|Performs management work directing the Financial Reporting and Grants Management staff within the Accounting and Control Division of the Office of Business and Financial Services; serves as the FEMA Fiscal Coordinator for all disaster events, ensuring that all eligible costs are accurately tracked and submitted for reimbursement; serves as Project Manager for the City's annual indirect cost allocation plans. Work is performed under the direction of the Controller and performance is reviewed through periodic audits, conferences, observations, and analysis of results, reports, and recommendations.|
|Plans, organizes and directs the work of professional and technical employees engaged in recording and reporting financial data, and grant oversight, compliance and monitoring.
Ensures that the financial reporting staff effectively monitor and analyze revenues, expenditures, bond covenants, fund balances and related financial data for all City funds (e.g. General Fund, special revenue, enterprise, internal service, pension) to ensure compliance with bond agreements, sufficiency and propriety of funding, and applicable laws.
Coordinates the work of the City's external auditor and oversee the preparation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and other regulatory required financial reports.
Oversees the City's grant-seeking process, ensuring compliance with City policies and procedures.
Ensures that the Grants Management staff effectively monitors and tracks all grant activity, and conducts periodic mini-audits to ensure compliance with City policy and the grant agreement, and accurately prepare the annual Schedule of Federal Awards and State Financial Assistance.
Serves as the City's FEMA Fiscal Coordinator and directs and coordinates all FEMA cost reimbursement efforts resulting from a declared disaster; maintains sufficient expertise to ensure all eligible costs can be adequately recovered.
Coordinates and directs the development, completion and application of the City's annual indirect cost allocation plans.
Assists the Controller in the implementation of new accounting pronouncements and standards, and changes in other legal and regulatory requirements that affect financial reporting and grants management.
Ensures departmental compliance with city accounting policies and procedures.
Evaluates and recommends policies, methods, procedures, and process improvements related to the accounting function and internal controls.
Evaluates and investigates automating processes to gain work efficiencies.
Provides technical assistance and training to other City departments regarding fiscal matters, reporting requirements, accounting policies and procedures and FEMA's Disaster Recovery fiscal requirements.
|Knowledge of governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to municipal governmental accounting, debt issuance, pensions and budgeting.
Knowledge of existing GASB pronouncements and experience implementing new GASB pronouncements on a proactive basis.
Knowledge of the FEMA/Public Assistance grant program and the eligibility requirements; actual experience seeking cost reimbursement and completing project worksheets.
Knowledge and experience dealing with indirect cost allocation plans.
Knowledge of effective cash management, payroll practices, revenue collection methods, and disbursement processes.
Knowledge of and working experience with accounting/general ledger software programs.
Knowledge of OMB Circular A-133 and A-102.
Skilled in the use of a personal computer and the creation and manipulation of spreadsheet software.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to evaluate financial data.
Ability to prioritize work under tight deadlines.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial records, identify trends and/or variances, and prepare accurate and complete statements, summaries and reports for use by management or external parties.
Ability to lead, motivate, and challenge employees, ensuring the accurate and timely performance of assigned duties.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Officials, employees, and representatives of other outside agencies.
Ability to coordinate the work of external auditors.
Ability to prepare a governmental Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
|Bachelor degree in accounting or a closely related field plus five (5) years of accounting and financial reporting or auditing experience, three (3) years of which must have been in a government entity, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Active CPA license required within one year of employment.
REVISIONS: 4/14/11 CF- Wording chg. to minimums and chg. to CPA requirement from time of application (implied) to within one yr. per Department request.