Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Oversees the preparation of periodic internal and external financial statements, supporting schedules, related notes, and periodic reports to regulators to ensure accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory requirements.
Oversees the City-wide coordination of year-end close, audit plans, schedules, and workpapers in preparation of the annual external audit, including preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA), Schedule of Expenditures of State Awards (SESA), and other regulatory required reports.
Provides oversight and assistance to internal and external department financial staff through review and evaluation of financial and accounting transactions, documents, statements, financial summaries, studies, and periodic reports.
Provides expert assistance to departments and other customers in designing automated or manual systems, implementing internal controls and accounting/reporting procedures, designing/preparing special reports, and interpreting financial data.
Ensures that financial transactions are processed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices.
Explains City policy and procedures to auditors and regulators and resolve audit differences.
Formulates Citywide and departmental polices and operating procedures; provides leadership and training to departmental financial staff and management.
Manages the issuance of debt and ensure transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP; including long term, short term, and refundings. Oversee/ provide assistance in the development of the Official Statement, rating agency materials, and debt schedules. Calculate/ monitor debt related ratios.
Plans methodology, scope of various projects and program activities.
Conducts statistical analysis and writes technical reports summarizing project findings.
Evaluates program effectiveness and efficiency to meet the organization’s business goals.
Researches special topics, including new accounting standards, and prepares white papers, reports, and/or presentations of implementation recommendation and guidance to management and staff.
Develops work plans to achieve section goals, including management of the monthly and annual close cycles, general ledger and bank account reconciliations, and financial statement preparation.
Projects cost/revenue forecasts to determine utility rate requirements.
Conducts routine fiscal reviews; develops and reviews financial indicators and fiscal impact statements.
Analyzes market and economic conditions.
Manage derivative accounting section and oversee regulatory accounting processes.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
Education and/or Equivalent Experience: