The Accounting Specialist classification is utilized only in the Department of Finance. Incumbents perform highly specialized technical or sub-professional work in the oversight of the County’s financial operations. This classification is distinguished from other County technical-level or sub-professional accounting classifications by its high degree of responsibility, initiative and independent judgment, and the depth of knowledge of cash accounting and financial analysis that is required. The incumbent reports to the Treasury Manager or the Assistant Director of Finance-Treasury Division, and provides lead or functional supervision of and may be supervisor to lower level accounting staff.
Coordinates, oversees, reconciles and processes the daily cash balancing and cash accounting of the Treasury Division of the Department of Finance; coordinates fiscal activities with the Department’s Accounting Division, the Kings County Office of Education, County school districts and special districts, and other County departments; coordinates daily banking activity; ensures that all funds are deposited in a timely, consistent, accurate, and secure manner; balances and reconciles the treasury to the bank daily; maintains and controls the warrant issue file; oversees the warrant reconciliation process and correction of all exceptions, including MICR encoding errors, previously paid or wrong amount errors, and identification of forgeries; maintains and controls the Treasury Division’s on-line cash accounting system; identifies discrepancies, corrects or directs correction, and reconciles any differences in the treasury accounting system to the bank, County, or Office of Education; audits the average daily balance and the interest apportionment process for accuracy; resolves discrepancies, initiates corrective action, and finalizes the interest apportionment process; balances the overall treasury on a daily basis and produces a treasury daily balance sheet of assets; maintains statistical database to produce daily, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and statistics for cash flow planning; coordinates monthly, quarterly and annual accounting system closing within the Finance Department and the Office of Education; prepares and files monthly financial reports; manages the electronic funds transfer (EFT) system of receipts and disbursements and assists depositors with completion of EFT forms; maintains and balances the treasury trust account; oversees the treasury record retention, scanning and storing system; in the absence of the Treasury Manager, performs investment duties; provides lead or functional supervision of and may be supervisor to lower level accounting staff, including training of new personnel.
Any combination of education and relevant experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Education/Experience (Option 1): Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business, or a closely related field.
Education/Experience (Option 2): Completion of an associate’s degree from an accredited college (equivalent to 60 semester units) with major course work in accounting or a closely related field; AND two years of responsible technical or sub-professional experience with the treasury accounting system in a County treasurer’s office, OR four years of responsible experience in the operations area of a bank. (Additional qualifying experience as described above may substitute for an associate’s degree on a year-for-year basis.)
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