Accounting Manager – City of Eau Claire

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    Kathy Ludack

    Are you looking for a supervisory position within an accounting field? Does being an administrator of municipal finances and accounts sound like your ideal job? Then we need you to apply! We are looking for an analytical, organized person to fill the Accounting Manager position with the City of Eau Claire Finance Department. This position is responsible for all accounting functions of the City, including preparation of various annual financial statements and reports and serves as comptroller. Additional responsibilities include: supervision of payroll and accounts payable staff; maintaining the general ledger, accounts receivable, fixed assets, payroll, and debt management; setting the mill rates each year for the City, developing and maintaining the accounting and operational procedures of the central inventory system; and more!

    The ideal applicant must have a thorough knowledge of policies and operations affecting the City’s total operational effort in finance administration, and remain current on Federal and State statutes, local ordinances, GASB Pronouncements, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to ensure that the municipal Finance Department procedures are in compliance with the law. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field. Five years of governmental accounting experience and licensure as a CPA in the State of Wisconsin or the ability to obtain licensure within 90 days is preferred.

    Eau Claire (pop. 68,000), is a university community in west central Wisconsin, located about 90 miles east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Although our community economy was once dominated by the lumber trade, Eau Claire is now a regional center for education, medical services, business, and cultural/musical events. The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government and is a full-service city, operating its own water production and distribution system, sewer collection and treatment system, and bus transportation system.

    Salary range: $74,207.54 to $86,432.74 annually, plus excellent fringe benefits. Online application, job description, and position profile available at Application deadline: Open until filled, with the first review of applications on December 7, 2020. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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