Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Sacramento , CA
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Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Sacramento, CA Full-time
Posted on October 10, 2018
Salary: $9,071.58 - $12,156.42 Monthly
Location: CA, CA
Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Department: Administrative Services
Job Number: 1812
Closing: 10/31/2018 4:00 PM Pacific

The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District is seeking a Controller with a wide range of finance and accounting experience and a proven track record of success. The Controller plans, coordinates, directs, and manages the Finance and Accounting section within the Administrative Services Division.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to prepare annual financial statements; develop and administer budgets and grants; select, train and evaluate direct reports; develop, implement, and monitor fiscal policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal law; adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); establish and maintain effective working relationships with other District staff, Board members, and state and federal agency representatives; develop, prioritize and achieve program goals and objectives; and prepare, review and present reports and recommendations orally and in writing.

Typical Duties

Under general direction, performs professional level accounting work in the maintenance of District finance and accounting records; establishes accounting policy and procedures for efficient process and control; prepares the budget and budget forecasts; develops regulatory and financial reports; supervises staff; and performs other related duties as required.

The duties below are examples of the work typically performed by the employee of this class. All assigned duties may not be listed.

1. Manages and complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements; prepares for and participates in annual audits; calculates and submits year-end revenue and expenditure accruals.

2. Compiles data for the preparation of financial reports, compliance reports, and grant billings; prepares fiscal documents in support of grant administration; monitors grant budgets and expenditures to ensure targets are met.

3. Develops and documents business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls; ensures quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.

4. Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, cost accounting, inventory accounting and revenue recognition.

5. Review contracts for compliance with State/Federal laws; reviews claims for accuracy and appropriate budget changes.

6. Oversees payroll processing and preparation of claims to fund payroll, retirement, benefits, and deferred compensation, and preparation of journal vouchers to distribute labor costs; acts as liaison to payroll and benefits vendors.

7. Develops the District budget; prepares monthly budget reports for Board approval and monitors expenditures; prepares mid-year and end-of-year budget transfers.

8. Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work results; maintains staff performance by coaching, counseling, and disciplining; evaluates the performance of subordinates; interviews and makes hiring recommendations.

9. Performs special administrative studies that involve collection and analysis of data; acts as technical liaison for District with consultants and other governmental agencies regarding budget and accounting procedures, reports and activities.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in business administration or accounting, and four years of experience in accounting and finance, preferably in a public agency; or any combination of education, training and/or experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. Two years of grant financial management experience preferred.

Knowledge of:

Generally accepted accounting principles; governmental auditing standards; enterprise financial systems; grant administration; policies and procedures involved in the preparation and processing of fiscal records, accounting systems, and budget documents; office administration procedures; research methods and procedures; principles and practices of supervision and training; spreadsheet/database software.

Ability to:

Analyze administrative and fiscal problems and recommend solutions; communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization, including making presentations and writing reports; exercise good judgment in planning and budgeting decisions; work without technical supervision; reconcile accounts; interpret and apply State, Federal, and District policies and regulations; interpret and apply contract language; establish and maintain working relationships with staff, vendors, subordinates and the public.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Physical Demands

This is primarily a desk job. The job requires occasional travel by car. Physical demands include occasional lifting up to 10 lbs., walking, some bending, stooping, and squatting.

Working Conditions

Generally clean work environment with limited exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, odors, or noise. Computer monitor used on a daily basis. Travel throughout the District and attending conferences may be required.