The City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader’s Digest named Kingman one of the “Nicest Places in Arizona” for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River.
With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.
The City of Kingman Department of Economic Development launched its newly-updated website, www.ChooseKingman.com, with a new design and enhanced features. The site is one part of ongoing efforts and commitment to ensure the support of Kingman’s growing economy, with continued resources and materials that are readily available and widely circulated.
General Description of the Position
Performs intermediate-level work in accounting and other financial functions associated with the operations of the Finance Division. Performs various accounting duties such as the preparation and entry of journal entries into the accounting software, reconciles various general ledger accounts and bank statements, prepares tax reports, assists with the month-end closing process, and compiles financial reports. Completes various accounts payable, accounts receivable, and improvement district duties. This position will work closely with other City personnel and outside agencies to ensure policies and procedures are being followed, and will prepare information for auditors, and participate in special projects. Duties range from routine to the most complex of accounting projects and responsibilities, requiring initiative, independent judgement and critical thinking, and the ability to make decisions for the projects/processes for which they are assigned.
Main Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. See job descriptions for more duties/functions.
- Prepares and enters various routine and non-routine journal entries.
- Performs various account reconciliations.
- Performs monthly reconciliations of the City’s bank accounts.
- Enters, reviews, and maintains the City’s vendors.
- Participates in month-end and year-end processes.
The work environment characteristics attached to the job description 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. See Physical Demands.
Commitment to Safety & Wellness
It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable. The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness. All employees are expected and encouraged to participate in safety and wellness program activities including the following: reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents immediately to their supervisors or a safety committee representative; wearing required personal protective equipment; and participating in and supporting safety committee activities.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.
Minimum Qualifications/Special Requirements
Education & Experience
- College education in Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field, preferably with a Bachelor’s degree
- Two to three (2-3) years’ experience in accounting, preferably with a municipality or in another governmental setting.
- Advanced Excel skills required.
- OR any combination of education and significant experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Valid Arizona Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
City of Kingman
Kingman, AZ 86401