Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit




DATE POSTED:            

May 27, 2022

CLOSING DATE:           

Until - Filled


$ 58,541.00



POSITION NUMBER:            





General Description:

The purpose of this job is to manage all Accounts Payable (A/P) activities/transactions to ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices and disbursements, recording of expenses, accuracy of the reconciliation process, monthly reporting, and payment remittance.
This position works under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

• Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
• Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
• Reconcile the accounting for the procurement cards process accurately and in a timely manner.
• Responsible for recurring payables, initial set up and monthly processing.
• Responsible for the annual submissions of Escheats to the State Treasurer’s Office.
• Assist in the administration of the County’s parking program (e.g., assignment of parking spaces, positing, and reconciling parking payments, reporting issues, etc.).
• Assist accounting personnel with complex problems.
• Participate in the Annual Comprehensive Financial Reporting.
• Participate and lead ad hoc projects.
• Annual preparation of 1099s and submission to the IRS.
• Perform related bookkeeping and accounting task as required.
• Performs related work tasks and duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Understanding of basic accounting, including preparation of journal entries, expense accruals, prepaid expenses, and completion of general ledger account reconciliations.
• Experience with using Microsoft Office Suite.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Exceptional organizational and analytical skills with an attention to detail.
• Strong customer service and creative problem solving and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to engage in a collaborative, results-oriented team environment.
• Ability to organize work and work independently.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, and the general public.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or related field from an appropriately accredited college or university with 18 hours of accounting coursework; five years of experience in accounting or a related field; two years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance


Durham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Durham County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh