Accounting manager

Accounting manager
City of Boulder City Finance Department
 Boulder City, Nevada
Job Description


Medical Insurance – Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.

Dental Insurance – Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.

Vision Insurance - Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.

Life Insurance – $25,000 provided through Standard Insurance Company. The City pays 100% of the premium.

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance – Up to 60% of monthly covered earnings, maximum monthly benefit $5,000 per month. The City pays 100% of the premium.

Retirement – 33.50% of your salary provided through the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). The City of Boulder City provides an Employer Pay Contribution Plan (EPC). Under this pre-tax plan, the employer pays the PERS contribution on your behalf. Future PERS increases are split between the City and the employee through a salary reduction in lieu of a pay raise.

Holidays – Twelve and a half holidays and an additional floating holiday per calendar year.

Leave Benefits – First year you will have 120 hours annual leave available with increasing accrual rates based on tenure milestones. Sick leave accrues at 10 hours per month and other leaves are available.

Benefits subject to change.


Qualified applicants must complete an application at Appointment subject to complete background investigation and City-paid pre-employment, post-offer physical examination.

The most highly qualified applicants will be contacted (via e-mail) and asked to continue in the process.

The pool of qualified candidates derived from this recruitment may be used to fill more than one position.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (It is important to note that the duties listed below are “representative only” and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)

Oversees divisions of the Finance Department and associated functional areas to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, capital assets, debt management, general ledger, grants, information technology, local improvement districts, and payroll; manages, supervises, and evaluates staff; evaluates services and processes, identifies deficiencies, and implements necessary changes; develops policies and procedures to ensure the City follows all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Prepares and/or reviews and ascertains accurate and timely filing of monthly, quarterly and annual tax forms and other regulatory reports. Manages sound financial accounting under GAAP, application of GASB accounting standards. Serves as the liaison for the annual external audit. Responsible for the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. Reviews financial and operational systems for efficiencies and risks; establishes internal controls to safeguard City assets; oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of accounting systems and programs; develops and oversees the implementation and maintenance of various financial and accounting software programs utilized by the City. Implements PERS regulations to maintain the City's compliance; obtains clarification and interpretation of regulations from PERS' officials as necessary; communicates, explains and answers questions on PERS' regulation from City management, employees and labor union representatives. Develops cooperative professional relationships; represents the department on various internal and external committees; stays abreast of new pronouncements, laws, trends, and innovations in finance, accounting, and cash management. Manages sound financial accounting under GAAP, application of GASB accounting standards, publication of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and audit contract and administration. Performs related duties as may be assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, or related field. Five (5) years of experience in financial planning, accounting, payroll, or related field; two (2) years of which were in a supervisory or lead role. Master’s degree, experience in professional accounting work with a municipal government, and experience with Tyler Technology Enterprise System, specifically Munis software are all highly desirable. CPA certification is desirable. Note: An equivalent combination of related training and experience may be considered.

Must possess and maintain a valid Nevada or "border state" driver's license, as defined by NRS 483.

Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a wants/warrants check.


Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial standards; and public administration theory and best practices; operational principles and concepts related to the programs, services, and activities of a Finance Department, government municipality, or large organization; Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); supervisory practices and procedures, including methods for selecting employees, providing training, conducting performance evaluations, and administering disciplinary procedures, including managing employees through multiple levels of supervision; modern office procedures, practices, methods, and equipment, including computer hardware and software applications utilized in financial record keeping; best practices as applied to providing excellent customer service throughout the organization; advanced methods and techniques of statistical and financial analysis; principles, practices, and methods of budget preparation and strategic planning and administration; methods and techniques of public relations; pertinent federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, and grant requirements pertaining to governmental accounting systems; advanced methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation.

Skill in analyzing problems from the perspective of the accounting profession; identifying alternative solutions; projecting consequences of proposed actions; and implementing recommendations; reading, understanding, interpreting, applying, and explaining applicable laws, codes, regulations, contracts, grant requirements, and accounting concepts and formulas; maintaining effective relationships with customers and regulatory agencies; meeting the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact; and dealing constructively with conflict and recommending effective resolutions; effectively communicating verbally and in writing; and effectively communicate with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and culturally diverse backgrounds; exercising sound judgment in handling sensitive issues; and preparing, presenting, and maintaining complete, accurate, and concise reports, memorandums, and letters.

Ability to understand, interpret, and apply administrative and office policies and procedures, including pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances; collect, evaluate, and interpret complex information and data; and develop accounting and financial spreadsheets; prepare a broad range of accurate, clear, and concise administrative, financial, statistical, and narrative reports, correspondence, and other written materials.


Supervisory classification: Yes

May be required to work an alternative or flexible work schedule, outside of normal business hours, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or extended hours.


General Physical Requirements Sedentary work: Exerting up to 15 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Activities The worker should have mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and be capable of commuting to and from various locations in order to visit work sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Visual Acuity The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

Working Conditions The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

The City of Boulder City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. The City of Boulder City encourages both incumbents and individuals who have been offered employment to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.