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Accountant III

Company: Oakland County
Location: Waterford
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Under direction, maintains and oversees the maintenance and accuracy of a variety of complex accounting functions including the preparation of accounting books and their subsidiary financial records, special departmental or Countywide fiscal accounts, as well as their data processing applications. Provides technical expertise for unusual accounting problems, arranges special auditing programs and ensures compliance with appropriate federal and state laws. Prepares financial and statistical reports summarizing account transactions and calculating costs for budget statements and cost analysis. Analyzes existing accounting systems and assists in the design and implementation of revised accounting systems to improve efficiency and accuracy. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
  1. Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field with a minimum of 16 semester hours in accounting.

  2. Have had three (3) years of full-time professional accounting work experience.

NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the degree areas listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

  1. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.

  2. Successfully complete the six month probationary period.


Work History

You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.

College Transcripts

If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org/members.html). This documentation must be attached to your application if you are certifying you have an education higher than high school/GED. NOTE: This section is used for TRANSCRIPTS ONLY. Other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc are prohibited and will not be reviewed. If a job offer is made, an official transcript will be required.

Applications may be rejected if:

  • A level of education can't be verified, i.e. no transcripts attached, or don't indicate the degree awarded or the date conferred.
  • Stated years of related experience can't be verified within the work experience section of the application, i.e. not enough information provided, insufficient work history, inapplicable experience attributed to work history.
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity.

Keywords: Oakland County, Waterford , Accountant III, Other , Waterford, Michigan

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