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Controller

City of South Fulton

Posted: Nov. 2, 2018

End Date: Nov. 17, 2018


City of South Fulton, Georgia
Classification Specification
 
CONTROLLER
Grade 31 
Min $93,396      Mid $116,589    Max $139,782

Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to assist the Chief Financial Officer with managing the City of South Fulton’s accounting and financial reporting operations; ensure official financial books and records are compliant with all applicable federal, state and local law and accounting practices for governmental entities. Responsibilities include overseeing debt administration; directing the annual audit process, vendor payment process, grant accounting and federal reimbursements; and preparation of official financial reports that summarize and forecast the City’s financial position.
Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs highly responsible management and administrative work directing and coordinating varied functions of the Accounting  Services Division. Work involves administering the accounting system for the City and work is reviewed through written reports for the attainment of goals and objectives and adherence to established policies and procedures. Oversees all the City's financial functions in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, and generally accepted accounting principles for governmental fund accounting.
Supervises various financial operations, including cash management, general accounting, accounts payable, and project accounting: analyzes, recommends, and implements changes in the accounts payable and project accounting process.
Maintains City’s accounting records for all fund types and account groups to meet legal and audit requirements.  Performs/insures the monthly preparation of City’s fund financial status reports including general ledger and subsidiary records.
Directs annual audit process: reviews Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in accordance with governmental accounting standards; presents reports to external auditor for attestation as required by State law; compiles and evaluates information from City of South Fulton's financial system, data from other areas, departments, and in some cases other legal entities to incorporate into City of South Fulton audited financial statements; and determines appropriate internal controls to ensure accuracy of financial transactions.
Assists the Chief Financial Officer to supervise, direct, and evaluate assigned staff: makes hiring and termination recommendations; establishes workloads and prioritizes work assignments; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; establishes evaluation and  performance criteria for each area; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and directs training programs for all staff under the Controller in operations, policies, and procedures.
Oversees financial information system user operations and reporting; manages system stability, evaluation  of  internal controls over data and business processes; conducts/oversees analysis and testing of applicable upgrades to financial system.
Assists in preparation and review of documents related to obtaining bonded debt and credit ratings for the City; evaluates professional services related to issuance of debt; evaluates financial disclosure options with financial advisors and bond counsel in drafting the provisions of newly issued bond offering documents; researches federal provisions of new debt available to the City; ensures debts are paid in accordance with bond or lease provisions; oversees recording of debt payments; establishes financial system chart of accounts; prepares information related to national rating agency inquiries; and participates in interviews with rating agencies.
Performs a variety of activities in support of the City accounting and finance administration: researches and evaluates  financial  impact  of  proposed  state  legislation;  performs  detailed  cash  flow projections  and  analysis;  analyzes complex investment alternatives based on the level of risk; reviews actuarial reports for accuracy; revises financial policies and procedures as required; and acts as a departmental liaison to other boards and committees as required.
Provides technical advice, counsel and direction to the Chief Financial Officer and department heads as necessary to ensure effective administration and implementation of City-approved policies, plans, procedures and systems; files various financial federal and state reports;
Prepares and reviews monthly, quarterly and annual balance sheets and schedule of revenues and expenditures; presents report to Mayor and City Council;
Maintains a current, comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws, regulations, principles and practices relating to government accounting and financial reporting; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; and attends meetings, workshops, hearings, and training sessions as required.

Additional Functions:
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a related field required; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience managing accounting and cash management operations, to include lead or supervisory experience, and ten years of experience in the field.; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
 
Specific License or Certification Required: May be required to possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Preferred be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by the State of Georgia.