The Chief Accountant performs complex municipal accounting and reporting work in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Supervises either the Payroll Division, the Accounting Division, or the Treasury and Debt Management Division and maintains the related system. Exercises considerable judgment relating to the respective area. Essential functions include, and are not limited to the following:
•Plans, designs, and implements a system of accounts and procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures and the State Auditor of Public Accounts; •Coordinates the input and output of the accounting system including all required reports; •Trains employees of the Division; •Oversees successful management of cash and investments; reconciliation of bank transactions; coordination of deposits, ACH, wires and lockbox transactions; monitoring checks issued and other expenditures; management of LGIP and SNAP accounts (investments and withdrawals); forecasting cash flow needs; •Responsible for Purchase Card accounting and reconciliation; •Establishes and maintains the implementation of sound internal controls per fiscal policies and procedures, ensuring fiscal records are reconciled monthly and coordinating with internal/external auditors; •Responsible for directing and assisting in the preparation of regular and special financial reports, including monthly financial reports, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the A-133 Single Audit Report and the Author of Public Accounts Comparative Cost Report; •Serves as an internal auditor when required by the Director or the County Executive; •Oversees all year-end adjustments and closings in preparation of the year-end audit; •Manages the preparation of the annual financial report; •Reconciles state and federal monies; •Provides assistance to all County Departments in matters pertaining to finance and accounting; •Supervises and evaluates staff, including selection recommendations, training, assigning work and analyzing performance management critiques, counseling and maintaining personnel records and forms; •Performs other services as assigned.
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