City of RochesterBuffalo 14211
Full Time
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City of Rochester
Full Time 18) semester credit per week 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

Employees in this accounting position are responsible for the maintenance and analysis of accounts and the preparation of financial reports. Direct supervision is received with an allowance for the exercise of independent judgment in accordance with established objectives, policies and procedures. Work is performed using both automated and manual accounting systems. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of clerical personnel. Related work is performed as required.

This is a Competitive Class position.  The individual selected to fill this vacancy will be given a provisional appointment and will be required to participate in the next Civil Service Examination for this title.
 A qualified applicant may be provisionally appointed and serve in the position until a Civil Service Examination is administered and an appropriate eligible list can be established to make a permanent appointment in accordance with the Civil Service Rule of Three.  (See  "" Provisional Appointment - FAQ's) If you are already a City employee and have permanent, competitive status in your current position and appointment to this title would result in a provisional appointment in another department, you will lose your previous permanent competitive rights.

Typical Work Activities
  • Maintains general records of accounts including general and subsidiary ledgers, making adjustments or entries and preparing financial summaries;
  • Develops and updates financial reports using personal computer software such as spreadsheet and database programs;
  • Confers, in person and in writing, with internal accounting and clerical personnel, departments, municipalities and businesses relative to accounting matters;
  • Prepares, independently, standard or specialized financial reports;
  • Verifies claim vouchers for payment;
  • Advises others as requested regarding automated financial systems, according to established accounting procedures;
  • Integrates and reconciles manual records with automated accounting systems;
  • Sets up accounting systems to ensure compliance with federal regulations and state requirements for grant accounting and reporting;
  • Takes trial balances;
  • Instructs others on methods for routine posting, filing and related accounting activities.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or G.E.D.; PLUS, EITHER:

A) Bachelor's degree in Accounting; OR

B) Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field with a minimum of eighteen (18) semester credit hours in accounting, PLUS one (1) year experience in accounting and/or auditing. OR

C) Associate's degree [or completion of sixty (60) college semester credit hours] which includes a minimum of eighteen (18) semester credits in accounting, PLUS two (2) years of experience in accounting and/or auditing.

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.