Accountant I, Accountant II - City of Lakeland
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
This is professional accounting and administrative position assisting the in the planning, organizing and directing the operations for central fiscal control. Work involves participation in all general accounting activities of the City, requiring a thorough knowledge of governmental and fund accounting principles. Work includes the exercise of considerable judgment in assisting in planning, installing, revising and maintaining accounting procedures and in the preparation of statements and reports. Work requires considerable proficiency with, and the ability to learn and efficiently utilize sophisticated computer application software, including development of customized spreadsheet, reporting, and database applications. Work assignments are received in general form indicating the results desired. Questions relating to major objectives and priority of work are discussed with an administrative superior. Supervision may be exercised over various employees of the unit on specific project assignments. Work is reviewed by a technical or administrative superior for overall standards of performance and accuracy and is also subject to periodic and annual audits.