Chief Accountant

Chief Accountant
City of Burleson
 Burleson, Texas
Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY

Accounting professionals – grow with an organization that places a high value on their employees. Burleson seeks a Chief Accountant that is eager, curious, and interested in future leadership opportunities. Located on the growth edge of the attractive Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the City of Burleson offers an outstanding quality of life and abundant professional opportunities.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Finance Department is the administrative arm of the City's financial operation. The department is responsible for maintaining a governmental accounting system that presents accurately, and with full disclosure, the financial operations of the funds and account groups of the City in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The Finance Department provides its services through a FY 22 budget of $1.7 million and 10 employees. Leading the department is the Finance Director, who is a direct report to the City Manager. The department is organized into two divisions, Accounting and Operations. The Operations Division is led by an Assistant Finance Director and the Accounting Division is led by a Controller.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Controller, the Chief Accountant is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions. The Chief Accountant serves in a lead capacity, however supervisory duties may be added in the future as the city and its staff continues to grow. Key responsibilities for this position include accounting and financial reporting functions such as month end processing, timely reconciliations, timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad hoc reports; assisting the Controller in the coordination of the annual external audit, as well as preparation and review of the Annual Financial Report; participating and assisting in the annual budget preparation as needed; and coordinating with the Information Technology Department to maintain financial computer systems and processes.

The ideal candidate for the position of Chief Accountant will have solid governmental accounting experience, knowledge of and experience with Tyler Munis and its implementation, and a positive attitude along with a desire to research and solve problems.

QUALIFICATIONS

The following are required education and experience qualifications:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Experience: Four (4) or more years of experience in governmental accounting. Two (2) years of supervisory experience are preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for the Chief Accountant is $71,855 to $107,783 with an anticipated hiring point up to $89,819, depending upon experience. In addition, the city offers an excellent benefit package as. Refer to the detailed recruitment brochure for additional benefit information.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Greg Nelson or Bryan Noblett at (916) 550-4100.

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