Job: Financial Reporting Manager
 Job Title:  Financial Reporting Manager
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $88,500.00 - $113,340.00 Annually
 Job Code:  JNS3694
 Posted On:  08 Nov 2012
 Deadline:  Applications accepted until needs are met. Apply immediately
 Company/Agency:  City of Santa Rosa
 Job Category:  Admin-Budget-Financial
 Location:  Santa Rosa, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  Important Notes:

Placement within the salary range will depend on qualifications, up to the maximum with City Manager approval.*
This recruitment will be open until a sufficient number of qualified applications is received or the position is filled. This recruitment may close at any time. Apply as soon as possible!

Only complete online applications with all supplemental questions answered will be accepted. Resumes are not accepted as substitutes for any part of this application.

The City:
The City of Santa Rosa, the largest city in Sonoma County with a population of over 163,000, is located 55 miles north of San Francisco and nestled in the center of famous Sonoma Wine Country. Santa Rosa serves as the County seat and center of trade, government, commerce and medical facilities for the Northern San Francisco Bay area. The City offers a wide variety of both recreational and cultural activities, is well known for its excellent schools, temperate weather and abundance of trees and beautiful parks.

The Position:
The City is seeking a highly skilled, business-oriented manager with a strong accounting and financial background to plan, organize and lead its Financial Reporting Division. This management position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and oversees a staff of 10, comprising Financial Reporting and Accounts Payable. The Financial Reporting Manager has management responsibility for the City’s financial reporting and accounts payable activities, annual audit, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Cost Allocation Plan, bond financing and other duties. This position prepares analytical financial, statistical and narrative reports; makes recommendations and presentations to the City Council, City Manager, departments and the public; and works closely with Information Technology Department to resolve financial system related issues. This position also provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Chief Financial Officer.

The position requires a broad range of financial experience, understanding of municipal finance and governmental accounting, and experience in personnel management. In addition, the successful candidate will possess strong leadership and personnel management skills; focus on customer service and responsiveness; ability to promote a teamwork environment; ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task while delivering quality results; and a thoughtful approach to new ideas. The ability to communicate complex financial matters to a variety of audiences in lay terms is essential.

* Please note in Fiscal Year 2012-13, City of Santa Rosa employees in this position are required to participate in a 64 hour Mandatory Time Off (MTO) without pay program. New employees shall be required to take a pro-rated number of MTO hours during the fiscal year, to be determined based on their date of hire and full time or part time status.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Plan, organize, lead and control the work of staff which are involved in providing services related to financial reporting including accounting, financial reporting and accounts payable activities;
•develop, implement, and review the goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities within the division;
•analyze staffing requirements and make recommendations;
•oversee hiring, training, evaluation, discipline and career development of subordinates;
•administer and oversee preparation of Financial Reporting Division budget, monitor monthly expenditures, and recommend adjustments as necessary.
•monitor and review changes to relevant Federal and State laws and regulations. Develop, recommend and implement changes to City’s accounting policies and procedures, to ensure compliance with new accounting standards, laws, ordinances and regulations;
•manage the timely and accurate preparation of City financial reports, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports;
•plan and coordinate year-end closing, interim and final audits for the City; provide secondary review of audit materials and financial statements; and prepare City’s response to audit findings;
•under direction of the Chief Financial Officer, manage the bond financing process for the City, including the preparation of financial analyses and reports, coordination with City departments, financial advisors, bond counsel, underwriter and rating agencies;
•manage the review, selection, testing and installation of new financial computer applications; consult with Information Technology Department to resolve financial system related issues; and establish internal control and ensure integrity of financial systems;
•coordinate and conduct a wide variety of special studies, prepare detailed and analytical accounting, financial, statistical and narrative reports and make presentations to elected officials, auditors, and the public;
•respond to requests for information and advise City departments, governmental agencies and the public of City accounting policies;
•serve on ad hoc City task forces;
•administer contracts for Financial Reporting Division;
•perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of governmental accounting and accounts payable; principles of supervision, training, and evaluation; principles of computerized accounting and information systems; principles and practices of administration and personnel management.

Ability to: Analyze and interpret financial and accounting records; prepare financial statements and reports; design and install new and improved accounting and record keeping systems; develop and maintain accounting and control procedures; prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and analyses; understand and interpret laws and ordinances; plan, assign, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: Sufficient experience of an increasingly responsible nature in governmental accounting or auditing work, including two years in a supervisory capacity, to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed above. Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business or public administration, or a closely related field. A Masters degree in a closely related field is highly desirable.

Additional Information:
License or Certificate:
Possession of a CPA license, while not required, is highly desirable.

Individuals must be physically capable of operating a motor vehicle safely and possess a valid, Class C, California Drivers License, OR be able to demonstrate the ability to travel on scheduled or unscheduled visits to various locations in the City which may or may not be reachable by public transportation.

Selection Process:
All applications and supplemental questionnaires will be carefully reviewed. Candidates whose qualifications most closely match what we are seeking will be invited to the next step in the process, which will include an interview.
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Jami Ross  Primary Phone:  707-543-3066
 Title:  Human Resources Analyst  Fax:  707-543-3139
 Company/Agency:  City of Santa Rosa  Email:
 Location:  Santa Rosa, CA  Contact Web Site: