Accounting Technician II - Community Planning and Development

  • City and County of Denver
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Planning and Development

Job Description

About Our Job

Employment Requirement:
City employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All persons offered a position will be required to provide valid proof of vaccination prior to starting employment. Refer to the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Mandate Candidate Q&A for additional information.

BUILDING COMMUNITY: Denver Community Planning and Development is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building. CPD regulates planning, zoning, development and maintenance of private property in Denver. We're working hard to make Denver a great place to live, work and play! Visit DenverGov.org/CPD.

Interested? At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top of this posting and/or visit www.denvergov.org/jobs

The City and County of Denver's Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Finance and Accounting work group as a full-time Accounting Technician II.

Working in the cashier's office the Accounting Technician II will perform centralized revenue collection, cashiering and posting of funds for various city departments and agencies. All related documents must be analyzed for accuracy and completeness. All policies and procedures must be adhered to before acceptance and processing. This position also performs reconciliation of funds and prepares deposits while adhering to cash handling requirements set by the city's Office of the Controller, the State of Colorado and other entities that govern accounting practices and procedures. This individual will perform full paraprofessional accounting work, maintaining a full set of financial records. This includes but is not limited to summarizing accounting data and preparing financial reports, preparation and processing of documents and forms in accordance with various office processes, internal billing, daily and month end reports.

Key responsibilities may include:
  • Performing a variety of accounting transactions, which include preparing, maintaining, and verifying records such as journals, ledgers, logs, trial balances, balance sheets, and statements, complying and tabulating balances for records, coding data according to set accounting procedures, and ensuring accuracy and compliance of financial transactions
  • Working with stakeholders both internal and external to the city to respond to general inquires, providing general information and assistance. Providing specialized assistance with regard to CPD business and accounting information and transactions, which include the status of accounts, payments, issuance of checks, and available balances
  • Posting subsidiary ledgers into the general ledger and providing summaries of increases/decreases in assets, liabilities, capital, income, or expense. Adjusting accounting records by posting corrected figures into journals, ledgers, and/or related reports and closing ledgers
  • Reconciling account balances and ledgers to a variety of Controller's Office reports, interdepartmental reports, and/or governmental reports, performing analysis to identify problems with reconciliation, and making corrections. Identifying and reconciling discrepancies between records and accounting systems, compiling supporting documentation, and creating records of corrective action
  • Receiving and preparing revenue deposits from other city departments/agencies/divisions or outside entities doing business with the City and County of Denver. The successful candidate will also reconcile cash and credit statements, prepare bank deposit slips, allocate funds to appropriate accounts, verify deposits with bank statements, ensure cashiers and terminals are sufficiently funded, and record financial information in accounting systems
  • Processing invoices for payment of goods and services, verifying contract rates and terms, working with stakeholders to ensure timeliness and accuracy of payments, and recording inventory of new capital equipment and fixed assets
  • Tracking and maintaining various ledgers, registers, and journals in accordance with established fiscal policies and procedures. Preparing daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year end reports summarizing financial activities to be submitted to federal, state, or other governmental entities within prescribed formats
  • Reviewing routine accounting transactions, documents, and financial calculations to ensure accuracy of records and data, and ensure compliance with fiscal rules, policies, and procedures
  • Preparing and assisting with the preparation of accounting reports, statements, and documents, which includes gathering and organizing information and data. Prepares reports that define financial information used internally by other City agencies and/or the state or federal government
  • Referring debtors to a collection agency and recommends temporary suspension of contractor licenses in relation to such debt


Work schedule is Monday through Friday with varying hours between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

About You

Our ideal candidate will thrive on providing excellent customer service for our external and internal customers. They must have a keen eye for details, ensuring accuracy is a top priority.

In addition, our ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Cash handling experience
  • Previous experience in the hotel or hospitality industry
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team/strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability and willingness to provide Notary Public service for internal customers preferred, but not required


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate
  • Experience: Three (3) years of experience performing financial recordkeeping, reconciliation of accounting discrepancies, and making journal and ledger entries
  • Licensures/Certification(s): None
  • Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements


Please include a cover letter and resume in a single PDF with your application.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CV2359 Accounting Technician II
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Position Type
Unlimited

Position Salary Range
$19.31 - $28.97

Starting Pay
$18.94 - $23.67/hour based on experience and education

Agency
Community Planning & Development

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