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Salt Lake City Corporation ACCOUNTANT III - AIRPORT in Salt Lake City, Utah


We are looking for an ACCOUNTANT III to perform accounting duties of a complex nature requiring advanced knowledge and competency in accounting principles and practices. The employee will work with broad discretion and independent judgment to complete detailed assignments of a varied, diverse and difficult nature.

Work assignments in this role will vary from general to highly complex, including specialized or general analysis in one or more accounting functions: Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cost Accounting, Asset Management, Capital Expenditures or General Accounting. The employee will also analyze journal vouchers, accounting classifications and other accounting/financial statements, records and reports. Prepare balance sheets, make adjustments and close entries, prepare financial reports, statements, inventory, receipts and disbursements, compute and distribute labor, material and overhead costs; review, audit and maintain journal entries and accounting ledgers, reconcile, and analyze cost account ledgers.

Salt Lake City is one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play. Maintaining that reputation as well as implementing new progressive solutions for sustainable growth, means that we need the best people working here. We’re looking for civic minded individuals who want meaningful work that will directly impact the city that we all love. When you join us, you will have the security and peace of mind that comes from a career in local government. We pride ourselves on our dedication to gender pay equity and a friendly and respectful atmosphere for all. Submit an application and see for yourself why Salt Lake City Corp. is the best place to work!

We choose only the very best to work for the residents of this great city — and we reward our hardworking employees with a generous benefits package.

  • Medical + HSA or Flex Account

  • Medical Premium is only $9.79 biweekly for single coverage and $29.38 biweekly for a family coverage

  • Paid time off

  • 12 vacation days + 11 paid holidays + 5 paid personal days

  • Six weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to 4k dollars a year

  • Pension or 401K with 10% of salary contributed by the city, no match required

  • Dedicated Wellness Clinic for employees and their families

  • Discounted Auto/Home/and Pet Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Training and Development


  • Designs and implements new formats, programs or procedures, and revises existing ones, to improve application and process for accounting, budgeting and the preparation of financial statements and reports.

  • Maintains both general and special ledgers of the divisional receipts and expenditures. Computes and bills specialized accounts, and initiates collection procedures on delinquencies. Conducts internal audits and prepares reports which support budget requests.

  • Provides input for, and assists in, annual budget preparation. Prepares periodic closing statements and various reports for management and outside agencies. Develops and completes annual financial reports.

  • Audits concessionaires and other agencies with which the city has contracted agreements. May submit billings to such agencies.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Accounting plusfour to eight years of related work experience. Education and work experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.

  • Ability to apply professional judgment in the application of standard and advanced accounting techniques and principles, make accurate mathematical calculations, and operate a 10-key calculator.

  • May require knowledge of the specific laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial operation of the City and experience in municipal accounting/auditing.

  • Basic typing skills and knowledge of personal computer operation, including proficiency with office software applications such as MS Word and Excel.

  • Ability tocommunicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions.

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Must be bondable at standard rates.

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Requisition ID2019-4370


Minimum SalaryUSD $25.40/Hr.

Maximum SalaryUSD $34.66/Hr.

Post End Date10/7/2019

LocationUS-UT-Salt Lake City