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Accountant - Office of Budget & Finance At Hennepin County

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job Description

The Office of Budget and Finance is seeking an entry-level Accountant who will perform general accounting duties using PeopleSoft Financials.

Effective January 5, 2020, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range.



Location and hours:
This position is located in the Hennepin County Government Center, 300 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487. Work hours will typically be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

About the position type:
This position is a full-time, benefit earning position.

In this position, you will:
  • Prepare a wide variety of financial schedules, reports and work papers.
  • Prepare and process accurate journal entries and other system transactions; audit transactions to verify compliance with policies.
  • Perform routine reconciliation and analysis of various general ledger accounts such as suspense, allocated cost, interfund, and receivable accounts.
  • Provide excellent customer service and back-up assistance to coworkers and departments needing ad hoc support for routine communications and tasks.
  • Provide basic work direction and training to employees engaged in paraprofessional or clerical accounting activities.

Need to have:
  • One of the following:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, business administration with an emphasis in accounting, finance, and/or another related area.
    • Four or more years of professional accounting experience.

Nice to have:
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and PeopleSoft Financials or a similar electronic financial system.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ability to:
    • Handle multiple priorities with minimal direction.
    • Communicate well both verbally and in writing.
    • Meet deadlines and produce accurate work in a fast-paced office environment.

About the department:
The Office of Budget & Finance works hard to ensure sound credit conditions, working capital, and overall financial health within Hennepin County by supporting strategic objectives through leveraging technology, effective management of financial and human resource systems and services, as well as Hennepin County's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and inclusion.

About Hennepin County:
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals - that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.