Delaware State Police

Controller (#L20010)

- hourly / - monthly / - annual

Pay Grade

pg 18,  $54,827

Nature and Scope

Incumbents in the class provide total fiscal management/control of a department’s financial resources.  This class functions as the principle financial officer of an operating department for the state.  An incumbent has total responsibility for all auditing and accounting functions, financial reporting, consolidation of budgets, fiscal record keeping and the development, modification and implementation of financial controls.  Incumbents in this class generally report to an administrative superior who has other broader responsibilities for the department’s total support/staff functions or to a top level department official.   Typical contacts are with operating management and other fiscal/administrative personnel within the department, high level officials of the agency and other operating departments of the state including the Treasurer’s Office, Finance, Budget, etc. Incumbents are responsible for planning, organizing, directing and implementing financial systems and procedures through a subordinate staff of professional, paraprofessional and clerical personnel with the principle focus on managing the financial resources of the department.

Principal Accountabilities

  1.     Provide effective management of assigned staff to achieve proper fiscal control of the department’s financial resources.

 2.        Provide counsel and direction to department budget unit managers and financial administrators concerning policy, procedure and interpretations of the fiscal affairs of the organization.

3.     Provide fiscal management information, reports and briefings to top agency management, representatives from fiscal/financial agencies or federal grant or agencies.

4.     Develop and administer financial control and reporting systems that accurately reflect the fiscal posture of the organization.

5.     Conduct in depth, comprehensive analysis and/or forecasting of fiscal matters for the organization.

6.     Provide technical and administrative direction to the unit’s functional operations including accounting, auditing, payroll, First State Financial System, etc.

7.     Monitor all financial transactions within the Department to insure complete compliance with all federal, state and agency rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

8.     Develops procedures and systems for the acquisition and maintenance of complete financial records of the department.

9.     Prepares annual budgets involving state, special and federal funds and makes necessary revisions to reflect changes in receipts, estimates, costs, or program needs.

10. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  ·       Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations and procedures and knowledgeable of accounting procedures used by the state, federal agencies and local governments.

 ·       Knowledge of techniques of analyzing financial data.

 ·       Knowledge of state payroll, accounting and computer systems, to include the First State Financial System and federal accounting reports.

 ·       Knowledge of employee/employer pension and FICA contribution system.

·       Knowledge of the methods used to assemble, analyze and interpret financial and accounting data, and prepare reports from such data. ·       Knowledge of office practices and procedures.

 ·       Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.

 ·       Skill in the evaluation and analysis of financial and accounting data.

·       Skill in the evaluation of financial and accounting data.

 ·       Skill in the evaluation and determination of accounting system requirements necessary to meet agency needs.

 ·       Skill in the application of sound judgment when interpreting and applying policies, rules and regulations.

 ·       Skill in verbal and written communications.

 ·       Skill in supervisory techniques.

·       Ability to assemble and analyze financial data.

·       Ability to plan, assign and direct the work of subordinates.

·       Ability to present reports, in both written and oral forms.

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in state, local and federal government agencies and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

  1.     Knowledge of government accounting and auditing methods and techniques. 

   2.     Knowledge of the governmental budgetary process.

    3.     Knowledge of the laws, regulations and procedures governing payroll functions. 

   4.     Knowledge of the methods and techniques used in assembling, analyzing and interpreting financial and accounting data and the preparation of appropriate financial reports.

  5.     Experience in staff supervision/management.

  6.     Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  

Job Elements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

 Three years experience in analyzing financial problems, developing alternatives, recommending and advising management on solutions.

 Three years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.

Six months 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.

 Six months experience in budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and implementing budgets; developing strategic plans and establishing internal control.

Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.    

Conditions of Employment

Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment.  Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Must submit to a complete, comprehensive background investigation.



To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please click here or on the Benefits link above.

Additional Information

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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