Financial Accounting Manager

City of Anaheim, CA - City of Anaheim, CA2.8

Full-time$100,000 - $140,000 a year

The Anaheim Convention Center is owned and operated by the City of Anaheim and hosts 300 events each year, welcoming approximately 1.1 million visitors annually. Our mission is to provide unparalled service in a world-class venue. We are seeking a Financial Accounting Manager to join in our mission by directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating assigned activities and operations of the accounting and/or finance section within the Anaheim Convention Center. The incumbent will provide highly responsible, complex professional accounting, financial reporting, financial planning, capital financing, and audit functions, coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies, and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to assigned management staff.

Essential Functions
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assume management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the accounting and/or finance section within the assigned department.

Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.

Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service staffing levels.

Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for assigned staff; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

Select, train, motivate, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Oversee and participate in the development and administration of assigned budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.

Provide highly responsible, complex professional accounting services; interpret and apply accounting standards and determine applicability to department operations; prepare and/or review highly complex financial schedules and statements.

Work closely with internal and external auditors; ensure processes and financial record keeping is in compliance with accounting standards; provide information and answer questions regarding financial processes and decisions.

Advise and participate in the design and implementation of automated financial information systems and updates; continuously evaluate potential system improvements; ensure changes in laws and regulations are addressed in system updates; train users on system changes.

Monitor and supervise the preparation of cash flow and financial performance forecasts, various financial schedules, general ledger transactions, fixed assets, and debt management activities.

Provide management with accurate and complete financial information including financial statements, variance reports, cash flows, financial analyses and projections and statistical reports; supervise compliance with all accounting and financial requirements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, federal, state and local rules and regulations.

Direct and oversee the annual audit process and the development of interim financial statements for assigned department; coordinate all internal operational and contract audits for the department; respond to audit inquiries; monitor contractors' compliance with audit findings.

Serve as the liaison for assigned section with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

Serve as staff on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.

Provide responsible staff assistance to assigned management staff; conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to assigned financial programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the fields of finance and accounting; incorporate new developments as appropriate.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.

When assigned at the Convention, Sports and Entertainment Department:
Oversee the Information Technology, Warehouse/Storeroom, Procurement, and Wardrobe functions.

Serve as Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Sportstown Owners Association; direct and oversee the preparation and presentation of interim and year-end audited financial statements and the filing of federal and state income tax returns; administer the capital reserve fund for the Association.

Oversee the scheduling and timekeeping activities, the interpretation of and compliance to MOU's and the processing of payroll.

Oversee the preparation, monitoring and reporting of budget/budget variances

Oversee the administration of complex contracts

Attend City Council meetings. Create and present staff reports at City Council meetings.

May work nights, weekends and holidays as needed

Perform related duties as required.
Candidates must possess six years of increasingly responsible professional accounting and finance experience including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration, or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Candidates must be currently registered as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant.

Competitive candidates will be familiar with AMS Advantage (City's Financial System), EBMS –Ungerboeck Event Management System, ABI (Scheduling & Timekeeping), and Microsoft Office Suite.

Candidates must have knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of a governmental finance program; principles and practices of financial management; principles and practices of program development and administration; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; advanced concepts, principles and methods of general accounting theory, and their application to a wide variety of financial programs, transactions, and problems with particular reference to governmental accounting practices; generally accepted accounting principles; accounting and auditing theory; practices and procedures of business data processing as it relates to accounting information; financing methods and resources; automated financial and work management systems; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to oversee and participate in the management of a comprehensive governmental finance program; oversee, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; participate in the development and administration of division goals, objectives, and procedures; prepare and administer large program budgets; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; implement audit recommendations; develop and maintain accounting procedure manuals and maintain accounting data and records; develop and implement systems and procedures; negotiate terms, fees, and conditions of financial agreements with underwriters, attorneys, banks and agents; effectively utilize automated financial and work management systems; be an effective leader in the development and implementation of new and upgraded automated systems; represent the department effectively in meetings, including making presentations; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Candidates must be in possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Supplemental Information

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 on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 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 selection process will consist of a minimum of skills examination and oral interview.

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.