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Accounting Manager

Organization: City of Oceanside
Date Posted: 11/1/2018
Date Needed: 11/1/2018
City: Oceanside
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



$96,840 - $129,768 Annually 

 The City of Oceanside is accepting applications for the position of Accounting Manager. There is currently one vacancy in the Financial Services Department. This position will report to the Financial Services Director.

The Accounting Manager is expected to exercise initiative and independent judgment in carrying out the duties of the position.

The Accounting Manager performs professional accounting work to ensure regulatory compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and all other governmental laws and regulations. Maintains and enhances the City's financial, accounting and reporting systems, administers administrative,  general accounting activities and reporting compliance, manages the effective use of department resources to improve departmental productivity and customer service, and performs all other accounting and audit-related work as required.

In addition, the Accounting Manager manages the daily function's, operations, and activities of the Accounting division including financial reporting, forecasting, auditing, accounting system management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, account reconciliations, journal entries, budget entries, general accounting entries, record-keeping and all other accounting-related functions. Assists in the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned services and programs; identifies resource needs; researches, recommends and implements policies and procedures, including standard operating procedures for assigned staff functions. Organizes, oversees, coordinates, and reviews the work of accounting staff that are responsible for processing financial transactions, preparing accounting records, reconciling reports and creating various financial reports. Evaluates employee performance, counsel employees, and effectively recommends initial disciplinary action; assist in selection and promotion process. Trains staff in work and safety procedures. Provides oversight for all audits including the annual financial statement audit, State Controller's report, other recurring annual audits and any mandated, agency governmental or legal audits that are required. Performs general management for all audit related activities; performs other related work as assigned.

Applicants must possess five years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting management and a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.  A Masters degree is highly desirable.

A CPA license is highly desirable.

How to Apply / Contact

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM.

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