Under general direction, assists the Finance Director in performing activities related to the City's financial operations including general accounting, grant accounting, accounts payable, procurement operations and contracts administration; oversees, manages, and serves as a business partner with the City's payroll processing vendor; performs financial analyses and a variety of professional level accounting functions in the preparation and maintenance of financial records, reports and statements; exercises supervision over accounting staff as assigned; and performs related work as required.
This is a single-incumbent managerial-level professional class in the Financial and Accounting series. This class is designated as “at-will” and is exempt from the classified service; the incumbent shall serve at the pleasure of the City Manager. In addition to the responsibilities of an Accountant, the incumbent in this class has primary responsibility for general accounting, procurement operations, and contracts administration; and may serve in the absence of the Finance Director. The incumbent has direct oversight of the contract with, and serves as a business partner to, the City's vendor for Payroll services. An employee in this class exercises supervision over assigned accounting staff, and exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in the performance of assigned duties, based on extensive experience and training in public sector finance and accounting.
Education/Experience: A minimum of five years of professional level finance and accounting experience in a municipal agency or equivalent, of which at least three years involved supervision and/or lead direction of subordinate staff; and the completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. A Master's degree and/or designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is highly desirable. Any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets at an advanced level is required.