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Accountant III, City of Dearborn

Published Jan 12, 2021

Minimum: $65,973 per year Maximum: $83,572 per year
**Position will typically hire at minimum pay and follow a step progression to maximum**

This position is responsible for the analysis, reporting, and other tasks related to complex financial systems. Responsibilities may include preparing financial reports; preparing budgets; preparing for audits; providing guidance to staff; and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. May act as lead worker to employees in lower classifications.


  • Provides assistance to staff, departments, and others, including: responding to inquiries and/or preparing forms related to pension plans, life insurance, deferred compensation, and other benefits; and/or providing financial and accounting guidance to various staff and departments.
  • Performs related financial tasks, including: calculating changes in pension and other benefit amounts; reviewing and submitting payroll; reviewing and approving contractor applications for payment; recording acquisitions, purchases, and other financial transactions; and/or performing other tasks.
  • Prepares a variety of complex financial reports, journal entries, and related financial documents, including preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Performs tasks related to preparing multi-year budgets, including: compiling financial information; estimating revenues and expenditures; preparing budget balancing reports; consolidating budget information; responding to budget requests from various departments; and determining appropriate budgets for grants or grant administration.
  • Prepares statements, financial entries, and other documents in preparing for audits and/or responding to auditor inquiries.
  • Prepares capital improvement plans.
  • Verifies accounts, purchasing mechanisms, and other areas of accounts payable to ensure proper functioning.
  • Analyzes financial documents to ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance, including attendance at required meetings.

This job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field and 3 years of related experience; or, Associate’s degree and 5 years of related experience; or, Required certification(s) and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Municipal accounting experience required.

A copy of college transcripts must be submitted with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Written Exam 60%
Oral Interview 40%
Must receive a minimum grade of 70% on each part.


  • Must satisfactorily complete medical examination and criminal history check prior to start date.
  • All appointees are subject to a one-year probationary period.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS: 8:00 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2021

Apply online at

City of Dearborn Human Resources Department
16901 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48126
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone (313) 943-2053
Equal Opportunity Employer
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