Accountant Lead-Finance & Administration/Financial Accounting-Business Type

City of Memphis Memphis, TN
Job Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the direction of the Deputy Comptroller-Accounting and is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting (internal and external) related to assigned funds. Provides guidance and assistance to staff including planning assignments, monitoring progress, and reviewing work of assigned accounting staff. Performs reconciliation functions necessary for the maintenance of the accounting system and recommends modification of procedures on systems. Compiles, analyzes, and prepares financial information for proper general ledger accounts and sub-systems entries. Verifies postings of transactions to the general ledger system, including transactions from other systems. Assists external auditors with annual audit and prepares financial reports for internal and external use (including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit Report). Makes adjusting and closing entries and audits journal entries prepared by other departments for accuracy and sufficiency of funds. Enters actual and budget transactions to the accounting system and provides financial information and reports using automated accounting system. Reconciles general ledger account balances and records month-end and year-end transactions.


1. May assist internal auditors with various audits.

2. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned

Typical Qualifications

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Primarily desk work. Requires the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing with management, staff and external auditors. Requires the ability to use general office equipment, such as personal computers, calculators and telephones.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in an office environment which involves contact with staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field and four (4) years experience in accounting or finance with two (2) of the four (4) years in a supervisory/lead capacity; or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Knowledge of Word and Excel software required. Governmental, non-profit or grant accounting experience preferred. Experience in use of an automated accounting system preferred.

Special Requirements

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at

Division: Finance & Administration

Service Center: Financial Accounting-Business Type Activities

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