The purpose of this job is to supervise, coordinate and manage the financial accounting and reporting operations of the Georgia Lottery Corporation. Duties include, but are not limited to: the preparation of financial and compliance reports, managing the financial closing process, and performing additional tasks as assigned by the Vice President of Financial Management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manages the general ledger, fixed assets and accounts payable modules of the accounting system, and resolves difficult financial system and complex accounting issues.
Manages financial closing process including preparing financial statements and quarterly financial package for the Board of Directors meetings.
Oversees preparation of and manages required statutory reporting/file transmissions including daily, quarterly, and annual tax withholdings liability, unclaimed property, and other compliance reporting to the IRS and State of Georgia entities.
Administers the GLC’s general accounting, including the fixed assets and accounts payables, ensuring all general ledger account balances are properly maintained and reconciled in a timely manner.
Assists with new software implementation and data conversions.
Prepares and reviews various financial reports on a daily, periodic and or/ ad hoc basis.
Updates and maintains departmental operating procedures for all financial accounting and reporting functions in accordance with Board-approved policies.
Recommends, develops, and maintains internal control and fiscal control policies related to financial accounting and reporting operating functions.
Prepares, reviews, and approves relevant schedules and notes to the annual audited financial statements, and stays current on applicable accounting pronouncements to ensure the GLC’s financial position is properly reflected on all financial statements, schedules, and notes.
Attends and participates in special task groups, hearings and meetings, as necessary.
Supervises, instructs, counsels, and evaluates staff in coordinating work activities, planning work of others and day to day operations. Responds and corrects situations that arise in regard to employee problems and recommends disciplinary and other personnel actions.
Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information by telephone, in person or by mail from citizens, employees, department heads, etc.
Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree required, (CPA preferred) with a minimum of five years of accounting, financial/compliance reporting, staff supervision/management, or related experience. Solid analytical, and problem-solving skills, and Microsoft Excel proficiency at an intermediate level required. Strong organization and analysis skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, and excellent oral and written communication skills required. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.