Job Details

Assistant Finance Director/Financial Reporting & Audit Manager: Finance
County of Coconino, AZ
Job Description

Typical Duties:
(Illustrative only)
Assists the Director in the development and administration of all finance functions including budgeting, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, financial reporting, and auditing activities
Acts as Finance Director in that person’s absence, including representing the department in public appearances
Preserves the fiscal integrity of the county’s official accounting records through their accuracy, timeliness and adherence to accounting/auditing standards
Develops systems/procedures to monitor activity in the general ledger
Directs internal audits and compliance reviews
Develops and maintains the chart of accounts and monitoring of internal controls
Advises and directs training for county departments on accounting problems, policies and procedures
Provides monthly financial reports to departments and management
Reviews and analyzes year end account balances for accuracy and reasonableness
Reviews financial policies and procedures across all divisions, including purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, and budget and recommends new policies and modifications to maintain appropriate internal controls and documentation of transactions
Leads training program for departmental financial stakeholders and primary financial representatives to bring consistency to decentralized financial processes and maintain compliance with financial policies
Manages the preparation of the notes and required supplemental information for the annual financial reports
Manages the annual audit of the annual financial reports
Plans, organizes, and directs the preparation of the County’s annual financial reports including but not limited to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Annual Expenditure Limitation Report and Single Audit ; may prepare portions of reports or entire reports
Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff
Maintains the county’s capital asset records
Essential functions of the position include but are not limited to: sitting; working with and around others; repetitive motion (hand/wrist-elbow/shoulder) and vision acuity (near) for computer work; hearing and speech for ordinary conversation.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and four years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including one year of supervisory experience; OR, any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

CPA strongly preferred

This position is exempt from overtime.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Considerable knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of governmental accounting
- Principles and practices of grant financial management
- Comprehensive framework and development of internal controls
- Federal, state and local laws governing county financial activities

• Working knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of public administration
- The use of automated data management systems
- Practices and techniques governmental purchasing, payroll, accounts payable, and budgeting
- Principles, practices and techniques cost accounting
- Principles and practices of positive supervision and organizational development

• Skill in:
- Design and effective use of technology for financial management, analysis and reporting
- Working with auditors and other outside regulatory groups
- Proficiency with spreadsheets and financial software

• Ability to:
- Plan, organize, direct and review the work of professional associates and staff
- Meet financial reporting requirements and established deadlines
- Analyze, evaluate and interpret complex financial data
- Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate policies and procedures
- Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
- Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
- Follow written and verbal instructions
Coconino County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Job Details
$78,523 - $118,315, Annually
Job Function:
Division Manager
Position Type:
Full Time
County of Coconino
219 E Cherry Ave
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-4634
United States
Population: 134,511
Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager

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