Accounting Unit Managers

Accounting Unit Managers
Marin County Department of Finance
 San Rafael, California
Job Description

Accounting Unit Managers
Department of Finance
County of Marin
$112,403 - $136,635 / Annually

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The Marin County Department of Finance is responsible for the powers and duties of the offices of the auditor, controller, tax collector, treasurer, and public administrator. We serve as a collaborative partner and fiscal advisor to the County government in their consideration of fiscal decisions and planning. We strive to inspire and elevate public trust in County government by safeguarding the County’s financial integrity, advocating and implementing best practices, and ensuring compliance with mandates and fiduciary responsibilities.

The Department of Finance is currently seeking two (2) experienced Accounting Unit Manager professionals in the areas of Accounting and Treasury/Accounts Payable.

The ACCOUNTING MANAGER reports to the Accounting/Payroll Division Chief, directly manages 5 staff members, and frequently engages with fiscal officers throughout the County’s 22 departments on fiscal matters to ensure annual reporting requirements are met. They are responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations of the County and oversee annual financial reporting activities, general ledger reconciliations, cost accounting, and integrity of the County’s financial system and fiscal structure. This position will lead the team in preparing complex financial reporting for the County, including: the State Controller’s report; the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR); Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR); and the Countywide Cost Allocation Plan. The Accounting Manager also works with the County Administrator’s Office on fiscal projections and has a lead-reviewer role in the development of the annual County budgets.

The TREASURY/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGER reports to the Finance/Public Administration Division Chief and manages 8 staff members. This position will lead the day-to-day operations of the Accounts Payable and Treasury Units, overseeing payment transactions and the financial commitments of the County such as managing and executing disbursement related transactions, performing incoming and outgoing cash management functions as well as reconciliation of all cash and bank accounts. This position also serves as an authorized investment officer, executing strategic security purchases and investments for the County’s portfolio and is responsible for the adherence to investment policies and procedures, including compliance with all internal and external audit controls.

Our ideal ACCOUNTING MANAGER will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in governmental accounting practices and principles, as well as a demonstrated proficiency in working with integrated financial systems. They will have direct experience with complex financial reporting, Project Ledger, Budgeting, Grants and Cost Allocation Plans. The successful candidate is adept at process mapping and improvements; policy interpretation, application, and documentation; and is highly motivated to produce optimal results for their unit and for the County. The successful candidate is a strong leader that thrives in a collaborative team environment; provides outstanding customer service; and seeks out ways to develop their team for future opportunities within the department. The selected candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills and champion a customer service focus within their team.

Our ideal TREASURY/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGER will have experience in processing, management, and reconciliation of a variety of high-volume Accounts Payable transactions, as well as experience in bank reconciliations, cash management and investments. The selected candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills and champion a customer service focus within their team.

Successful candidates for either position will have a strong financial reporting background in the public sector environment and have thorough knowledge of governmental accounting practices and policies, integrated accounting or information systems, as well as the ability to organize and oversee the work of staff to ensure that critical deadlines are met. These positions will effectively serve as subject matter experts to the internal divisions of the department as well as to the greater organization. They are an integral part of the mid-level management team in the Department of Finance’s Finance/Public Administration or Accounting/Payroll Divisions. Both positions must be able to exercise a high-level of independence and authority for all technical decisions.

The Minimum Qualifications are as follows: Typically, equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with course work in accounting, economics, business administration or a field related to the work AND three years of professional experience related to the area of assignment, preferably in the public sector. At least one year of experience must have included lead or supervisory responsibility. Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis, up to two years.

Certificates and Licenses: Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certificate is desirable.

Filing Deadline: This recruitment will close on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM PST. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: For any questions, please contact the Marin County HR Dept at or call (415) 473-2126. EEO/TTY