NATURE OF WORK:
Serves as division manager of the Accounting Operations and Control Division. Exercises administrative control and direction over financial reporting, grants oversight, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and revenue collection. Expected to participate and collaborate with other City divisions and departments to provide input, advice, and technical assistance regarding accounting issues as they relate to the development of programs and projects. Responsible for the completion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which includes a significant amount of account analysis at year-end including preparation and review of audit schedules and implementation of new accounting principles as required by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Expected to develop innovations to more effectively manage financial operations. This position requires a strong understanding of federal and state grant compliance requirements. This position works closely with the oversight of updates and enhancements made to the ERP system that impact financial reporting and operations. The Controller is an appointed official and serves at the pleasure of the Mayor and reports to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer. This is a very challenging position that requires a high degree of interpersonal and technical skills in addition to outstanding organization and administrative abilities.
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration or related and four years of responsible financial management experience including responsibility for financial reporting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required. Master degree in business administration or public administration and experience working for or with organizations in the public sector preferred.