Accountant III

$63,381 - $84,919 yearly
  • Oakland County
  • Hybrid
  • Apr 14, 2024
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Accountant III


$63,381.24 - $84,919.12 Annually


Waterford, MI

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Fiscal Services

Opening Date


Closing Date


Announcement Information

Work is performed in a typical office environment with a hybrid remote schedule available.

Job Summary

Maintains and oversees the maintenance and accuracy of a variety of complex accounting functions including the preparation of accounting books and their subsidiary financial records, special departmental or Countywide fiscal accounts, as well as their data processing applications. Provides technical expertise for unusual accounting problems, arranges special auditing programs, and ensures compliance with appropriate federal and state laws. Prepares financial and statistical reports summarizing account transactions and calculating costs for budget statements and cost analysis. Analyzes existing accounting systems and assists in the design and implementation of revised accounting systems to improve efficiency and accuracy. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications


Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:  

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Transcript with award date
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

 At the time of application; applicant must:

1. Possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field of study.

2. Have had three (3) years of full-time professional accounting work experience.

NOTE: A Master's degree in one of the degree areas listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

Work History :

You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications.    

 College Transcripts:

If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( This documentation must be attached to your application if you are certifying you have an education higher than high school/GED.

 If a job offer is made, an official transcript with the award date will be required.  Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (