DESCRIPTION: Plans, organizes and administers a comprehensive program to maintain the financial integrity of the LVCVA, including financial management, financial reporting and policy compliance; provides department level management over varied fiscal activities of the LVCVA; provides expert financial assistance to LVCVA management; must exercise professional-level expertise and independent judgment. The Controller reports to the Vice President of Finance. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Develops and implements goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for Financial Resources and Accounting Operations. Plans, organizes, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities of professional, technical and support staff; directs the selection of staff and provides for their training and professional development. Oversees overall budget preparation and subsequent compliance; accounts payable and receivable functions; financial reporting; external and internal audit support; payroll; departments record retention management; treasury management; risk management though controls; debt service issuance and compliance; general ledger; and prepares and administers the department's budget. Advises other departments regarding the interpretation of accounting policies. Uses spreadsheet software, prepares and analyzes journal entries, and performs a variety of professional accounting work to maintain and report financial status. Directs the conduct of and conducts analytical studies; develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; directs the maintenance of accurate records and files. Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of written correspondence, reports, procedures and other written materials. Confers with LVCVA management and employees of other departments regarding financial matters; facilitates the resolution of problems and the development of coordinated policies; makes presentations to applicable department and Board members. Monitors and interprets changes in laws and regulations related to public financing, financial reporting, payroll and related areas. Directs the conduct of and conducts financial instructional programs for staff at all levels throughout the organization.
Manages multiple subordinate supervisory and non-supervisory employees. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of subordinate work groups. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning; assigning; and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience Bachelor's Degree in Accounting AND five (5) years of full-time professional level experience in public finance or other directly related field, three (3) years of which were in a supervisory or management capacity. CPA license required. Possession of an advanced degree or government finance designation highly desirable.
Thorough knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and state and local laws relating to government accounting, financial reporting and procurement. Experience with Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) program for financial reporting and budgeting standards. Experience with General Obligation (GO) and Revenue Bond issuance. Knowledge of State and Federal payroll laws.
Knowledge of governmental and fund accounting, including methods of financial reporting and financial statement preparation; techniques of financial strategic planning; principles and practices of budget development and administration.