Tuesday , March 21 2023

City of Loveland Hiring – Accountant

City of Loveland


General Purpose:

Performs a variety of professional accounting work, requires discretion and application of government and general accounting theory relating to one or more of the following functions: financial analysis, auditing and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports. Provide information to staff related to accounting practices and procedures, general ledger account reconciliation, prepare year-end audit reports and schedules, assist with preparing annual comprehensive financial report (ACFR), assist in preparing long range financial planning for all funds, perform and reconcile physical inventory, maintain fixed asset records, track and reconcile Federal and State grants.

The salary range for this position is $53,300.00- $82,700.00 per year with a hiring range of $53,300.00 – $68,000.00, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will close to applicants on: Monday, 10/17/22 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.

Our accounting group is supportive of each other, no matter what your job title is, if someone needs help, we all pitch in!


Month and Year End Closing

Perform month and year-end closing. Verify all cash receipts, journal entries and system updates and funds are in balance. Posts required journal entries.

Bank Reconciliation

Prepare monthly bank reconciliation. Check accounts, review for accuracy and compare to bank records all transactions affecting cash. Include postings from system modules. Reconcile and produce monthly list of outstanding accounts payable checks. Monitor return check activity. Prepare adjusting journal entries to properly record all activity in regard to cash. Research all outstanding items and make appropriate journal entries.

Financial Analysis

Maintain accounting files. Assure interface accuracy between the general ledger and other subsidiary modules. Interpret and assure compliance with laws, rules, regulations & standards. Perform month end and year end analysis of funds, financial statements and department data.

Financial Reporting

Prepare financial reports, budgets, general ledger account balances, revenues and expenditures. Assist in annual audit process. Prepare and analyze year-end financial statements. Review, reconcile, compile and evaluate accounting records and prepare year-end audit work for funds. Interact with external auditors.

Department Liaison

Provide assistance to departments in all areas of accounting,. Provide professional advice, resolve difficult accounting problems and answer concerns. Collaborate and share knowledge with staff including the use of financial computer modules. Financial report creation.

Fixed Assets/Inventory

Maintain accurate fixed asset accounting records according to accepted standards. Perform asset inventory. Prepare fixed asset schedules and depreciation.

Capital Projects:

Design, maintain, track and report capital projects. Set up projects, maintain and reconcile project cost reports. Assist project managers with financial information. Complete complex analysis of restricted cash accounts based on financial activities to prepare necessary inter-fund transfers.


Performs special financial research projects. Evaluate financial systems, develop accounting and operational process improvements along with other challenging assignments and changes. Maintain current knowledge of other accounting procedures. Establish and maintain effective communications. Analyzes complex financial data and extracts and defines relevant information. Interpret data for others.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Comprehensive and working knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and practices of governmental accounting. Knowledge and/or work experience with computerized accounting system and computers. Communicate effectively. Familiarity with modern office management practices. Interoperate data. Work with little or no direct supervision. Strong skills with spreadsheets. Knowledge to learn and create queries. Knowledge of fixed asset reporting, Federal and State grant management processes, and payroll processing and taxes.

Qualifications-Education & Experience:


Degree Type: Bachelors Degree (BA, BS, BBA) Major: Accounting Required: Yes

Work Experience

Directly Related: Knowledge and/or experience with a computerized accounting system(s) and software required. Three (3) years professional experience in governmental accounting desired. Governmental accounting courses included in curriculum preferred.

Level of Physical Effort:

Light to moderate physical effort that includes frequent standing or walking or maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks. Frequently works with light objects and light hand tools.

Physical Working Environment:

Exposure to routine office noise and equipment.

Minimal exposure to hazards typically found in general office environments where there is rarely to no exposure to injury or accident.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)

Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)

Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave

Flexible spending including Dependent Care

Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage

Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match

Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program

Voluntary 529 College Invest program

Personal and Professional Development opportunities

Discounted recreation passes

Employee recognition program

Exceptional work-life balance

Market based pay & regular performance reviews

Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Loveland job descriptions are designed to describe the general nature and level of work necessary to perform well in the job; they are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and qualifications. The City of Loveland job descriptions may be updated periodically, and additional activities, duties or responsibilities may be assigned by management as deemed appropriate.

A criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.




Knowledge and/or experience with a computerized accounting system(s) and software.


Governmental accounting courses included in curriculum.

3 years: Professional experience in governmental accounting.

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