Job: Accounting Manager
 Details
 Job Title:  Accounting Manager
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $81,256 - $108,884/yr + xlnt Benefits
 Job Code:  JKT3825
 Posted On:  28 Feb 2013
 Deadline:  March 24, 2013
 Company/Agency:  Ventura
 Job Category:  Accntng-Audit-Controller
 Location:  Ventura, CA 
 Job Web Site:  www.cityofventura.jobs
 Job Description
  TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CITYOFVENTURA.JOBS
FILING DEADLINE FOR THIS POSITION IS: MARCH 24, 2013

Are you a dedicated accounting professional with a strong municipal accounting background and an interest in making a difference in local government? Do you have strong management and supervisory skills coupled with California public agency experience? Consider a rewarding career as an Accounting Manager with the City of Ventura and apply on-line today!

Under general direction, plans, manages and supervises the City's preparation, processing and maintenance of all accounting and financial records, including the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Oversees accounting, payroll processing, accounts payable; analyzes data and makes recommendations regarding complex accounting and financial reporting issues. Responsible for the successful and timely completion of the annual financial audit. Recommends areas for audit review. Researches and analyzes special issues. Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of assigned staff.


IDEAL CANDIDATE
-Has broad professional accounting experience in a California local government agency, including hands-on experience preparing all components of a CAFR.
-Thrives in a fast-paced environment and continuously seeks new ways to increase efficiencies and deliver quality service.
-Leads by example with uncompromising integrity and reliability.
-Has excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
-Possesses strong management skills and works collaboratively at all levels of the organization.
-Is an experienced supervisor, with proven ability to effectively hire, train, coach and mentor, schedule and evaluate staff.
-Has current designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
-Holds a master's degree in business or public administration.


EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Participates in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities. Develops, implements and modifies section goals and objectives.

Manages the daily operations of the City's general accounting operations. This includes, directing staff in the preparation and maintenance of general accounting records, accounts payable functions, general ledger and other ledgers, grant accounting, financial statements and employee payroll processing. Develops systems and procedures to ensure accurate and timely management reports. Develops, implements and modifies City accounting and financial goals and objectives. Analyzes, addresses and completes a wide variety of highly technical accounting transactions and processes. Coordinates the implementation and enhancement of computer based accounting systems. Expert user of the City's ERP system. Analyzes and reports on the City's financial condition.

Monitors and reviews changes to relevant Federal and State laws and regulations. Develops, recommends and implements changes to City policies and procedures, to ensure compliance with accounting standards and financial reporting requirements, including statutes pertaining to public funds and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements. Assumes responsibility for the preparation of the City's CAFR. Ensures the integrity and timeliness of the annual audit, year-end closing, and various annual financial reports. Provides recommendations regarding financial policies, controls and systems. Manages and oversees the annual financial audit, Single Audit, various federal and state audits, and maintains a working relationship with the City’s external auditors.

Participates in the development, implementation, and modification of financial system policies and procedures. Ensures the adequate internal control and maintenance of the City's financial records.

Selects and oversees the work of assigned professional and clerical staff, determining individual assignments and reviewing work product. Plans, schedules, and prioritizes staff assignments and progress. Evaluates and monitors performance, providing training as necessary. Recommends merit increases, progressive discipline and other personnel actions in a timely manner. Develops and implements procedures and policies for work unit. Analyzes current staffing needs and projects future requirements.

Administers and oversees preparation of the division budget, recommending adjustments as necessary. Participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies. Monitors and approves expenditures and implements adjustments. Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in accounting, or a closely related field, and five years of increasingly responsible accounting experience, including two years of supervision of professional accounting staff. Governmental accounting experience in a California public agency, current designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Master's degree in business or public administration is highly desirable.

BENEFITS
To view Benefits, please visit our website at www.cityofventura.net


TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CITYOFVENTURA.JOBS
THE FILING DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION IS: MARCH 24, 2013
 
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Laura Hernandez  Primary Phone:  (805) 654-7853
 Title:  Human Resources  Fax:  (805) 648-4467
 Company/Agency:  Ventura  Email:  lhernandez@cityofventura.net
 Location:  Ventura, CA  Contact Web Site:  www.cityofventura.jobs