JOB CODE: 1440
PAY GRADE: 2210
SALARY RANGE: $41,114 - $69,994
LOCATION OF WORK
Under the general direction of a higher classification, performs professional accounting work and financial analysis. Work involves the preparation of highly technical reports requiring extensive knowledge of the revenue system or the billing system for the sewer user and solid waste fees. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment in accordance with established policies, rules and regulations and requires the use of discretion and tact. Work is subject to review through discussion and observation of results obtained. Supervision may be exercised over clerical/fiscal personnel through the inspection of completed work. Performs other work as requested.
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Prepares highly technical reports determining the proper allocation of revenue collections both within the City-Parish and to other taxing jurisdictions for which the City-Parish is the collection agent. Analyzes complex financial data to assist in determining collection trends and anticipating future revenues. Analyzes and recommends approval or denial of sales tax refund requests; maintains records of all outstanding refund requests or overpayments on taxpayer accounts. Analyzes and verifies all sewer/solid waste refunds for accuracy before issuance; reviews and approves adjustments to taxpayer accounts in accordance with Revenue Division policies and procedures. Reconciles sewer and solid waste billings, collections and adjustments for all billing agents with unique systems, or revenue collections from the revenue system to the accounting system. Analyzes and accounts for surcharge fees, environmental permit fees and special assessments submitted by the Public Works Environmental Division. Prepares and analyzes the monthly Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code reports. Audits billings of sewer user and solid waste fees to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Sewer User Fee and Solid Waste Fee Ordinances and Regulations. Maintains a complex system of accounting records for revenues from Sewer Fees and Solid Waste Fees, and prepares monthly reports for use by the Finance Department. Supervises or reviews the daily reconciliation of cashier collections. Performs administrative duties associated with the imaging system and the computer network within the Revenue Division. Works with the public, governmental agencies, water companies, banks, auditing firms, and others in resolving discrepancies with taxpayer/customer accounts.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern accounting principles, practices and procedures, and how they may be applied to municipal accounting situations. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws; ordinances; and rules and regulations regarding sales and use taxes and the billing and collection of municipal revenues. Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics used in accounting work. Skill in the operation and care of computers, calculators and other office machines used in connection with accounting work. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions, as well as the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, City-Parish employees and officials, and to exercise initiative and judgment in difficult situations. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum.
Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.