Accountant I/II

$56,139 - $71,552 yearly
  • City of Aspen
  • 130 South Galena Street, Aspen, CO, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full time Accounting Finance Government

Job Description

Accountant I/II

The City of Aspen is Hiring for an Accountant I or II.

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Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.  

The deadline for the first review of applications is  October 29, 2020 @ 5:00pm.  ​Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. 

​The application must be filled out completely; stating "see resume" anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

Who We Are:

Aspen’s unique character and history give this resort destination a distinctive small-town feel for the biggest little city in the West. With 6,700 year-round residents, Aspen’s population grows to well over 25,000 in peak seasons with second homeowners, seasonal work force and visitors.  Known for more than its world class skiing, Aspen has become a year-round destination for outdoor adventures along with a vibrant cultural and arts scene. The City of Aspen government is a diverse and dynamic organization, with over 300 employees dedicated to public service, thriving on a culture of teamwork, innovation and building a better tomorrow.

Surrounded by rugged mountain and wilderness areas , Aspen is in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley is also home to Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs, all served by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA).  RFTA is the largest rural transit system in the United States, and a highly acclaimed public transit system. Aspen is approximately 205 miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction.  The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport serves the city, and Denver International Airport is about four hours away.

The City of Aspen's mission is to engage with positive civil dialogue, provide the highest quality innovative and efficient municipal services, steward the natural environment, and support a healthy, sustainable community for the benefit of future generations and with respect for the work of our predecessors.

About the Finance Department: 

The City of Aspen Finance Department is responsible for administering all financial record keeping and reporting functions for the City of Aspen. Several of the functions handled by Finance include:

  • Compiling and producing the fiscal budget and financial statements for the City.
  • Maintaining debt and treasury management, internal audits, budget control, purchasing, accounting activities, and general administrative functions.
  • Providing support and advice to other City departments, the City Manager, and City Council in matters related to financial issues, policy, and strategic planning.
  • Overseeing the financial activities of the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority and other component unit entities.

The Job:

This position performs professional level accounting functions for the City of Aspen, which may include month-end and year-end reconciliations, recurring journal entry posting, purchasing card program and expense report management, cash reconciliations and more.  Additionally, this position will participate in the annual financial audit and reporting for citywide financials.  See levels for accounting activities and minimum qualifications. The Finance Department’s accounting division provides the opportunity for advancement in professional accounting from Accountant I through Senior Level Accountant, and placement depends on directly related experience.

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Hiring Salary Insights:

Salaries are dependent on applicant skills and past work experience.  All City of Aspen positions are placed into salary bands which are evaluated periodically to reflect market conditions, changes in responsibility and internal equity. Hiring ranges for the offered positions are as follows:

  • Accountant I: $56,139 - $62,272
  • Accountant II: $62,483 - $71,552

Minimum Requirements:

  • Accountant I: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with zero to two years of relevant experience.  Demonstrated ability to work through challenging tasks and attention to detail.
  • Accountant II: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting with two to five years of relevant experience and demonstrated ability to perform a full range of requiring accounting duties.

Computer Skills : Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Licenses & Certifications : Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date.

Preferred Candidate: Certificate in Public Accounting (CPA) designation is highly desirable for Accountant II level position. Familiarity with Oracle Cloud ERP is a plus. Previous municipal government accounting desired.

NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Benefits Package :

The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Homeowner’s Assistance Loan Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
  • Wellness Incentives
  • And more


The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer