Applying To: Accountant I

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  • Minimum: $40,404.00
  • Maximum: $56,888.00

Normal entry salary is $40,404.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform financial control activities for City departments/agencies.  Duties include processing reimbursement requests; preparing, analyzing and reconciling financial statements, reports and journal entries; posting data to appropriate accounts and the general ledger; generating receipts and payment summaries and preparing deposits and fund transfer requests.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Accountant I test

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a Business degree with a major in Accounting.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Routine bookkeeping will not be considered professional accounting experience.  Considerable experience with a spreadsheet program, such as Excel.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted at the time of the Written Test.

When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your qualifying education, training and experience.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Written Test.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Employees assigned to St. Louis Lambert International Airport may be eligible for a commuting allowance of $141.00 bi-weekly.  A ten year background investigation will be conducted in accordance with FAA regulations for positions at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Written Exam: 100%
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2751
    April 16, 2018
    1441-13G (No Wav)

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