Bargaining Unit: At Will
Salary Code: Band D
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: 06/01/18
Under general direction of the Deputy General Manager of Finance and Administration, plans, organizes, directs, manages, and supervises professional, technical, and administrative staff engaged in a wide range of accounting work. Performs complex and specialized accounting work, debt management, cash management, preparation of financial statements, auditing functions, financial analysis, and prepares the District’s budget. This is an “at-will management” position in which the incumbent serves at the discretion of the General Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information listed below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for positions in this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, reviews, manages, and supervises the work of assigned professional and paraprofessional staff engaged in a wide range of accounting activities within the General Accounting Department, including payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, subsidiary detail, and budget maintenance.
- Maintains control of subsidiary accounting records involving a variety of accounts and transactions including monitoring and reconciling revenue and expenses.
- Performs the most complex, technical and specialized accounting work.
- Supervises preparation of financial statements that conform with generally accepted accounting principles, financial statistical reports, requests for proposals and quotations, and other reports.
- Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, training, assigning, evaluating, and recommending promotion of staff; disciplines staff when necessary.
- Administers the preparation of the District’s annual budget; including the General Accounting Department budget; reviews expenditures to ensure they remain within prescribed limits; analyzes budget variances and the reconciling of budgetary accounts.
- Implements new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements as relevant for enterprise fund accounting.
- Participates in cost surveys, revenue analysis, development or modification of manual and/or automated accounting systems, and financial audits to assure compliance and dependability of financial records.
- Participates in managing the District’s cash and banking activities, the investment of surplus funds, and maintaining positive relationships with the financial community.
- Develops and analyzes the District’s long-range financial forecasts, including projection of general operating cash and reserve balances and other long-range capital needs.
- Coordinates and directs the fiscal year-end audit with District staff and the external auditors and plans, organizes, and participates in financial audit assignments, including those of other agencies with which the District interacts.
- Filing of annual and intermittent disclosures related to debt management and other regulatory compliance reporting as required.
- Researches, compiles, and prepares detailed financial reports and financial studies; and conducts cost and feasibility studies.
- Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a closely related field with major course work in accounting, and five (5) years of full-time, paid professional accounting experience, two (2) years which must have included lead or supervisory responsibilities; or equivalent.
Substitution: Possession of a master’s degree that is acceptable within the United States’ accredited college or university system may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
- Principles and practices of accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial reporting, and cost accounting to assist in preparing annual reports and financial statements.
- Accounting theory, principles and practices and the application of these to governmental agencies.
- Cost accounting principles and practices to assist in preparation of the annual budget.
- Business law and Government Code sections relevant to local government.
- Cash management and investments.
- Supervise staff which includes interviewing, selecting, training, assigning, evaluating, and disciplining.
- Prepare complex, summary financial reports and statements.
- Analyze accounting issues/projects, review factors and select alternatives, and take corrective action.
- Read, understand and interpret laws, regulations, agreements, ordinance codes and resolutions.
- Write clear, concise reports, memos and instructions with technical accuracy using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- Communicate verbally in a clear and concise manner to explain procedures to peers and lay persons.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships; and independent accomplishments of job assignments.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR CREDENTIAL
- Qualify for a fidelity bond.
- Certification by the California State Board of Accountancy and/or Certified Public Finance Officer is desirable.
- Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job. ▪ Work hours other than normal work schedule.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.