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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT - listed January 29, 2021


Anchorage Health Department



Job Description

Human Resources Department
632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 605
Anchorage, AK 99501
JOB #2021-06338
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (2 Vacancies) - Range 14 / AMEA

An Equal Opportunity Employer
$29.05 - $37.15 Hourly $2,324.00 - $2,972.00 Biweekly $5,035.33 - $6,439.33 Monthly $60,424.00 - $77,272.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 01/22/21
CLOSING DATE: 02/02/21
Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee.

This position is represented by the Anchorage Municipal Employee Association (AMEA) and is subject to the provisions of the current agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and the AMEA.

DEPARTMENT: Anchorage Health Department (AHD)
HOURS OF WORK: Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: 825 L Street
This position is responsible for maintaining and monitoring accurate, complex departmental financial records for several funds which AHD exercises direct administrative responsibility. Prepare, reconcile and process various financial documents, payments, obligations and encumbrances for further processing internally or through external Municipal Departments and in compliance with underlying grant, budgetary, legal and other requirements. Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual operating budget and grant reports accurately and timely to ensure compliance with Grant requirements and/or Municipal procedures. Maintain numerous and varied grant files. Assist in the preparation and processing of grant applications, awards, amendments and ensure proper accounting information is identified on submittal of PACE Assembly documents. Maintain and account for state, federal, and other grant award/amendments including grant setups, accounting oversight, reporting, stewardship and grant closeouts. Prepare financial analysis to identify any problems, and recommend solutions to improve operating efficiencies. Prepare audit responses, journal entries, variance analysis, budget transfers, salary and spend plan projection forecasts and ensure all year and deadlines and requirements are met. Respond timely to information requests from program and administrative management personnel as well federal and state agencies staff. Account for departmental asset management. Serve as backup for departmental payroll, timekeeping and other administrative functions as needed. Perform other related duties as assigned.

The Anchorage Health Department (AHD) engages in the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) emergency responses and the federal Incident Command System (ICS). This includes training exercises as part of the AHD's Crisis Health Action Team (CHAT) and municipal Emergency Operations Center (EOC). In the case of a natural or manmade disaster, AHD's employees may be called to engage in emergency operations responses and recovery.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related discipline and two (2) years of professional accounting, payroll, or similar work experience.


A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and two (2) years of professional accounting, payroll, or similar work experience.


Associate's degree in Accounting or a related discipline and four (4) years of professional accounting, payroll, or similar work experience.


High school diploma, GED, or equivalent and six (6) years of professional accounting, payroll, or similar work experience.

• Grant accounting experience in a governmental organization.
• Experience with SAP.
Preference will be given to Anchorage Municipal Employees Association (AMEA) employees. AMEA employees who are successful in the screening process will be forwarded to the Department for consideration prior to any non-AMEA applicants.

The Municipality of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted background check. A background check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

Military Service Interview Preference:
Veterans or who wish to be considered for interview preference as permitted in Municipal Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach to the application a copy of their DD Form 214, DD Form 256, NGB Form 22, or a letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs recognizing the person as a veteran. The attached documentation must show an honorable discharge or general (under honorable conditions) discharge. The minimum qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

Individuals currently serving as a member in good standing in the National Guard or the organized military reserves who wish to be considered for interview preference as permitted in Municipal Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach proof of current service to the application. Proof of current service can be shown by submission of a statement of service which, at a minimum, shows full name, date of birth, Social Security Number, date service began, branch of service, rank, name of command providing the information, and unit of assignment. The statement of service must be on a form or letterhead of the individual’s command organization and show the name, signature, title and contact information for the signer providing the statement of service. The minimum qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

The Municipality of Anchorage is an employer of National Service. Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion.

Application Process:
Once applicants click the "Apply" link underneath the header section of a vacancy announcement, applicants will be directed to the website to log into their existing account (or to create an account) of their application profile. Applicants will create or review their profile, make any updates necessary, and submit their application from their personal account. Note: The GovernmentJobs website and applicant's profile accounts are not administered by the Municipality of Anchorage. For technical assistance or customer service regarding an account profile, applicants may contact the GovernmentJobs customer support line at 1-855-524-5627.

For general questions regarding Municipal vacancy announcements or the employment process with the Municipality of Anchorage, applicants may contact the Human Resources Department at (907) 343-4447 during regular business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Alaska Standard Time.

The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

For information regarding requests for reasonable accommodations related to employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Municipality of Anchorage ADA Coordinator at (907) 343-4571.

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