Accountant II

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Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:


This is advanced and specialized professional accounting work.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its lack of supervisory duties and by its emphasis on technical knowledge and advanced professional accounting skills.


This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower-level duties may be required.


Prepares varied financial reports including monthly financial statements, tax reports and budget information.  Prepares financial reports for various organizations including local, state and federal agencies.

May maintain general ledger.  Controls financial transaction input to the accounting and information system.

Provides continual account analysis to ensure accuracy of the accounting methods used and to support management decision making.

Establishes and maintains job costs files, ensuring requests are appropriate from a budgetary standpoint.  Assists in preparing cost allocations and cost studies.

Prepares various account schedules as required for year-end activity.

Monitors accounting related provisions of contracts and inventory procedures and controls.

Oversees maintenance of revenue and appropriation records.

Assists internal and external auditors during audits of assigned responsibility areas.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, economics or other related disciplines; and two (2) years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.



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