Chief Accountant

Washington State Patrol
Allen, Texas, United States
USD 2,506.65 - 3,070.74
26 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Job role
Chief accountant
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Description The City: With over 100,000 residents, the City of Allen is a dynamic and welcoming community. The City of Allen's strong economy, diverse population, great educational institutions and quality of life makes it the ideal place to work, live, and play. The City of Allen has something to offer for everyone. The City's Mission, is "To achieve excellence in managing development of the community and in providing city services so that conditions of living and public confidence are continually enhanced". Our employees serve the citizens of Allen with the following values: People First - Giving priority to others Respect - Treating others with courtesy and dignity Integrity - Serving with honesty, trust and hard work Deliver - Following through on commitments while exceeding expectations Excel - Creating an innovative and improving work environment The purpose of this position is to participate and assist in overseeing accounting and financial reporting activities and the management of the City's accounting deliverables. This is accomplished by planning, performing and coordinating activities related to debt and investments, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, general and subsidiary ledger maintenance, encumbrances, treasury management, budgets and financial reporting. Other duties may include ensuring accounting and finance activities are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles with regards to internal controls, software maintenance and system upgrades, financial reporting, records management and legal disclosures. This position does not provide direction to other employees. Essential Functions This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following examples do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent. Supports the accounting function by planning, performing and coordinating activities related to encumbrances, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, generaland subsidiary ledger maintenance, project and grant administration, financial reporting, and cash management. Prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Quarterly Financial Reports, Quarter Investment Report, Debt Service Summaries and Single Audit Report. Oversees and ensures timely month end close process; that all staff assignment are completed within Floqast. Completes the Fiscal Year end close process within Munis. Ensures timely filing for Federal and State tax documents. Manages user access for Munis, JP Morgan Chase, GIACT, Merchant Processor. Participates in the development and preparation of year-end financial statements and reports and works on year-end audit activities with external auditors. Assist with the RFQ process for the selection of the independent external auditors. Ensures accounting and finance activities are in compliance with governmental accounting standards and generally accepted accounting principles with regard to financial reporting, grant requirements, records management and legal disclosures. Completes analytical reviews of balance sheet accounts to confirm accuracy; researches items as needed and prepares corrections to general ledger. Responsible for coaching staff on best practices and methodology. Participates in the investment management of excess cash. Processes all debt service payments. Assists with the issuance of debt for the funding of capital assets or refunding of existing debt and development of the Official Statement associated with bond sales. Ensures annual continuing debt disclosures and material event notices are filed with EMMA. CompleteS arbitrage calculations and filings in a timely manner. Completes required reports for local, state and federal agencies and special projects as assigned. Maintains knowledge of accounting software by researching MUNIS updates and impact to Citywide operations. Provides guidance on upcoming GASB statements, accounting techniques and best practices. Tests 3rd party integrations and systems that interface with the City's ERP. Job Requirements Formal Education / Knowledge Work requires broad knowledge in a general profession or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Experience Four years of municipal accounting experience with a CPA certificate, or six years without.Knowledge of governmental budgeting and accounting principles is strongly preferred. Must have experience in financial statement preparation. Certification and Other Requirements Valid Class C Driver's License Certified Public Accountant preferred Certified Government Finance Officer preferred Supplemental Information Reading Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Math Advanced - Ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Writing Advanced - Ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Managerial Receives general directions. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically. Budget Responsibility Does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring budget expenditures (typically non-discretionary expenditures) for a work unit of less than department size (programs, activities, projects or small organizational units) Supervisory / Organizational Control Work requires supervising and monitoring performance for a regular group of employees or a work unit including providing input on hiring/disciplinary actions and work objectives/effectiveness, performance evaluations, and realigning work as needed. A first line supervisor typically performs these functions. Complexity Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents. Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.