Date Posted August 01, 2022
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


The Accountant II performs a variety of complex, professional level accounts payable work in the preparation and maintenance of financial, accounting and statistical records.

Essential Functions
  • Assembles and processes payments for WSSC Water selected procurement card vendor

  • Prepares and reconciles electronic files

  • Performs audit sampling of transactions and receipts

  • Runs, manages and analyzes reports

  • Reviews the work of A/P Specialists and accounting clerks

  • Performs payment-related responsibilities as a back up to the A/P Specialists; performs travel-related responsibilities as a back up to the Accountant I

  • Assists with preparing, reviewing and processing monthly and year-end accruals

  • Assists with the monthly and fiscal year-end comparative analysis

  • Performs and assists with weekly and month-end closing tasks

  • Reconciles the p-card suspense general ledger account and prepares journal entries

  • Participates in projects and contributes to the work group for systems, processes and data

  • Coordinates and controls all user acceptance testing of computer applications during upgrades, enhancements and maintenance

Other Functions
  • Assists with preparing accounts payable sections statistical reports

  • Assists with gathering and assembling documentation for auditors

  • Verifies scanned weekly A/P invoices, payments (checks, EFTs and wires) and supporting documentation

  • Assists with the completion of vendor credit applications and W-9 requests

  • Classifies and prepares cash receipts and expenditures in accordance with standard accounting principles and account code combinations for WSSC Water revenue

  • Participates in the formulation and administration of internal processes and procedures for financial/accounting functions

  • Assists with maintaining iSupplier vendor database

  • Assists team members with interpretation and application of Commission policies and accounting procedures

  • Assists with training and initial orientation for new employees

  • Performs other related duties as required

Work Environment And Physical Demands
Business casual office setting

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
  • Thorough working knowledge of accounting theory, practices, terminology, procedures and computer spreadsheet applications

  • Thorough working knowledge of A/P payment policies and procedures and the proper application

  • Proficiency with A/P software application, check printing software and hardware

  • Advanced skill and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications

  • Ability to analyze, interpret, reconcile and resolve problems with systems, processes and data

  • Ability to research vendor payments for accurate disbursement of funds

  • Ability to proficiently operate calculators, personal computers, and other office equipment and to instruct others in their use

  • Ability to perform complex mathematical computations quickly and accurately

  • Ability to train, plan and monitor the work of others

  • Ability to understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and WSSC Water customers

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years accounting or financial analysis experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 7+ years accounting or financial analysis experience

The Accountant II performs complex level professional accounts payable work in the preparation and maintenance of financial, accounting, and statistical records, and related work as required.