SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF 
COURT ACCOUNTANT I
SALARY GRADE 17: $21.95 (Hourly Rate)
Unclassified Position in the Superior Court Administrator's Office
(Current Vacancy in Business Services)
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

 
** THIS IS A TEMPORARY FULL-TIME (40 hours per week) NON-BENEFIT ELIGIBLE POSITION **
 
The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accountant I.

Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction.  The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety.   After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

Position Overview:
Provides general accounting services for the court.

Essential Duties:
  • Assists in maintaining financial records and ensuring that financial transactions are properly recorded.
  • Ensures the accuracy of entries to ledger accounts and reconciles subsidiary ledger accounts to the general ledger.
  • Compiles financial data to aid more senior accountants in the preparation of balance sheets and financial reports. Assists in analyzing current costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses.
  • Reviews and enters invoices, purchase orders, payment vouchers, and similar records of transactions in an automated financial/accounting system.  Posts adjusting entries. Sort incoming garnishment requests, disburses funds from garnishment reports, and groups disbursements from attorneys.
  • Performs a range of accounting duties related to fiscal analysis including the examination, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation and verification of financial records. Receives, counts, verifies, batches, and records cash receipts; prepares and posts deposits; researches discrepancies; researches and processes dishonored and escheatment checks and makes appropriate adjustments and entries as necessary.
  • Maintains customer records and information; posts billings and processes invoices. Maintains tax records; processes claims and recalculates taxes; prepares correspondence. Verifies, modifies, and reconciles accounts receivables from the courts; records and refunds bonds.
  • Compiles and processes data for assigned unit. Verifies travel reimbursements. Verifies and transmits information from claim forms; completes related reports. Provides deposit information for monthly reports.
  • Responds to customer inquiries via phone and email. Assists vendors and county personnel as required

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requires knowledge of cash handling and banking procedures. Governmental Accounting Procedures (GAP). Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). General office practices, procedures, equipment, and technology.

Requires skill in using spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, financial management, and other software. Keyboarding and data entry. Organizing and prioritizing work. Maintaining accurate records. Applying accounting procedures and principles in carrying out a variety of accounting tasks.

Recording, analyzing, and verifying accounting transactions. Building sustainable working relationships with other County personnel, officials, and the public. Communicating effectively with coworkers, supervisor, and the public. Generating enthusiasm and support for program objectives.


Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, public administration, or related field required; and at least one year of accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensing Requirements:
None required.

Physical Requirements:
Work is typically performed in an office-like environment. May work in high conflict situations and with difficult, sometimes dangerous parties.  Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Performance Metrics:
Factor 1: Decision-Making
Operational: In carrying out the process, there is a choice as to what and how operations will be completed.

Factor 2: Complexity
Patterned: Studies information to determine what it means and how it fits together in order to get practical solutions.

Factor 3: Purpose of Contact
Detect, Secure or Advise: Purpose is to detect, discover, expose information, problems, violations or failures by interviewing or investigating.

Factor 4: Line/Staff Authority
Individual Contributor: No supervisory accountability.

 


This job description indicates, in general, the nature and level of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, or responsibilities. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Superior Court of Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Applicants may request a copy of the County’s EEOP Utilization Report by contacting Superior Court Human Resources at sca.hr@fultoncountyga.gov.

 

Department: Business Services
This is a non-management position
This is a temporary position
Salary grade: 17: $21.95 (Hourly Rate)
Closing date: Open Until Filled

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