Accountant with Government Agency experience

Irvine, CA 92618

Posted: 07/29/2022 Employment Type: Contract Category: Accounting Job Number: [SA] Accountant Pay Rate: $35.56

Job Description

We are seeking an Accountant for a 6+ month contract opportunity supporting a well-known Orange County based public agency, whose mission is to provide high quality water and sewer services in an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sensitive manner which produces a high level of customer satisfaction! The Accountant will be responsible to routinely perform analytical duties with responsibility for one or more of the following areas: General Ledger, Inventory, iProcurement / Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll Accounting, Debts, Investments, Real Estate, Water and Wastewater Accounting, Water Budget, Year End Processing, Financial Reporting.

The Accountant job responsibilities:

General Ledger

  • Understand and apply accrual basis of accounting and GAAP.
  • Understand and apply Chart of Accounts.
  • Perform general ledger period end closing process.
  • Perform inventory / cost management subledger period end closing process, review and balance subledger control accounts to general ledger.
  • Perform purchasing / cost management subledger period end closing process, review and balance subledger control accounts to general ledger.
  • Prepare, review and approve journal entries with proper supporting documentation for recording and adjusting transactions.
  • Review, analyze, and balance various general ledger accounts.
  • Process, review, balance, and report G&A and provide recommendations.
  • Review, reconcile, and report equipment usage and cost pool.
  • Review, reconcile, and report inventory material overhead.

 

Project and Grant Subledger Accounting

  • In charge of project and grant subledger accounting.
  •  Analyze and reconcile projects identified and entitled from local agencies, state or federal grants.
  •  Prepare supporting documentation for grant filling.
  •  Reconcile grant receivables and revenues.
  •  Prepare and coordinate single audit or program audit.

 

iProcurement / Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable

  • Understand recording of payables, expenses, and payments in iProcurement / Purchasing and Accounts Payable; review PO / invoices to determine proper recording.
  •  Understand recording of receivables, revenues, and cash receipts in Accounts Receivable; record, review, and balance transactions in Receivables subledger.
  • Prepare, review, balance, and report transactions related to property taxes and connection fees.
  • Prepare, review, balance, and report UB receivables and revenues.
  • Prepare, review, and approve Daily Cash Report.

 

Payroll Accounting

  • Act as a back-up for Payroll Administrator.
  • Understand recording of payroll transactions and adjustments in the payroll subledger and general ledger.
  • Prepare, review, analyze, and reconcile payroll related accounts to the general ledger.
  • Perform and review all payroll journal entries such as payroll costing, vacation and sick accruals, and payroll cash fund transfers.
  • Perform reconciliations of various reports and accounts.
  • Prepare annual State Controller's Report for payroll and other reporting for internal/external use.
  • Identify and assist with testing of payroll automation opportunities and any payroll system updates.
  • Identify issues, find solutions, and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Formulate, establish and maintain processes and procedures to improve internal controls.
  • Work closely with various departments to solve issues and provide recommendations.
  • Ensure activities are in accordance with District policy, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Ensure proper application of established accounting processes and procedures.
  • Maintain, reconcile, balance, and analyze water revenues and expenses.
  • Generate various reports for internal customers and outside agencies.
  • Process water bills with correct coding in the iProcument and verify that the invoices are paid on a timely manner.
  • Assist in preparing water budget.
  • Responsible for year-end processing of relevant accounting functions including preparing lead and audit schedules for the annual external audit.
  • Prepare CAFR's introductory section, notes to the basic financial statements, basic financial statements, and statistical section.
  • Perform as back-up to other Accountants / Senior Accountant.
  • Perform special projects and assignments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

The Accountant requirements:

  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field with accounting emphasis is required.  For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required. 
  • Two years of experience in a general accounting environment is required.
  • Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets, amortization schedules, databases, and flowcharts including the use of financial functions.  
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages.  Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.) and Governmental Accounting Standards (G.A.S.) to all analytical duties.
  • Proficiency with the following software programs, depending on the requirement within the specific area of concentration: Oracle Enterprise Business Suite R12 – financials, projects, grants, fixed assets, payables, receivables, payroll, inventory, and purchasing; OBIEE; Excel; Access; Word; Visio. Basic knowledge of SQL queries is preferred.

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