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City of Reno, NV Accountant in Reno, Nevada


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$66,872.00 - $85,321.60 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under direction, performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; coordinates and supervises various accounting activities; assists in the preparation of annual audit and year end closing; and provides highly responsible staff assistance to management staff.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Perform a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in the coordination and supervision of various accounting activities supporting City-wide operations; maintain accuracy of general and specialized ledgers and subsidiary financial systems.

Supervise the audit of vouchers payable and review accounts payable for accuracy, proper coding, and discounts taken or lost.

Supervise the billing, recording, and monthly reconciliation of accounts receivables and the follow up of delinquent accounts.

Participate in the posting, balancing, and reconciliation of the general ledger and subsidiary accounts; assist with the monthly and year end closing of financial records; prepare trial balances and related statements.

Review payroll adjustments, reports, contracts, state revenue and cap calculations, and other sources of financial information for accuracy and impact.

Prepare a variety of financial, statistical, and special reports including select sections of the comprehensive annual financial report.

Review accounting and internal control procedures in City departments; recommend modifications.

Prepare publications, resolutions, and documentation for City Council and/or other agency review and adoption.

Participate in the development, installation, and maintenance of specialized accounting information systems.

May interpret accounts and records to management personnel.

Periodically assist the independent auditors as requested.

Record journal entries for depreciation, sale of assets, and joint venture activity and corrections and reclassifications.

Prepare labor costing and project reports and entries.

Coordinate debt issuance and reporting.

Review journal entries, prepare and review quarterly analyses.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Principles and practices of public agency financial management including general and governmental accounting, auditing, and reporting functions as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

Methods and techniques of analyzing general ledgers and preparing journal entries.

Principles and practices of financial record keeping and reporting.

Methods and techniques of preparing financial reports and statements.

Advanced mathematical principles.

Principles of supervision, training, and evaluation.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications; data processing applications as they relate to accounting operations.

Principles and practices of automated financial systems.

Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of professional accounting and financial analysis functions.

Oversee, train, and evaluate technical and clerical personnel.

Examine and verify financial documents, reports, and transactions.

Prepare and maintain accurate financial statements, records, and reports.

Analyze and draw conclusions from financial data.

Analyze complex issues, evaluate alternatives, and reach sound conclusions.

Interpret financial data and recognize accounts that need detailed investigation.

Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.

Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.

Perform mathematical calculations quickly and accurately.

Develop and implement efficient accounting procedures and internal controls.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

Respond to requests and inquiries from other departments, the general public, and government agencies.

Participate in supervising and training assigned staff.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field.


Two years of increasingly responsible professional-level governmental accounting experience.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements



Last Update: 8/2018

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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