Ogden City Corporation
  • 14-May-2018 to 28-May-2018 (MST)
  • Comptroller
  • Ogden, UT, USA
  • $25.02 to $34.19
  • Hourly
  • Temporary

Eligible for health benefits only.

This position is temporary, one year full time with a possible extension if additional funding is provided.



To perform professional accounting activities; to maintain a variety of accounts, general ledgers and financial records; to provide budgetary forecasts, reports and modifications; and to perform professional accounting duties involving the reporting of financial transactions and maintenance of financial records for City operations, programs, and servic­es. Receives direction from the Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller. May exercise functional and technical supervision over technical and clerical accounting staff.


Requires two years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience preferably in a government or fund-based accounting setting; training equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a related field.



Employee will be required to complete NIMS IS100 and IS700 within 6 months of hire.


Failure to obtain/maintain license and certificate as outlined above will result in termination from the position.



  • Promotes and follows the City's values and expectations.
  • Perform professional accounting activities; maintain a variety of accounts and general ledgers.
  • Prepare monthly fiscal reports and special reports relating to the progress of assigned accounts.
  • Analyze revenues and expenditures
  • Recommend amendments to the budget as appropriate; prepare final cost estimates for the annual budget.
  • Participate in the compilation and preparation of the City's annual budget.
  • Prepare cash flow and expenditure projects; provide personnel costs from salary projections.
  • Supervise preparation salary projection of permanent employees; add benefit costs of overtime and temporary wages.
  • Provide costs to the Finance Manager for budget preparation.
  • Develop a schedule of authorized permanent positions in the City; update previous year's schedule for personnel changes; maintain appropriate files of data.
  • Assist in the preparation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Prepare annual financial reports for City departments; prepare statistical financial reports.
  • Enter updated information into the data base and maintain accurate financial records; prepare financial reports from data files.
  • Be able to assist with the preparation of quarterly reports including Federal and State payroll tax reports, and unemployment reports.
  • Receive and enter monthly journal entries from various departments; set up new accounts on computer data base.
  • Coordinate the collection and refinement of the City budget; input data and produce various budget related forecasts and reports.
  • Serve as a financial resource to the City Council and various City departments; provide information regarding a variety of accounts, revenues, and expenditures.
  • Assist departments in the proper classification of revenues and expenditures.
  • Assist with the development of computer generated reports and information; develop testing procedures and criteria to test the accuracy of the information generated; troubleshoot program problems.
  • Maintain and reconcile a variety of ledgers, reports and account records; examine and correct accounting transactions to ensure accuracy.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to City staff in matters related to financial accounting and budget administration.
  • Monitor and balance various accounts verifying availability of funds and classifica­tion of expenditures; research and analyze transactions to resolve problems.
  • Recommend and implement changes in accounting and auditing systems and procedures.
  • Prepare and post journal entries to record revenues, transfers, payments, and correct expenditures.
  • Participate in safety and risk management activates; take action to reduce liability to the city.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.  Employee is required to work as a team and frequently meet with co-workers and supervisors; employee is required to communicate in-person with the public during office hours; and employee is required to use on-site equipment.



Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Generally accepted accounting principles and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of budgeting. Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and computer equipment.
  • Governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Complex principles and practices of budgeting.
  • Sound principles and practices of financial auditing.
  • Financial research and report preparation methods and techniques.
  • Laws regulating public finance and fiscal operations.
  • Automated financial management systems.
  • Learn governmental accounting principles and practices.
  • Learn automated financial management systems.
  • Prepare a variety of less complex financial statements, reports and analyses.
  • Examine and verify a wide variety of financial documents and reports.
  • Operate a computer including a variety of software programs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Develop and implement accounting system modifications.
  • Analyze and interpret complex financial and accounting records.
  • Prepare a variety of complex financial statements, reports and analyses.
  • Utilize computer equipment and software to produce complex reports, informational items, tracking systems and related documents.
  • Apply Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to accounting, auditing, and grant activities.
    • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for: making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing and operating assigned equipment as required by the position.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Ability to comply with all city policies and regulations, including safety and risk management standards.


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


  • Work in an office environment; sustained posture in a seated position for prolonged periods of time.




Successful applicant must pass background check.



Driving record of successful applicant will be obtained by the HR office.



Successful applicant must submit a copy of above education requirements when requested.



Applicants MUST submit a copy of their DD-214 to the Human Resource office during the interview process. This is for initial appointments only.



Range 50 - $2,001.51 to $2,735.00 (Bi-weekly Rate) (DOQ). Typically hire at minimum. This position is eligible for health benefits only.



On-line applications will be accepted at www.ogdencity.com until Monday, May 28, 2018. If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Ogden City Human Resources office located at 2549 Washington Blvd., Suite 220, Ogden, UT 84401 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


All applications/resumes will be evaluated and ranked on the basis of relevant education and experience as stated therein. Highest ranking applicants may be invited for a personal interview.




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