Accounting Specialist, Cedartown, GA

The Polk County Board of Commissioners’ Office is seeking an Accounting Specialist in Cedartown, GA. 

Position:
Accounting Specialist

Department:
Polk County Finance

Job Summary:
This position provides technical support for the county's accounting operations.
Full Time; 40 hours weekly

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED; and
  • Associated degree preferred; and
  • Minimum three (3) years of related experience required; or
  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

 

Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of county accounts receivable and accounts payable procedures.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.
  • Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.
  • Skill in maintaining files and records.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

 

Major Duties:

  • Processes vendor invoices and purchase orders; reviews and makes changes as appropriate; scans and enters invoice data to computerized database; prints and prepares checks for mailing.
  • Reviews all invoices for accuracy and ensures free from errors and omissions.
  • Issues A/P checks and payroll garnishments.
  • Processes accounts receivable for airport tenants as assigned.
  • Prepares bank deposits and postage for a variety of departments.
  • Assists department heads with purchase orders, invoices, budget questions, budget amendments, etc.
  • Prepares a variety of regular and special reports.
  • Assists with budget preparations and annual audit.
  • Answers telephone and greets customers.
  • Enters remote deposits and take credit card payments.
  • Maintains copiers and other office equipment.
  • Records fixed assets.
  • Assists with SPLOST projects.
  • Assists with grants.
  • Maintains A/R database in QuickBooks.
  • Performs related duties.

 

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects and climbs ladders.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

 

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:
None.

Supervisory Controls:
The Finance Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy and the nature and propriety of the final results.

Guidelines:
Guidelines include county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

Complexity/Scope of Work:

  • The work consists of related technical duties. Strict regulations and the need for accuracy contribute to the complexity of the position.
  • The purpose of this position is to provide technical support for the county's accounting functions. Success in this position contributes to the accuracy and efficiency of those functions.

 

Contacts:

  • Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county employees, vendors, bank personnel, elected and appointed officials and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to provide services, to give or exchange information or to resolve a problem.

 

Compensation/Salary:

  • Additional salary steps may be given for relevant education and experience.
  • Excellent benefits package that includes insurance benefits, retirement/pension, vacation and sick leave and paid holidays.

 

Application Process:
To apply, an application must be completed and returned to:
Polk County Board of Commissioners’ Office
Human Resource Department
216 Main Street
Cedartown, GA 30125

Application Deadline:
Until Filled
 

Interested applicants can also navigate to the Polk County, GA website or email Career Services for additional information.