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Financial Services Manager
300 Henry Ward Way, Gainesville, Georgia
Assists with administering and overseeing of the City's financial operations, including all accounting and financial reporting systems. Supervises the day-to-day operations of all accounting, debt administration, capital asset tracking and reporting, grants administration, audit, and financial reporting.
Directs a staff of employees to ensure proper maintenance of all official accounting records of the City according to generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
Assists with external annual comprehensive financial reports; coordinates with the Deputy CFO to complete annual financial and compliance audits; conducts internal and external revenue and expense audits.
Conducts year end closing and adjustments of general ledger balances through generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
Reviews and analyzes general ledger and budgetary information; approves all journal entries.
Plans, schedules, assigns, and monitors work of subordinates; instructs and trains subordinates in proper accounting methods and procedures; evaluates employee performance; provides answers to accounting-related questions.
Assists with developing formalized goals and objectives for the department budget preparation and employee job performance evaluation and monitors progress.
Supervises the maintenance of accounting records for state/federal grants and contracts; updates and prepares schedules of revenues and expenditures; prepares reimbursements requests; and, prepares associated journal entries.
Responsible for debt administration including establishment and maintenance of programs to assure timely payment of debt service and accurate tracking and reporting,
Reviews and establishes internal controls within the Finance Services department.
Responsible for accurate application of generally accepted accounting principles and standards that apply to governmental accounting and reporting, including development of policies and procedures necessary to ensure compliance.
Assists the Deputy CFO in designing financial reports that meet the information needs of elected officials and management staff.
Supervises accounting section personnel accounts receivable, financial reports, and posting of funds, and capital asset tracking.
Performs and supervises special projects as assigned.
Performs related work as required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Two years of progressively responsible and extensive experience in public finance administration including specific experience in accounting and direct supervisory experience OR any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of public finance administration with particular emphasis on generally accepted accounting principles and standards that apply to governmental accounting and reporting.
Knowledge of the technical aspects of fund accounting and investing of local government funds.
Knowledge of computer governmental accounting systems.
Knowledge of charter provisions, ordinances, and State laws governing the financial administration of City government.
Knowledge of the functions, organization, staffing, and operating procedures of various departments.
Knowledge of practices and procedures established by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other appointed boards and professional standards organizations. Ability to interpret which guidelines apply to given situations.
Skill in the touch operation of a 10-key calculator.
Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of professional, administrative, technical, and clerical subordinates.
Ability to plan, manage, and carry out projects and meet objectives independently or as a project team leader once objectives are developed.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other City officials, and the public.
Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.