Accounting Analyst - City of Wilson

  • The City of Wilson is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Accounting Analyst position within Finance.  See below for details.  A full job description and application process can be found at:


    Position: Accounting Analyst

    Department: Finance

    Salary Grade: 19

    Salary: $45,326.97 – $72,831.38

    Application Deadline: Continuous until filled
    Posting Date: 01/31/18

    Join Team Wilson as an Accounting Analyst for a rewarding opportunity to connect with our community and provide excellent customer service. The City of Wilson is progressive and innovative with a budget of over $234 million and employs over 750 employees that provide a high level of services throughout the community in a fiscally responsible manner. The Financial Services Department, Accounting Division seeks a highly motivated, innovative, financial professional to perform complex technical and analytical accounting work in support of the City’s accounting functions. 

    Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

    • Reviews, analyzes, and reconciles monthly bank statements for all city bank accounts to general ledger.

    • Designs and conducts an effective internal audit process of programs and internal controls of procedures to test for compliance and accuracy; provides assurance that proper controls are in place to help detect fraud and inappropriate operations; develops plan of correction and tests results to ensure follow through on all identified audit finds.

    • Performs all back-up duties for payroll function to include: calculating payroll, withholdings and deductions, and transmission of direct deposits; preparing and reconciling all reports for tax withholdings; preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to include W-2s; and provides support to help resolve complex payroll problems and exercises analytical skills when addressing payroll issues.

    • Performs all backup duties for cash function, including the completion of the month-end close process.

    • Assists with annual budget by collecting and preparing estimates and projections related to personnel costs.

    • Participates in year end and audit preparation process; prepares complex journal entries and calculations; reconciles and balances general ledger accounts; prepares data for the external auditors for annual audit; reviews all financial output thoroughly for accuracy and completeness of general ledger accounts and entries; assists in the annual CAFR preparation.

    • Performs all other related duties as assigned. 

    Minimum Requirements: Applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business related field. Prior experience in a comparable accounting position is required, usually associated with three to five years of experience in areas of bank account reconciliation, internal auditing, and payroll processing and reporting, preferably in governmental accounting setting. Verifiable history of positive attendance and punctuality, and the ability to be bonded is required.

    Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, accounting, and budgeting

    • Knowledge of payroll laws, principles and practices, including federal and state tax withholdings

    • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies

    • Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs, plus high level knowledge of, and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

    • Skill in oral and written communication to provide the highest level customer service and to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers

    • Skill in analyzing data and problem solving, plus accuracy and attention to detail

    • Ability to organize and prioritize when faced with multiple requests or demands, and take initiative to be self-motivated to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines

    Working Environment/Physical Demands:

    • The work is performed in a standard office environment and involves light physical demands; majority of work is using computer and involves sitting for extended periods of time.

    • Infrequent overtime may be required during certain times of the year to meet work demands.