Assistant Director - Accounting

Assistant Director - Accounting
Jefferson Parish Government
 Gretna, Louisiana
Job Description

Under general direction of the Accounting Director, performs professional level financial management and administrative work, involving oversight and supervision to professional accounting staff in accurate maintenance and financial reporting for various accounts, services, funds, and/or cost centers of the Parish. Provides supervision and training to professional accounting personnel under charge in use and application of the Parish’s automated financial system(s). Act as backup to the Director for approval of expenditures, approval of purchase orders, approval of pay requests, approval of department payroll, etc. Assist the Director in the supervision of all department employees; assigns tasks and projects; monitors and reviews work; evaluates employee work performance; recommends salary increases, discipline/discharge, transfers, and promotions; recommends hiring of new personnel and conducts staff meetings. Provides administrative oversight for various work areas, i.e., grants, fixed assets, budgets, general and subsidiary ledgers, debt service, special revenues, capital outlay. Review and post all journal entries. Review and approve bank reconciliations prepared by accountants. Responsible for the day to day management and operations of the financial reporting sections of the Accounting Department. Responsible for assisting the Director in administering/managing department functions and operations and ensures compliance with applicable regulatory standards, generally accepted accounting principles, and approved policies and procedures. Performs related work as required.