Accounting Specialist - Revenue F/T

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on July 21, 2021
General Definition of Work

Performs intermediate technical work processing various tax and other revenue payments, performs daily cash reconciliation, reconciles accounts, performs collection procedures on delinquent accounts,  maintains and prepares a variety of records and financial reports, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Accounting Supervisor.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions
Receives and invoices tax payments for real estate, meals & lodging, and motor vehicles; processes credit card payments; issues receipts for payment; posts payments to accounts.
Maintains citizen confidence related to tax matters by keeping information confidential.
Receives receipts and accounts for a variety of revenues.
Verifies daily cash receipts; oversees the daily cash reconciliation process and prepares the daily bank deposits; reconciles associated accounts.
Verifies and settles electronic payment batches and uploads files to accounting software.
Responds to customer and citizen inquiries in person, over email and the telephone; researches and resolves all inquiries/concerns; provides financial guidance and assists other departments with general revenue activities.
Processes Town insurance claims for auto and property damages.
Maintains and prepares a variety of budgetary and revenue related files; prepares accounting, fiscal, statistical and narrative reports.
Verifies general fund revenue payments for accuracy; assists in the delinquent account collection process; assists in the audit process; compiles data for schedules.
Maintains records and transactions for Town cemetery.  Responds to citizen requests about the cemetery.
Assists in processing and billing of business license renewals; assists with new business applications as needed.
Attends training as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of general accepted governmental accounting principles and procedures;
Considerable knowledge of tax revenue policies, practices and procedures; general knowledge of accounting terminology and methods;
Thorough knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment; ability to make arithmetical computations quickly and accurately;
Ability to post accounts with speed and accuracy; ability to efficiently operate a variety of office machines;
Ability to operate personal computer including knowledge of applicable software packages;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors and the general public.

Education and Experience

Associate's degree in Business Administration or Accounting and considerable experience in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess excellent customer service, analytical, time management and communication skills.  Possess related experience and the ability to work independently with the ability to adhere to tight deadlines

Special Requirements

Requires a fidelity bond
Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as a satisfactory driving record.
NaviLine training within six months.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires reaching with hands and arms  and  occasionally  requires  standing,  walking,  pushing  or  pulling  and  lifting;  work  has  standard  vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

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Town of Blacksburg

Blacksburg , VA