Under general direction of the City Manager and with support from the city’s Finance Consultant, this position performs professional accounting duties in the preparation and analysis of financial reports and/or statements; develops accounting systems and analyzes financial records; plans, organizes and completes financial analysis; assists in the development of capital and operating budgets, as well as preparation for the annual audit; supervises departmental staff; and performs related duties as required.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced senior level accountant with a strong background in fund or non-profit accounting and finance management. The successful candidate will be able to apply professional accounting principles and bring a high level of skill in the areas of governmental accounting theory, financial analysis, implementation, and maintenance of accounting systems, and process improvements.
The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented team leader and builder with a willingness to be hands on in providing technical guidance, mentoring, and ensuring the timely completion and delivery of projects. The successful candidate needs to have excellent project management, analytical and communication skills as well as a track record of strategically assessing and implementing best practices to improve procedures and performance.
The ideal candidate will have a reputation for high integrity, honesty, good judgement, and solid organizational abilities and experience managing accounting/finance projects timely and efficiently, and the vision to prepare a robust financial strategy for the coming years.