Staff Accountant

Location: Clarksville, TN
Company: Montgomery County - Trustee's Office
Employment: Full-Time
Posted: Apr 05, 2021

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related business field is preferred with three to five years of general office and customer service experience. 
  • Candidate should possess knowledge of the use of computers and software related to bookkeeping and accounting procedures. 
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience would be considered.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Excel-MUNIS/eGov Cash Journal and Tax Collection Software experience a plus

Job Description




This position performs the daily and monthly accounting duties of the Trustee’s Office to ensure proper recording and reporting of all revenues, disbursements, and fund balances while achieving the highest level of cooperation and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of all departments within Montgomery County.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.


SALARY: $56,568.00 Yearly-Exempt

**Montgomery County Government adopted the State of Tennessee’s Hybrid Retirement Plan to be effective January 1, 2017. Any new full-time employee hired on or after January 1, 2017 will be required to enroll. As a member of the Hybrid Plan, you are required to contribute at least 5% of your salary to the defined benefit portion of the Hybrid Plan. Contributions are made on a tax-deferred basis.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for and manages all journal entries, cost analysis and balance sheet reconciliations to ensure timely financial closes for the month and year end.  Candidate will ensure the Cash Journal entries are recorded and posted accurately as required.
  • Provide cash management including reconciliation of accounts and cash distribution.  Maintain banking records and processes.  Reconcile all bank/investment accounts monthly.
  • Analyze and prepare all financial statements.  Candidate will ensure the timely and accurate completion and issuance of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and operational reports to the Trustee.
  • Assist in the annual audit process, primarily involves providing additional supporting documentation.
  • Assist in the quarterly Hotel Motel tax audit.
  • Communicate with Trustee regarding results of analyzing and investigating variances and trends.
  • Interface with other departments of County Government to resolve any financial issues.
  • Performs analysis and prepares entries to ensure proper State account number classification of revenue and expenditures.
  • Prepares and maintains required statistics, records, files, documents and reports for administrative purposes.  Prepares and maintains records of Trustee’s Office assets, Insurance and Bonds.
  • Candidate will participate in key Trustee Office and County initiatives, special projects and reports.
  • Facilitate networking and building strong working relationships with other departments and elected offices.
  • Serves as administrative liaison, works collaboratively and provides assistance to department supervisors and employees, County and City employees, attorneys, banks, vendors, and customers with their requests for information, guidance, advice, etc.
  • Uses various office machines/equipment to prepare reports and other documents; compile and compute numbers for reports and statistics and to make copies of documents.
  • Reconciles checks and performs routine filing and clerical duties as necessary.
  • Answers telephones, takes messages and assists visitors to the Trustee’s Office.  Answers questions and exchanges information as needed.
  • Assist in processing mail payments as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



This position has no supervisory responsibilities.



This position requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and intermediate computer literacy. 

  • General knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to develop excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to apply and adapt to changes in T.C.A. Code
  • Demonstrated capability to create MS PowerPoint Presentations
  • Ability to present before a group on behalf of the Trustee’s Office
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven
  • Possess strong proficiency in Excel



Incumbent must possess the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Incumbent must possess the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Incumbent must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Incumbent must possess the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Must hold a valid driver’s license or a reliable source of transportation.


Must be able to perform typical physical activities to meet the requirements of an administrative job.


Majority of work is performed in an office setting with minimal exposure to environmental or physical risk. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


CLOSING DATE: Until position is filled

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