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    Job Title:
    Accounting Manager Finance


    Job Summary:

    An individual in this classification is responsible for maintenance of the financial reporting system for the Commission.  Duties include assistance in the preparation of budgets, preparation of required reports, review of accounting records, monitoring of subcontractors and duties associated with preparation of payroll, payment of vendors and posting to general ledger.  Assisting the comptroller in the maintenance of employee benefits administration and tracking.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Comptroller.


    Examples of Duties:

    • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
    • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, verifying federal id numbers, scheduling and preparing checks, resolving purchase, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation, insuring credit is received for outstanding memos.
    • Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports.
    • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
    • Prepares and enters journal entries.
    • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
    • Maintains historical accounting records and files documenting accounting activities.
    • Assists in the preparation of budgets and budget changes.
    • Analyzes accounting data for accuracy, budget variances, compliance with federal and state regulations, and conformance with Commission policy.
    • Prepare reports required by grantor agencies, federal and state governments, and other organizations.
    • Monitors and/or audits subcontractors for compliance.
    • Prepares payroll checks, prepares and files quarterly tax reports, W-2s, 1099 forms and makes regular tax payments.
    • Coordinate and process participant payrolls for the Workforce Investment Programs.
    • Coordinate the adherence to the Georgia Statewide Travel Policy.
    • Assist with the bi-weekly processing of Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority (UOBWA) invoices, resolution of any disputed items with vendors, and preparation of UOBWA payables.
    • Assists Comptroller with the preparation and maintenance of employee benefits package.
    • Performs data entry of pertinent personnel information regarding payroll, pension, and retirement savings programs offered by the Commission.
    • Preparing source documentation needed for new hires, or effective changes in pay, status or benefits.
    • Manages sensitive and confidential matters, planning and protecting the security of information, data and files.
    • Assists the Comptroller in administering benefits programs such as life, health, vision and dental insurance, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance.
    • Assists the Comptroller in preparing, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures pertaining to the office of the Comptroller.
    • Perform accounting and clerical functions to support Comptroller.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    Knowledge of:

    • Accounting principles and practices
    • Governmental accounting strongly preferred.
    • Basic office procedures and practices
    • Basic budget management and calculations 

    Skill In:

    • Effective problem solving 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
    • Ability to operate under tight deadlines and deliver effective results
    • Ability to maintain and deliver accurate accounting functions
    • Attention to detail
    • Well organized

    Ability to:

    Enter, process and evaluate financial information using various computer systems.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships, deal tactfully with clients and the public.  Work independently, organize and prioritize work activities, maintain accurate records, attention to detail, and possess effective problem solving skills.


    Minimum Qualifications: Training & Experience Requirements 

    Bachelor’s degree in Business with coursework in Accounting, Finance, and Management.


    One year of accounting or auditing experience.

    Necessary Special Requirements 

    Availability to work during non-scheduled hours when necessary.

    Job Title:
    Accounting Manager


    Job Summary:

    The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Accounting Manager position. The NEGRC is one of the state’s twelve, regional-planning organizations providing assistance to its member local governments as constituted by O.C.G.A. 50-8-2.  The Accounting Manager is responsible for maintenance of the financial reporting system for the NEGRC.  Duties include assistance in the preparation of budgets, preparation of required reports, review of accounting records, monitoring of subcontractors and duties associated with preparation of payroll, payment of vendors and posting to general ledger.  Related duties include assisting the NEGRC Comptroller in the maintenance of employee-benefits administration and tracking.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the NEGRC Comptroller.  The salary range for the Accounting Manager position is $48,000 to $58,000, based on qualifications and experiences. A full job description is available on the NEGRC’s website at www.negrc.org 

    Interested individuals can submit a cover letter and resume to Julie Ball, NEGRC Executive Assistant, via e-mail at:  jball@negrc.org. A review of candidates will begin on July 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

    Internship Opportunity: GIS Transportation Intern

    Position Summary:

    The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC) is seeking a qualified GIS (Geographic Information System) Transportation Intern within its Planning & Government Services (PGS) Division. The GIS Transportation Intern will assist PGS staff with GIS work related to transportation infrastructure and bicycle/pedestrian planning efforts in the Northeast Georgia Region. Responsibilities will include data validation, capture, and creation, as well as the development of maps and graphics. This position will primarily involve in-office work, with flexible scheduling to accommodate academic schedules as appropriate.

    The ideal candidate will have experience and a working knowledge in GIS technology including, but not limited to: spatial data analysis and maintenance, design, and cartography. Experience in Esri products is a must, with ArcGIS Pro experience preferred.

    The NEGRC provides services to 12 counties and 54 cities in Northeast Georgia through its offices located in Athens, GA. This position reports to the NEGRC’s GIS Planner. For more information on the NEGRC’s PGS Division, visit https://negrc.org/planning-government-services.

    Examples of Duties

    • Perform GIS data capture, review, and formatting to meet the standards of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the US Census Bureau, and other state or federal entities.
    • Support the Division’s work in preparing maps for grant applications, reports, and special studies.
    • Assist PGS staff with preparing and presenting information in both informal and formal settings and with meeting facilitation, when required.
    • Support the Division’s work on a variety of planning efforts including the following types of plans: comprehensive, bicycle/pedestrian, urban redevelopment, housing, and special plans.
    • Participate in project development meetings to assist with concept planning and design of potential projects.

    Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Knowledge of:

    • Theories, concepts, and principles of cartography, geographic information systems, GIS data management, and research methods
    • GIS applications (specifically, Esri desktop and cloud-based) pertaining to planning and community development initiatives
    • Parcel data, including tax assessor data (qpublic)

    Skill In:

    • Spatial data analysis and maintenance, cartography, and demographic analysis
    • Esri products, preferably ArcGIS Pro
    • Advanced computer applications
    • Research and analytics
    • Written and oral communication
    • Organization and time-management
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with competing deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and on project teams

    Ability to:

    • Coordinate with state and federal agency partners such as GDOT, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and the US Census Bureau in meeting their respective programmatic requirements.
    • Work in close coordination with the NEGRC’s PGS staff in performing tasks associated with individual projects.


    Minimum Qualifications: Training & Experience Requirements

    Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with GIS experience.

    The ideal candidate will be a student currently enrolled in a planning, geography, or similar graduate program that has already completed GIS coursework and has an interest in transportation and/or bike/ped planning.

    Compensation & Duration of Internship

    $15/hr, 15-20 hrs/week

    Initial internship will begin August, 2021 and end December 31, 2021, with the potential for continuation of the position depending on intern performance and funding.

    To Apply

    Submit a resume and cover letter to:

    Joyce Okoth, PGS Program Assistant, pgsassist@negrc.org OR

    NEGRC, Attn: Joyce Okoth, 305 Research Drive, Athens, GA 30605-2795.

    No telephone inquiries accepted. Position open until filled. The NEGRC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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