Accounting Supervisor

Accounting Supervisor
Adams County Government Finance Department
 Brighton, Colorado
Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to provide direct leadership to an exciting and growing accounting department of committed staff at an employee centric organization? Adams County is currently seeking a candidate for our Accounting Supervisor with our Human Services Division. This is a great growth opportunity for someone looking to expand their career in governmental accounting while giving back to your community. Provides flexible schedules and a hybrid working structure between home and office.

Exercises direct supervision of Human Services Business Operations staff. which includes Performs professional accounting work dealing with multiple accounting systems and transactions. Troubleshoots and improvises to accommodate unique and difficult accounting transactions. Provides accounting services to the Agency in order to maintain the fiscal records in accordance with County, State, and Federal requirements and ensures the maximum reimbursement of expenditures from outside agencies.


  • Downloads State Electronic Benefits Transfer, cost allocations, and revenue transactions to the general ledger, transfers and verifies data to the Dashboard Financial Model.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements to include Balance Sheet, Statement of Change in Fund Balance, Due To/From Detail, and Statement of Revenues and Expenditures.
  • Analyzes monthly balance sheet accounts and cash reconciliation with the Treasurer's Office.
  • Oversees completion of program reconciliations performed by staff.
  • Analyzes monthly balance sheet accounts and cash reconciliation with the Treasurer's Office.
  • Assists in the development of financial policies.
  • Maintains Chart of Accounts to ensure proper voucher coding.
  • Maintains Fixed Assets for additions and disposals and perform annual inventory review.
  • Prepares month-end and year-end accounting entries.
  • Facilitates state and county auditors in completion of fieldwork by preparing financial statements, various work papers, and responding to any questions.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Supervision:
  • Supervises and reviews all operational functions of the Business Office.
  • Responsible for setting personnel expectations and initiating follow-up.
  • Prioritizes coaching and training as required by state and county legislative change.
  • Monitors staff schedules including the usage of leave.
  • Facilitates weekly individual meetings and bi-weekly all-staff meetings.
  • Oversees workload and equitable distribution of job duties.


  • Knowledge of and ability to carry out finance and accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of the State accounting system, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to educate and train other staff.
  • Ability to interpret rules and regulations to carry out reporting requirements and accounting transactions.
  • Ability to prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ability to analyze and report on accounts and funds.
  • Ability to make mathematical and percentage computations, balance, and reconcile records resolving discrepancies.
  • Ability to work within guidelines as set forth by GAAFR (Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting) and State and Federal guidelines.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • Experience: Minimum of four(4) years of increasingly responsible experience in financial accounting and administration. At least two (2) years in governmental accounting experience is preferred; strongly prefer experience with Human Services accounting functions. Minimum two (2) years direct supervisory experience.
  • Education and Training: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a closely related field from an accredited college or university required.
  • License or Certificate: Possession of a Certified Public Accountant license (CPA) and/or other related certification is highly desirable.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to operate and develop expertise with the financial accounting systems and Microsoft Office products.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.