Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Hemet Finance Department
Location of position: 
Hemet, CA
$86,628.00 – $116,100.00 Annually
Date Posted: 
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Job Description: 

Supervise, monitor and participate in the day-to-day operations of assigned finance work unit(s), such as A/R, A/P, utility billing, payroll, budget, collections and financial reporting. Interpret and apply rules for assigned functions; prepare or direct the preparation of journal entries, account reconciliation, and related schedules and reports; prepare audit schedules and assist with year-end journal entries and annual reports. Assist with financial audits; prepare financial reports according to federal and state rules, regulations and laws, City policies and procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles. Assist with the preparation of the Annual Budget. Coordinate with related departments on preparation of Internal Service charges to departments, oversee preparation of salary and benefits calculations for the budget year, and assist departments with entry of Maintenance and Operations budgets into Financial Software program. Perform professional level finance work; conduct research and cost analysis for special projects as assigned; prepare recommendations and present reports. Review accounts receivable and payable invoice processing; process and review designated financial transfers; produce and distribute selected financial statements, financial summaries and management reports. Review and oversee all aspects of payroll processing. Maintains financial security by establishing and managing internal controls; ensures applicable positions comply with internal controls. Serves as the Program Administrator for the financial software program and the online banking portal. Resolve accounting discrepancies or procedural problems and respond to questions, ensuring necessary follow-up occurs; control program records for operational accountability; confers with and advises staff and program participants by providing advice, problem-solving assistance, answers to questions and interpretation of program goals and policy. Participate in recruitment and hiring, and schedule, assign, monitor and evaluate work of staff; provide for and/or conduct staff development; establish work methods and standards; initiate corrective and/or disciplinary action and respond to grievances and complaints according to established personnel policies and procedures. Act on behalf of Finance Director in his/her absence. Position reports to the Finance Director.