Controller

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Ukiah Finance Department
Location of position: 
Ukiah, CA
Wage/Salary: 
$80,412 to $97,740 (including additional 3% COLA in September 2019)
Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Ukiah Finance Department is looking for its next Controller, adding to a wonderful, supportive, and collaborative team. Our team is seeking an energetic professional with analytic and innovative qualities, serving a diverse community. The City is large enough to provide a challenging professional opportunity, yet small enough to see the positive impacts our services have on a community loved by its residents.

Under general direction of the Finance Director, responsibilities include:

Lead a comprehensive accounting and reporting program, including management and supervision of assigned department team members Perform professional level accounting work including: analyzing a variety of financial operations, accounting systems, policies and procedures; performs complex accounting, budgeting, and/or auditing functions and issues reports of findings Prepare financial statements including statistical sections in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Manage the external, independent, annual financial audit process and fiscal year review Foster and maintain positive, productive working relationships with team members, departments, vendors, and activities in the City Develop and administer accounting and budget control systems to comply with new accounting procedures, laws, ordinances, regulations, best practices, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience – five years of experience of an increasingly responsible nature in governmental accounting, financial services (i.e. accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and procurement), budget development and management, or auditing work, including two years in a supervisory capacity, to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Education – equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business or public administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, or a related field is preferred and may substitute for two years of experience. Possessing one or more of the following licenses/credentials/certifications is also preferred:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO)

Education & Experience: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain required qualification would be:

Experience – five years of experience of an increasingly responsible nature in governmental accounting, financial services (i.e. accounts payable, receivable, payroll, and procurement), budget development and management, or auditing work, including two years in a supervisory capacity, to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed above.

Education – equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business or public administration, or a closely related field. A master’s degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, or a related field is preferred and may substitute for two years of experience. Possessing one or more of the following licenses/credentials/certifications is also preferred:

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Please click here for a link to the recruitment brochure for the position.

Please visit the City's website here for additional detail including a copy of the application.

How to Apply / Contact Applications are available at the City of Ukiah, 300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, CA, (707) 463-6272, or they may be downloaded at www.cityofukiah.com. Applications will be reviewed by a screening committee and those applicants who appear to be among the best qualified will be selected for the examination process. This process may include a variety of techniques designed to test applicants’ knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the job. An Eligibility List will be established by ranking candidates by their overall score, and a selection will be made from the candidates on this list. All employment offers are subject to a City-paid physical examination and a thorough reference and background check. FINAL FILING DATE: Open Until Filled.