Accounting Technician - Community Planning And Development

City Of Denver Denver , CO 80208

Posted 4 months ago

About Our Job

This job application will close on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:59 pm. Please apply as soon as possible in order to be considered.

At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver.Denver's Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planningand ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department's three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections. Learn more about how we're "BUILDING COMMUNITY" at and

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/jobs

The City and County of Denver's Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly skilled individual to fill our Accounting Technician II position in our Finance and Accounting work group.

This individual will perform a variety of administrative and technical level accounting activities requiring detailed knowledge of finance and accounting functions. The responsibilities will include record keeping and reporting in support of accounts receivable, accounts payable, permits, licensing, revenue and cash management.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Performs intricate accounting transactions, which include preparing specialized reports, auditing records, performing three way match exceptions for invoices (vouchers, purchase orders, and receipts), research incorrectly processed paperwork, working with client groups to reconcile discrepancies and assist with technical issues, researching variances, tracking and verifying expenditures, and ensure accuracy and compliance of financial transactions.

  • Works with stakeholders both internal and external to the City, responds to inquiries, provides complex information and technical assistance regarding accounting information and transactions, which includes the status of accounts, payments, issuance of checks, and available balances.

  • Examines and reviews complex accounting and accounts receivable records and reports to ensure accuracy of fiscal documents and reports regarding invoices, payments, contract rates and terms, vendor licensing, internal billing and reimbursements, and property taxes.

  • Processes invoices and tracks expenditures to support the procurement of goods and services, matches documents and invoices with contract rates and terms, and ensures accounts are properly coded and funds are available for payments.

  • Creates and sets-up new vendors files within financial systems, makes changes to existing vendor files based on contract terms and agreements, and ensures that vendors meet legal requirements for contractual services.

  • Processes and releases property liens and property taxes and prepares associated reports and transactions with financial systems.

  • Ensures compliance and consistency with fiscal rules and regulations, identifies inaccuracies, reconciles discrepancies, and recommends corrective action within scope of work.

  • Researches variances in financial reports and statements to determine probable causes and recommends corrective actions.

  • Prepares, maintains, and assists professional accountants with accounting records and reports, which includes journals, ledgers, trail balances, balance sheets, income statements, and profit and loss statements.

  • Receives and prepares revenue deposits from divisions or branches, reconciles cash and credit statements, prepares bank deposit slips, allocates funds to appropriate accounts, verifies deposits with bank statements, ensures cashiers and terminals are adequately funded, records financial information in accounting systems, and prepares reports.

  • Prepares and assists professional accountants with the preparation of complex and specialized accounting reports, statements, and documents, which includes gathering and organizing information and data.

  • Assists internal customers with supplies and purchase requests, ensuring compliance with Fiscal Accountability Rules and departmental budget restraints. Responsible for problem solving technology issues and ensuring issue resolution.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

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

About You

Our ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrates ability to process invoices with a high degree of accuracy

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and good analytical skills

  • Excellent data entry and problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Efficiently demonstrates excellent time and work management skills

  • Works well under pressure and able to multitask

  • Problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes

  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized

  • Self-motivated and motivated to help others

  • Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers

  • Dependable and can maintain confidentiality

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.

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

About Everything Else

Job Profile

CV2359 Accounting Technician II

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Position Salary Range

$19.31 - $28.19

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Community Planning & Development

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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Accounting Technician - Community Planning And Development

City Of Denver