Accounting Manager, Municipal Job Opening

Accounting Manager, Municipal

City of Pelham

Pelham, Alabama
$81,711.00 - $106,614.00 a year
Category: Accounting Clerk

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the management of accounting functions including general ledger maintenance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue and asset accounting, as well as associated analysis and reporting. Evaluates and makes improvements to accounting processes while ensuring that practices comply with organization accounting policies and applicable laws and regulations. Leads and directs accounting staff. *Municipal or government accounting experience required.

  • Directs and oversees internal audit and cost accounting processes and manages the internal preparation for external audits in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assists the city clerk/treasurer in monitoring and supervising the preparation of cash flow and financial performance forecasts, various financial schedules, general ledger transactions, fixed assets and debt management activities.
  • Assists the city clerk/treasurer and the city manager with the preparation and maintenance of the city’s annual budget.
  • Provides city management with accurate and complete financial information including financial statements, variance reports, cash flows, financial analyses and projections and statistical reports; supervise compliance with all accounting and financial requirements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, federal, state and local rules and regulations.
  • Analyzes current accounting practices and workflow accomplished by individual accounting clerks and department and recommends changes for improvement as well as consistent adherence to industry best practices.
  • Effectively utilizes technology to maximize efficiencies in all accounting operations.
  • Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets.
  • Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.
  • Assists the city clerk/treasurer, city manager and department heads in the development of bid packets and requests for proposals according to all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Assists the city manager in the creation and maintenance of a city-wide purchasing process according to all applicable laws and policies.

Potential candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a major in accounting, business administration or equivalent plus five years related experience with at least two of those in a supervisory capacity. Preferred qualifications include certified public accountant (CPA) licensure and a master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field.

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment.

Applications are available on the city’s website and can be downloaded. Completed applications and resumes may be mailed to City of Pelham, Human Resources at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $81,711.00 to $106,614.00 /year