Human Resources

Accounting Manager

Open Until Filled
$67,820 - $101,740

Perform complex professional level accounting work in preparation and analysis of accounting records, reports, and fiscal statements regarding the City’s financial status, fixed assets, and operating procedures. Perform managerial duties and supervise all accountant positions in the Finance Department in accordance with City policies, procedures and applicable laws including training in job skills, planning, assigning, directing work, appraising performance, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Prepares custom reports as needed. Make or direct all posts, adjustments or other changes to the financial system and its records including monthly and year-end general ledger journal entries. Ensure quality standards and compliance with regulations are maintained. Develop and recommend operating budget for the department annually, monitor and administer approved budget. Review and approve payroll time reporting for the department. Prepare long range financial plans. Assist with monthly financial and operating statements. Prepare journal entries to add and delete asset records for the department, transfer the purchase of warehouse materials into inventory, inventory wage to construction work in progress by job order and additions and deletions from construction work in progress which effects plant in service records. Input financial, inventory or other related information into computer system; prepare reports from computer data. Prepare and analyze a variety of month end, quarterly and yearly financial reports of a complex nature. Provide complex financial information required by management to make critical decisions. Develop and implement accounting controls, policies, and procedures to ensure that assets, liabilities, and earnings of the City are properly stated and accounted for. Recognize and proactively address opportunities to improve. Take independent action within his/her scope of responsibility. Willingly cooperate and work collaboratively toward solutions that best benefit all involved to accomplish City and department goals. Implement internal cost control systems for enterprise funds, including work order/capital project management systems to monitor total costs and cost components of major capital projects, maintain detail subsidiary ledgers for various accounts by reviewing billing reports, cash receipts, payments, accruals, and amortization schedules. Prepare forecasts and cash requirements for cost-of-service studies using historical data and future projections, assist in development of cost allocations for various departmental divisions by reviewing historical financial data. Must be punctual and timely meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines, beginning and ending assignments on time. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting or related field. Four years of progressively responsible related experience or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Experience as a supervisor or similar management role. Must be able to complete NIMS training within six months of hire. Required to complete at least five contact hours of continuing education each calendar year. Knowledge Of: Generally accepted accounting principles as applied to governmental and enterprise accounting. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Uniform system of accounts for Class A sewer and water utilities, or FERC for electrical utilities. Governmental and enterprise fund budgeting, grant budgeting, and contract budgeting. Recordkeeping, complex report preparation, filing methods and records management. Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules, and regulations. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation. Skill In: Analyzing and interpreting financial records and resolving administrative situations and problems. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with minimum direction. Using a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information. Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials. Successful demonstration in using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines to meet departmental and Citywide goals and objectives. Successful demonstration in communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Ability To: Plan, organize, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of staff. Select, motivate staff and provide opportunities for their training and professional development. Interpret and implement GASB and other pronouncements. Prepare accurate and complex reports, spreadsheets, databases, correspondence, procedure manuals, and other written materials. Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk, or hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust. The incumbent's working conditions are typically quiet.

Drug testing, Background check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration.

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