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City of Tacoma WA Accountant in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

Accountants perform a variety of routine professional accounting duties related to funds, assets, and grant accounting, payroll, budgets, treasury or special projects accounting; analyze a variety of financial documents for completeness and accuracy as well as prepare and process financial documents related to the accounting process of the assigned department or function; prepare reports and analysis as required.

WHY WORK FOR THE CITY? Leave behind negative notions of government work; they couldn't be further from the truth. Working for the government is an enriching opportunity to work with people who are passionate about making a real, tangible difference. You'll be surrounded by innovative leaders working on a variety of issues during this formative time in Tacoma's development. By working with us, you can play a part in shaping the future of Tacoma.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family; paid holidays and personal time off; participation in Tacoma's Public Employees' Retirement System and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities.

For more information on the City of Tacoma's benefit package feel free to explore City of Tacoma Benefits.


An equivalent combination to: a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration or related field, and at least one year of professional accounting experience, preferably including training or experience in governmental accounting, or regulatory accounting.

Additional years of experience may substitute for up to two years of education.

LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend a minimum of one hour entering the required information. While completing the application and answering the supplemental questions please be sure to save your work every 20 minutes to ensure that your information is not lost. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement. All interested individuals shouldattach a resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to the position. If applicable, scan and attach your DD-214 proof of military discharge form.

Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for this position in order to be evaluated further. Please answer all questions completely. Information provided in the supplemental questions will be evaluated to determine placement on an eligible list. Applicants must attain a passing score in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration.

Appointment is subject to passing a background check. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and the Local 483. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, questions regarding this job announcement, or if you are experiencing complications while applying, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 by 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement. This will allow us to assist you before the job announcement closes.

Salary: $30.71 - $37.34 Hourly

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Classified

Department: Finance

Job Number: 0508-20

Division: Finance

Closing: 11/30/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400