The City of Port Arthur seeks an experienced finance professional to fill the position of Comptroller in the Finance Department. The Comptroller will report to the Director of Finance, and will oversee the daily activities of the Accounting Division, including financial planning, fund investments, revenue enhancement, accounting, payroll, auditing and other essential finance-related duties. Key skills and abilities include: in-depth knowledge and skill in the understanding and application of GASB requirements and regulations; ability to prepare a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; skill in the use of Sungard or HTE (or similar) Financial software or similar computer based financial system, and MS Office software experience. Must possess strong interpersonal and team building skills as well as strong problem solving and analytical abilities. Any combination of experience and training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration or closely related field, 5 – 8 years experience in an accounting environment with at least two years of direct payroll supervision and financial system responsibilities. CPA is required. Public sector experience is desirable. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate Texas driver’s license.Qualified applicants may submit a résumé detailing experience along with a letter of interest by August 22, 2014 using the contact information below; however, the position will remain open until filled.
CITY OF PORT ARTHUR
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 1089
Port Arthur, TX 77641-1089