Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Vancouver
Location of position: 
Vancouver, WA
Wage/Salary: 
$91,020 – $118,332 annually
Date Posted: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Job Description: 

Open until filled. First review date February 26, 2018.

The purpose of this position is to direct, manage, and supervise the Accounting Division within Financial and Management Services including accounting, payroll, and accounts payable. Manage the City's general ledger and prepare the City's financial statements including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), as well as the other annual or periodic financial reporting processes in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Selects, plans, prioritizes, assigns, supervise and review the work of staff; coordinate staff training; write performance appraisals; recommend and implement discipline. Responsible for the worker as well as the work.

Functions -Direct, manage, and supervise staff within the Accounting Division, including accounting, payroll, and accounts payable staff. Conduct performance evaluations, coordinate training, work with employees to correct deficiencies, and implement hiring, discipline, and termination procedures. Recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. -Direct, coordinate, and review work plans. Meet with staff to set clear expectations; assign work activities and projects; manage work flow; review and provide timely reviews of work quality and performance. Lead the teams in advising, consulting, and partnering with internal departments to support the accomplishment of their strategic objectives. -Plan and manage the preparation and development of annual and periodic fiscal reports including, but not limited to, the City's general ledger, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), as well as others in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP). Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and City policies. Interpret and implement new laws and regulations as they related to the division. -Manage the City's payroll program; resolve complex payroll issues and implement necessary changes to resolve problems. -Manage financial reporting and audit requirements of the Public Facilities District, Downtown Redevelopment Authority, and the City Center Redevelopment Authority. -Develop, recommend, and implement policies and procedures; develop short-term and long-range plans for the division. -Develop, recommend, and manage division budget. Direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies, monitor and approve expenditures, and implement adjustments as necessary.

Qualifications -Six (6) years of related experience in governmental accounting including, but not limited to, CAFR preparation, government accounting, and management of accounting and payroll functions. At least two years of staff supervision required. -Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance or a related field. -Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license within Washington State. -Proficiency using automated financial systems, preferably Workday.