Accountant IV

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Date Posted December 22, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Job details

$78,340 - $117,500 a year

Full Job Description

Accountant IV

Please apply by: January 9th, 2022

Pay Information

Hiring Range: $78,340.00 to $117,500.00 per year. This is an exempt (salaried) position.

Pay rates are based on education, skill, experience level and internal equity. Internal equity considerations include an assessment of the applicant’s salary history and qualifications in comparison to the market rate and requirements for the job.

Position Summary

Perform advanced accounting work reviewing financial records, preparing projections and creating reports and presentations; provide guidance to other accountants. This lead position, with a high degree of complexity, is responsible for coordinating and assisting departments in their development, administration, and monitoring of financial records, budgets and expenditures.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate with internal departments for requested training and support and external reporting agencies to assess needs and requirements for fiscal monitoring and reporting
  • Review data collected and monitors budgets to provide accurate and timely financial information to internal departments and outside reporting agencies
  • Perform program and/or account monitoring and evaluation of internal departments and/or subcontractors and recommends and installs new procedures, methods and systems
  • Assist with the preparation, maintenance and administration of budgets; manage approved budgets; monitor expenditures; analyze budgets; prepare reports of analyses and findings; and prepare budget amendments and journal entries as necessary
  • Conduct financial reviews and analysis and prepares related reports of findings and recommendations
  • Prepare a variety of financial and accounting reports including revenue, and expenditure reports
  • Perform special projects, analysis and reports related to the financial condition, and accounting records
  • Prepare, review and compiles grant fund requests; administer and prepare necessary paperwork for awarded grants
  • Serve as consultant/advisor to division director and managers regarding budgeting, accounting and financial operations, policies and procedures. Advises division staff on record keeping and accounting problems, and responds to requests for information and/or assistance
  • Conduct internal reviews and audits within the division to ensure all grant compliance, accounting, financial and budgeting activities comply with grants, approved budget, and County financial and administrative policies and procedures
  • Ability to analyze data, create reports and/or presentations and communicate results County leadership and external agencies.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: Minimum of six years in Accounting or Finance.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted?: Yes

Licenses and Certifications
  • May require a North Carolina or South Carolina Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

Certified Public Account (CPA)

Five (5) years of governmental accounting experience including in depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements and Technical Pronouncements, and North Carolina Statutes for local government finance.

Compensation & Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts; health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Budgetary principles
  • Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations
  • Governmental accounting procedures and principles
  • Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
  • Principles and processes for providing customer service

  • Proficiency in financial analysis, financial reporting and modeling
  • Interpretation of financial documents
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Active Listening
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Using mathematics to solve problems

  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals
  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences
  • Developing Others: Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively
  • Formal Presentation: Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience
  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it
  • Leadership Disposition: Demonstrating the traits, inclinations, and dispositions that characterize successful leaders; exhibiting behavior styles that meet the demands of the leader role

Computer Skills
  • Advance in various computer applications including Microsoft Office Office
  • Expert in Microsoft Excel

Physical Demands

Physical Demands Frequency

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Frequently (10 to 24 hrs/week)
The person in this position needs to move about from point X to point Y. Frequently (10 to 24 hrs/week)
Operates a computer or other office equipment. Frequently (10 to 24 hrs/week)
Ascends/Descends a ladder to perform duties or operate equipment. Not Applicable
The person in this role is required to position themselves to maintain equipment such as computers, servers, machinery, etc. Frequently (10 to 24 hrs/week)
The person in this role frequently communicates and must be able to exchange and convey information. Frequently (10 to 24 hrs/week)
Must be able to review information on paper or computer. Frequently (10 to 24 hrs/week)
Must be able to discern information from long distances. Not Applicable
Must be able to detect or distinguish flavor or smells. Not Applicable

Demand Weight Frequency

Must be able to carry/move equipment 10 lbs or less Frequent
Must be able to carry/move equipment 11-20 lbs Frequent
Must be able to carry/move equipment 21-50 lbs Not Applicable
Must be able to carry/move equipment 51-100 lbs Not Applicable
Must be able to carry/move equipment Over 100 lbs Not Applicable

Work Environment

Works in an office setting with moderate noise.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer Statement

This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, requirements or working conditions. Other duties may be assigned based on business need and the supervisor’s request. Mecklenburg County reserves the right to revise the job description at any time. Designated positions may be required to assist in emergency and/or disaster situations.