(MD ) $62,940.80 - $98,800.00 a year|
JOB CODE: 023800
BENEFITS: Health, vision, dental, and life insurance; annual and sick leave; paid holidays; pension and tax-deferred compensation (457) plans; and more.
JOB PURPOSE: As one of three principal assistants to the Chief Accountant in a centralized Accounting division, the selected candidate will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of major accounting sections consisting of professional, technical and clerical staff and completing assignments of unusual difficulty including performing specialized accounting tasks and executing a full range of professional accounting and business functions.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of personnel involved in one or more of the following accounting functions: accounts payable, general accounting, reporting, central payroll, grants accounting, property control, banking, pension, accounts receivable, billing, debt issuance and compliance, investments, cashiering, and systems security.
- Supervises and reviews the work of subordinates and ensures they are properly trained and motivated to produce high quality work; performs the full range of supervisory responsibilities including hiring, discipline, performance evaluation, and the like.
- Develops, designs, recommends, implements and maintains accounting policies and procedures in areas of assignment for the city-wide financial needs.
- Coordinates accounting and business needs with administrators, department directors and managers, and ensures that those needs are met.
- Plays a major role in the design, implementation, maintenance and control of accounting and business systems.
- Coordinates the needs of assigned areas with other central accounting areas and business partners.
- Reviews existing processes and develops recommendations to improve their utility, effectiveness and efficiency.
- Serves as liaison with information technology, budget and departmental personnel to implement recommended changes.
- Directs various accounting and financial record keeping activities; reviews financial reports, statements and other records; reviews activities of subordinates for accuracy, completeness, adherence to applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted accounting practices.
- Directs the gathering, recording, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and distribution of financial data.
- Prepares financial statements, summaries, schedules and reports.
- Directs the preparation of audit reports and packages; liaison to internal and external auditors to clarify and explain information in assigned areas.
- Organizes, facilitates, leads and participates in meetings; makes presentation; delivers reports to a variety of audiences.
- Performs other related duties as required.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Extensive knowledge of principles, accepted practices, and methods of accounting, tax preparation, systems operations, debt compliance and investments.
- Knowledge of IT capabilities and applications to accounting; governmental accounting principles and procedures.
- Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to municipal governmental accounting.
- Knowledge of effective supervisory techniques.
- Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal records and prepare accurate and complete financial statements, summaries, and reports.
- Ability to review accounting systems and pertinent data programs and recommend/implement modifications and improvements to meet changing needs and requirements.
- Ability to maintain accurate and complete technical operating records.
- Ability to prepare oral and written reports of a highly technical nature and impart them effectively to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of subordinates.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department leaders, employees and the general public.
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelorís degree (preferably a masterís) in accounting or a closely related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting experience in a government or government-related setting, including experience in a supervisory capacity.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES: Possession of one or more of the following certifications is preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO); Certified Treasury Professional (CTP); Certified Public Pension Trustee (CPPT); Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or an equivalent certification relevant to the area of responsibility.
EXAMINATION: Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applications must be received or postmarked by the closing date of August 23, 2012. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date will not be processed.
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Note: Applications must be received or postmarked by the
closing date. Applications received or postmarked after
8/23/2012 will not be processed.