Principal Accountant

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Madison Finance Department
Location of position: 
Madison, WI
$83,377.06 – $100,374.04 Annually
Date Posted: 
Monday, June 24, 2019
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Job Description: 

This is highly responsible professional, managerial, supervisory, and administrative work in planning, coordinating and directing the accounting functions, staff and activities of the Governmental Accounting Section within the Finance Department. The employee develops, coordinates, implements, and administers complex financial systems. The work entails management of Capital Projects including TIFs and Special Assessments, and the Debt Service funds including overseeing complicated accounting transaction processing, internal/external financial reporting and ensuring audit compliance requirements. This position assists with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and supporting schedules for submission to the GFOA. The employee manages, and directs the accounts receivables, special assessments and ambulance conveyance billing functions. Work is characterized by a high degree of independent judgment, discretion and considerable initiative. This position also serves as the liaison to the Public Health Madison and Dane County Joint Venture, Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network, and the Business Improvement District Component Unit. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Accounting Services Manager, and participates in the formulation of accounting and financial policies and procedures as part of the Finance Department's Management Team.

A completed application will include both a resume and a cover letter in the Attachments section of the application. In your cover letter (two (2) pages maximum) please highlight the following: •Present a brief summary of your capabilities in leading employee teams and work groups. Provide concrete examples of strong performance as a supervisor. •Explain recent GASB or FASB pronouncement implementations and their financial statement impacts. • Discuss your achievements implementing ERP software. As a subject matter expert for the City's ERP solution, how might you direct and plan for an upcoming version release and/or next upgrade?

*Failure to submit both the resume and cover letter with your application will result in immediate elimination from the recruitment process.*