Controller, City of Gastonia (closes 12/14/18)

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Closing:  December 14, 2018
Recruitment Range:  $80,000 – $95,000 annually


Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising financial activities related to accounting, accounts payable, payroll, capital assets, the general ledger system, interim and annual financial reporting, purchasing and warehouse and parts inventory; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Financial Services. Divisional supervision is exercised over the Accounting, Payroll and Purchasing staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge in financial administration, reporting and accounting at the supervisory level with three or more years in governmental accounting. Comprehensive knowledge of North Carolina State Statutes concerning purchasing procurement, as well as a thorough knowledge of modern governmental purchasing principles, methods and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting and reporting standards, City’s financial reporting system required along with the ability to analyze financial data and prepare reports, ability to implement methods, procedures, forms and record systems, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and extensive experience in public finance administration and considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain CPA upon hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history.