Town of Hudson is currently recruiting for qualified applicants for an Accounting Technician

Why work at the Town of Hudson?

  • See your work make an impact on the community.
  • Our close knit workplace puts an emphasis on work life balance.
  • We provide opportunities for cross training, career growth, and employee development.
  • We offer competitive pay and benefits including holiday bonus, up to 100% employer paid healthcare premiums, and retirement plan match.

THE OPPORTUNITY
The Accounting Technician performs a complex variety of assigned accounting functions including but not limited to payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax filing, and financial reporting. The Accounting Technician assists with records management under the direction of the Town Manager in accordance with the regulations of State Archives.

JOB SUMMARY

  • Plans, organizes, and reviews general procedures of fiscal management including accounting, budgetary control, revenue collection, special assessments, investment programs, purchasing, and budget preparation.
  • Processes bi-weekly payroll, including benefit deductions and withholdings transmittals; ensures timely, accurate, and compliant processing.
  • Completes financial reporting and monitoring of all grants.
  • Responsible for various financial compliance reporting including IRS, federal regulations, state requirements, bond covenants, arbitrage, etc.; implements accounting methods to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB); manage the annual financial audit of the Town’s records and transactions.
  • Completes tax filings and reporting including 941 quarterly reporting and annual W-2 & 1099 processing.
  • Reviews State sales taxes reports.
  • Prepares comprehensive annual financial report. Works with Town Administration to prepare annual financial report. Prepares biweekly and monthly financial reporting of Account Payable, Accounts Receivable, GL Codes by Department.
  • Assists Town Manager with preparing annual budgets and supplemental appropriations. Reviews expenditures and budget appropriations; makes adjustments resulting from budget revisions; prepares reports that serve as a basis for budget requests; analyzes cost of operations; develops annual and long-range budgets; Coordinates draft budget preparation process with Town Manager, department heads and preparer; coordinates Council-directed updates with Town Manager & preparer.
  • Administers risk management program in coordination with HR; responsible for reporting and communications, compliance plans, audits, workers’ compensation reporting tax and insurance records, and coordinating the administration of the Town’s liability insurance and workers compensation.
  • Processes invoices for utility service fees and charges.
  • Completes daily financial deposits.
  • Issues and maintains records of revenue from taxes, user fees, and other service charges.
  • Manages technology property inventory and checkout for phones, computers, tablets, etc.
  • Answer phones and directs calls appropriately; serves as information resource for public contacts and inquiries.
  • Assists with maintenance of Town records in coordination with the Town Clerk, sales tax receipts, other wage-related tax records, bank records, etc. in accordance with the regulations of State Archives.
  • Coordinate activities with the Clerk, front office staff, citizens, businesses, organizations or groups to make efficient use of resources.
  • Attends Town Council meetings as required.
  • Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of the current trends of the field.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible related accounting experience; professional, municipal accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent; Associate's Degree or higher preferred
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License
  • Must be able to handle complex decisions appropriately
  • Must understand funds-based accounting
  • Intermediate to Advanced skill with Microsoft Office Suite products including word processing software and spreadsheet software
  • Intermediate to Advanced skill with financial accounting software; previous experience with Caselle, Xpress Bill Pay, online tax reporting systems (IRS, CDOR), online benefits reporting systems (FPPA, 457b, etc.) highly desired
  • High level of discretion and ability to keep information confidential
  • Must be a Notary Public or able to obtain certification within six months of hire
  • Must be bonded or bondable with six (6) weeks of hire
  • Prior experience working within the public sector and general public preferred
  • Understanding and successful track record in municipal finance including responsibility for fiscal planning; budget preparation, management and reporting; internal controls; debt service management; revenue forecasting; investments; accounts payable/receivable; business incentives; business negotiations; audit coordination; sales tax; payroll and purchasing preferred
  • Knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices; knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications; knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning; knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of GAAFR, GAAP and GASB a plus
  • Basic foundational knowledge of and experience with office records management a plus
  • Certification as a Public Financial Officer preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of electronic data processing principles, practices, and equipment
  • Ability to analyze a variety of fiscal problems and make recommendations
  • Ability to operate general office equipment such as copy machines, printers, telephones and voice mail systems, fax machines and calculator
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to proofread documents and knowledge of the use of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Excellent time management; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply the Hudson Municipal Ordinances
  • Excellent internal and external customer service skills
  • Ability to interact in a courteous manner with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to use and apply technology including new software programs
  • Critical thinking skills and ability to solve problems

WHAT OUR ORGANIZATION IS PROVIDING

  • Expected hiring range of $50,000 - $56,000 annually
  • Competitive wages and annual holiday discretionary bonus
  • Comprehensive health insurance with generous employer contribution
    • Choice of Anthem PPO and HSA Medical plans
    • Guardian Dental
    • Guardian Vision
  • Employer paid life insurance, short term disability, and long term disability
  • Paid time off
  • Ten paid holidays
  • 457 deferred compensation retirement plan

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Open Until Filled

All Town of Hudson employees are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen as a condition of employment.

Town of Hudson provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Town of Hudson complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Town of Hudson will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants for failing to disclose wage history in accordance with applicable law.

Town of Hudson expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Town of Hudson employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.