Assistant Controller

Assistant Controller
City of Galveston Finance Department
 Galveston, Texas
Job Description

Responsible for the management and operations of key functions within the Accounting Division, including accounting for all City funds, processing receivables and payables, fixed assets, internal/external monthly and quarterly financial reporting, the annual comprehensive audit financial report, and other financial matters. Monitor and ensure compliance with state and federal law, GAAP and GASB regulations governing municipal accounting activities and reporting and determine the impact to the City. Participate in the development, implementation and administration of Accounting policies, procedures, internal controls, and establishes goals, objectives and priorities for area of responsibility. Manage, train, and develop staff, prepare and conduct staff evaluations, assign work within the accounting function and resolve complex accounting issues. Understand and manage use of financial software applications, including interfaces from third party vendors; maintain the chart of accounts, manage daily accounting processes, month-end and year-end close procedures ensuring reconciliations and substantiation of account balances are completed in a timely manner. Prepare and file monthly, quarterly and annual reports with regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the IRS, State of Texas, Texas Comptroller.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field; AND five years’ experience in in professional accounting with preference given to governmental accounting and/or auditing experience. Minimum of five years of supervisory experience within a governmental finance management environment or a combination there of; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Extensive direct experience in preparing a CAFR. CPA, MBA CGFO and /or CPFO designations are desirable.