Accounting InternCity of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
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The City of Dubuque has operated under the Council/Manager form of government since 1920. Under this form, legislative responsibility rests with the City Council and administration authority is given to a professional City Manager.
The City Council is responsible for setting overall policies and goals for the City and is comprised of the Mayor and six members who are selected in a non-partisan election for four year terms. The Mayor is the chief elected official and formal representative of the City. The Mayor and two council members are elected atlarge and four council members are elected from one of four wards into which the City's thirty-one square miles are divided. Over twenty boards and commissions are appointed by the council to advise them on a wide range of city issues. The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of city government.
Departments include Airport. Community and Economic Development, Fire, Personnel, Building Safety, Health Services, Water Treatment and Water Pollution Control, Administrative Services, Library, Leisure Services, Planning Services, Police, Public Works and Transportation, Housing Services, Human Rights and Operations and Maintenance. The City of Dubuque employs 549 fulltime employees and has a combined operating and capital budget of $180 million.
DEPARTMENT: Finance HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $12.95
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY: The Accounting Intern will be involved with utility billing services; and reviewing accounts payable; and work with accounts receivable invoices and billing functions. Duties include posting bank data and journal entries; and keeping payroll and other relevant records. Duties may include computing, classifying and recording numerical data; performing any combination or routine calculating, posting and verifying duties; auditing figures, calculations and postings; and performing other duties as required. Duties will also include preparing bank reconciliations and audit work papers. Work performed may involve use of computer, calculator, and adding and bookkeeping machines. The ideal candidate possesses some experience working with a diverse workforce; the ability to follow a management style that is input oriented and values equity, problem solving and the development of partnerships; the ability to work effectively as a member of a team; and the desire to be part of an organization that values service, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork.
- Maintain financial or account records; and inventory records.
- Operate computers or computerized equipment; and office equipment.
- Execute financial transactions.
- Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.
- Compile data or documentation.
- Prepare cash for deposit or disbursement.
- Calculate financial data; and costs of goods or services.
- Collect deposits, payments or fees.
- Monitor financial information.
- Reconcile financial transactions.
- Code data or other information.
- Answer telephones to direct calls or provide information.
- File documents or records.
- Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
- Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
- Active Listening - Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
- Speaking - Talking to others.
- Reading Comprehension
- Oral Expression and Comprehension - Communicating by speaking; listening and understanding what people say.
- Speech Recognition and Clarity - Recognizing spoken words and speaking clearly.
- Customer and Personal Services – This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. Skills using math to solve problems.
- College coursework in accounting, finance, bookkeeping, auditing, business or related fields.
- Experience in customer service;
- Experience working with a team in either a professional or educational setting.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Both internships will begin January 2021 and end in mid-May 2022. Applicants will be expected to be available to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer; and for an average 12 hours per week during the school year.
FLSA (OVERTIME) STATUS: Non-Exempt
The City of Dubuque is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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