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Class Title: ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER
Manages, supervises, and coordinates the work of the accounting, accounts payable and risk management sections of the Finance Department. Oversees and coordinates the maintenance of the County's general ledger and year-end closing. Fulfills the administrative responsibilities of the Finance Director/Comptroller in his or her absence.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Supervises divisional managers for Risk Management, Accounts Payables, and General Accounting sections within the Finance Department; and plans and review of responsibilities with each.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities for staff in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including hiring, training in job skills, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Oversees the preparation and completion of year-end close out of the general ledger and the comprehensive annual financial report requiring extensive interaction with external auditors, and compilation of financial statements.
Fulfills special project requests by County management such as: revenue forecasting models by using past revenues to systematically compare to current revenues to project year-end results for the current year, salary surplus projection models by looking at the current year’s weekly payrolls by Department and by expense account and projects payroll costs for the rest of the year then compares this to the annual budget, and a 10-year capital improvement plan (CIP) model by meeting with every County department head each year to discern projected capital improvement projects and adds these in to the CIP model with associated operating impacts and possible scenarios.
Assists other County departments and elected officials with financial analyses by requesting a cost analysis for a golf course from the Parks and Recreations Department, analyzing the funding status of E-911 program, projecting the impact of bond issues, or conducting a cost comparison of leasing versus purchase.
Works with consultants in the form of financial advisors, bond councils, and external auditors for the purpose of conducting and fulfilling various financial business exercises such as the indirect cost allocation plan, bond/lease approvals, external audits, and funding mechanisms.
Fulfills the administrative responsibilities of the Finance Director/Comptroller in his or her absence.
Present agenda items to the Board of Commissioners.
Oversees the county's fixed asset system.
Reviews, updates and develops county accounting policy and procedures.
Works with Department Director to formulate and revise interdepartmental policies and procedures.
Maintains current knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting public finance and accounting to ensure application to responsibilities under charge.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Personal Computer Standard Office Equipment Standard Software Applications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or a related field; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience in the field, the majority of which shall be acquired in a supervisory or managerial capacity with budgetary, policy, and procedural administration responsibilities and accountability; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of all pertinent federal, state and local rules, regulations, ordinances, and other regulatory standards applicable to the work.
Knowledge of the principles and practices applied to the organization, management, and administration of public finance functions, governmental accounting, internal controls, risk management, and fixed assets accounting.
Knowledge of the body of available and current information resources applicable to the functions for technical research purposes and for special projects as may be assigned.
Knowledge of personnel management, directly or through subordinate supervision, federal labor laws, and human resources practices and procedures, and programs.
Interpersonal, leadership, planning, management and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and in presentations.
Intermediate level business mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages and decimals.
Skill in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and information materials.
Skill in developing, writing, disseminating, communicating and implementing policies and procedures.
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, and policies for effective decision-making in accordance with established precedent.
Ability to plan, assign, direct and review the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and compliance with established policies, procedures and regulatory standards applicable to the work.
Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with co-workers, internal/external customers, department management and the public.
Ability to read and interpret technical documents, operation and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.
Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is rarely exposed to disagreeable environmental factors.