November 23, 2007, Newsletter Issue #54: Governmental Treasurer Job Description

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Governmental entities, require Treasurers in various agencies - such as public utilities. Some of the key responsibilities of this position include: investment of departmental funds; budget preparation; risk management; banking functions; assisting with preparation of financial reports.

Treasurers are expected to have excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal; ability to adapt well to technological advances; supervisory skills; and advanced experience in the accounting field (at least 10 years, usually). They must hold at least a Bachelor's degree in Accounting.

Additionally, a CPA is desired along with governmental accounting experience. Along with the government accounting experience is a knowledge of GASS (Governmental Accounting Standards).

Applications can usually be obtained by visiting the governmental offices, calling them, or via their online application process.

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