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Finance Specialist

Category: Other
The Town Of Newport Is Seeking A Full-time Finance Specialist Who Is Able To Perform Difficult Paraprofessional Accounting Functions For The Finance Operations In The Town. An Employee In This Class Is Responsible For A Variety Of Paraprofessional Accounting Tasks Including Handling Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, And Performing Related Fiscal Duties. Work Includes Creating A Variety Of Payroll Reports And Paying Payroll Vendors, Assisting With Budgetary Line Item Tracking, Preparation Of Various Records And Reports, Dealing With The Public On A Variety Of Financial Issues, Backing Up Other Staff, And Related Accounting Duties. Work Is Performed Under Regular Supervision And Is Evaluated Through Observation, Conferences, Review Of Work, And Audit Of The Records By An External Auditor. An Employee In This Position Processes Accounts Payable And Checks For Paying Bills And Invoices; Enters Approved Invoices Into The Fiscal Data Base; Generates And Distributes Checks; Maintains Accounts Payable Records And Files; Establishes And Maintains Vendor Files; Communicates With Vendors On Invoices And Payments; Obtains W-9s And Issues 1099s; Issues Purchase Orders To Departments. Monitors Department Line Items And Notifies Departments When Funds Are Insufficient For Encumbrances. Processes Time Sheets; Reconciles And Enters Time Into Payroll Data Base In Time Categories; Enters Bi-weekly And Monthly Payroll; Prints Check Advice And Distributes To Employees; Prepares And Distributes A Variety Of Taxes And Benefits Reports; Runs And Reviews Edit Lists And Makes Changes And Adjustments As Needed; Uploads File To Bank For Direct Deposit. Prepares Various And Miscellaneous Invoices; Processes Accounts Receivable And Enters Into The Data Base; Assists Customers Who Are Making Payments; Receives And Verifies Reports And Deposits For Various Payments, Taxes, Etc.; Resolves Discrepancies. Troubleshoots And Corrects Financial Software Issues; Arranges For Technical Assistance From The Technology Vendor When Needed; Participates In Evaluation Of New Software. Places Surplus Property On GovDeaIs. Provides Assistance And Back Up As Needed; Assists With Annual Audit As Needed. Desirable Education And Experience: Graduation From A Two Year College With An Associate's Degree In Accounting And Experience In An Automated Fiscal Accounting Environment, Preferably In The Public Sector; Or An Equivalent Combination Of Education Or Experience. Starting Salary Is Dependent On Education And Experience. The Town Offers A Generous Benefits Package Including Membership In The North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System; 5% 401(k) Contribution With No Match Required; 100% Employee-only Paid Health, Dental, Life, Disability And Vision Insurance; Paid Holidays, Vacation Days, And Sick Days Annually. If Interested, Please Submit A Cover Letter With At Least Four References, To For Application.
Employer: Town of Newport
Expires: 4/20/2023