Accountant II – Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity
- Philadelphia, PA
A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.
What We Offer:
Impact - The work you do here matters to millions.
Growth - Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?
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Benefits - We care about your well being.
The Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) provides leadership on issues of economic justice by advancing racial equity and inclusive growth to ensure that all Philadelphians share in the city’s prosperous future and by alleviating the immediate impact of poverty on individuals, families and communities. CEO is Philadelphia’s Community Action Agency (CAA); CAAs are private or public agencies created by the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act and federally designated to receive Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.
CEO’s Guiding Principles
- We believe city government has the responsibility to provide opportunities to and promote the well-being of all citizens while representing their best interests.
- We believe the people of Philadelphia deserve the opportunity to live happy, healthy, and full lives.
- We believe people can offer meaningful insights into both their personal experiences and how the systems around them function.
- We believe poverty is a systemic issue and city government can lead in dismantling the barriers that often prevent opportunities.
- Dignity: How we treat the community we serve is reflective of how we treat each other.
- Inclusivity: People at all levels of CEO are invited to participate in every way.
- Persistence: When we get discouraged, we find ways to lift each other up and push forward.
- Accountability: We are transparent and honest about our plans, our actions, and our results.
- Honesty: We create a safe space without judgment to have healthy and honest dialogue about systems, people and misconceptions.
The purpose of this position is to provide accounting services such as formulating budgets, monitoring spending, prepare internal and external reports for various CEO grants.
- Perform various fiscal support services for all agency grants.
- Process all agency invoices and various payment requests using the City’s accounting system.
- Update and maintain the inventory database.
- Process G/L expenditure transactions.
- Record all grant activity (budgets, revenue and expenditures) in Accufund.
- Prepare monthly petty cash and bank reconciliations.
- Assist with Fiscal monitoring on selected sub-recipients.
- Work on requested special projects as necessary.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field from an accredited college or university
- Minimum of five years of accounting experience (Government Accounting preferred)
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong knowledge of GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles)
- Knowledge of FAMIS, ADPICS and Accufund preferred
- Advanced knowledge and expertise of Excel, Word and Access
- Solid problem-solving ability and proactiveness
- Must be detail oriented, highly organized, analytical, and proactive
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to effectively comprehend and execute processes
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to tackle multiple projects within tight timeframes and deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Office 365
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference list with your application. Applications without all documents will not be considered.
Did you know?
- We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
- Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount program (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
- We offer comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
- Our wellness program offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
- Employees receive paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
- Generous retirement savings options are available
Successful candidate must be a city of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to email@example.com. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx
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