NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver License.
Salary: $6,701—$8,145 per month
Executive Leave Pay: 80 hours (10 days) annually to be taken as cash payment or as time off.
Retirement: CalPERS “Classic” members: 2.7%@55 with employee contributing 8% of pre-tax salary. “New” members: 2%
@62 with employee contributing 7.25% of salary. Ukiah does not contribute to Social Security.
Leave: Vacation Leave is accrued at 161.2 hours per year and increases with City service. Credit for prior public service
will be considered. Sick Leave is accrued at 96 hours per year. The City observes 13 holidays each year. Invites applications for the position of:
Health Insurance: The City will pay 85% of the premium for medical, dental and vision plans .
Longevity Program: Upon the seventh anniversary date of employment, and each year thereafter on the anniversary date,
a full-time City of Ukiah employee will receive $1,000. Upon the 12th anniversary date, the amount increases to $2,500 CONTROLLER
annually; at the 20th anniversary, the amount increases to $3,500 annually.
Other Benefits: Other benefits include City-paid membership in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employee and Salary: $6,701—$8,145 per month
eligible dependents; optional participation in supplemental health coverages through AFLAC, optional participation in pre-
taxed Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent Care Assistance programs; optional participation in AIRMED; and optional Application Screening: Week of July 22, 2019
participation in Employee Credit Union and Deferred Compensation 457 Savings Plans.
Oral Board Interviews: Tentative for Week of July 29, 2019
THE CITY OF UKIAH AND COMMUNITY
The City of Ukiah is located in the beautiful Northern California Yokayo Valley, surrounded by rich grape vineyards, pear 3% COLA—September 22, 2019
orchards and coastal mountains. Situated on the Highway 101 corridor, Ukiah is located about 100 miles north of San Exempt, Management Position
Francisco, providing easy access to Bay Area resources. About an hour drive east from the Mendocino Coast and located
near spectacular redwood forests, Ukiah invites an abundance of recreational and cultural pursuits. It is an ideal location Arcata
to live, work and play!
The County Seat of Mendocino County, Ukiah is a full-service city that provides public safety, water, sewer and electric UKIAH
utilities, land use planning and development services, parks, recreation and street maintenance. The City is governed by a
five-member Council, elected at-large by the citizens of Ukiah. Ukiah has a population of 16,075 and serves a population
of over 104,452 within 30 minutes of Ukiah. S.F.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are available at the City of Ukiah, 300 candidates on this list. All employment offers are
Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, CA, (707) 463-6272, or subject to a City-paid physical examination and a
they may be downloaded at www.cityofukiah.com. thorough reference and background check.
Applications will be reviewed by a screening
committee and those applicants who appear to be FINAL FILING DATE: . Contact: Human Resources
among the best qualified will be selected for the
The City of Ukiah is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed 300 Seminary Ave
examination process. This process may include a
to building a diverse workforce.
variety of techniques designed to test applicants’ Ukiah, CA 95482
knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an Phone: (707) 467-5726
and responsibilities of the job. An Eligibility List will expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this www.cityofukiah.com/jobs
be established by ranking candidates by their overall bulletin may be modified or revoked.
score, and a selection will be made from the
THE DEPARTMENT AND POSITION Respond to requests for information from and advise Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and
The City of Ukiah is seeking an energetic professional with analytic and innovative qualities to function as the Controller for the City departments, governmental agencies and the pub- analyses, including a balance sheet, statement of ac-
Finance Department for a diverse community. The City is large enough to provide a challenging professional opportunity, yet lic of City accounting policies. (E) tivities, and cash flow.
small enough to see the positive impacts our services have on a community loved by its residents. Prepare written reports to other City Departments, City Interpret and make operating and personnel deci-
Under general direction of the Finance Director or designee, plans, organizes and manages the general accounting, reporting, Council and outside agencies; make oral presentations sions in accordance with laws, regulations and poli-
and audit functions of the Finance Department; performs professional level accounting work including: analyzing a variety of at City Council and other public meetings, as required. cies.
financial operations, accounting systems, policies and procedures; performs complex accounting, budgeting, and/or auditing (E) Identify changes in policies or procedures which will
functions and issues reports of findings; prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-end procedures; prepares financial statements Other duties and projects as assigned. promote efficiency and effectiveness.
including statistical sections in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); plans, assigns and supervises the work of Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in
subordinates performing general accounting and reporting, banking, and audit functions; performs related work as assigned. REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective
SERVICE SAFETY PROFESSIONALISM INNOVATION TEAMWORK Knowledge of: working relations with those contacted in the course
Best principles and practices of leadership, supervision,
We inspire confidence in We strive to keep our We demonstrate We work to discover We believe in creating of work, including other team members and the pub-
financial services (accounts payable, payroll, accounts
our organization and our community and our professionalism through practical solutions, an environment that lic. receivable, etc.), accounting, auditing, and budgeting in a Use and operate computer and financial system
team members by workplace safe and proficiency, reliability, challenge prevailing fosters teamwork governmental/municipal organization. which requires manual dexterity, develop and under-
consistently providing healthy. and our drive to make assumptions, and create and processes that sup- Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for stand spreadsheets, and prepare PowerPoint presen-
exceptional service. opportunities happen. new ideas that prove port equal opportunity, governmental agencies, including those promulgated by tations. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office experi-
useful. collaboration, and com- the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. ence preferable.
OEXAUMPRLE SC OFO DURTIEES VALUES mitment to common Best practices in managerial accounting and budgeting. Sit and work on computer system for long periods of goals. Day-to-day operations of, and best practices in, accounts time.
payable, payroll, general accounting, budget development Lift up to 40 pounds.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES and management, and enterprise resources planning Work evenings, weekends, and attend night
These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work (ERP) systems. Department Directors. (E,M) meetings, as required.
performed. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to nor all- Generally accepted governmental auditing standards.
encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title. E=Essential Supervise and monitor special program accounts Grant accounting and financial management. Education & Experience:
Duty; M=Major Portion of Time including water and sewer, grant programs, intra- Effective conflict resolution strategies and techniques. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the
Lead a comprehensive accounting and reporting program, governmental fund and insurance accounts. (E) required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis
including management and supervision of assigned Manage and perform selection, training and obtain required qualification would be: and report presentation.
department team members. (E,M) evaluation of Finance Department team members in Ordinances, resolutions and statutes affecting municipal Experience – five years of experience of an increasingly
Provide the highest level of customer service to City coordination with the Finance Director or designee. financial operations. responsible nature in governmental accounting, financial
Departments, City Manager, City Council, and the Areas include, but are not limited to, budget, Principles of computerized accounting and information services (i.e. accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and
community. (E) managerial, and financial reporting; banking, payroll, systems. procurement), budget development and management, or
Foster and maintain positive, productive working accounts payable, general accounting and auditing. Spreadsheet and word processing software. auditing work, including two years in a supervisory
relationships with team members, departments, vendors, (E,M) Local area networks and wide area networks. capacity, to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed
and activities in the City. (E) Responsible for meeting deadlines such as regular Modern office practices, procedures, equipment and above.
Manage general accounting, managerial, and financial reporting, bank reconciliation, year-end close, and standard clerical techniques as applied to municipal Education – equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an
reporting. (E,M) budget deadlines. (E,M) accounting. accredited college or university with major course work in
Develop and manage assigned divisional budgets, including Manage the external, independent, annual financial accounting, business or public administration, or a closely
the establishment of goals, objectives, and priorities. (E) audit process and fiscal year review. (E) Ability to: related field. A master’s degree in accounting, public
Manage and maintain the City’s general ledger, including Research and compile data to comply with financial Provide positive, supportive, effective leadership to, and administration, business administration, or a related field
ensuring record-keeping accuracy and adequate internal reporting compliance and integrity of the management of, the team members and their work is preferred and may substitute for two years of
controls. (E,M) organization’s systems and records; files appropriate assigned to the City’s accounting, budget management, experience. Possessing one or more of the following
Manage the preparation, analysis, and issuance of various reports with local, state and federal agencies. (E,M) and financial services program, including accounts licenses/credentials/certifications is also preferred:
financial statements, schedules and reports, including, but Maximize the effectiveness of the City’s Enterprise payable and payroll.
not limited to, the City’s annual budget, Comprehensive Resources Planning (ERP) system and actively explore Plan, organize, schedule, assign, review, and evaluate the
Certified Public Accountant (CPA),
work of team members. Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Annual Financial Report (CAFR), State Controller Reports, and implement, if determined advantageous, other Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA),
Redevelopment Successor Agency ROPS reports. (E) best practices in accounting, budgeting, managerial Analyze and interpret financial and accounting records
and data. Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), Review proposed budget amendments for compliance with and financial reporting, asset management, banking Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
City budget policies and procedures. (E,M) and finance, and internal control management. (E) Find innovative and effective solutions to problems and
Develop and administer accounting and budget control Perform or assist program/grant managers/ issues.
systems to comply with new accounting procedures, laws, departments in grant financial management. Develop and maintain accounting and control procedures.
ordinances, regulations, best practices, and generally Coordinates with other grant management team Lead, supervise, evaluate, train, support, and motivate
accepted accounting principles (GAAP). (E) members to assure required information is available assigned team members.
Perform financial analysis and/or provide data at the to the City auditors as part of the annual financial Document policy and procedures established to
request of the Director of Finance, City Manager, or audit. implement generally accepted accounting principles.