Directs, coordinates, and supervises the Accounting Services Division of the Financial Services Department.
EXAMPLES OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED:
• Reviews all general ledger entries, bank account reconciliations, general ledger reconciliations, payroll transactions, accounts payable check registers and check support for accounts payable checks over $500.
• Supervises and evaluates the performance of the Accounting Services Division personnel.
• Administers and maintains accounting systems in accordance with accepted accounting practices.
• Maintains and updates the chart of accounts.
• Works directly with the designers of the current accounting system to maintain functionality of system. Evaluates the effectiveness of the current system at meeting the needs of the city.
• Manually tracks capital project funds (multi-year) budget and expenditures.
• Relays requests, questions, and concerns to the Information Services Department as the Financial Services department liaison.
• Coordinates federal and state grant reporting with other city departments/divisions. Works closely with departments/divisions to ensure compliance with grant reporting requirements.
• Responsible for preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
• Prepares the request for proposal for audit services and evaluates proposals received.
• Prepares council agenda item for approval of agreement with the most appropriate accounting firm.
• Prepares other annual and interim financial statements. Verifies the city is in compliance with the Single Audit Act in expending Federal Awards.
• Oversees federal and state reporting guidelines and deadlines for Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS), Federal and FICA taxes, W-2’s, 1099’s, etc.
• Prepares and distributes the Comprehensive Monthly Financial Report (CMFR).
• Prepares supporting schedules, analysis, and reporting in relation to annual statements and interim financial statements.
• Prepares, submits, and administers the budget for the division.
• Assists the Budget Manager with the annual budget process.
• Coordinates the annual financial audit with the external auditors. Coordinates preparation of audit schedules, work papers, and year-end reconciliations with all of the Financial Services staff.
• Adheres to departmental, personnel, and safety policies and procedures.
• Informs supervisor of all work activities.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contact a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
The City of Mansfield complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and it is our policy to ensure that no person is discriminated against based on their disability. The City of Mansfield offers equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals and strictly prohibits the discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. The City of Mansfield shall provide reasonable accommodates to applicants and employees who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential job duties when doing so does not create an undue hardship for the city.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Mansfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to hiring and retaining highly qualified persons and a diverse workforce. The City of Mansfield is mandated by federal law to provide a drug-free working environment for the safety of its employees and the public. All employment is contingent upon passing a post offer pre-employment drug test and/or physical. It is the policy of the city not to discriminate against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, discipline or any other aspect of personnel administration because of religious opinions or affiliations, membership or nonmembership in employee organizations, or because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, gender, veteran, disability or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Extensive working knowledge of fund accounting including the principles and practices of financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, revenues, and fiscal record keeping practices.
Must have good communicative skills, both oral and written, to include grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and public speaking.
Must have excellent mathematical skills; analytical; organizational and leadership skills; and accurate 10-key skill operation.
Must be skilled in the use of mainframe terminal and personal computer, including spreadsheets and word processing (Microsoft Word and Excel).
To perform the essential functions of the job, must be able to see, talk, hear, write; have good hand/eye coordination for data entry and 10-key operations; able to exercise good judgment; make competent decisions; handle multiple projects; prioritize and organize work assignments; meet deadlines; and work well under pressure and stress.
May work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees, Department staff, and vendors.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field.
Must have three of more years of municipal accounting/finance work experience.
Must have supervisory experience.
Valid Texas driver’s license.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred.
Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:
The physical activity of this position include:
Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The physical requirements of this position
Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.