Finance & Accounting Consultant - Municipal Technical Advisory Service - 1900000169

Department/Agency of position: 
University of Tennessee
Location of position: 
Knoxville, TN
Depends on Experience
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Job Description: 

The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for a Finance and Accounting Consultant in its Jackson office. MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service that provides technical assistance, consulting, training and research services for Tennessee towns and cities.

The Finance and Accounting Consultant provides professional advice, technical assistance, and training in the area of municipal financial management to cities and towns in Tennessee

Duties/Responsibilities: • Provides financial management advice and technical assistance to customers • Develops and instructs training courses for municipal officials and employees • Researches, drafts, and maintains publications on critical financial issues for municipal officials and employees • Updates reference materials on databases utilized by internal staff and customers

Qualifications: • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. • The position also requires a professional certification (CPA, CGFM or CPFO) or ability to obtain one within 18 months of hire date.

This position requires at least eight years of work experience in a financial related position with five years of governmental accounting experience. Eight years of experience is preferred.

The position requires the ability to: • Adapt from simple financial and accounting tasks to high level and complex financial and accounting issues • Understand the issues affecting municipal finance operations to establish credibility and effective working relationships with local officials • Communicate effectively with officials of varied financial skill levels • Develop course materials in areas of accounting and finance, and general municipal operations • Teach in a classroom setting • Prioritize projects • Travel statewide with overnight travel

For best consideration, submit application by July 19, 2019.

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