Accountant (Capital Assets/Grant Management)

Jun 14, 2019, 12:43 PM


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Under general direction of the Accounting & Operations Manager, performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling financial transactions, statements, records, reports, annual audit, and month/year-end closing; and provides highly responsible staff assistance to assigned management staff.

Overview of Duties, Responsibilities and Position Requirements

  • Establishes and maintains accounting records for buildings, land, vehicles, equipment, and infrastructure acquired by the City; ensures transactions are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, and City policies and procedures.
  • Accurately monitors and accounts for all purchases (including Capital Lease items), retirements, transfers and adjustments in both the general ledger and the asset system according to GAAP and GASB.
  • Performs the timely and accurate computation and recording of depreciation of capital assets.
  • Reconciles the capital asset system to the general ledger accounts.
  • Directs departments in performing controlled and capital asset physical inventories.
  • Works closely with senior management to ensure proper schedules are created at year-end for the preparation of audited financial statements.
  • Performs a full range of professional, administrative and analytical duties involved in managing the City’s grants.
  • Ensures proper administration of grant funds and develops grant reporting and evaluation systems; coordinates execution of contracts between City and grantor; monitors progress of project and adherence to terms and conditions of grant award; provides guidance to project manager regarding specific program requirements that must be met.
  • Interprets federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant contracts and administration.
  • Maintains and completes necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource materials pertinent to grant activities.
  • Participates in grant technical training provided by funding agencies and keeps abreast of changing grant standards and proposal guidelines.
  • Participates in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); prepares and researches data for assigned sections.
  • Participates in the year-end audit; compiles and prepares supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports as requested by auditors.
  • Compiles, reconciles, analyzes, and prepares a variety of financial statements, ledgers, supporting schedules, and other financial and statistical reports; prepares work papers, financial statements, and various reports for federal and state agencies as well as for internal accounting.
  • Conducts perpetual on-line auction of surplus assets.
  • Works with Risk Management Administrator to assist in ensuring that asset items are insured to the proper coverage amounts.
  • Provides backup for other accounting functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public agency financial management including general and governmental accounting, auditing, capital asset, and reporting functions as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Information technology hardware and software related to financial systems.
  • Principles and practices of statistical analysis and research.
  • Methods and techniques of effective technical, administrative, and financial recordkeeping, report preparation, and presentation.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including those regarding public agency financial operations.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and oral speaking skills.

Ability to:

  • Examine and verify financial documents, reports, and transactions.
  • Analyze, post, balance and reconcile financial data, ledgers and accounts.
  • 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.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and be sensitive to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies.
  • Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, City staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
  • Prepare clear and concise technical, administrative and financial reports.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, and concise tables, schedules, summaries, and other materials in statistical and narrative form.
  • Establish and maintain various data collection, recordkeeping, tracking, filing, and reporting systems.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in a concise manner and make recommendations on strategies to resolve issues.
  • Properly interpret, ensure compliance with, and make recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations and policies.
  • Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality in maintaining critical and sensitive information, records, and reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job qualifies.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible accounting experience with an emphasis in general ledger, governmental or capital asset accounting.
  • Experience in a public sector agency is desirable.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver’s license.


Please submit: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) resume, and (3) the employment application (

All documents may be submitted electronically by e-mail to or fax to 678-297-6041. 

If you are mailing your submission, send all documents to Kathy Bott, Human Resources Manager, City of Alpharetta, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. 

The position is “Open Until Filled” and may be closed at any time without prior notice.

  • Finance

  • Full-time

Hours per week:
  • 40+

  • Open

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E-Verify: In accordance with state and federal law, this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. In order to determine whether Form I-9 documentation is valid, this employer uses E-Verify’s photo screening tool to match the photograph appearing on some permanent resident and employment authorization cards with the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) photograph. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants or to re-verify current employees and may not limit or influence the choice of documents presented for use on the Form I-9.

 If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

Employer ID: 95319

Authorized On: 01/29/2008