Accounting Manager/Finance Reporting and Audit

Accounting Manager/Finance Reporting and Audit
Coconino County Finance Department
 Flagstaff, Arizona
Job Description

(Illustrative only)

  • Preserves the fiscal integrity of the County's official accounting records through their accuracy, timeliness and adherence to accounting/auditing standards
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the preparation of the County's annual financial reports including but not limited to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Annual Expenditure Limitation Report, and Single Audit; may prepare portions of reports or entire reports
  • Reviews and analyzes year end account balances for accuracy and reasonableness
  • Manages the preparation of the notes and required supplemental information for the annual financial reports
  • Manages the annual audit of the annual financial reports
  • Develops systems/procedures to monitor activity in the general ledger
  • Helps establish annual internal audit schedule
  • Develops and maintains the chart of accounts and monitoring of internal controls
  • Advises and directs training for County departments on accounting problems, policies and procedures
  • Provides monthly financial reports to departments and management
  • Communicates and explains accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to departments and management
  • Advises procurement policy to ensure compliance with all applicable State and Federal statutes and regulations
  • Oversee month-end and year-end close processes and modify processes and procedures as necessary to maintain timeliness and accuracy
  • Provides oversight on monthly, quarterly, and annual grant financial reports for Federal, State, and local granting agencies
  • Ensures financial compliance with procurement, expenditure, and reporting of Federal awards in accordance with Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200
  • Maintains the County's capital asset records
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff

Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Sitting for computer work
  • Working with and around other staff and outside agencies
  • Dealing with interruptions
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion (hand/wrist) for computer work, writing, and using a calculator
  • Vision acuity (near/ far) must be able to see documents needing attention and driving
  • Color vision for reading labels; hearing and speech for ordinary conversation with staff and customers; finger dexterity for typing/ 10-key.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and four years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including one year of supervisory experience; OR, any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

This position is exempt from overtime.

The ideal candidate is a strong manager/leader with excellent interpersonal skills for a small but high profile finance division; is able to work independently; pays attention to details; is flexible and able to adjust to changing requirements; works well with and is able to establish and maintain excellent relationships with all internal and external customers of the department/division. experience in compiling financial statements; and auditing experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience compiling county financial statements; Excel, Access and other data processing applications; ability to work and excel in a team environment; previous supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of governmental accounting, including GASB, GAAP, and GFOA rules and standards
  • Principles and practices of grant financial management including OMB Circular 2 CFR 200
  • Comprehensive framework and development of internal controls
  • Federal, state and local laws governing county financial activities

Working knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration
  • Practices and techniques governmental purchasing
  • Practices and techniques of governmental budgeting
  • Principles, practices and techniques cost accounting
  • Principles and practices of positive supervision and organizational development

Skill in:

  • Design and effective use of technology for financial management, analysis and reporting
  • Working with auditors and other outside regulatory groups
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets and financial software

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, direct and review the work of professional associates and staffMeet financial reporting requirements and established deadlines
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret complex financial data
  • Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate policies and procedures
  • Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writingFollow written and verbal instructions

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.