Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Richmond Finance Department
Location of position: 
Richmond, CA
$8,117 – $9,868
Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Job Description: 


The Accounting Manager is a single-class position which reports to the Budget and Financial Services Agency Director. This position is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations in such areas as accounts payable, revenue, general ledger, grant program accounting, revenue bond and sale/lease records and related functions.


Develops and implements accounting goals, objectives, processes and procedures; plans, organizes, and evaluates the work of subordinate staff; provides technical support to City staff on fiscal issues; prepares fiscal reports and records for finance staff and outside agencies; assists in internal and external audits of City records; interprets, prepares, presents, and analyzes complex reports; and utilizes the City's computerized financial system for monitoring, reporting, and data collection.


Education/Experience: requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or a closely-related field and five (5) years of professional accounting experience, of which two (2) years was supervising professional staff. Governmental experience, especially in a municipality, and certification as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Municipal Treasurer or a graduate degree in accounting is highly desirable.

Knowledge of: principles and practices of general fund and governmental accounting; computerized accounting systems; applicable laws regulating public fiscal operations; techniques and methodology of supervising, evaluating, training, and motivating employees; and goal setting, program development, and budgeting practices and procedures.

Skill in: planning, organizing, reviewing, and evaluating accounting activities; analyzing, evaluating, and reconciling complex financial data; preparing clear and concise financial reports; interpreting complex accounting procedures, policies and regulations; and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

License: possession of a valid California Driver's License may be required for some assignments.

Applications are accepted online only.