FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until closing at 5 pm, February 4, 2021
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the Regular and Full-time position of Accounting Manager in the Finance Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 –5 pm; a flex schedule may be available.
The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.
The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following Core Competencies as part of the City’s culture:
- Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
- Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
- Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one’s own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
- Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
- Collaborate inclusively: Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
- Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
- Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.
To plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of the Accounting Division within the Finance Department including cash and investments, capital assets, debt, and financial reporting and related audits; to administer and monitor Mello-Roos Community Facility Districts and Lighting and Landscape Districts; to coordinate accounting activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Assistant Finance Director and the Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer.
Exercises direct supervision over the Accounting Supervisor and assigned professional and technical staff; may exercise technical and functional supervision over support staff as appropriate.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Oversee the accounting functions and ensure proper accounting treatment with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) according to the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
- Establish and maintain financial policies to ensure proper accounting treatment and consistency.
- Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
- Plan, organize, direct and coordinate accounting activities including financial reporting systems, audits, cash and investments, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, grants, capital assets, and bond financing and monitoring activities.
- Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Accounting Division work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
- Prepare the Accounting Division budget; administer approved budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, supplies, and services for the department and City.
- Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
- Develop, monitor, and review complex financial calculations, reconciliations, and reports of the City’s financial data.
- Ensure that internal controls are proper and operate efficiently, and suggest improvements to internal controls as processes change.
- Oversee and manage the City’s accounting operations including financial record keeping and reporting methods, control systems, and related internal and external audits; manage and coordinate the City’s financial reporting, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR); coordinate the preparation and maintenance of the City’s accounting structure including the chart of accounts.
- Manage the Accounting Division expectations for year-end close and complete all detailed schedules and information to ensure the external audit is completed accurately and on schedule.
- Review and analyze Community Facility District and City bond structures, including procedures for issuance and re-payment; determine future value/cost of money and indebtedness and make related recommendations; oversee bond activities and required disclosures; oversee cash management and support investment activities.
- Participate in and oversee City-wide enterprise resources planning system; manage and implement upgrades to the system. Participate in the implementation of new systems and make decisions for the integration and proper accounting treatment of transactions from secondary systems.
- Ensure the financial processes and procedures are efficient and effective and suggest improvements when necessary.
- Serve as liaison to City departments regarding complex financial and accounting issues.
- Represent the division and department to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
- Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles according to the Government Accounting Standards Board related to governmental finance and related internal control.
- Uses and applications of enterprise resource planning software and secondary software systems.
- Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
- Modern office procedures and computer equipment.
- Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management. Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
- Organize and implement Accounting Division activities related to financial reporting requirements.
- On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations, codes and covenants; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem-solve department related issues; follow various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
- On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
- Ensure accuracy of and conformance to accepted accounting and legal reporting standards. Perform the most complex work of the department.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
- Interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Prepare and administer a budget.
- Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental accounting administration or auditing, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration or Public Policy and Administration is highly desirable.
License or Certificate:
- Possession of an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and the ability to obtain a California CPA license within six months of date of appointment, if current license is not from California.
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.
- Your responses to questions 2-4, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
- Was any of the work experience listed on your application an unpaid internship, or volunteer work? If so, please list below which ones.
- How many years of experience do you have in governmental accounting administration or auditing?
- Less than 5 Years
- 5-6 Years
- 6-7 Years
- 7-8 Years
- 8-9 Years
- 9+ Years
- Do you possess a Certified Public Accountant license (if yes, please attach a copy to your application in the space provided)?
- Please describe your experience supervising a team of accounting staff. Please include the number and levels of staff supervised at each employer.
- Please describe your experience in preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for a state or local government.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience and training will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.
For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our website at here. This position is in Management.
Foreign Degree Evaluation:
The following options apply to the evaluation of college degrees from countries outside the United States:
- Educational background from a foreign country may be evaluated by an accredited United States college or university listed on the U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs website.
- Verification of degree equivalency may be obtained from organizations that provide foreign education credential evaluation services. The City of Roseville will accept verification from any of listed member agencies found at www.naces.org
- A copy of the foreign credential evaluation verification must be attached to the employment application.
Applicants who do not provide this verification will be eliminated from further consideration.
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