CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES ANALYST
This is accounting systems and procedures analysis work at the full performance level studying, analyzing,
developing, installing, and modifying accounting systems and procedures in the City's central accounting and revenue
collection bureaus. This analysis includes automating manual procedures and analyzing existing computer systems.
Employees in this class perform special studies, prepare financial statements and contact departmental officials to study
their operation, analyze data and implement recommendations. Employees in this class report to a technical superior.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- The position must perform studies, analysis, installation, and modifcation to and the development of accounting
systems and procedures.
- The position must develop accounting controls and internal checks for compliance with Federal, State and City
- The position must perform the work in the City's Finance or Revenue Departments.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Analyzes current and proposed accounting procedures for the purpose of improving efficiency and/or ensuring
adherence to changes in generally accepted accounting procedures; determines the processes involved, the stage at which
each process occurs, and the personnel responsible for each process; utilizes flow charts and diagrams to demonstrate the
- Reviews pertinent ordinances and regulations to ensure adherence to these requirements; analyzes each component
of the procedure to determine where efficiencies can be improved; recommends improvements; documents revised
procedures for agency use; develops accounting controls and internal checks for compliance with City, State, and Federal
- Prepares formal procedures and flow charts for official use; guides departmental employees in the techniques used
in the implementation of new or revised accounting procedures; may consult with data processing analysts if accounting
system is to be computerized; analyzes forms for standardization, improvement, and elimination of unnecessary parts.
- Prepares required and requested financial statements; examines City ordinances to determine expenditure and
revenues to include in the statement; follows parameters set by the GFOA (Government Finance Officers Association),
GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board), AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants), and
generally accepted accounting principles.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures.
- the principles and procedures used in the analysis, maintenance, development, and installation of accounting
methods and procedures.
- forms control, records management, work measurement and simplification and their application to accounting
- the principles and practices of modern management as applied to management problems in the accounting field.
- the principles, practices and procedures of municipal accounting.
- the principles and practices of methods and procedures analysis.
- the uses of computer software for general accounting and financial reporting.
- the application of computer equipment and software to the maintenance of accounting records.
- financial statements and reports used in municipal accounting.
- examining and analyzing financial records.
- apply computer systems and programs in the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation of accounting
- develop and install standard and special accounting methods, procedures, forms and records.
- examine and analyze financial records.
- analyze and comprehend difficult organizational and procedural problems and to make cogent recommendations
as they pertain to fiscal administration.
- present clearly and precisely oral and written reports of findings and recommendations.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials and associates.
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 10/91.)
- Completion of a bachelor's degree in accounting at an accredited college or university.
- Two years of accounting experience.
- Two years of accounting experience at the full performance level which has included responsibility for the
development and analysis of accounting methods and procedures.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Personnel
Department which has included a bachelor's degree in accounting and the specific experience as indicated above.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this
PAY RANGE: EP21
Class Established: 7/1953
CSC - 6/1996 ; Ad Board - 11/1996
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 2A36