This position reports directly to the Deputy Director and manages financial reporting and internal control preparation at the state level, including the staff responsible for these duties. This includes overseeing the preparation of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and developing, implementing, and monitoring accounting, financial reporting, and internal control policies and procedures. This position also provides guidance to state agencies with the interpretation and implementation of accounting, financial reporting, and internal control policies and procedures.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Plans, develops, coordinates, and integrates financial reporting and internal control functions at the state level.
- Oversees the preparation of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
- Establishes long and short-term goals, objectives, and priorities concerning accounting, financial reporting, and internal control in accordance with the overall mission and strategic plan of the Department of Finance and the Division of Accounting.
- Develops, implements, and monitors accounting, financial reporting, and internal control policies and procedures at the state level.
- Prepares statewide implementation plans for GASB pronouncements and state and federal legislation impacting Internal Controls and/or financial reporting requirements.
- Provides guidance and direction to state agencies in the interpretation and implementation of accounting, financial reporting, and internal control laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
- Ensures compliance with accounting, financial reporting, and internal control policies and procedures by directing site visits of state agencies.
- Oversees the training and development of state organizations in accounting, financial reporting, financial information, and internal control policies and procedures.
- Supervision is exercised over at least two or more merit full time positions per the Merit Rules. The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Manager of Financial Reporting & Internal Control
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field.
- Possession of a CGFM or CPA certification.
- Three years experience in governmental or not-for-profit accounting which includes analyzing, recording and reporting financial transactions for government organizations and interpreting Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards (FASB) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Three years experience in preparing or auditing financial statements such as balance sheets, statement of net assets, profit and loss statements, statement of revenues and expenditures and changes in fund balances.
- Three years experience in financial administration such as comprehensive analysis of programs, budgets, projects, services, alternatives, and costs; financial planning, revenue generation, revenue forecasting, expenditure forecasting, cash flow management and establishing internal control.
- Three years experience in developing financial policies and procedures.
- Six months experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success.
- Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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