Senior Accountant (Fiscal Operations Division)
Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for the administration and oversight of complex professional accounting work involving research, analysis, preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports. May supervise agency-wide Procurement and Vendor Management, Expenditures and Encumbrance Management; or Revenue/Grant Management and financial reporting functions. Reports to the Chief of Fiscal Operations.
Responsible for the effective supervision and administration of assigned personnel to include staff development and training, performance management, employee relations, prioritizing and assigning work and related activities. Manages the effective deployment of resources.
Coordinates and supervises professional accounting work for the assigned fiscal unit; creating and implementing improvements to procedures, internal controls, and fiscal business systems; reviewing and approving journal entries and correcting entries; collaborating with agency and City stakeholders on day-to-day operational processes based on Federal/State/Local guidelines; gathering, communicating, performing analysis, and identifying trends of agency financial information and interpreting of Federal/State fiscal policy for Senior Management decision-making purposes; and performing subject-matter expert problem resolution for the assigned units.
Responsible for oversight and management of one or more major departmental financial functions which may include, but is not limited to, Procurement & Vendor Management; Expenditure & Encumbrance Management; or Revenue and Reporting Management. Responsibilities may include administration of the agency’s P-card transactions and reporting, coordinating and monitoring Requests for Proposals and Memorandums of Understanding in accordance with established City procedures, oversight of departmental grants, coordination of accounts payable processes, general ledger management and reconciliations, asset system maintenance, budget monitoring for both City and State programs, or similar activities.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management, Finance or a related field with course work equivalent to a major concentration in accounting and 3-5 years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience, including 1-2 years of supervisory experience. Knowledge of human services accounting principles and practices preferred.