CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

2A06
ACCOUNTANT


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is accounting work at the full performance level recording, adjusting, categorizing, summarizing and analyzing financial data needed to facilitate financial planning and control by municipal agencies. Employees in this class follow city-wide and departmental accounting procedures, directives, and guidelines in researching and analyzing financial data and account status, make estimates of expenditures and accounts receivable, and prepare a variety of accounting reports. Work may include providing technical direction to a small clerical staff performing accounting support services. Employees report to administrative or technical superiors.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 12/00.)

NOTES:

  1. Promotional candidates may substitute paraprofessional accounting experience for two years of the required bachelor's degree on a pro-rated basis.
  2. For the first holding of the examination immediately following the revision of the class specification approved by the Civil Service Commission in December 2002, employees in the class of Financial Technician who have successfully completed fifteen semester hours of college credits in accounting may substitute paraprofessional accounting experience for the required bachelor's degree on a year for year pro-rated basis.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS


PAY RANGE: EP15
Class Established: 1/53

Spec. Revision:12/00

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 12/02, Ad Board: 01/03

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 2A06