Accountant I, II, III, IV

Jun 27 2024
City and County of Honolulu |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description
ACCOUNTANT I, II, III, IV

$ 49,860.00 – $ 89,820.00/year

Job Type:     Full-Time Temporary
Location:     1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu, HI 96813
Department:     Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Apply Before:     Continuous

 

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), a semi-autonomous agency of the City and County of Honolulu, is responsible for the design and construction of Hawaii’s largest infrastructure project and the nation’s first fully-automated rail transit system. Considerable work is in progress to extend the system past the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and into downtown Honolulu, representing an 18.9-mile fixed-guideway rail system with 19 stations. It is an exciting time to be at HART, as the first segment of the rail system is open to the public.

 

These positions perform professional accounting functions as a primary work assignment. The authorized level of the position is an Accountant III. Applications are being accepted descending to the Accountant I in the event of recruiting difficulties.

 

BENEFITS

 

This position is entitled to a comprehensive benefits package as provided by the City and County of Honolulu, including: 

  • Vacation: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Sick Leave: Employees may earn up to 21 days per year.
  • Holidays: 13 days a year; 14 days during an election year.
  • Training and Development: Computer, career, and personal enhancement courses are offered; curriculum designed for employee, supervisory, and management development.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug and Vision Care: Various health plans are available. Premiums are subsidized by the City and County of Honolulu and deductible from pre-tax income for participants of the Premium Conversion Plan (PCP).
  • Group Life Insurance: No cost for eligible employees.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Invest in your future. Choose to defer part of your pre-tax income for retirement.
  • Retirement Plan: The Employee Retirement System (ERS) of the State of Hawaii administers retirement benefits for State and County employees. Employee contribution required.
  • Commuter Choice Pre-Tax Benefits: Employees may designate certain transportation expenses (TheBus, LOTMA, Vanpool Hawaii, etc.) as pre-tax item.
  • Parking: Some job locations offer parking on-site; others may have access to parking at low monthly rates.
  • Direct Deposit: Direct deposit of paychecks to designated financial institution is available.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Confidential, professional counseling and resource referral.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program: A federal program forgiving the balance of federal student loans for individuals working in public service.

 

All benefits, as stated above, are subject to eligibility requirements and to legislative and/or negotiated changes. Individuals are responsible for any related fees or charges that may apply.

 


Duties Summary:

 

These positions perform professional accounting work as a primary work assignment, along other related services, and work on various phases of a fiscal program, as required.

 

Grade-Level Standards and Distinguishing Characteristics:

 

Grade I: The Accountant I is the trainee level in the Accountant series, applying the basic principles and practices of professional accounting work. This is a temporary phase, in the employee’s progress, to a fully professional level of performance at a higher grade.

 

Grade II: This class is distinguished by its responsibility for performing accounting work on selected phases of a fiscal program, the accounting functions of which are of a simple to moderately complex nature, and are performed in accordance with standard accounting practices and general instructions.

 

Grade III: This class is distinguished by its responsibility for performing professional accounting work for a fiscal program, which accounting functions are of a complex nature, and which are performed in accordance with standard accounting practices and the policies and objectives of the accounting system.

 

Grade IV: This class is distinguished by its responsibility for performing the most difficult and complex accounting work for a fiscal program.

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements for the Class:

 

Grade I: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting.

 

Grade II: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting and one year of professional work experience in accounting.

 

Grade III: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in accounting and two years of professional work experience in accounting.

 

Grade IV: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in accounting and three years of experience in professional accounting.

 

License Requirement : None.

 

Physical Requirement: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties.

 

Schedule and Location: The work of this position is conducted in the HART offices in Honolulu, Hawaii (no telecommuting allowed) during typical 8-hour shifts. HART does not cover any relocations costs.

 

Job Type: Full-time, Contract

 

Pay:

Grade I: $49,860 – $71,016/year

Grade II: $53,940 – $76,788/year

Grade III: $58,296 – $83,064/year

Grade IV: $63,096 – $89,820/year

 

Education: Bachelor'​s degree (Required)

 

Experience: 1 year Accounting (Preferred)

 

Work Location: In person