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Accountant II

City of Pueblo, CO
Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary : $85,343.64 - $104,243.52 Annually

Location : Pueblo, CO

Job Type: Full-Time (Classified)

Job Number: 2405-4031

Department: Finance

Opening Date: 05/16/2024

Closing Date: 6/6/2024 11:59 PM Mountain


This is a FLSA exempt, professional position under the general direction of the Department Director. This position is responsible for posting and maintaining the City's accounts and other related work as prescribed by the Director.

This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.


Depending on the assigned department, the Accountant II may perform the following duties:
  • Plans, schedules, and directs the work of clerical personnel
  • Supervises the keeping of journals and subsidiary ledgers
  • Posts the general ledger, prepares monthly budget and actual reports statements
  • Reconciles accounts of various funds and General Ledger to Project Reports
  • Makes internal audits of the cash receipts and disbursements
  • Monitors grants for compliance with grant agreements and prepares the related cash draws from the grants
  • Monitors State Revolving Fund Loans for compliance and prepares the related cash draws from the State Revolving Fund Loans, ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local statues, ordinances, and guidelines
  • Reviews grant/ State Revolving Fund Loans fiscal source documents for completeness, accuracy, authorization and application of appropriate matching funds, fees, refunds, collections, taxes, or discounts
  • Responsible for locating and applying for applicable grants
  • Provides information and assistance in preparation of the budget
  • Monitors transactions for budget compliance
  • Responsible for financial reporting, expenditure tracking and payment preparation for capital projects
  • Performs analytical procedures in relation to the accounts of the City , including analyzing data to identify expenditure and revenue trends for long range financial planning
  • Assists departmental personnel and taxpayers or rate payers with matters
  • Prepares special reports or completes special projects
  • Composes correspondence related to department matters
  • Participates in annual review of Wastewater service rates and preparing 20-year financial plans to monitor sufficiency of revenues and Wastewater Rate Model
  • Develops and tracks Cost Recovery Agreements for sanitary sewers
  • Makes wastewater rate adjustments for the Board of Water Works billing

  • May perform the duties of similar classifications of an equal or lower pay grade

  • Must be able to sit for over two hours at a time while performing routine office duties, attending meetings, and traveling
  • Must be able to perform a full range of repetitive motions while performing routine office duties including, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, and manual dexterity
  • Must be able to travel out of town and out of state for meetings, conferences, and other events


This position requires:
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and modern municipal accounting procedures
  • Must be able to analyze accounts and to prepare accounting statements and comprehensive financial reports
  • Requires the ability to effectively plan and supervise accounting and statistical tabulation work
  • Must be able to work successfully with and provide good customer service to supervisors, other City employees, the public, and other agencies and organizations
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Requires excellent analytical abilities


In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, this position requires the following:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration or closely related field
  • Three (3) years of successful accounting experience
  • A valid driver's license at the time of application, and a valid Colorado driver's license within 30 days of employment
    • License restrictions that may hinder your ability to drive on City business, such as an interlock, will be cause for disqualification
    • During the course of employment, a valid license must be maintained, and the employee must notify the City immediately upon changes to the status of their license
The following is highly desirable: Possession of a license as a Certified Public Accountant

The duties in this classification are primarily performed indoors, in a comfortable office environment. The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to meet the physical demands of the job including the ability to retrieve information from various locations in the office when needed. The individual will be frequently exposed to periods of demanding activity and high mental stress. Incumbents must be willing to work additional hours or overtime if required. The incumbent may be required to drive to training events and/or meetings. The position requires a great deal of interpersonal communication with City employees, the public, and outside agencies.

All required licenses and certifications listed above must be maintained throughout the term of employment. Failure to obtain or maintain licenses and certifications may result in demotion or termination.

Due to Federal and State Criminal Justice System access requirements, classifications that access and maintain criminal justice information may also be required, as a condition of employment, to not have been convicted of and/or have pending charges of a felony or misdemeanor crime that would deny or otherwise restrict access to criminal justice information. This requirement applies to all existing City employees as well as external candidates seeking to fill positions that meet the given criteria.


The City of Pueblo offers a very rich benefits packet! Click on the "Benefits" hyperlink at the top of this (online) job posting to view a summary of the benefits associated with this position. For a more comprehensive view on the lush benefits offered by the City, please go to


Please note that the Civil Service Commission may use a Training & Experience (T&E) evaluation of your application to establish an eligibility list for this classification.


The City of Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time classified positions, delivering quality and value to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. From paid holidays and personal holidays to accruing vacation time, City employment lets you plan for your future, stay healthy and maintain a quality work/life balance for you and your family.

As a PERA member, you contribute a percentage of every paycheck to PERA in exchange for a lifetime defined benefit, or pension.

Comprehensive and affordable to meet your health and wellness needs.

The City offers opportunities for professional growth with and potential promotional opportunities and lateral movement within the City. Many employees also enjoy benefits such as The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides important employee support services.

Paid leave and time off are provided for vacation, sick, personal days (2), FMLA, funeral and injury leave.


This position requires a valid driver's license. Do you meet this requirement? (Note: Your application will not be accepted if a copy of this document is not attached)
  • Yes
  • No


This position requires at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration or closely related field. Do you meet this requirement? (Note: Your application will not be accepted if a copy of this document is not attached). Please note that you may redact information that identifies your dates of attendance or graduation.
  • Yes
  • No


Please explain your qualifying education. If your education is not in the required field, please explain to what extent it is related.


This position requires at least three (3) years of successful accounting experience. Indicate your level of qualifying experience.
  • I have no experience
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
  • 3 Years
  • 4 Years
  • 5 Years
  • 6 Years
  • 7 Years
  • 8 Years
  • 9 Years
  • 10 or More Years


Please explain your qualifying experience.


ATTACHMENTS REQUIRED: Your application packet will be considered incomplete and will be rejected if you do not include the appropriate attachments. In particular, it is required that you submit copies of the following items:1. Valid driver's license. We must verify your identity, Pueblo Municipal Code (sec. 6-4-6) requires that you meet the minimum age requirement for this classified position, and this position requires that you have a valid driver's license. 2. Diploma/degree or transcripts (indicating an awarded high school diploma or degree) showing your HIGHEST level of COMPLETED formal education. The submitted copy must have been issued by the educational institution and display:- the institution's name/logo- your name- confirmation that a diploma or degree was awarded3. A Service 2 or Member 4 copy of your DD214 if you wish to claim veteran preference. If you wish to claim veteran preference due to a service-connected disability, please submit a letter from the Veteran's Administration, dated within one year, indicating your veteran disability status4. One and the Same Certification if there are any variations in your name in any of the submitted documents. ( Any certificate or professional license/registration required by the job descriptionPlease return to the Attachments section at this time and include any missing items.This is a good time to review your entire application and ensure you:- accounted for your last 10 years of employment history (20 yrs if applying to be a Police Patrol Officer), including times when you were not working. - provided a reason for leaving every employer, specifically state if you resigned or were laid-off, terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, etc. - answered all Agency-Wide questions. NOTES: - Missing or vague information could cause your application to be rejected.- You may redact information that identifies your dates of attendance at or graduation from an educational institution.Have you revisited your application and attached all required documents?
  • Yes
  • No

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