Accounting Assistant (Accounting Assistant II)

  • 111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Johnson County's Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development hasup to 2full-time open positions for a Accounting Assistant (Accounting Assistant II) which assists with the fiscal operations of the department andthe CDBG program. We review applications after Friday, January 14.

  • Reviews, reconciles, compiles, tracks, and processes accounting transactions involving cash, receipts, invoices, requisitions, vouchers, journal entries, expense reports, and other similar items for approval; using established guidelines, analyzes and evaluates revenues or expenditures of a department fund or budget unit to determine the maximum allowable reimbursement or claim and reports information; researches and corrects accounting errors and discrepancies to ensure accurate accounting.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing with internal and external contacts in order to resolve discrepancies and exchange or update information; explains rules, regulations, and policies regarding fiscal programs to staff to ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures.
  • Prepares standard and customized reports, such as summaries of balances, cost information, and other reports; assists with processing fiscal period opening/closing transactions; assists in the preparation of complex documents such as financial statements and/or annual department budget by compiling and summarizing financial or statistical data for management use; prepares cost, staffing, and utilization analysis.
  • Maintains and updates files; gathers and collates records to compile information. Conducts tasks associated with payroll processing such as verifies timesheets, finds, researches, and provides resolution to payroll discrepancies; completes and verifies data entry; distributes paychecks; provides information and answers questions from staff regarding payroll issues; maintains attendance and leave tracking records; acts as department/agency workgroup functional representative in data management systems and provides training to new users; coordinates Family and Medical Leave according to policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent and two years in bookkeeping, accounting, or administrative functions involving record keeping or related area are required.

Associate's degree in Accounting or related field is preferred. Prior experience working withCDBG and/or HUD specific grant and computer systems is strongly desired.

Experiencecan substitute for education. Education can substitute for experience.

Driving Status

Occasional (less than 5%)


Management, Administrative, Technology, and Financial Services

Job Address

111 S Cherry St, Olathe, Kansas 66061 United States View Map