City of Ypsilanti
  • 16-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fiscal Services
  • Ypsilanti, MI, USA
  • 21.517
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, dental, and vision insurance, Short-Term Disability, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off


GENERAL SUMMARY
This is an advanced full-time position involving processing the accounts payable; reviewing Treasurer Division's
daily transaction report, serve as back-up for payroll and other accounting functions. This position will assist the
accounting and assessing divisions of the Finance Department and perform other duties as assigned. Work
includes specific and detailed tracking procedures and knowledge of accounting principles. Work is reviewed by
the Accounting Supervisor for accuracy and completeness. Position reports to the Accounting Supervisor and
Finance Director.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Collects cash transactions for the City or other taxing units for taxes, special assessments, fees, permits
and other city revenues
- Balances tax collections to the general ledger
- Performs all aspects of Personal Property tax
- Processes tax collection paperwork
- Prepares receipts; balances daily receipts to daily totals; deposits cash to local bank and maintains
related records
- Assists in all aspects of the tax deferment program
- Notify departments of NSF checks needing collection
- Maintains parking permits
- Maintains quarterly census report
- Assists the Assessor's and Accounting Office
- Assist with Board of Review
- Reconcile Bank Accounts
- Prepare Fire and Police Investment Monthly report
- Manage Account receivable outstanding bills
- Types and files documents, general correspondence and invoices
- Assists coworkers, departments and citizens, over the counter or by telephone, in completing related
work activity and processes
- Maintains records in accordance with departmental policy and generally accepted accounting principles
- Maintains and processes bankruptcy paperwork
- May assist in fiscal year audit
- May assist in preparing tax roll and delinquent roll
- Performs expenditure reclassifications as needed
- Performs monthly/daily journal entries and reports as needed
- Performs related work as assigned by the Finance Director/Treasurer, within the general knowledge,
skills and abilities set forth
- Perform other related duties as assigned the Finance Director/Treasurer

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business or a related field from an accredited college or university and three
years of work experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide the
following knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Knowledge of basic accounting practices and principles
- Knowledge of City purchasing procedures
- Knowledge of basic business correspondence, English and grammar
- Knowledge of computer data entry procedures
- Knowledge of municipal revenue/expenditure fund system
- Knowledge of reconciling general ledger accounts
- Knowledge of the basic structure of the taxing units to explain tax levies, geographical boundaries and
similar items.
- Knowledge of basic governmental funds
- Proficiency with computers for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, 10 key calculator,
photocopier, facsimile machine and typewriter
- Ability to properly adjust accounts to properly post as provided in departmental policy
- Ability to organize schedules to provide for bill payments within specific time limit
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, municipal
and county officials and the general public

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands characterized here, epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform
the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: walk and
stoop or kneel. Frequently, the employee is required to sit, stand or get up and down. It is crucial to the outcome
of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands
and arms extensively.
The employee in this classification will be required to frequently lift objects of up to 10 pounds in weight.
Occasionally the employee will have to lift/move objects of up to 25 pounds in weight. Vision requirements for
this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The employee works in a climate-controlled office environment with a moderate noise level.

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