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Accountant

Company: Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Location: Duluth
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Job Description:

($26.83 - $30.60/hourly) The Employer (WLSSD), a nationally recognized leader in environmental protection and pollution prevention, seeks a qualified full-time Accountant with strong payroll experience, financial statement preparation, budgeting, variance analysis and general ledger reconciliations. WLSSD offers its employees a wide range of benefits along with competitive wages, salaries, and advancement opportunities. Benefits includes: Medical & Dental Insurance Retirement Savings programs Pension through the Public Employees Retirement Association Flexible Benefits Plan Life Insurance Long-Term Disability Insurance Paid Holidays and Vacation Days Wellness program focusing overall employee health and wellness. Tuition Reimbursement Program Training opportunities Minimum Qualifications A bachelor's degree in Accounting and two years full-time professional accounting experience. Payroll experience working with union contracts preferred. Certified Management Accountant preferred. Must possess a valid driver's license. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and practices Ability to apply accounting principles, procedures and practices to work assignments. Ability to audit and analyze data to ensure the accuracy of financial statements Ability to implement adequate internal controls using segregation of duties to safeguard District assets Knowledge of computer software programs and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Knowledge of the accounting cycle pertaining to budgeting, accounting, reporting and auditing Ability to complete responsibilities ethically and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information Ability to interpret and explain contracts, policies and procedures Ability to maintain compliance with various policies and regulations Possess clear and effective written and verbal communications skills Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effectively prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines Ability to be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, assignments, and other interruptions that may impact deadlines Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment with co-workers, internal customers and external customers Job Functions Develops, maintains, analyzes, and interprets accounting information and fiscal data to provide a wide range of clearly defined accounting services, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting to be in compliance with GAAP In charge of the accounts receivable process including billing, cash receipts, collections and all applicable reporting Accountable for the accounts payable process and required reporting including invoice processing and vendor payments Responsible for processing salary and hourly payroll including electronic employee master files, deduction records, absence plan records and all required reporting Develops and prepares budgets for decision making and analysis Oversees District funds to maximize earnings Ensures accuracy of capital assets and related financing to comply with debt requirements Ensures compliance with statutory requirements and develops procedures relating to financial matters, District policies and regulations Supports District inventory personnel through timely completion of cycle counts, vending issues and reconciliations Provides coverage in the Finance department to support daily activities as needed Maintains effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors and the general public Maintains a constant awareness of safe work practices Monitors compliance with the District Safety Program to complete work without accidents or injuries Attends in-service training as required by supervisor Performs related duties as assigned EOE recblid 56uysqki4jxydbj4tel695ydiwg79r

Keywords: Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, Duluth , Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Duluth, Minnesota

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