Accounting Specialist I (Finance Officer)
$49,047 – $63,760 – $78,474
This position is open until filled
Rutherford County, NC
Description of Work:
• This position administers the Accounting department of the District Health Department. Directly supervises Accounts payables, Accounts receivable for clinic, all departmental and programmatic audits, cost reporting, state programmatic budget process, departmental and programmatic budget preparation, payroll and benefit schedules and inventory.
• Maintain financial records of two-county health district and execute duties in accordance with the Local Government Fiscal Control Act.
• Prepare program and department budgets within the agency, including local budgets, State Division of Public Health Agreement Addendum budgets, and grant budgets.
• Adjusts computerized accounting system as appropriate to accurately track activity per budget.
• Work with external auditors in pulling information needed for the annual audit, responding to audit requests, drafting audit reports.
• Accesses WIRM for State program data entry on a monthly basis.
• Supervises Patient Account Representative Supervisor, who oversees the billing department.
• Ensures adherence to required audit, reporting, and documentation requirements from the institute of Government, conditions of participation, state and federal laws.
• Collaborates with CPA on changes in reporting requirements.
• Adjusts payroll process to track expense for time equivalencies as to budget for audit purpose. Reviews salaries and benefits for budget process.
• Perform other duties as identified to support the overall financial operations of the agency.
Minimum Education And Experience:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in accounting, business administration, or other curriculum that would provide a core curriculum in financial management coursework; Or a two-year degree in accounting from a business school or community college and two years of accounting or auditing experience; or graduation from high school and six years of experience as an accounting technician, three of which must have been at an advanced level.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
General knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices. Knowledge of and ability to explain, and apply the provisions of the standardized accounting practices adopted by State Government. Ability to assist in interpreting and analyzing accounting data and applying that analysis to the departmental or institutional needs and determine compliance with pertinent guidelines, rules, regulations, and laws; assist in established and maintaining effective working relationships with representatives of related contact agencies, departmental staff, and the general public; communicate effectively in oral and written form.