Adams County Fire Rescue is currently seeking Finance and Accounting Associate to join our teamoriented organization. We are a small organization where our employees live by our values: WE ARE ACFR: Wellness, Empowerment, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Attitude, Communication, Family and Recognition.

The Finance and Accounting Associate shall oversee and manage the day-to-day aspects of the District’s accounting and budgetary functions; provide guidance on short and long term budgetary and accounting matters to the District Board and Fire Chief as well as oversee the District’s annual audit. This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a small team focused on serving the community.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary powers, duties and general responsibilities of the Finance and Accounting Associate include, but are not limited to:

  1. Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance including, but not limited to, evaluating, developing, maintaining, and continually improving the District’s financial and accounting, which systems and resources are essential to the District’s provision of services to the citizens and property within its jurisdiction.
  2. Compiles and analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital to summarize, interpret, and project the District’s financial position for management and the District Board.
  3. As the primary accountant within the District, is responsible for administration, development, direction, and appropriate records of the following accounting functions – including but not limited to:
    a. Purchasing processes including order/invoice verification
    b. Financial statement summary preparation and copy distribution
    c. Budget and expenditure analysis and reporting
    d. Pension Fund information and accounts processing as appropriate
    e. Monthly financials statements
    f. Reconcile bank statements
  4. Prepare a fixed assets report according to the requirements of Governmental Accounting Practices. Perform ongoing data entry for fixed asset inventory, adding and deleting as necessary.
  5. Responsible for ACH and wire transfers between accounts and banks.
  6. Provide backup support for accounts payable and receivable responsibilities.
  7. Responsible for EMS and other deposits, including but not limited to file transfers and account reconciliation.
  8. Responsible for prevention and wildland deployment deposits and related accounting functions.
  9. Track property Adams and Denver County and other revenue sources.
  10. Responsible for annual pension contributions.
  11. Verify funding of volunteer pension.
  12. Responsible for annual SWAC pension grant application.
  13. Ensure District loan payments and other obligations are met.
  14. Provide all appropriate forms and documentation to the County Treasurer’ Offices, or other required government agencies, and integrate appropriate related information into the accounting functions of the District.
  15. Participate as the District’s primary representative in the preparation and achievement of the annual audit and function closely the District and the auditor in the finalization of the audit function.
  16. Initiate, lead, and participate in the development of the annual budget including but not limited to the following areas:
    a. Receive, compile, and enter budget information using automated or appropriate software
    b. Generate budget reports to the District while under development and at completion
    c. Prepare, forward, and appropriately file budget reports with all appropriate governmental agencies
    d. Maintain compliance with all internal and external schedules and procedures for each phase of the budgetary process.
  17. Attend Board meetings as directed by the Fire Chief or the Board of Directors.
  18. Prepare, coordinate, or assure the preparation of all Board Meeting related items including but not limited to:
    a. Financial Reports
    b. Assist the Fire Chief in the preparation of Board Packets for the meetings as appropriate
    c. Special financial reports as necessary to provide the Board of Directors adequate to make appropriate financial decisions on behalf of the District.
  19. Maintain and assure appropriate levels confidentiality in all District matters.
  20. Establish and maintain positive, effective working relations with coworkers, the Fire Chief, the Board, the public, the business community, and other governmental agencies
  21. Consistently demonstrate positive, effective communication skills with the District Board, Fire Chief, employees, and volunteers, other public and private individual and agencies, and the community.
  22. Demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to collect, integrate, analyze, and use data and information, and compare and evaluate possible actions or courses of conduct based upon such analysis.
  23. Ability to work in a safe manner, maintain a professional appearance, and positively represent the District at all times.
  24. Ability to schedule and prioritize multiple projects, and effectively manage time.
  25. Exercise and demonstrate initiative and innovation on matters within area of responsibility; and
  26. Perform other duties and assignments as directed by the Fire Chief.

Mandatory Qualifications and Certifications

  1. Possess (or obtain within 30 days of employment) and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver’s license, with a satisfactory driving record.
  2. Formal training in general accounting with a minimum of an bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or similar field of study.
  3. Five years of progressive experience in a majority of general accounting functions including budgeting and record keeping.
  4. Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language at a level adequate to perform the duties of the position.

Desired Qualifications

  1. General accounting experience within a Colorado Special District.
  2. Experience in government budgeting, finance or research.
  3. Experience in Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  4. Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards and Financial Accounting Standards; and
  5. Knowledge of Special District laws, regulations, functions, and procedures.

Working Environment/Physical Requirements

This position typically requires work in an office and other similar inside work areas.

  1. This position will involve sedentary, administrative work in an office environment;
  2. Must possess the ability to lift items in excess of twenty-five (25) pounds;
  3. This position requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping/bending, lifting, squatting, pushing, pulling, reaching over head, reaching away from body and repetitive motion;
  4. This position demands frequent use of sensory activities such as talking, seeing, and hearing;
  5. This position will involve periods of high mental and/or emotional stress; and
  6. Position requires close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities. Specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the District. The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $100,000 depending on experience. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and pension. Please send resume and cover letter to Position will remain open until filled.

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