Cary NC, a thriving, progressive, and diverse community of nearly 170,000 people that challenges the standard for how local governments should operate, is seeking a Senior Accountant who is a collaborative, passionate, adaptive and highly motivated public servant. Cary is located in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina between Raleigh and the renowned Research Triangle Park.
The Senior Accountant will perform professional accounting work including complex financial analysis and implementation of professional standards. The successful Senior Accountant must be willing to take initiative, adapt to change through continuous learning and empower others through shared knowledge. The Senior Accountant will collaborate in a fast paced, evolving environment while managing a variety of tasks daily. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Financial Reporting Manager.
Some tasks include:
Ensures the Town’s adherence to financial federal, state, and local regulations and GASB’s technical accounting and reporting pronouncements; analyzes and manages implementation of new requirements and serves as primary subject matter expert regarding these issues;
Prepares complex journal entries including debt, investments and annual full-accrual conversion adjustments and other audit related annual adjustments;
Collaborates across the organization to facilitate the monthly general ledger close;
Participates in the financial statement preparation (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) and audit by preparing various schedules, detailed analytical reviews, narratives, and reconciliations; collaborates with the Controller; answers questions and resolves problems;
Serves as an advisor or reviewer for various reconciliations, reports, and complex analysis, prepared by accountants and the Financial Strategy Division;
Maintains general ledger fund and account structure; coordinates with other accounting staff and departments to ensure budgetary and informational needs are met.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field and considerable experience in accounting.
Preference will be given to candidates that have the following:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure
Experience in government or non-profit accounting and/or auditing
Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation and customer relations skills
Ability to build and cultivate strong collaborative relationships with internal and external partners
Ability to learn and adapt in an agile environment
Desire to seek out, foster and implement change
The position closes on March 10, 2021. For additional information on the position and application instructions, please visit www.townofcary.org. The Town of Cary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 21-01338
About Town of Cary
Cary is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina, between Raleigh and renowned Research Triangle Park. The Triangle area is repeatedly ranked among the top regions in the country to live or work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire.