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City Comptroller

Company: City of Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: February 16, 2020

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City ComptrollerPrintApplyCity ComptrollerSalary$96,313.56 - $157,246.56 AnnuallyLocationJacksonville, FLJob TypeAppointed EmployeeDepartmentFinanceJob Number2020-03743

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  • QuestionsJob DescriptionThis position shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by Council, and shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The City Comptroller is the division chief of the Accounting Division. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Administration/CFO and is responsible for managing the general accounting systems, cost accounting records, fund accounting, A/P, A/R, Payroll, and budgetary control records of the Consolidated Government of Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville is the largest City in Florida and the 12th largest in the Country with a $1.3 billion annual General Fund budget, $1.3 billion in annual Enterprise and Grant Fund budgets, $4.5 billion in Pension Funds, $1 billion in Operating Funds, $260 million in reserves, and is currently rated AA- by two of the three major ratings agencies. The accounting division is staffed with 50 employees. Examples of Work
    • Maintains a general accounting system and such cost accounting records and budgetary control records designed to prevent expenditures in excess of appropriations or allotments.
    • Prepares disbursements and conducts a thorough pre-audit, where possible, of all City payment processes, including payrolls, before payment and shall maintain audit control over cash receipts.
    • Oversees the management of the City's fund accounting which is responsible for the accuracy of the general fund and the coordination between the general fund accounts, internal service accounts, grants accounts, enterprise accounts, all other accounts and capital assets.
    • Oversees the management of accounts payable/accounts receivable for the City.
    • Oversees the management of grants to include the recording, reconciliation, and reporting of multiple federal/state grant awards for the City.
    • Oversees the management of the system administration and financial reporting area responsible for the year-end financial statement audit and comprehensive annual financial report.
    • Oversees the management of the payroll and pension accounting and processing.
    • Coaches and provides direction and support to the appointed managers in charge of managing large units within the division to ensure positive outcomes and goal attainment that are responsive to customer needs.
    • Meets regularly with CFO for status reports, overall direction of City's finances, updates on special projects and updates on resolution of concerns and audit issues.
    • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of Governmental Accounting Standards as maintained by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and is familiar with current related issues.
    • Communicates status of City's accounting position with internal and external auditors and coordinates overall division response on audits.
    • May periodically be asked to present to City Council committees or special groups interested in the City's accounting position.
    • May assist the CFO and Treasurer with the preparation of presentation materials for the City's bond issuances and ratings agency presentations.
    • Coordinates with other divisions, departments and agencies of the Consolidated Government to ensure accuracy and effectiveness in financial reporting and transaction management.
    • Communicates clear direction, manages for results and leads organizational change.
    • Assigns responsibility, takes corrective action, demonstrates leadership in evaluating, developing and motivating employees.Open Requirements/Supplemental Information
      • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Accounting is required.
      • At least five years supervisory experience in governmental accounting or equivalent training and experience is required.
      • A CPA certificate and/or other relevant certifications such as CGFO, CGFM, CPFO are preferred.ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED. Apply at www.coj.net/jobs. NEOGOV works best with Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer version 11 or higher browsers. Please try to apply using one of these browsers. You may have to cut and paste the link into the browser's search area. Be sure to add coj.net to your address book to ensure you receive email notifications. You may also check your application status at any time by logging into your account.If claiming veteran's preference, you must attach a DD-214 (Member Form-4 copy) or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs listing military status, dates of service and character of discharge. If a candidate believes he or she was not afforded veteran's preference, he or she may file an email complaint or written complaint, within 60 calendar days upon receipt of notification of the hiring decision, requesting an investigation to:Florida Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Preference Coordinator11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311Largo, FL 33778-1630email: veteranspreference@fdva.state.fl.usThe City of Jacksonville provides a wide array of benefits to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Our comprehensive benefit programs include medical, dental and vision plans; life insurance coverage for you and your dependents; flexible spending plans for medical reimbursement, dependent care, parking, and transit expenses; an employee assistance program for you and your dependents; a 457(b) tax-deferred compensation plan to supplement your retirement, and a ROTH IRA plan. We also provide an extensive wellness program that includes a health intervention program if qualified, lunch and learns, health fairs, and discounted gym memberships. Please visit the Employee Benefits website for details on all the plans we offer.www.coj.net/benefits01Each applicant must complete this supplemental questionnaire as a part of the application screening and selection process. The information you provide will be reviewed and used to determine your eligibility to move forward in the selection process. Copying and pasting your resume or stating "see resume" does NOT fulfill the requirements of the question. Incomplete responses, false statements, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.Do you agree to answer each supplemental question truthfully and certify that your responses can be verified from information included within the application?
        • Yes
        • No02Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in accounting? Please note: You may need to provide college transcripts if you move on in the hiring process.
          • Yes, I have a bachelor's degree or higher in accounting.
          • I have a degree in another field.
          • No, I do not have a degree.03Do you have at least five years of supervisory experience in governmental accounting or equivalent training and experience?
            • Yes
            • No04Indicate the organization(s) you worked for where you gained experience in question #3.05Provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience in question #3.06Do you have experience in maintaining a general accounting system and cost accounting records?
              • Yes
              • No07If you answered "Yes" to question #6, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience.08Do you have experience in preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts and reports?
                • Yes
                • No09If you answered "Yes" to question #8, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience.10Do you have experience in developing internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for accounting activities?
                  • Yes
                  • No11If you answered "Yes" to question #10, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience.12Do you have experience with advising management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies and actions?
                    • Yes
                    • No13If you answered "Yes" to question #12, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience.14Do you have experience in managing audit responses to either internal or external auditors?
                      • Yes
                      • No15If you answered "Yes" to question #14, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience16Do you have experience presenting financial information to management or a board?
                        • Yes
                        • No17If you answered "Yes" to question #16, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience18Do you have experience with financial system migration to a new platform?
                          • Yes
                          • No19If you answered "Yes" to question #18, please provide a detailed description (at least 3-4 complete sentences) of your experience and indicate the organization you worked for where you gained this experience20Do you have a CPA certificate and/or other relevant certifications such as CGFO, CGFM, CPFO? If yes, then you must attach a copy of the certification(s) to your application.
                            • Yes
                            • No21If you are requesting veterans preference, you MUST download the appropriate state of Florida form (even if you don't live in Florida) and attach it to your application.FAILURE TO DO SO WILL DELAY YOUR VETERANS PREFERENCE STATUS.Please download the forms at http://www.coj.net/departments/employee-services/veterans-preference
                              • Yes, I am claiming veterans preference and I understand that I MUST download the appropriate form and attach it to my application.
                              • No, I am not claiming veterans preference and this does not apply to me.Required QuestionAgencyCity of JacksonvilleAddress117 West Duval Street, Suite 100Jacksonville, Florida, 32202Phone(904) 255-5600 Websitehttp://www.coj.net/departments/employee-services.aspxApply

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