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Accounting Manager

Organization: City of Vacaville
Date Posted: 9/7/2018
Date Needed: 10/1/2018
City: Vacaville
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: Accounting/Audit/Controller
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details
The City of Vacaville invites applications for the position of Accounting Manager.  Currently one (1) position exists in the Finance Department.  This recruitment process will create an eligibility list for this position which can be used to fill other vacancies, within this classification, that may develop in the next twelve (12) month period.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for oversight of  the Accounting Division within the Finance Department. Duties include recommending and implementing  goals and objectives for the division,  participating as a member of the Administrative Services Department management team to assist in developing and enforcing department policies, and filling in for the Finance Division Manager as needed.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills in order to work with all City Departments and all levels of employees. Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Ability to plan, install, review, and supervise the City's accounting systems and procedures
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of accounting professionals and office support staff to ensure fiscal matters are dealt with appropriately and correctly, reports are produced in a timely and accurate manner, and staff functions effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to produce an award-winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Ability to work with a variety of levels of staff, develop working relationships, and effectively communicate complex financial data 
  • Experience acting as the agency liaison on external audits
  • Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements
  • Knowledge of Internal controls, including how to perform reviews and evaluations of internal controls, how to perform risk assessments, how to design and implement control procedures
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), practices and techniques of independent auditors    
  • Knowledge of principles of budgetary preparation, administration, and control
  • Ability to review and verify the accuracy of financial data and information and associated legal documents and make sound, independent judgments within established guidelines


Please see class specification for complete details about this position.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education: Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field.
 
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal finance, governmental accounting including experience with computers, systems analysis and data processing applications. At least two years in a supervisory capacity.
License or Certificate: Select positions may require the possession of a valid California Class C driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.

Physical and Sensory Demands: The work is performed mainly in an office environment using standard office equipment and sitting for extended periods of time; standing and walking intermittently; bending, twisting, turning and reaching; lifting and carrying, pushing or pulling up to 35 pounds. Requires mental and physical ability; dexterity to operate computer; sight to read documents, computer screen, and inspect work; hear and speak well enough to converse on the telephone or in person.

 

The Application Process

A completed City of Vacaville Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be received by the Human Resources Department at 650 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA  95688 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2018.

Applicants can apply on-line at www.cityofvacaville.com.  Application packets may also be requested in-person at the Human Resources Department or by calling (707) 449-5101.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.

PLEASE NOTE:  Contact with applicants will primarily occur via email. Please ensure that your application indicates a valid email address which you check on a regular basis.

ADA Accommodation
It is the policy of City of Vacaville that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all City employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of City service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process must contact Human Resources at (707) 449-5101 or [email protected]  to request accommodation. The request must be received no later than one (1) business day after the final filing date. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

The Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and only the best qualified will be invited to continue in the examination process.  The examination process may consist of a practical exam and/or an oral interview.  The process will evaluate the following areas:

Knowledge of:
 Principles and practices of governmental accounting and auditing and their application to municipal operations; laws, local ordinances and resolutions affecting municipal operations; principles and practices of municipal finance administration, including financial reporting, auditing, budget preparation and administration; principles and techniques of data processing systems; automated financial systems and computerized accounting applications; principles of supervision, training, progressive discipline and performance evaluation; conversion and implementation procedures; efficient program coding and file design techniques; and system and program documentation concepts.
 
Ability to:  Manage and coordinate the work of supervisory, technical, professional and clerical personnel; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff; analyze and interpret fiscal accounting records and data; identify, develop and implement new and improved accounting record keeping, auditing procedures for municipal operations, including new and improved financial accounting applications for finance management; prepare accurate, concise, comprehensive financial and statistical reports; analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem-solve operational and technical issues; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; train others in the operation and maintenance of financial systems.

Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment must successfully complete the pre-placement process for this position before a final offer will be extended.  Pre-placement assessments for this position include a Livescan (FBI/DOJ fingerprint review), drug screen and credit history review.

How to Apply / Contact
 

 

The Application Process

 

A completed City of Vacaville Employment Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be received by the Human Resources Department at 650 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA  95688 by 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 24, 2018.

Applicants can apply on-line at www.cityofvacaville.com.  Application packets may also be requested in-person at the Human Resources Department or by calling (707) 449-5101.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.