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CITY OF BEND POSITION DESCRIPTION

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CITY OF BEND POSITION DESCRIPTION

City of Bend

    Job Announcement

Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager

    Finance Department

    (Non-Represented, Overtime-Exempt Position) _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Applications are being accepted for a full-time Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager, responsible for the

    management of the City’s complex financial and accounting systems, technical account reconciliations and

    preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This position also manages and

    supervises the accounting division of the City’s Finance Department which includes general ledger, accounts

    payable and payroll functions.

    Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field and at least five (5) years of

    progressively responsible experience in management and supervision within a public-service environment, or

    equivalent combination of experience and education. Governmental accounting and reporting experience

    and CPA preferred.

    Annual Salary Range: $58,332 - $80,376, depending on education, background, and experience.

    An excellent benefit package is provided.

    To apply, submit City of Bend employment application & resume to:

    City of Bend, Human Resources

    710 NW Wall Street

    PO Box 431

    Bend, OR 97709

    Fax: (541) 385-6676

    E-mail: bbeatty@ci.bend.or.us

    Inquiries to: (541) 693-2156

Mandatory City of Bend Application Form may be downloaded from the City of Bend website at

    www.ci.bend.or.us. Applications must be received no later than noon (PST) on November 21, 2008.

    (If applying for more than one position, a separate application is required for each position.)

If you require special accommodations for testing, interviewing or other employment-related activity, you must

    provide 48 hours notice to City of Bend Human Resources Manager Janice Grady at (541) 388-5502, or

    through the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) which enables people who have difficulty hearing or

    speaking in the telephone to communicate to standard voice telephone users. If anyone needs TDD

    (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or STS (Speech To Speech) assistance, please call

    1-800-676-3777 for information (voice or text); 1-877-735-7525 (STS English); 1-800-735-3896 (STS

    Spanish); 1-800-750-1232, or 7-1-1 (TDD); and for assistance with Voice Carryover Device communication,

    1-800-735-3260.

    CITY OF BEND RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION PROCESS

    The City accepts applications only when position openings exist.

    The following is a general description of what you can expect when you apply for a City of Bend job opening:

1. You will be required to submit a City of Bend employment application plus any additional information that is needed to identify the

    most qualified applicants. This may include a resume, references, work samples, supplemental questionnaire, or other similar

    materials.

    2. It generally takes 15-20 working days for the applications and supplemental information to be reviewed and to notify those who will

    be interviewed.

    3. Normally, only the applicants who are to be interviewed will be notified. If you have not heard from us within 15-20 working days

    following the closing date for the position, it is likely that you have not been selected for an interview.

    4. Pre-employment drug tests are required of all applicants who are offered a position.

    EEO/ADA EMPLOYER

    CITY OF BEND POSITION DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Job Number: Accounting & Financial 11200 (Grade 26)

    Reporting Manager Department: Division: Finance

    FLSA Status Exempt

Summary

This position is responsible for the management of the City’s complex financial and accounting systems,

    technical account reconciliations and analyses, and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial

    Report and other financial reporting functions. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day

    supervision of accounting staff, payroll, accounts payable, grant reporting and accounting, fixed asset and

    project accounting.

Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:

    The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this

    classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.

    Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Manages the City’s accounting systems and complex chart of accounts. Reviews and ensures all

    accounting transactions are properly recorded in accordance with organizational policies, budgetary

    requirements, and generally accepted governmental accounting principles. Performs research,

    interpretation and implementation of accounting standards to comply with Generally Accepted Accounting

    Principles.

Responsible for the preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Bend Urban

    Renewal Agency Reports, Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization Annual Report and other required

    financial reports.

Responsible for the preparation and review of year-end audit work papers, technical account

    reconciliations, complex account analyses and monthly financial reports for accuracy and reasonableness.

Evaluates, develops, implements and manages City-wide accounting procedures and internal controls.

    Advises other City departments on accounting and control policies and procedures.

    Evaluates and manages the City’s financial systems and applications to meet financial reporting and budgetary requirements. Researches, reviews, coordinates and facilitates the design and implementation

    of automated accounting/financial systems and applications.

Supervises, manages and reviews work product of professional accounting staff and the payroll, accounts

    payable and other accounting and reporting functions to ensure accounting records are complete and

    accurate.

Conducts performance evaluations: participates in hiring, employee evaluations and disciplinary actions.

Oversees daily cash management, cash balancing, payment processing and general ledger functions.

Works with all divisions/departments of the City to ensure integrity of the City’s accounting and financial

    reporting systems. Provides accounting support to departments and responds to accounting inquiries and resolves complaints from the public and other employees.

Provides support to City’s budget process and other functions of the Finance department as required.

Performs other related duties as required to achieve position objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

    Knowledge of:

    Local, state and federal laws pertaining to municipal budgeting, taxing, and investing. Principles and practices of accounting including governmental fund accounting, internal controls, accounting systems, record keeping and auditing.

    Techniques and controls for cash handling and revenue collection.

    Management and supervisory principles, computerized information systems, and business office procedures.

Skill in:

    Solving highly technical and complex problems associated with auditing, financial reporting, accounting systems, controls, and production.

    Working cooperatively with other employees, customers, clients, and the public.

    Reviewing or checking the work products of others to ensure conformance to standards. Effective communication of financial information and processes to customers and other City staff, in writing and verbally.

    Supervising and leading staff, teams, and projects.

    Teamwork and delivery of excellent customer service.

    Critical thinking and problem solving.

    Exercising of professional judgment and discretion.

    Organizing and managing work and projects, and in time management.

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required:

    Incumbents typically have five years of professional level supervisory experience in governmental accounting work or auditing, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or a related field or other equivalent combinations of training and experience. A CPA certificate in the State of Oregon is desirable.

Work Environment:

    Work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting and eyestrain from working with computers and other office equipment. Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment. Work duties frequently require evening or weekend hours.

NOTE:

    The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:

    Date: 8/2008

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