The City of Auburn has an open opportunity for accounting majors to work as a part-time Public Finance Specialist. This is an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience in the government sector.
Below are some key excerpts from the job description.
The principal function of an employee in this class is to provide support duties to the Finance Department. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant, but some leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. An employee in this class must be capable of working independently and be able to establish priorities under the general guidance of the Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant. An employee in this class performs the duties of other employees in the Finance Department as required or as assigned by supervisory personnel. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with other Department and City and Water Board employees and the public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment, typically while sitting at a desk or table.
Responsibilities of the specialist include:
- Performs research, performance measurement tasks and other projects under the supervision of the Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant
- Assists with monthly or year-end accounting duties under the supervision of the Deputy Finance Director, Principal Financial Analyst or Water Board Accountant
- Serves as a back-up to the City Revenue Office staff during rush periods by entering zero returns, sorting incoming mail, and entering tax payments