Performs professional accounting work including supervising the various accounting functions for the Town.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Revenue Manager. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel.
***Opening created due to recent retirement***
Supervises and coordinates the activities for billing, collections and processing of miscellaneous revenues, to include taxes and all miscellaneous receivables;
Facilitates decision making related to miscellaneous revenue, including cashiering functions;
Works to develop the accounting system and related financial processes to meet the changing needs of the organization, to include the documentation of policies and procedures;
Monitors miscellaneous revenues by tracking actual revenues across all funds;
Updates monthly analysis spreadsheets and various tracking documents;
Researches and prepares written narratives on revenues and revenue trends;
Performs periodic research and reporting on potential revenue increases or new sources of revenue;
Supervises and trains staff to document and track all deposits;
Reconciles property taxes by balancing receivables;
Provides monthly reconciliation of Town of Cary to County records for taxes received and receivables;
Supervises and trains staff to provide accurate and completed monthly accounts receivable reconciliations;
Reviews journal entries and receivables after month end; investigates and resolves inconsistencies;
Calculates assessed values versus tax levy reports, projections and comparisons;
Maintains a schedule for releases of property taxes;
Prepares write-offs for tax balances; calculates noncollectable property taxes and write-off ratios;
Monitors and analyzes all State distributed revenues;
Prepares year-end tax entries and supporting schedules for property and motor vehicle taxes;
Reconciles miscellaneous revenue records for all revenue received from other governments (i.e. property tax, occupancy tax, sales tax);
Completes reconciliations and final receivable balances;
Assists in the Town's financial audit by preparing various schedules, detailed analytical reviews, and narratives; researches and reconciles items; answers questions and resolves problems;
Utilizes advanced technical skills, independent judgement, decision making and knowledge in approaches and systems to affect design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization wide;
Balances receivables and deferred revenue accounts;
Analyzes the current year property tax levy and schedules receivables report;
Serves as lead accountant in planning and supervising daily collection tasks and activities that involve miscellaneous revenues;
Facilitates activities within both revenue and expense functions;
Establishes procedures and guidelines; evaluates assigned tasks and services;
Oversees the collection of miscellaneous revenues by ensuring proper coding and proper accounting practices are being implemented;
Makes revenue deposits; balances and prepares reports;
Verifies payments; manages payment documentation;
Ensures appropriate debt collection response is applied for returned checks and unpaid items;
Acts as backup for certain functions of the Revenue Manager;
Works on special projects;
Performs other job-related tasks as required.
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting ability to work under pressure on several projects simultaneously and within time constraints; ability to analyze a problem and make independent judgments without close supervision; ability to analyze financial information and cash balances; ability to perform independent research and development recommendations; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to supervise other personnel; ability to deal effectively with the general public; ability to adapt to changing technology.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting and considerable experience in local government finance, including lead work or supervision.
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.
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The Town of Cary is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer of choice. Whether you are just beginning a career or are a seasoned professional, there may be a place for you with the Town of Cary.Cary Embraces the Best of City Life! On the whole, Caryites are a hard-working group with one of the highest median household incomes in the state. And being no further than 20 minutes from major universities such as Duke, North Carolina State, and the University of North Carolina, it’s no wonder that education is an important part of Cary life. More than two-thirds of adults hold a college degree. About 97 percent of citizens have access to the Internet in this, the Technology Town of North Carolina.A Progressive Approach to Challenge!Cary is proactive.
The Town conserves drinking water by reclaiming treated wastewater for irrigation and industrial processes; preserves open space; integrates sustainability into all that it does; and works with citizens and county leaders to make its schools even better. At the Town of Cary, staff focus every day on enriching the lives of citizens by creating an exceptional environment and providing exemplary services that enable our community to thrive and prosper.