CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON
NATURE OF WORK:
Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the accountant performs a wide variety of
financial and accounting activities such as job costing/project management accounting, grant
accounting, fixed asset accounting, payroll and related legal reporting, employee benefits
coordination, sales tax reporting & analysis, completion and filing of periodic tax returns, review
and posting of cash and treasurer check transactions, and audit of petty cash funds. This
individual must be able to work under time pressure to meet deadlines, be flexible and willing to
do other tasks when needed, and have the ability to work without direct supervision. The
individual must also exercise a considerable amount of judgment.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty
satisfactorily to reduce the risk of loss to city assets. This includes knowledge of city, state and
federal laws and procedures governing public sector payroll and reporting requirements.
Takes responsibility for the accuracy of the job costing/project management accounting system.
Maintains the computerized job costing system.
Takes responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the fixed asset system. Maintains the
fixed asset database; including review of transactions, data input, and tagging of applicable
Takes responsibility for the accuracy and timeliness of the payroll system. Maintains the
computerized payroll system and individual master file for each employee. Processes employee
personnel action forms initiated by the personnel director; adding new employees to the system;
changing rates of pay; and maintaining the annual system changes.
Executes the mid-month draw and month end payroll process that includes but is not
limited to, receiving, processing, and inputting timesheets; generating and reconciling
monthly payroll reports; preparing and s