Churchill County, Nevada (Fallon, NV - near Reno) is currently seeking an accurate, experienced, and thorough Accountant to join our dynamic Comptroller's office team. In this role, you will demonstrate your expertise in a variety of governmental accounting practices, including preparation of financial statements, reconciling the general ledger, budgeting, compliance, conducting audits, as well as mentoring and guiding staff. To succeed in this position, you will be highly accurate and efficient--adding value to the accounting team and upholding the County's exceptional reputation. This full-time position includes 100% employer-paid retirement benefits and the position is exempt from Social Security (resulting in the employee not needing to pay his/her 6% share of Social Security). Nevada has no state income tax. (This position is FLSA-exempt, meaning it is a salaried position, not eligible for overtime.)
Following is a list of the essential functions of the job:
Demonstrates regular, reliable and punctual attendance.
Performs a variety of accounting functions within the County's financial accounting system; analyzes variances between actual and budgeted expenditures.
Analyzes and reconciles County, State and Federal accounting records across various fiscal periods.
Prepares and reviews journal entries; monitors the general ledger for classification accuracies; converts the general ledger from cash to modified accrual at year end.
Reviews accounting systems and practices and recommends improvements; develops accounting systems or procedures as needed for control purposes and for monitoring and reporting costs of major capital improvement projects; maintains fixed asset records and depreciation accounts.
Assists in the preparation, monitoring and analysis of departmental and/or fund budgets; coordinates activities necessary to prepare and review budget requests and justifications; reviews expenditure trends and analyzes revenues, as well as specific expenditure and revenue line items.
Plans, oversees and conducts internal audits of grants, subcontractors and other County accounts; complies with grant reporting requirements including preparation of quarterly reports and other compliance requirements; prepares various schedules for external auditors.
Acts as a liaison with departments regarding budget planning and/or grant issues; analyzes department program needs, prepares fiscal impact statements, conducts special studies, researches, analyzes, and prepares reports with recommendations for appropriate action; participates in contract administration.
Evaluates and implements improvements to administrative and financial procedures and internal control systems; reviews funds for proper application of accounting principles in accordance with NRS and GAAP; assists in development and application of collection methods and rate schedules; researches GAAP, GASB and tax changes.
Prepares or reviews monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reports to outside agencies; prepares journal entries to reflect financial activity and provides assistance to departments receiving grants; interfaces with various departments, outside agencies, and the public in exchanging information, responding to requests, coordinating activities/projects, and responding as required.
Presents information, attends, and/or responds to questions at County Board meetings, meetings of advisory boards, or other committees, as needed.
May prepare and audit vendors' claims for payment and file processed claims accurately; documents revenues received, reviews payroll and claims for expenditures, and prepares or reviews requests for reimbursement; prepares or reviews applications for fiscal impact and accuracy.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or a closely related field; AND three (3) years of professional level experience in finance or accounting; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.
Required Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing and financial standards.
Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
Project management and analytical techniques.
Principles and practices of cost and revenue analysis.
Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
Computer applications related to the work.
Financial record keeping practices and techniques in accordance with GAAP.
Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.
Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals, in person and over the telephone.
Training others in the policies and procedures related to the work.
Conducting financial and related studies, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations.
Preparing and reviewing budget, accounting and similar financial information.
Understanding, explaining and applying laws, codes, standards, rules and regulations related to various funding sources, and financial presentation.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Developing and administering multiple, complex budgets.
Maintaining accurate financial, budgetary and cost control records.
Preparing accurate and timely financial, statistical and narrative reports, correspondence and other written materials.
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or department goals, objectives and activities.
Organizing own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
About Churchill County
Churchill County (located in Fallon, Nevada) is a local county government committed to bringing quality services to the residents of the county. These services are delivered through 180 committed and hard-working year-round employees, along with another 75 seasonal and casual employees. Located an hour east of Reno and Carson City, the community boasts of over 300 days of sunshine per year and numerous outdoor recreational areas in the community and surrounding areas.Full-time employees receive the following benefits:*Fully-paid public retirement system (Nevada PERS) - county fully pays the 28% contribution*Fully-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employee-only coverage (employee pays 100% of costs for dependent premiums)*12 paid holidays*12 vacation days per year (to start)*15 sick leave days per year