Financial Reporting & Accounting Manager

Financial Reporting & Accounting Manager
City of Dover Finance Department
 Dover, Delaware
Job Description

The position is to manage the preparation of all financial reporting and to manage the day-to-day general accounting operations of the Finance Department, under the general guidance of the Director. Incumbents anticipate and plan for future work programs, determine nature and scope of projects and make staff assignments. Responsible for providing assistance in developing and overseeing the administration of policies and procedures and work products. Formulates and communicate goals and policies to subordinates, superiors, and others throughout the City. The position is recognized as a seasoned and fully proficient accountant and/or financial analyst and financial administrator. Position requires a self-directed and motivated employee.

  1. Assists the Finance Director in carrying out the functional and management principles.
  2. Evaluates effectiveness of department policies and procedures and recommends and implements needed changes.
  3. Communicated department philosophy, goals, and objectives to subordinate staff
  4. Plan, direct administer, supervise and participate in the daily operations and activities of a variety of accounting functions in the Finance Department.
  5. Prepare, monitor and coordinate the balancing and reconciliation of various accounting records.
  6. Responsible for fixed asset management and grant accounting. Assures financial accuracy and compliance for all grants.
  7. Monitor changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect operations for the assigned accounting functions; participate in the development of policy and procedural changes after approval
  8. Recommend and implement internal control guidelines and best practices after review and acceptance.
  9. Administers budgets, prepares work programs and objective for the division, trains and supervises employees, oversees selection of employees and performs performance evaluations.
  10. Serves as liaison for the Finance Department in the provision of financial information and resolution of problems with user departments.
  11. Ensures the accuracy of financial documents in accordance with City, State, Federal laws and generally accepted accounting principles.
  12. Serves as the primary liaison between the auditor and City staff in order to ensure accurate and consistent data gathering for the annual audit process.
  13. Personally handles the more sensitive and most critical issues related to such audits.
  14. Assists with the City's Operating Budget, Capital Investment Plan and Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.