|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs professional accounting and supervisory work in the area of financial reporting with primary responsibility for monitoring a variety of complex funds, preparing financial statements and reports, reconciling accounts, developing and implementing accounting systems, and supervising a small staff of professional and technical employees that perform similar work.
Employees assigned to this classification are expected to exercise considerable independent professional judgment and initiative in solving complex accounting problems, modifying and/or designing systems and procedures and coordinating staff to ensure management's financial information needs are met.
Work is performed under the direction of the Comptroller and performance is reviewed through periodic audits, observations, analysis of statements and reports and evaluation of results obtained.
|Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of professional and technical employees engaged in recording and reporting of financial data.
Consults with data processing personnel and provides advice concerning various automated accounting systems and the development of new computer applications for financial management and control.
Monitors and analyzes revenues, expenditures, bond covenants, fund balances, and related financial data for complex funds (e.g. construction management, sewer system, pension, internal service, community development block grants) to ensure compliance with bond agreements, sufficiency and propriety of funding, applicable laws. Reconciles accounts, resolves problems, and prepares financial and/or statistical reports.
Designs, develops, and implements accounting systems, procedures, and forms to meet management needs, state requirements, and federal regulations; provides technical assistance and training to other City departments regarding fiscal matters, reporting requirements and accounting policies and procedures.
Reviews and approves pension fund benefit payment computations, monthly reconciliations, and financial and statistical reports. Analyzes funding flows in three pension funds to ensure amounts meet actuarial requirements.
Conducts research studies and provides management with information needed to evaluate and monitor the City's current and projected financial position and compliance requirements.
Instructs employees and City officials on accounting policies and interprets and applies them to various accounting functions.
Supervises and/or participates in the preparation of various audits and implements audit recommendations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
|Thorough knowledge of municipal accounting principles and procedures as applied to general and cost accounting.
Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting and purchasing systems and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, procedures and processes governing he receipt and expenditure of municipal monies.
Some general knowledge of data processing systems' related accounting software and an indepth knowledge of programming opportunities related to fiscal work.
Knowledge of various financial and statistical analysis techniques.
Skill in the operation of adding machines, calculators, CRT and PC terminals and office equipment used in conjunction with accounting work.
Skill in analyzing financial data for trends and/or variances and to document information for the preparation of regular and special financial and budget reports.
Ability to interpret and apply professional accounting principles, knowledges and skills to the maintenance of complex sets of fiscal and accounting records.
Ability to supervise the maintenance of complex accounting records.
Ability to identify critical aspects of fiscal problems and originate and select alternative solutions.
Ability to perform detail work involving written or numeric data and to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Officials, employees, and representatives of other outside agencies.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
|Bachelor Degree in Accounting, and three (3) years professional experience in governmental accounting, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) Certification or Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.) required within one (1) year of employment.|