Bonneville County
  • 03-Mar-2017 to 02-May-2017 (MST)
  • Clerk's Office
  • Idaho Falls, ID, USA
  • Full Time

March 3, 2017

TO:  To All interested persons                                                                                                

Bonneville County is now accepting applications for the following position:

Position:               Senior Accountant

Starting Salary:    Depends on Experience

Work Hours:        40 hours a week

Closing Date:        Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Performs a variety of professional level accounting, administrative, and management duties to assist the County Clerk in managing the fiscal operations of the County including, but not limited to budget administration and analyses, financial and statistical accounting, auditing, payroll, as well as perform related work as required.


Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Clerk/Auditor/Recorder.


Provides supervision to personnel assigned to the Clerk/Auditor/Recorder as needed.


Assists in establishing and maintaining effective accounting and financial information systems; developing effective fiscal policies, procedures and controls; maintaining accurate detailed financial records; establishing and maintaining an asset management system.  Supervises the preparation and submission of various financial reports as required by federal or state law in accordance with governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting practices.

Provides financial information and advice to departments and assists with preparations of annual budget requests; reviews department budget requests with the Clerk and the Board of County Commissioners; assists with the preparation of the annual county budget by researching and analyzing financial information and projecting anticipated revenues and expenditures; provides information, answers questions and assists with presentation of the annual budget at budget hearings as directed; monitors the opening and modification of the budget for compliance with legal requirements; monitors revenues and expenditures to insure that they are applied to the proper accounts; monitors budget utilization and cash flow and advises the Clerk of potential problems.

Assists the Clerk in calculating property tax levy rates and providing property valuation information to taxing districts within the county for use in setting their annual budgets and property tax levy rates; responds to inquiries from taxing districts regarding property valuation and regulations regarding setting of tax levies; reviews information submitted by taxing districts to insure accuracy and compliance with state law; submits levy rates for all taxing districts to the County Treasurer and State Tax Commission.

Assists with hiring and training of personnel assigned to the accounting and recording offices; assists with the administration and management of other operations of the Clerk's Office as directed; makes recommendations and provides assistance to departments in establishing appropriate procedures and controls for receiving, processing and recording of cash receipts and other financial transactions; and provides training as requested or directed in use of county accounting and financial information systems.

Insures compliance with federal and state financial record keeping and reporting requirements, bidding requirements, public records and open meeting requirements.

Monitors payroll operations to ensure the compliance with federal and state tax withholding and reporting requirements; and federal and state record keeping requirements.

Performs internal audits as directed to insure proper accounting for public funds; assists the Clerk and outside auditors in completion of annual external audit and preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report.

Assists with monitoring and accounting of grant funds and other special funds; monitors utilization of self-funded health insurance and worker's compensation insurance and recommends proper funding levels to meet current and projected expenditures and provide adequate rate stabilization reserves.

Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with County policies, procedures, and safety practices.

Works with the liability insurance carrier in processing of Tort Claims for damages against the County.

Performs related duties as required.


  1. Educations and Experience:

        A.Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in accounting, business finance or a related field;


      B. Four (4) years of progressively responsible work in accounting and financial administration or a related field;


         C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.


  1. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of financial administration and management principles and practices; generally accepted accounting principles as established by AICPA and GASB; professional accounting standards and ethics; current tax laws and financial reporting requirements; accounting, payroll and financial information management systems; internal and external auditing and control principles and methods; principles and methods for development of effective operating budgets; tools and methods for analyzing financial information; general business administration and management principles and practices.  Preferred knowledge of local government fund accounting and budgeting regulations; county property tax levy processes; and laws affecting public meetings, records, and bidding processes.

Skill in operation of a personal computer and use of accounting and financial information systems and software; and Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.

Ability to understand and apply complex standards, laws and regulations regarding financial record keeping and reporting; develop and recommend effective fiscal policies, controls and procedures; prepare and administer an annual budget for department and County wide; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; apply various tools and methods to analyze financial information and perform complex mathematical calculations to project trends, prepare and present financial reports, charts, graphs, and presentations; apply guided problem solving methods; establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of public officials, department heads, coworkers, outside agencies and the public; follow written and oral instructions; meet deadlines.


  1. Special Qualifications:

        Proficient in advanced spreadsheet and data base application software

        Driver's license is required

        Knowledge and familiarity with implementation of financial software programs is desired but not               required

        CPA or Master's Degree in Accounting preferred but not required

  1. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and speaking, and sufficient strength and agility to lift up to 30 pounds. Hearing, seeing and common eye, hand, finger dexterity utilized.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.  Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.





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