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Financial Accountant I/Accounting Clerk I, City of Lake City

Position Category: Finance

Position Hours:
Full time, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Job Duties:
  • This position will perform complex technical accounting work in the preparation and maintenance of accounting records and in the processing of the City’s annual budget, accounts payable and/or receivable, assists with coordinating the audit of the City, preparing of financial reports and documents, and performs a variety of other accounting and clerical tasks as assigned.
  • Process, balance and maintain following accounts payable reports: Edits, Journal List, Cash Disbursements, and Check Registers. Performs regular analysis of all funds and general ledger accounts to ensure inactive or dormant accounts are properly removed from the City’s accounting system in a systematic and timely manner. Prepare and distribute accounts payable checks, by verifying Federal ID numbers, resolving any contract, invoice and/or payment discrepancies. Prepare necessary reports, accounts payable, i.e., monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, annual, and any miscellaneous in-house.
  • Reconciles investment accounts on a monthly basis and prepares adjusting entries and will perform various accounting functions to include but not limited to reconciliations, journal entries and account analysis in preparation of monthly and year-end closings. Prepare or assist in preparing any reports or returns for year end, including 1099’s, and W9’s as required by State or Federal agencies. Close and reconcile related accounts in general ledger journal and other duties as assigned. 

  • Learn and comply with the methods, policies and procedures of the City pertaining to the specific duties of an Accountant according to GAAP( Generally Accepted Accounting Principles); and be able to apply them to assigned accounting function including, but not limited to accounts payable, account receivable, payroll, fixed asset accounting and financial reporting. Governmental fund accounting. Excel experience is a must, because the employee will have to know how to create Spreadsheets and work processing software (Nicholson).
  • An Associate Degree is preferred with 2+ years of experience with 5+ years of experience. Three or more years of experience in Governmental Accounting. Knowledge of all aspects in payroll and accounts payable principals. Knowledge of general ledger, journal entries and other related financial reports.
  • Required to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects, including the human body. Other physical requirements include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion, as in routine keyboard operations. See Safety Manual for detailed responsibilities (It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedure, and safe work practices).

How to apply:

You can visit the City's website and under the Living Here tab you will find all the current open positions. You will have to print out the application, fill it out and return back to the City of Lake City Human Resources office. You can also forward your resume with to or


The City of Lake City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.