Accounting Manager - Closes on 07/02/2018

City of New Braunfels - New Braunfels, TX (30+ days ago)4.0


GENERAL PURPOSE: Supervises and manages the activities and staff of the accounting work unit; monitors accounting activities, assures the proper recording of transactions, and assures compliance with accounting rules and regulations and Department goals and objectives.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Manages the staff and operations of the accounting work unit; analyzes accounting processes and internal controls, identifies and resolves problems, and recommends operational, procedural, and technical improvements.
  • Manages the activities of accounting staff through appropriate delegation, technical skills training, and work supervision; monitors work, develops staff skills, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve workload and technical issues.
  • Ensure the month end and year end closing processes are completed in adherence to deadlines
  • Review and reconcile the general ledger
  • Manages accounting activities and services including general ledger, accounts payable & receivable, revenue, cash management, debt & investments, financial reporting and payroll.
  • Assures the integrity of the financial processes and procedures to meet compliance regulations and safeguard City assets.
  • Promotes a positive work environment and encourages teamwork to accomplish results
  • Communicates effectively both in written and oral modes
  • Adheres to strict confidentiality of information.
  • Monitors, reviews and approves daily, weekly, monthly and annual financial and budget activities.
  • Guides other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy; applies observations and recommendations to operational issues.
  • Coordinates work with auditors in the preparation of financial analyses and annual reports; directs the preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); collects financial and administrative information and compiles data for financial statements and reports to accurately reflect the City’s financial conditions.
  • Reviews and approves financial and accounting records; reconciles transactions and financial activities according to policies; corrects errors, and reconciles and resolves differences.
  • Assures the accuracy, timeliness and quality of the financial activities and work products; monitors all document preparation for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Federal, state, and local policies and practices.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of Finance policies and procedures
  • Manages special projects as directed; interprets and explains accounting rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; Five (5) year’s accounting work experience, including three (3) year’s work experience in the public sector.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred
  • Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred
  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Required Knowledge of:
  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, recommended practices and policies, rules and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles related to Public Sector financial management.
  • Principles and practices of cost accounting, budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, cost accounting, budgeting, and employee supervision.
  • Federal and state special fund accounting regulations, procedures, and accountability standards.
  • Legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct for finance officers.
Required Skill in:
  • Analyzing financial issues, evaluating alternatives, and making decisions based on findings.
  • Understanding and applying accounting standards and procedures, internal controls, and applicable Federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Analyzing and interpreting financial documents, and reviewing financial reports.
  • Reviewing and verifying mathematical calculations, maintaining accurate accounting records, and identifying and reconciling errors.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with City employees, officials, and representatives from other local, state and Federal agencies.
  • Supervising and leading staff, and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
  • Work is performed in a standard office environment.
  • NOTE: This position is designated safety and/or security sensitive.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • GENERAL PURPOSE: Supervises and manages the activities and staff of the accounting work unit; monitors accounting activities, assures the proper recording of transactions, and assures compliance with accounting rules and regulations and Department goals and objectives.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Five (5) year’s accounting work experience, including three (3) year’s work experience in the public sector.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
  • Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred.
  • Valid Texas driver's license required
BENEFITS
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Accidental Death Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Dismemberment Insurance
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Medical Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Deferred Compensation Programs
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System
  • Military Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation