Assistant Controller

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Georgetown Finance Department
Location of position: 
Georgetown, TX
$2,703.20 – $3,649.60 Biweekly
Date Posted: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, June 19, 2017
Job Description: 


Provides supervision to the Accounting Function. Oversees all City accounting functions including: annual outside audit; preparation of financial statements; daily cash management; monitoring expenditures of City funds for budgetary compliance; and various other financial analysis projects.


Provides daily supervision, guidance, feedback, and training to the Accounting Department Reviews work of the accountants and direct daily tasks related to year-end close, external auditing, and coordination of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Directs and/or assists with various City-wide projects, including internal auditing, and accounting projects. Recommends for hire, supervises, trains and develops staff through review of performance data, conferences, training, and counseling. Supervises the maintenance of the general ledger, reviews and approves journal entries, determines proper accounting coding and provides technical assistance to staff as ended. Prepares various financial reports or financial analysis as requested. Assists with training on financial compliance; makes recommendations to resolve issues and improve procedures, processes and accountability related to financial matters throughout the City departments. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or related field. Four years of full-time increasingly responsible experience in a governmental accounting environment. Two years of the required experience must have been in a lead capacity.

EMPLOYMENT TESTING: •Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment drug testing and criminal background investigations.


Knowledge of: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Governmental accounting principles and methods. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations Automated financial management systems. Modern office methods, practices, procedures, and equipment Commonly used business software such as Microsoft Office Suite

Skill in: Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships Preparing a variety of financial statements, reports and analyses Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing. Manipulating computer accounting and spreadsheet software. Examining and verifying financial documents and reports. Analyzing, interpreting and preparing financial and statistical information for City management. Applying accounting formulas, performing calculation sufficiently to prepare budget, verify totals and reconcile differences. Supervising and motivating employee team; making judgments regarding supervisory interactions and promoting team concept for task accomplishment. Reading financial reports, professional journals, and inter and intra office correspondence, educational and leadership materials. Composing narrative portions of reports; writes memos and letters. Understanding and interpreting complex financial and mathematical reports and presentations. Analyzing data, financial forecasting and developing related spreadsheets.

Certification(s)/Licenses Required: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO)