Position Title: Controller
Report to: Director of Finance
Appointed By: City Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Summary of Position:
The Controller is a single position class, appointed by the City Manager, reporting to the Director of Finance. Under the general guidance of the Finance Director, the Controller performs professional accounting and supervisory work for the City of Doraville. Accounting functions will include: audit; investment management; accounts payable; accounts receivable; capital asset programs; general ledger; and other items related to governmental fund accounting and reporting systems. The incumbent will ensure compliance with all applicable laws, policies, codes, regulations of governing agencies, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
This is a management position that assists the Finance Director with managing the daily operations of the department. The position demands attention to details, alertness to trends and emerging issues, and accuracy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are normal duties for this position. The omission of a specific statement from 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.
Required Education and Experience:
- Manages a comprehensive accounting program which integrates GAAP, Governmental Accounting Standards, statutory accounting requirements and agency fiscal policies and procedures
- Analyzes and reconciles accounting data and transactions that require knowledge of complex rules and regulations and use of advanced research and/or problem-solving skills
- Performs operational analyses of accounting systems, subsystems and procedures to ensure accuracy of data, compliance with GAAP and to identify improvements in the methods for recording, maintaining and reporting financial transactions. Implements changes to procedures and processes based on results of operational analyses
- Operates as the investment manager, following established guidelines; performs cash transfers; manages the cash position of the City including, but not limited to, daily, weekly and monthly bank reconciliation of various bank accounts and fund balances; coordinates all banking relations and services; and is responsible for all cashiering functions throughout the City
- Assists in the oversight of the annual audit process
- Manages capital asset ledgers, property control and inventory, records retention and maintain ledgers and records of all funds
- Evaluates, monitors, and strengthens internal accounting controls and may participate in the internal performance auditing of various processes and fiscal operations of departments
- Analyzes financial reports and makes corrections as needed to comply with GAAP
- Assists in the annual budget process
- Accounts for grants and oversees the financial management of grants received by the City to ensure the fiscal requirements of grant funds are met and submits reimbursement requests for grants
- Participates in the preparation of the payroll as approved by the appropriate department authorities upon authorization by the Director of Finance and City Manager
- Serves on the business license certificate process team and may assist routinely at the customer service counter with the issuance and renewal of business license certificates
- In the absence of the Finance Director may at the designation of the City Manager serve as Acting Finance Director
- Performs other related duties as required
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
- Five (5) years’ experience in a municipal or governmental Accounting Department
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attributes:
- CPA, CGFM, and/or CPFO preferred
- Prior Governmental audit experience
Mental and Physical Requirements:
- Knowledge of state and federal tax regulations
- Knowledge of investment practices, bond accounting, and cash management
- Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain municipal codes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Ability to understand, execute and explain complex oral and written instructions
- Working knowledge of computerized financial systems/ERP
- Working knowledge of GAAP, auditing and reporting
- Operates networked personal computers using proprietary financial software, plus worksheet, database, and word processing software (preferably Microsoft Office); supervises and controls computer-based financial systems
- Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner with city staff and the public
- Must possess superior organizational skills.
- Great communication skills, both oral and written.
- Must be able to function effectively in a work environment in which the employee is exposed to significant public scrutiny and be able to adequately and effectively address public questions.
- Must be bondable.
- Ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).
- Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
- Must be able to work various times, which include working on weekends and holidays.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation, to include but not limited to, a physical examination with drug screening and oral interview.
- In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, or other applicable law, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both perspective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the City.
This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Employment in the position with the City of Doraville is at-will in accordance with Georgia law.
The City is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, assignment, re-assignment, promotion, transfer, and compensation, discipline and termination. The City prohibits discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in employment based upon race; color; religion; national origin; sex (including same-sex); sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability or handicap; citizenship status; service member status; public assistance status; or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.