• Accountant II - Limited Term

    Job ID
    Position Type
    Hiring Pay/Range
    $24.21 - $29.05
    Closing Date
    Reporting Location : Location
    US-CO-Fort Collins
  • Overview

    The Larimer County Finance Department is looking for a limited-term Accountant II. We are looking for a skilled accountant to serve as supplemental accounting support for the Finance department during the implementation of a new financial system. We anticipate needing this position until around June 30, 2021. The person in this limited-term position will provide support by maintaining responsibility for assigned funds and various tasks, including reconciliations, reviewing transactions for accuracy and making adjusting journal entries as needed.  The primary functions for this group are financial reporting, preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures and Financial Awards (SEFA) and overseeing the management of the County’s capital assets.


    We anticipate that this position will work a minimum of 30 hours per week, with the potential to work 40 hours per week.


    We offer the ability to flex your schedule along with the option to work from home one day per week.  This position offers full benefits.  Click here to view information on Larimer County's Benefits.

    If you are an individual fluent in generally accepted accounting principles and possess exceptional interpersonal skills, we want to hear from you!


    This job might be for you if:

    • You understand the importance of accurate and useful financial information
    • You believe that providing outstanding customer service is important
    • You are proactive in researching and problem solving
    • You pay close attention to detail
    • You look for ways to increase efficiencies and keep an open mind when presented with innovative ideas
    • You are adaptable to a changing environment based on demands of implementing a new financial system
    • You work well individually and as part of a team


    Skills/Experience Needed

    • Ability to reconcile accounting transactions, balance sheet activity and prepare adjusting journal entries as necessary
    • Ability to read, interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and federal and state grant reporting requirements, including Uniform Grant Guidance
    • Maintains accounting files by reviewing and analyzing a verity of accounting transactions for accuracy and propriety
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Assist in preparation of financial statements
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including preparing letters and reports for various audiences
    • An intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including the use of basic formulas


    Click here to see the full job description.



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
    • Three years of relevant experience 


    An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.


    All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed.


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