Nature of Work
Coconino County promotes a transformational leadership philosophy which elicits employee growth, cultivates inspiration and creates future leaders by empowering employees to solve internal and external customer needs and exceed customer service expectations. As an award-winning organization with high regard for cultural diversity and the positive contributions of the many thriving cultures within our county, our nation, and our society, Coconino County leads a variety of initiatives that celebrate diversity; from our Annual Diversity Day, and monthly Heritage Lunch & Learns, to book clubs, and professional development academies which target diverse workforce segments. Coconino County's respect for diversity is shared throughout the organization. Come be part of this optimistic, innovative team where outstanding customer service creates dynamic solutions and engages leadership at every level.
Under general direction performs professional accounting, administrative and analytical work of considerable difficulty in the management of the County's official accounting records; perform other related work as assigned.
Assists the Director in the development and administration of all finance functions including budgeting, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, financial reporting, and auditing activities
Acts as Finance Director in that person's absence, including representing the department in public appearances
Preserves the fiscal integrity of the county's official accounting records through their accuracy, timeliness and adherence to accounting/auditing standards
Develops systems/procedures to monitor activity in the general ledger
Directs internal audits and compliance reviews
Develops and maintains the chart of accounts and monitoring of internal controls
Advises and directs training for county departments on accounting problems, policies and procedures
Provides monthly financial reports to departments and management
Reviews and analyzes year end account balances for accuracy and reasonableness
Reviews financial policies and procedures across all divisions, including purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, and budget and recommends new policies and modifications to maintain appropriate internal controls and documentation of transactions
Leads training program for departmental financial stakeholders and primary financial representatives to bring consistency to decentralized financial processes and maintain compliance with financial policies
Manages the preparation of the notes and required supplemental information for the annual financial reports
Manages the annual audit of the annual financial reports
Plans, organizes, and directs the preparation of the County's annual financial reports including but not limited to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Annual Expenditure Limitation Report and Single Audit ; may prepare portions of reports or entire reports
Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff
Maintains the county's capital asset records
Essential functions of the position include but are not limited to: sitting; working with and around others; repetitive motion (hand/wrist-elbow/shoulder) and vision acuity (near) for computer work; hearing and speech for ordinary conversation. Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field and four years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including one year of supervisory experience; OR, any combination of education, training and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
CPA strongly preferred
This position is exempt from overtime.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of:
Principles and practices of governmental accounting
Principles and practices of grant financial management
Comprehensive framework and development of internal controls
Federal, state and local laws governing county financial activities
Working knowledge of:
Principles and practices of public administration
The use of automated data management systems
Practices and techniques governmental purchasing, payroll, accounts payable, and budgeting
Principles, practices and techniques cost accounting
Principles and practices of positive supervision and organizational development
Design and effective use of technology for financial management, analysis and reporting
Working with auditors and other outside regulatory groups
Proficiency with spreadsheets and financial software
Plan, organize, direct and review the work of professional associates and staff
Meet financial reporting requirements and established deadlines
Analyze, evaluate and interpret complex financial data
Develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate policies and procedures
Work safely and support the culture of workplace safety
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public
Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
Follow written and verbal instructions
Coconino County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.