Director of Accounting
Company: Government Finance Officers of Connecticut
Posted on: May 21, 2023
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING
CITY OF MERIDEN
This is a skilled administrative and technical position assisting the Director of Finance in budgeting and financial projects, supervising and coordinating centralized accounting and clerical functions and planning a coordination of the City's financial applications. Bachelor's Degree in accounting, public administration or management, business administration or other appropriate field. CPA or CPFO designation or MBA in accounting or finance preferred. Six years of accounting experience, 3 in managerial or supervisory experience required, governmental accounting is preferred.
Salary $77,376 to $88,400
Resumes must be received by Friday, February 3, 2012
www.cityofmeriden.org This is a skilled administrative and technical position assisting the Director of Finance in budgeting and financial projects, supervising and coordinating centralized accounting and clerical functions and planning a coordination of the City's financial applications.Under the supervision of the Director of Finance the Director of Accounting shall assist in the administration of matters relating to accounting, financial reporting, fund custody and disbursement, debt administration, investments, revenue planning and other related matters as assigned. Example of Work Will keep, or cause to be kept, complete books of accounts showing all financial transactions of the City of Meriden and cause to be prepared such reports as may be required by the Director of Finance, City Manager or City Council. Assist with developing and recommending the budget; authorizes expenditures in accordance with budget. Assesses, develops and reviews appropriate internal controls within department. Develops organizational structure efficiencies and identifies staffing requirements. Plan and oversee the work of subordinate staff. Monitors performance of direct reports. Oversees annual audit.Serves as a liaison with the independent auditors. Prepares the City of Meriden's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), bond issue statements, and associated audits and documents. Responsible for compliance with all federal, state, local, payroll and other applicable reporting requirements. Originates and pursues the professional development of staff members, as approved by department head. Performs related work as required. Supervision Exercised: The following personnel directly report to the Director of Accounting:Accountant(s), Payroll Clerk, Finance Specialist(s), and Account Clerk(s). Desirable Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Thorough knowledge of Governmental/Fund accounting theory and practices, and related internal control principles. Ability to research, interpret and apply GASB, FASB and AICPA principles. Experience working with governmental accounting systems or similar.. Exposure to the operation of municipal financial management functions in Meriden or city of similar size and complexity. Knowledge of budget preparation and basic principles of financial and administrative organization. Ability to analyze a variety of administrative and fiscal problems, to make sound recommendations as to their solution and to prepare working procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads in the City and with peers and subordinates. Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate staff and to originate and pursue the professional development of professional staff members. Extensive experience with personal computers and spreadsheet applications. Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing. Experience and Training Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration or management, business administration or other appropriate field. CPA or CPFO designation or MBA in accounting or finance preferred. Six years of accounting experience, of which three years is managerial or supervisory experience. In addition, three years is in governmental accounting is preferred. Knowledge in all aspects of municipal finances, financial management systems, operations and procedures, federal and state reporting requirements.
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING
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