Deputy City Comptroller

Deputy City Comptroller
City of Grand Rapids
 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Job Description

The purpose of this job is to oversee and guide the day to day operations of the Comptroller's Office. Manages accounting programs/systems, supervises professional and clerical support staff, prepares/approves financial reports and journal entries, prepares annual financial reports of actuals and adjusted budgets for review by auditors, maintains and reviews accounting programs and systems, and assists in preparing annual budgets. Work is performed under the direction of the City Comptroller.

  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel; participates in hiring, training and disciplinary actions; delegates work assignments; conducts performance evaluations
  • Prepares monthly financial reports and statements including journal entries for the city and other agencies; ensures that all data is received from departments; ensures and completes all relevant journal entries on money and voucher records, transfers and expenditures; prepares cash basis monthly and operations accounting financial reports for the general fund, all other fund
  • Coordinates the annual audit; consolidates and files final fund reporting
  • Supervises and works with Financial system administrators for daily and monthly operation of the financial systems along with year-end planning, coordinating and systems processing
  • Manages the chart of accounts structure for the City
  • Reviews and approves documents processed in the financial system; approves journal entries, interfaces and accounts payable payments
  • Manages implementation activities for the financial system; assumes responsibility for navigation training, user acceptance testing and functionality of reports
  • Acts as back-up for the Comptroller at Fiscal Committee meetings
  • Oversees the preparation and monitoring of the department budget; prepares annual financial reports from adjusted budgets for review by auditors; adjusts the adopted budget for all accruals including payables, receivables and depreciation
  • Manages accounting, payroll, accounts payable and internal audit sections of the department
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum Training and Experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration
  • At least six (6) years of professional accounting experience, including supervisory experience
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

Desired Licenses or Certifications

  • Registration as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Managerial Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer is desirable