Job Title
Finance Manager/Controller
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City of Palmer
Salary Range
Relocation Required
Employee Classification
Exempt; salary
Closing date for applications
The position is "open until filled"
Posting Date
Expiration Date
Brief Description
The Controller/Finance Manager is expected to assume responsibility for day to day accounting operations of the city.
Primary Duties
Supervise work of office personnel to include training and gives daily direction of work tasks.
Assists in performance evaluations and makes recommendations to the Finance Director regarding hiring and personnel matters.
Be able to interpret Palmer Municipal code as it applies to the Finance department.
Performs the duties of any one of the staff when they are out.
Review, process and/or approve journal entries and accounting adjustment postings of transactions to the general ledger.
Processes monthly bank reconciliations and prepares monthly Treasurer’s Reports.
Assists the Finance Director with administration of the accounting software making sure that the City receives the necessary updates. Recommend development and modifications to accounting system, including upgrades and fixing problems as needed.
Review, monitor, and advise other departments regarding accounting issues.
Assist Finance Director in preparation of special accounting, financial, project and budget reports.
Provide statistical data as requested.
Review the department’s record keeping practices and procedures and makes recommendation to Finance Director of any changes that need to be made.
Review and monitors fuel inventory.
Reviews accounts payable before processing to ensure proper accounting codes and data entering.
Prepare purchase orders.
Reviews payroll regularly before processing making sure that all timesheets have been correctly entered.
Perform periodic audit and analysis of payroll to assure proper accounting procedures are followed and operations are conducted in conformance with established accounting policies and procedures; advises Finance Director regarding problem areas.
Provide system operations training for city-wide personnel utilizing accounting system. Assist with problems that arise from daily use, loading new modules as needed, and writing “user guides”.
Assist with annual audit with external auditors and accounting staff. Ensure that complex schedules are complete, and oversee the completion of audit work by other staff members. Works with the Finance Director to ensure that preparation for audit is completed prior to annual audit. During audit assist auditors with any issues that may arise and provides information as required.
Oversee city-wide fixed/capital asset records. Review and monitor policy and procedures affecting city’s fixed/capital assets in all departments/funds.
Perform monthly reconciliation of projects and quarterly reconciliations of key accounts.
Supervise recording of revenue and expenditures by accounting personnel.
Establish and maintain cash controls. Ensure proper internal controls and oversight payment practices.
Provide leadership by delegating tasks, responding to staff and public inquiries.
Recommends development and modifications to accounting system.
Assist the Finance Director as needed during the compilation of annual proposed budget for presentation to city council.
Attends council meeting during budget process.
Act as Finance Director in his/her absence.
Cultivate and maintain a climate, which is free of harassment, intimidation, and disrespect to provide a safe place for to work and a safe, professional environment for customers.
Perform other activities as requested.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, with minor in Accounting and 8 years of accounting experience.
Minimum: Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Municipal Government experience preferred.
Responsible for large sums of money. Must be bondable.
Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, computer systems and business office management is essential.
Computer skills including the ability to operate and manage computerized financial, payroll, spreadsheets and word processing programs, and email at a highly proficient level.
Must be a self-starter and have self-motivation.
Extensive knowledge of federal, state and city rules and regulations pertaining to records and lawful use of funds.
Must have a high level of oral and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills to interpret and manage data.
Effective communication skills to support providing direction to staff and interaction with other departments.
Ability to establish effective working relationships, expresses ideas, and conveys information effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to understand and maintain the highly sensitive and confidential nature of information in financial records and personnel issues.
Ability to work as a member of a team and provide leadership to a diverse group of staff working towards a common goal.
Ability to meet attendance requirements for the position.
Ability to multi-task to perform and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Contact and Other Information
Applications are accepted via the City of Palmer's recruitment page at Questions may be referred to Kimberly Green - or by phone at 907-761-1302.
Poster Name
Kimberly Green
Poster Email
Poster Address
231 W Evergreen Ave
Palmer, AK 99645
United States
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Poster Phone
(907) 761-1302