Under the direction of the Director of Finance and/or Assistant Director of Finance, perform work of considerable difficulty in directing the operations of the Accounting Division.
Examples of Duties:
Essential Functions: Provides leadership and manages the daily operations of the Accounting Division; directs, develops and motivates staff to meet objectives that assist in achieving the District's strategic business plan; maintain all District financial records; prepare accurate and timely monthly financial statements in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles; provide and analyze operating reports and other management information for decision making; Assist with the coordination of the annual external District Audit; Provide support to internal audits as needed; Assess departmental strengths and weaknesses and create strategies for improved performance; Recruit, develop, motivate, and retain Staff capable of achieving excellence in accounting; Actively participate in appropriate professional organizations to foster positive relationships and to ensure exchange of best practices; Understand the District's industry, its relationships with governmental bodies, and the stakeholders' expectations for District performance.
Additional Responsibilities: Perform related work as required or as delegated by supervisor.
Training and Experience: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting with CPA preferred; eight years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting and technology applications, including four years of supervisory experience.
Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Extensive knowledge of generally accepted governmental accounting and financial management principles and practices; Extensive skill in interpreting federal and state laws relating to
general financial/accounting reporting requirements; Extensive skill in preparing financial statements and reports; Extensive skill in analyzing and interpreting fiscal and statistical data; Extensive skill in applying accounting knowledge to technology systems; Extensive skill in managing a divisional budget; Considerable knowledge of management information systems concepts; Considerable skill in strategic planning; Strong leadership skills in selecting and developing personnel; Considerable skill in making presentations and working with committees, auditors, representatives from other government agencies, District managers and employees; Considerable skill in communicating clearly and effectively; Successful experience in effectively building relationships with individuals and teams across the organization.