Accountant (Court Program Specialist II )JACKSON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT
All applicants must complete an application to be considered - those submitting resumes only
will not be considered.
Circuit Court Of Jackson County, Missouri
Posting No.: 2018155
Position Title: Accountant (Court Program Specialist ) Position No.: 8377
Department: Court Administrator's Office - Budget
Work Location: 415 East 12th Street - Kansas City MO
Work Hours: 7:30 am 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday
Salary: State Paid Position - Non-exempt Grade S 21 - $1386.50 Semi-monthly
Salary Range For Internal/Rehire Applicants: $1386.50 - $2035.50 Semi-monthly
CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW (The internal application for promotion/transfer may be obtained on
the HR ICON on Lotus Notes) Employment Specialist: Gail Cox. Applicants for clerical positions which require skill
testing must be tested for consideration. ALL CURRENT EMPLOYEES APPLYING FOR THESE POSITIONS MUST
SUBMIT AN INTERNAL APPLICATION FORM TO HUMAN RESOURCES.
Applications must be received by Human Resources no later than 05:00 PM on 07/25/2018
GENERAL DUTIES AND EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Perform complete and accurate accounting and financial analysis for many aspects of the Court’s budgeting, accounting, and financial
Provide overall support for complete and strong financial and business management to the Court.
Monitor the process for requesting purchases by comparison to approved budget.
Check on compliance with purchasing policy; data enter purchase requests into an integrated financial management system (FMS) and
ensure accuracy of account codes.
develop and improve reporting.
Use FMS, Excel and other financial tools, maximizing the use of software; analyze budget-to-actual expenses and identify and/or
implement opportunities for improvement in budget management.
Compile and audit documents that support payment of vendor invoices; research and resolve; process weekly batches for payment
and authorization, and for vendor checks; research and correct all types of manual and automated problems, such as document
discrepancies, data entry inaccuracies, and system issues.
Prepare budget transfers, inter-departmental billings, and journal entries; monitor cancellations, open documents, and other transactions
done by other departments; prepare many types of inquiries, reconciliations, snapshots, and analysis, using FMS, Excel, and other
Work with the entire procurement-to-payment process, including the other departments that have key roles, to ensure that records are
complete, accurate, and in compliance with policies, principles and external regulations; work with vendors to ensure that accounts are
Maintain cash receipt and disbursement records, ensuring completeness and adherence to internal controls; prepare reports and reconcile
Compile and audit documents to support payments and reimbursement; ensure compliance with related policies.
Document processes, and design forms and reports; participate in work groups and other assignments and activities related to internal
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a directly-related field with an emphasis in Accounting.
One year in an accounting, budgeting, auditing or financial position. Additional experience in related field is preferred.
Experience must include work with large automated accounting systems, Excel, and word processing. Knowledge of the principles,
practices, methods, and techniques of accounting, GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and/or GASB (Government
Accounting Standard Board). Knowledge of financial reporting, budgeting and internal controls.
Knowledge of the operation of related computer technology of both large automated accounting systems and Excel. Ability to apply
knowledge and skills to a range of budgeting, accounting, and reporting, transactions, tasks, discussions, presentations, and related
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain an effective set or system of accounting and reporting tasks and complex records and prepare reports from such
Ability to make work decisions in accordance with organizational policies and processes, and relevant external regulations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. Ability to review, study, and assess a wide range of accounting, financial, and
business documents; in all formats, including verbal and electronic.
Ability to organize and move to completion both routine tasks and special assignments.
Ability to set priorities and manage interruptions.
Ability to work independently and within deadlines with minimal supervision.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
with others. Ability to read handwritten or small printed words and numbers rapidly and accurately.
THE COURT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER