Skip to main content

This job has expired

Accounting Specialist II- Disbursements

City of Bentonville
Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Closing date
Jun 4, 2024

View more

Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
SUMMARY Processes, handles, and maintains data/records to support financial operations in the City. Maintains a working knowledge of governmental accounting related to their duties and a strong knowledge of city policies. Works to actively promote ideas that strengthen and streamline departmental operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Reporting relationships, work assignments, and work schedules may be subject to change in order to meet City needs or operational requirements. Attendance at work and the ability to get along with the public, supervisors, and co-workers are essential elements of this position. This position requires a large volume of communication (both written and verbal) with employees and vendors. Other duties may be assigned.

Accounts Payable

Maintain vendor files and ensure vendors are setup correctly for 1099 reporting purposes.

Enter invoices for weekly check run.

Prepare monthly phone bill allocations and enter requisitions to process the invoices for payment.

Stay up to date on state sales and use tax laws and ensure that all invoices that need to be included with our monthly return are documented.

Track monthly payment checklist to ensure vendor payments are being made before their due dates.

Responsible for responding to and sorting all information received in the Accounts Payable e-mail inbox.

Respond to vendor inquiries and review vendor statements.

Compile and sort documents, such as invoices and checks, substantiating business transactions.

Serve as backup to Accounts Payable Lead.

Maintain Accounts Payable records.

Prepare analysis of accounts as required.


QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE One year certificate in accounting (or related field) from college or technical school and six (6) years' experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The City of Bentonville is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to eligible, full-time employees who work 30 hours per week. This year's benefits package can be viewed here:

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

The City of Bentonville is committed to providing equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, political status, disability status, or genetic information, as required by all federal and state laws. The City's commitment extends to all employment related decisions, terms and conditions of employment (including job opportunities), promotions, pay and benefits.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert