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Senior Accountant

MOBILE AIRPORT AUTHORITY

JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION

Date Approved:  8/24

Grade:   H

JOB TITLE:              Senior Accountant

REPORTS TO:         Vice President of Finance

FLSA STATUS:        Exempt

JOB SUMMARY

Assists and works with the Vice President of Finance in the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department.  Provides leadership in applying accounting principles, developing, implementing and overseeing quality assurance processes, and providing various management reports.   Provides financial information to management by entering, researching, and analyzing financial data.   

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepare schedules of Balance Sheet accounts needed for adjustments of monthly financial statements based on proper backup documentation to support balances.  Present to Controller for review and posting to general ledger.  Process recurring entries monthly and any accruals needed monthly, invoices, legal fees, payroll, retirement, etc. Present to Controller for review and posting to general ledger.  Prepare amortization schedules for MAA property, liability insurance, etc.  Prepare and present Workers Compensation audit to Municipal Workers Compensation at end of each calendar year.  Prepare 1099’s for accounts payable vendors at end of each calendar year and file 1099’s online to Internal Revenue Service.  Prepare year end schedules and accruals for MAA Year-End audit and assist Controller with additional information upon request.  Review all bank accounts to verify reconciled each month.

Process any outstanding items needed on general fund bank statements for the processing reconciliation.  Assist accounts payable in issues that may arise in processing invoices and payments such as proper coding, outstanding balances in question and vendor questions.  Assist accounts payable and properties with setting up new service and connect existing service for utilities for MAA tenants when needed. Review accounts payable input into MIP before posting.  Once reviewed and approved post to the general ledger so payment may be made for invoices by accounts payable.  Prepare TPA Insurance schedules for proper allocation to companies for posting monthly onto general ledger. Verify and track that Retiree Insurance reimbursements are paid current to MAA. Notify Human Resources regarding retirees that are not current in payment.  Once notification is made to Human Resources, contact retirees to receive past due payments.  Pull information together regarding Budget (now YE 2023) and present to Controller for review.  Prepare schedules and information needed ahead of Audit Year 2023. 

Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.  Secure financial information by ensuring data base backups are completed.  Maintain financial security by following internal controls.  Authorize payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements.  Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.  Ensure compliance with GASB Accounting Standards.  Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.  Prepare special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.  Maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping financial information confidential.  Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.  Guide finance department team members by providing on-the-job training and answering questions.  Contribute to team effort by communicating, collaborating, and building consensus with team members.  Respond promptly and courteously to tenant questions or problems regarding monthly billings.  Maintain current accounts receivable files and correspondence.  Perform other job related duties as requested.    

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Computer, calculator, copier, and office machines.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Good knowledge of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable operations and accounting is required.  Excellent computer skills including Excel and Word are required with experience/knowledge of other accounting systems preferred.  Good oral and written communication skills required.  Strong teamwork, analytical, and interpersonal skills required.

Excellent attention to accuracy and details required.  Must be confidential and have ability to meet deadlines.

Minimum Training and Experience

A college degree, preferably in Accounting is required.  CPA RequiredOther accounting related training and/or certifications a plus.  A minimum of five (5) years of work experience as an Accountant or similar position is required.

Environmental Requirements

Generally, works in an office environment; ability to sit for extended periods of time.

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