Staff Accountant – City of Port Washington

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    Emily Blakeslee

    Reporting directly to the Finance Director/Treasurer, the Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting with daily banking activities, cash receipting, accounts payable and receivable processing, monthly account reconciliations and journal entries, and other general financial reporting activities. Additionally, the Staff Accountant will be responsible for performing all functions related to bi-monthly water billing.
    •Oversees annual tax collection and daily deposit reconciliation
    •Assists in year-end close including year-end audit; ensures processes and financial record keeping are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    •Participates in the annual budgeting process and collaborates with the City’s department and division leaders to meet deadlines and make recommendations
    •Performs monthly analysis and reconciliations for various general ledger accounts
    •Analyzes financial data to identify trends, recognize problems, and recommend improvements; provides feedback and recommendations for procedures and processes to strengthen internal controls

    What does it take to succeed in this role? We’re looking for a motivated individual with excellent attention to detail and a willingness to learn. You should also have:
    •Associates degree in Accounting or equivalent experience
    •Two (2) or more years of experience in a broad-based accounting related position, municipal/public sector experience preferred
    •Valid Wisconsin driver’s license is required
    •Previous experience with ClearGov budgeting software and Civic/Caselle Connect software is preferred

    The City of Port Washington offers an excellent benefits package, including inclusion in the state WRS pension plan, and ample opportunities for professional development. The starting salary range is $51,252.00 to $60,221.00 +/- DOQ.

    Please email your resume to Emily Blakeslee at or visit us at to apply!

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