Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager
City of Frisco Finance Department
 Frisco, Texas
Job Description

Under general direction of the Controller, the Accounting Manager manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the accounts payable, payroll and accounting system functions within the Finance division. This position will also assist with accounting, budgeting and financial reporting and coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies. This position will also provide highly responsible and complex support to the City of Frisco and supervises the clerical staff in payables and payroll.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assumes management responsibility for assigned services and activities of the Finance division including accounts payable, payroll, MUNIS system and various general ledger reconciliations.
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned activities, recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and evaluates the efficiency, quality responsiveness and effectiveness of assigned service delivery methods and procedures.
  • Consults with city departments and divisions on matters including financial accounting, internal control, cost analysis and accounting procedures.
  • Recommends appropriate services and staffing levels.
  • Plans, coordinates and reviews the work plan for assigned employees to include work activities, projects and programs.
  • Meets with assigned staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Works with staff and other city employees on the continuous improvement of accounting program services.
  • Assists in the development of the division's annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Assists in the preparation of the City's annual budget as assigned; performs budget analysis and reviews; assists in the development and preparation of the annual comprehensive financial report as assigned; provides assistance to and consults with external auditors; prepares audit work papers; prepares and reviews final documents and contracts.
  • Prepares budget reports, reviews trial balances and general ledger activity, including any adjustments to journal entries.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to the accounting program, policies and procedures based on results.
  • Reviews accounts payable voucher documentation, payroll registers and cash deposits, codes expenditures, and analyzes expenditure accounts.
  • Reviews internal controls for accounting processes and procedures and recommends changes and improvements.
  • Assumes responsibility for the MUNIS system accounting requirements, including month end close process and year end close process for Finance & HR/Payroll.

Other Important Duties:

  • Assists City department heads with planning and monitoring of budgetary expenditures.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive vendor inquiries and complaints.
  • Travels to attend meetings, conferences and training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements:

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements and Generally Accepted Auditing
  • Principles (GAAP) related to municipal finance administration and program development.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and Local financial policies, laws and regulations, including tax laws.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable, financial reporting and complex general ledger systems.
  • Knowledge of computers and related equipment, hardware and software for development and tracking of payroll, accounts payable and receivable, tax preparation and journal entries.
  • Knowledge of municipal audit practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in tracking, monitoring, and reviewing reports of payroll, annual leave, long and short term disability, worker's compensation, health insurance plans, and other ongoing payroll expenditures.
  • Skill in planning, developing and implementing departmental procedures and objectives.
  • Skill in effectively supervising and delegating duties to assigned staff.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility in accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, accounts receivable or related function or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference given to individuals who are a licensed CPA.
  • Preference given to individuals who possess the GFOAT Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation.
  • Preference given to individuals with governmental fund accounting experience.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check.
  • Must possess State of Texas Driver's License.