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STARTING $43.74 - $47.02
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Brief Description
The City of Kenai, located on the Kenai Peninsula where the world-famous Kenai River meets Cook Inlet, offers an exciting opportunity to join the City's Finance team as its Controller who directs and oversees the City’s day-to-day accounting operations, financial reporting, and auditing functions.
Primary Duties
1. Analyze fiscal transactions to ensure conformity and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, City ordinances, and State and Federal requirements.
2. Manage and prepare journal entries and adjustments to the general and subsidiary accounting ledgers; assist in closing the City’s financial records at the end of the accounting period; prepare account analyses, maintain accounting schedules, and reconcile month-end books to subsidiary ledgers.
3. Direct employee payroll and benefits processing and data entry functions and ensure compliance with City ordinances and State and Federal requirements, including but not limited to maintaining and reviewing employee payroll and benefits information; adding new employees, and updating data as needed. Prepare, reconcile, and file payroll reports, W-2 forms, and related payroll items.
4. Select, train, supervise, evaluate and schedule the work of employees in accordance with City personnel policies.
Perform certain treasury functions, including but not limited to setting up and maintaining the chart of accounts, authorizing transfer and investment of funds, reconciling monthly bank statements and monitoring daily cash receipts, bank account and electronic transactions, bankcard sales, and ACH payments and deposits.
5. Prepare and maintain a variety of detailed accounting, statistical, and narrative financial statements or reports requiring analysis and interpretation of source data.
6. Prepare the Kenai Peninsula Borough sales tax collection report.
7. Coordinate the annual audit and preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Statement.
8. Assist in compiling, preparing, and implementing the annual budget.
9. Prepare ordinances and resolutions. Prepare and enter accounting journal entries and budget revisions resulting from ordinances, resolutions, administrative transfers, and other transactions.
10. File and monitor grant reports and reimbursements from State, Federal, and private sources.
11. Act as Finance Director as assigned.
12. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive personnel information and comply with privacy laws and regulations.
13. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with banking and investment institutions, government agencies, boards, commissions/committees, vendors, City employees, and the general public.
14. Attend and participate in department training as well as professional training and keep current with respect to new trends and developments in the field of accounting.
15. Perform job duties with minimal or no supervision and exercise independent judgment.
16. Have regular, reliable, and predictable attendance at work.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely related field –or– eight (8) years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting –or– any combination of the above education and experience that provide the applicant with the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential job functions, including advanced knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems; Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR); generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
2. Four (4) years of professional experience in accounting or financial management.
3. The applicant (or employee after hire) must pass a background check, including a criminal background check and credit report in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).Desirable Qualifications
1. Municipal governmental accounting experience.
2. Public accounting experience.
3. Designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
4. Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
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Poster Name
Terry Eubank
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Poster Address
210 Fidalgo Ave.
Kenai, AK 99611
United States
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(907) 283-8227