years of related work experience. Education and work experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
  • Ability to apply professional judgment in the application of standard and advanced accounting techniques and principles, make accurate mathematical calculations, and operate a 10-key calculator.
  • May require knowledge of the specific laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial operation of the City and experience in municipal accounting/auditing.
  • Basic typing skills and knowledge of personal computer operation, including proficiency with office software applications such as MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Must be bondable at standard rates.


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