Supervises, audits, and performs accounting and administrative work relating to governmental fund accounting and reporting systems, investment management, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed asset programs and general ledger compliance with laws, policies, codes and regulations of governing agencies.
The primary function of an employee in this class is to manage the City’s investments and to supervise and perform detailed accounting, auditing and financial recording procedures to ensure the City’s financial records are accurate and comply with established rules and procedures.
The Accounting Manager serves as an investment manager purchasing investments, (following the guidelines of the Finance Director) redeeming investments, and managing cash position in each fund and in each bank account.
The Accounting Manager also supervises the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department with oversight responsibility for payroll, auditing, accounts payable/receivable, and cashiering.
The Accounting Manager often assists or trains departments with accounting tasks and/or explains processes and procedures for consistency and compliance with rules and regulations.
Supervision is exercised over all Accounting Specialists involved in varied aspects of the City’s accounting and financial system.
The Accounting Manager reports to the Finance Director who reviews work for the accuracy and integrity of accounting and financial records and reports in compliance with City Council, State Auditor’s Office, BARS, GAAP, and GASB requirements.
Work is performed independently with extensive latitude to exercise independent judgment within the framework of existing policies, laws, ordinances and department procedures.