Accountant I

  • Full Time
  • MN

City of St. Paul

$50,793.60 – $71,635.20 Annually
Saint Paul, MN
Job Type
Full Time
Public Works
Job Number
7/26/2021 4:30 PM Central

General Duty StatementPerforms entry level professional accounting work in the preparation and maintenance of ledgers and reports; and performs related duties as required.

Information about the current opening:
The current opening is in the Accounting section of the Public Works Department, located in downtown Saint Paul (25 West 4th Street, City Hall Annex Building).

The eligible list created form this assessment will be used to fill Accountant I positions in other City departments as they become available.


  1. Records financial transactions in journals and ledgers for use in preparing trial balances and individual fund statements.
  2. Verifies and audits figures, prepares reports and other financial information, and makes analysis of reports.
  3. Assists higher level accountants in maintaining departmental accounting systems, compiling, and preparing budget and financial reports and statements, monitoring budget control accounts, and analyzing revenues and expenditures.
  4. Maintains and monitors accounts receivable or account payable records by verifying account status with transaction records. Analyzes transactions for accuracy and compliance to procedures, identifying variances and making corrections. Follow up with delinquent accounts receivable procedures and prepares related financial reports and records.
  5. Assists higher level accountants or managers with the preparation of the annual financial report or independent audit.
  6. Prepares financial statements and periodic financial reports including monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  7. Analyze, monitor, and update various project costs within a fund.

Essential Functions are the functions that the individual holding the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation. The Essential Functions for this position are identified in the Supplemental Information section of the Accountant I Job Description

The City of Saint Paul’s mission is to integrate equity and inclusion into how we approach all our work. Our vision is to be committed to building an equitable and inclusive city that will shift culture in city processes and policies, eliminate structural inequities, and ensure timely and relevant access to services, resources, support, and opportunity to every person in Saint Paul.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a closely related field and 16 quarter credits or 11 semester credits in accounting courses. (No substitution for education.)

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