AOPC - Accountant 2 (20-21)


November 10, 2020








Full-Time Hire



Starting Salary

Commensurate w/ Experience


This is professional accounting work assisting the Accounting Administrator and Finance management in reaching goals of proper and timely processing, recording and reporting of court bills for payment, collection of court revenues, and all financial transactions. The selected candidate will work independently under the direction of the Accounting Administrator.

Primary Duties

  • Responsible for preparation of month-end and fiscal year-end financial statements and reconciliations.
  • Reviews accounts receivable, accounts payable and journal entries.
  • Reviews business expense reimbursements for accordance with policy and accuracy.
  • Prepares accrual based financial information for reporting to the Governor’s Budget Office related to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Responsible for federal grant accounting and reporting activities.
  • Coordinates work and prepares information necessary for independent audit.
  • Prepares federal and state payroll tax filings.
  • Prepares IRS 1099s.
  • Researches payroll tax and federal grant requirements.
  • Assists in enhancement of financial reporting systems.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining accounting policies, procedures and internal controls.
  • Assists with training and supervision of accounting staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by fifteen credits in accounting; AND
  • Two years of professional accounting experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience, and / or training may be considered.

Additional Requirements/Preferences

  • CPA preferred.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible accounting experience preferred.
  • Two years of federal grant accounting and reporting experience preferred.
  • Experience processing payrolls and resolving employees’ questions regarding salary and deductions.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local payroll tax laws and regulations.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access) required.
  • Proficient business writing skills required.
  • Ability to analyze financial information.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Strong organizational, planning, administrative, and communication skills required.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check required.

Unified Judicial System Hiring Policy

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania recruits, employs, and promotes the most qualified applicants without regard to their political affiliation, race, color, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or other non-merit facts or considerations. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to applicants with disabilities as may be necessary to ensure that all applicants are given a fair and equal opportunity to compete for all employment positions. Applicants who need accommodation for an interview should request so in advance. UJS hiring and employment policies and procedures are intended to conform to all applicable state and federal laws governing fair and non-discriminatory hiring and employment practices and are subject to change as necessary to remain in compliance with such laws.

Applicants requiring accommodation, for any part of the application and/or interview process, should contact Human Resources at (717) 231-3309.