April 22, 2021 at 3:13 pm #2536Misty DodgeModerator
ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS MANAGER
$69,037.00 – $99,344.44 Annually
730 WISCONSIN AVENUE RACINE WI 53403, WI
5/5/2021 11:59 PM Central
Perform work of considerable complexity in planning, organizing, and managing the accounting operations of the County, requiring a thorough knowledge of professional and governmental accounting principles and procedures.
Examples of Duties:
1. Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of professional, technical, and other staff responsible for accounting, financial reporting and analysis for the County using generally accepted processes and procedures including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
2. Assume management responsibility and coordinate and review the work plan for assigned functions, services, and activities, and assign work activities and projects.
3. Supervise the recording and maintenance of County financial data to general ledgers, subsidiary ledgers, and support schedules in accordance with the standards, guidelines, and requirements of general and governmental accounting.
4. Manage year-end closing and the coordination of the annual audit of all financial activities with other County departments and the County’s external auditors.
5. Manage the preparation and maintenance of financial reports, statements and schedules, including the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) in accordance with GAAP.
6. Monitor and review changes to relevant federal and state laws and regulations; develop, recommend and implement changes to County 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.
7. Prepare and file all required State and Federal financial reports.
8. Provide assistance to County departments regarding accounting policies and procedures in resolving complex accounting and financial problems.
9. Reconcile expenditures with budget appropriations and make adjustments resulting from budget revisions.
10. Assist the Finance Director in the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund major project and capital expenditures. Perform all accounting requirements to properly track and report the use of the proceeds, and assure the timely and accurate payments of the debt service (principle and interest).
11. Analyze data to identify expenditure and revenue trends for purposes of long-range financial planning.
12. Verify all account balances and control records.
13. Maintain property, plant, and equipment records for the County.
14. Maintain records of internal transfers on a current basis, also balances and encumbrances of non-lapsing accounts.
15. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Receives general direction from the Finance Director.
Direct supervision of Finance Department Staff Accountants (3) and Accounting Technician.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
• Seven (7)* or more years of progressively responsible accounting and managerial experience including supervision.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
• Advanced knowledge of fund accounting and audit report presentations on a total organizational basis.
• Advanced computer skills required (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
• Prompt and regular attendance.
*Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Recent experience in the operational use of Tyler Munis or comparable computer systems preferred.
• Ability to work independently with attention to detail and good organizational skills.
• Exceptional judgment and ability to function and multi-task under time constraints.
• Strong quantitative (accounting, finance and/or economics), communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skill, working conditions, etc., present in the classification. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities nor is it intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
Revised 06/18; 03/21
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