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Comptroller - City of Oakland Park

City of Oakland Park
Comptroller
Salary Range:  $61,611 - $98,577/yr 
Closing: Open Until Filled
 
POSITION: 
This is a highly responsible, professional position that provides management oversight of the City’s accounting system and staff. Performs professional accounting management work, both administrative and supervisory, in supporting the department’s maintenance of fiscal integrity of the City’s financial records and disbursement processes. Areas supervised include, but may not necessarily be limited to, are general ledger, accounts payable, payroll and special projects. Ensures adherence to and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, department policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory and statutory requirements. The Comptroller also conducts research, evaluates accounting systems and personnel, personally undertakes and manages accounting projects and other finance-related issues. The individual holding the position will also assist in developing and implementing financial policies and procedures related to accounting management. Work is performed under the general direction of the Finance Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 
The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. 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.

  • Manages the activities of the Accounting Division, including Accounts Payable, Payroll, and General Ledger.
  • Manages disbursement procedures and administration of policies for the City‘s accounts payable and payroll function.
  • Manages general accounting operation procedures and administration of policies for the City’s general ledger function, including fixed assets.
  • Oversees and coordinates the City’s involvement in the preparation of the CAFR with the external auditing firm.
  • Oversees, coordinates and prepares various reports and work papers for the year-end audit process, including review of monthly schedules.
  • Prepares required State and Federal financial reports as needed for the City.   
  • Monitors the weekly disbursement activities, working with the Treasurer to ensure sufficient liquidity/cash flow is available at all times.
  • Prepares proposals for auditing services and coordinates the audit arrangements.
  • Reviews accounting-related policies and procedures on an ongoing basis, recommending revisions as needed, to ensure proper internal controls and audit tracking systems.
  • Prepares appropriate written financial reports for Commission, board and staff meetings, presenting orally where required.
  • Reviews the general ledger expenditure accounts on a monthly basis to ensure proper recording of expenditures
  • Supervises staff, providing guidance, assistance and direction as necessary in proper processes and procedures.
  • Serves on related committees as determined necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Mastery of methods and principles of governmental accounting theory and principles, including GAAFR, GAAP, and GASB.
  •  Advanced knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, computerized accounting systems, equipment and techniques normally applied to governmental accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, regulations, policies and procedures relating to the receipt, custody and expenditure of governmental funds.
  • Ability to produce and maintain complex fiscal and accounting records, reports and financial statements.
  • Ability to manage staff in the preparation of timely, accurate, and complex financial and statistical reports.
  • Ability to direct independent audits of complex sets of governmental accounting records.
  • Management skills (including planning & organizing, delegation, oral communication, and control) to effectively supervise the work of professional and clerical personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers, as well as governing and appointed authorities.
  • A strong customer service orientation in work and communication with coworkers, management, elected officials and citizens.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting or Finance and 5 years of experience in a financial field, within the last 8 years, demonstrating progressively responsible assignments, with a minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience.  Master’s degree in a business-related field or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) or equivalent may substitute for two years of the required experience. 

PREFERRED
3 years of recent financial experience in a governmental or similar public-sector organization.
Master’s degree in a business-related field with 5 years recent experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 5 years recent experience.
Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) with 5 years recent experience.


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