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Accountant IV - Cash Administrator

Company: City of St. Paul
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

General Duty Statement Performs highly responsible professional accounting work involving the planning, organizing and supervising of a departmental accounting function. Performs related duties as required. Information specific to this position:
The current vacancy is a Cash Administrator role in the Treasury division of the Office of Financial Services. This work directs the citywide cash, credit card and banking activities for the City, and management of the Infor Cash Book module, financial policy training and development, supporting the City's investment activities, and bank reconciliation processes. Cash Management:
Ensures timely and accurate processing of citywide cash receipts and disbursements including wire transfers, ACH, accounts receivable, and other electronic payments.
Recommends, implements, and maintains cash management policies and procedures, including citywide cash handling training.
Monitors, analyzes, and reports on citywide cash operations, manages bank accounts, and collateral requirements on a daily basis.
Develops and implements new systems and sub-systems, especially related to electronic payments, and merchant card credit card processing systems, citywide.
Prepares and analyzes the daily cash working papers and monitors cash flows for city and component units.
Reconciles bank accounts in partnership with Financial Services Accounting division by notifying departments of open items and researching and resolving discrepancies.
Ensures proper segregation of duties and risk management controls.
Facilitates the RFP process for all Banking Services, and develops and maintains positive banking relationships with vendors.
Coordinates State Auditor activities as they relate to Cash Operations and implement recommendations as required.
Assists with the city investment activities including processing trades and monthly reconciliation of investment management system.
Technology:
Oversees system testing, upgrades and implementations as the citywide Infor Cash Book module owner.
Manages the monthly close of Cash Book module as part of system wide month end process.
Provides business support services for Cash Book users, troubleshoots system errors, develops solutions, and coordinates with internal stakeholders and external service providers to find solutions.
Develops and maintains interfaces between city finance systems and external data sources.
Recommends study of cost saving technologies and business process changes as it relates to the acceleration of cash collections and the efficient payment activities of the city.
Training and Development:
Directs technical supervision over Treasury staff and other cash handlers.
Collaborates with department managers to train staff and oversee cash handling and management of city funds.
Establishes relationships with Treasury and Cash Management associations to enhance utilization of best practices.
Investigates new technologies and practices to enhance the city's cash management and banking-related services and make recommendations for change.
Attends industry seminars and workshops to learn and implement best practices.
Stays current on laws and regulations relating to cash management and banking by using industry journals and networking.
Establishes performance metrics consistent with industry standards.
Recommends space and equipment changes to enhance operation efficiencies.
Creates strategic planning for cash and banking activities to improve processes while creating efficiencies.
The City of Saint Paul offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, retirement contributions and paid time off. The eligible list created from this assessment will also be used to fill Accountant IV positions as they become available in various departments within the City. Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Accountant IV job description. The City of Saint Paul's mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul. Requirements College graduation with a major in accounting or equivalent and six years' experience in accounting, at least two years of which must have been as an Accountant III or equivalent. (No substitution for education.) Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with municipal finance and banking activities
Familiarity with Infor ERP system, Sympro Investment management, and/or other government software systems By Closing Date, you MUST Submit a City of Saint Paul online application, including answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire.
Upload or submit the following required document via the online application system, mail, in person, email, or fax. (Zip files and web links will not be accepted. Each uploaded attachment is limited to 10MB.)
A resume
First time applying online? Read our How to Apply Online Guide. Selection Process Information Assessment: Qualifications Rating The Qualifications Rating is an assessment of your completed application, resume, and answers to the Supplemental Questionnaire. Be as specific and detailed as possible in completing your application and questionnaire. You must submit your completed application and supplemental questionnaire by the application deadline. GENERAL INFORMATION: Open Job Posting: This posting is open to anyone who meets the position requirements. Eligible Lists: Eligible lists typically are created from a pass/fail assessment. Those who pass the assessment will be placed on an eligible list for approximately six months. Hiring Managers may interview/hire anyone from the list. Final Selection Process: You must receive a score of 75% or higher to pass the assessment and be considered for the position. Those who pass will be placed on an eligible list and all will be notified of their status. A Hiring Manager will consider those applicants eligible for hire. You will be notified if you are invited to participate in the final selection process which may include an interview, job simulation, work sample submission, or other evaluation method. Condition of Employment: This position requires a credit check, and a background check which may include criminal history, and employment history as a condition of employment. Some positions may require a drug test. Candidates will be required to submit proof of education to Human Resources upon conditional job offer. The City of Saint Paul encourages individuals to apply for positions regardless of criminal history. Human Resources Contact Information:
Liz Staberg at 651-266-6534
200 City Hall Annex
25 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Fax: 651-266-6490
E-mail: jobs@stpaul.gov To refer back to this information, we recommend you print this job posting before you apply. For technical assistance regarding the online application, please call 1-855-524-5627 during regular business hours. Veteran's Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to receive Veteran's preference in accordance with MN Statute 197.455, you must submit a photocopy of your DD214 preferably at time of application. Click here for more information. The City of Saint Paul is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Note: Include on all job postings. Working Title: Cash Manager
Official Title: Accountant IV
The City of Saint Paul offers a competitive benefits package for many eligible positions. Benefits vary with each position and the collective bargaining agreement. Benefits may include:City Paid Benefits Health Insurance Vacation/Holidays Sick Leave Life Insurance Subsidized Metro Bus Pass Deferred Compensation Retirement ProgramOptional Benefits Dental Flexible Spending Accounts Disability Insurance Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Long Term Care Insurance For a detailed overview, visit General Benefits.

Keywords: City of St. Paul, St. Paul , Accountant IV - Cash Administrator, Accounting, Auditing , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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