To plan, organize, direct and manage the activities of a division within the Auditor-Controller Department including accounting and financial reporting activities of the Property Tax Management Division or the General Accounting Division; to coordinate Division activities with other divisions and departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Auditor-Controller.
The Manager level recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a division or program area within a department. This classification is distinguished from the Accountant Auditor, Supervising in that the latter provides county-wide oversight of a specialized accounting/auditing area(s) with full supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning and evaluating the work of subordinates.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives administrative direction from the Auditor-Controller and Assistant Auditor-Controller.
Exercises general direction over professional and clerical personnel through subordinate supervisors.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop and implement Divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct Countywide accounting and financial reporting activities of a division, which may include tax accounting, bond accounting, cost accounting, accounts payable, or general accounting.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of a division's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Assist in preparation and implementation of the Department budget; participate in the forecast of revenues and funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
Prepare a variety of complex financial reports; analyze financial information; update and maintain tax and financial records.
Control and review journal entries and reconciliations for accounts receivable, payable, trusts and collection, or apportionment systems of the County.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Division.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Represent the Division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration or a related field.
License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General accounting principles, governmental accounting principles and governmental accounting procedures used by California counties.
Cost accounting, fund accounting, enterprise accounting and financial reporting.
Principles and practices of computerized data processing applications for accounting and financial reporting.
Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
Principles and practices of policy development and implementation.
Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Auditing principles and techniques.
Organize and direct accounting and financial reporting operations of a division.
On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve Division related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.
Perform the most complex accounting work of the Department.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Interpret and apply County and Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Prepare and administer a budget.
Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
Operate a personal computer and calculator.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.