Chief Accountant

City of New Orleans
24) semester per week $72,420 - $78,024 Per year LA Citywide Services, New Orleans, LA 70114, United States
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Overview

Kind of Work

Professional work in directing the financial management of a major accounting section which maintain citywide accounting functions and related official City Financial records; and related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

EITHER: A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university* 

OR:A Bachelor's Degree in any field with at least twenty-four (24) semester hours of accounting.*  Credit will only be given for semester hours listed on college transcript with an accounting course prefix.
 

AND
EITHER: Permanent or probationary status as an Accountant III or Principal Accountant with the City of New Orleans and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience with increasing responsibility performing accounting functions. Two (2) years of this experience must have included preparing or auditing financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
 
OR: Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience with increasing responsibility performing accounting functions. Two (2) years of this experience must have included preparing or auditing financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
 
Note: Departmental Selective Certification may be granted at the request of the Department. Selective Certification based on prior government fund accounting experience may be granted at the request of the department. 

* Prior to appointment, the hiring agency is required to verify any education or licenses claimed by the applicant to qualify for this classification. If selected for hire, applicants must provide original documents of their qualifying credentials to the hiring agency prior to their start date in this job classification.

NOTE: Pay above the minimum for superior qualifications may be granted under Civil Service Commission Rule IV Sec. 2.7 based on a review of the applicant pool, candidate's verified experience, education, and/or possession of related certifications. 

Kind of Examination

A qualifying written test and a rating of training and experience, weighted 100%.  All related previous experience will be considered for qualification purposes; however, credit on the rating of training and experience will only be given for experience gained within the last ten (10) years.

Qualified applicants currently or previously employed as an Accountant I, II, III, or Principal Accountant with the City of New Orleans are exempt from the qualifying written test.
 
This is an original entrance and promotional examination.

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