Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Frisco Finance Department
Location of position: 
Frisco, TX
Wage/Salary: 
$2,752.11 – $4,403.38 bi-weely
Date Posted: 
Monday, December 11, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Job Description: 

Under general direction of the Assistant Finance Director, the Accounting Manager manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the accounts payable, payroll and accounting system functions within the Finance division. This position will also assist with accounting, budgeting and financial reporting and coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies. This position will also provide highly responsible and complex support to the City of Frisco and supervises the clerical staff in payables and payroll.

Essential Job Functions:

•Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Finance division including accounts payable, payroll, MUNIS system and various general ledger reconciliations. •Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned activities, recommends and administers policies and procedures. •Monitors and evaluates the efficiency, quality responsiveness and effectiveness of assigned service delivery methods and procedures. •Consults with city departments and divisions on matters including financial accounting, internal control, cost analysis and accounting procedures. •Recommends appropriate services and staffing levels. •Plans, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned employees to include work activities, projects and programs. •Meets with assigned staff to identify and resolve problems. •Works with staff and other city employees on the continuous improvement of accounting program services. •Assists in the development of the division's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures. •Assists in the preparation of the City's annual budget as assigned; performs budget analysis and reviews; assists in the development and preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report as assigned; provides assistance to and consults with external auditors; prepares audit work papers; prepares and reviews final documents and contracts. •Prepares budget reports, reviews trial balances and general ledger activity, including any adjustments to journal entries. •Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to the accounting program, policies and procedures based on results. •Reviews accounts payable voucher documentation, payroll registers and cash deposits, codes expenditures, and analyzes expenditure accounts. •Reviews internal controls for accounting processes and procedures and recommends changes and improvements. •Assumes responsibility for the MUNIS system accounting requirements, including month end close process and year end close process for Finance & HR/Payroll.

Other Important Duties:

•Assists City department heads with planning and monitoring of budgetary expenditures. •Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive vendor inquiries and complaints. •Travels to attend meetings, conferences and training. •Performs other related duties as assigned. •Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

•Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles (GAAP) related to municipal finance administration and program development. •Knowledge of Federal, State and Local financial policies, laws and regulations, including tax laws. •Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable, financial reporting and complex general ledger systems. •Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software for development and tracking of payroll, accounts payable and receivable,tax preparation and journal entries. •Knowledge of municipal audit practices and procedures. •Knowledge of City policies and procedures. •Skill in effective oral and written communications. •Skill in tracking, monitoring, and reviewing reports of payroll, annual leave, long and short term disability, worker's compensation, health insurance plans, and other ongoing payroll expenditures. •Skill in planning, developing and implementing departmental procedures and objectives. •Skill in effectively supervising and delegating duties to assigned staff. •Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

•Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, accounts receivable or related function or equivalent combination of education and experience. •Preference given to individuals who are a licensed CPA. •Preference given to individuals who possess the GFOAT Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation. •Preference given to individuals with governmental fund accounting experience. •Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check. •Must possess State of Texas Driver's License.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is performed in an office environment.

Physical Demands This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed. A complete description of the activities below is available upon request from Human Resources.

Physical Activities (Required to perform essential job functions) 1.Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers. 2.Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine. 3.Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely. 4.Fingering – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand. 5.Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back. 6.Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word. 7.Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.X 8.Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information. 9.Visual Acuity 1 – prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading. 10.Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees. 11.Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back. 12.Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning. 13.Walking – on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

Work Environment Work performed is primarily:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:

•Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, and standard office equipment.