Accounting Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Larimer County Finance
Location of position: 
Fort Collins, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$78,873
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Closing Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Job Description: 

The Larimer County Finance Division is looking for an Accounting Manager. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting and will be forward thinking, assertive, possess exceptional interpersonal skills and have the ability to create and manage successful teams. The person in this new position will be responsible for directly supervising four professional accountants. The primary functions for this group are financial reporting, preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures and Financial Awards (SEFA) and overseeing the management of the County’s capital assets.

The candidate will also be responsible for mentoring and supervising assigned staff, including establishing work schedules, assigning tasks, reviewing work and the preparing employee performance evaluations.

If you are an individual fluent in generally accepted accounting principles and possess exceptional interpersonal skills, we want to hear from you!

This job might be for you if: You understand the importance of accurate and useful financial information You have a proven track record for creating and leading successful teams You believe that providing outstanding customer service is important You are proactive in researching and problem solving You pay close attention to detail You look for ways to increase efficiencies and keep an open mind when presented with innovative ideas You strive for continuous improvement and growth You can establish and maintain effective working partnerships

Skills/Experience Needed Ability to read, interpret and apply generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and federal and state grant reporting requirements, including Uniform Grant Guidance Exceptional interpersonal skills Preparation or management of the preparation of a CAFR Preparation or management of the preparation of a SEFA Experience with large financial system implementations (preferred but not required) Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in accounting required Seven years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting or similar accounting duties Two years supervisory experience

An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.

All application components must be submitted by 10:00 PM MT on the closing date listed.