Accounting Services Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Ann Arbor Financial Services Department
Location of position: 
Ann Arbor, MI
$95,000 – $110,000
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Job Description: 

Reports directly to CFO:

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for leading the operations of accounting (including receivables, payables, bank/investment reconciliations and general/subsidiary ledger activities, trial balances, financial reports and balance sheets), payroll services, preparation and supervision of all external audit schedules and activities, and preparation of the annual financial statements
  • Responsible for ensuring successful external financial audit • Responsible for grant consolidation, administration and reporting
  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of employees in the Accounting Unit, ensuring that generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are followed
  • Responsible for all aspects of managing high-performing accounting team
  • Creates and applies fiscal controls within the accounting area
  • Establishes and maintains financial objectives and policies
  • Responsible for all financial procedures and records, including maintenance of checking accounts and invoices
  • Development, analysis and interpretation of information in order to appraise operating results
  • Coordinate/prepare all State financial reports including tax related reports, annual disclosures, Local Unit Financial Report, grant reports and all CVTRS filings
  • Coordinate/prepare all Federal financial reports including 941 tax returns, grant reports, arbitrage reporting and other information as necessary
  • Ensure expenditure and budget transfers are performed appropriately
  • Maintains communication with the executive management team, providing relevant fiscal information
  • Prepares certain quantitative reports for presentation to senior management, City Council, or others, as appropriate
  • Conducts periodic audits of accounts, as needed
  • Responsible for oversight of Citywide accounting systems/sub-systems and ensures that accounting personnel within the Service Areas are accurately supporting the system

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Economics or closely related field
  • Experience in Accounting and Financial Analysis or governmental auditing at least 5 years of progressive experience
  • Experience supervising others at least 2 years Licensing Requirements
  • Must have a Valid driver's license
  • CPA License required within two years of hire