Position Title: Accountant

Salary: $43,000 - $53,000 per year commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

Applications are submitted online until the position is filled and/or the posting is closed. After reviewing this job announcement, please click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply online. A resume is required with the application. Further instructions on submission of documents are available in the online application. A resume may not be substituted for an application.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance AND one (1) to two (2) years’ experience in a professional setting. Education must include a minimum of 12 credit hours in accounting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

It is the policy of Allegheny County that in order to receive a final offer of employment, candidates must successfully pass a background check, which includes verification of Allegheny County Real Estate Tax status, and drug/medical examinations as required for the position. The pre-employment drug screen must be completed within 48 hours of the acceptance of the conditional offer of employment.

Position Summary:



  • Prepares interim and annual balance sheets and income statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Prepares adjusting entries to correct or close accounts maintained.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with appropriate fiscal staff of County departments and assists them with accounting/finance matters as needed.
  • Understands the goals and objectives of assigned tasks and informs Manager or Assistant Manager of progress or problems.
  • Keeps abreast of new accounting standards and County developments which affect the financials.
  • Special research projects as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as required or requested.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting systems (JD Edwards a plus) and governmental accounting.
  • Closing procedures and financial preparation.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required. 
  • Linking data between excel files and familiarity with excel formulas, in particular the SumiF, SumProduct, and VLookup formulas is desired.

Skill in:

Ability to:

  • Work independently.
  • Be organized and detail oriented.
  • Respond to changing priorities and accomplish a multitude of tasks in a timely fashion without close supervision.
  • Use Microsoft Access and Publisher is a plus. 

Residency: Allegheny County within 1 year.
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