Senior Management Accountant, City of Raleigh (closes 8/11/21)

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Closing: 8/11/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

The Finance Department’s Management Accounting Office provides a wide range of financial management services within the Finance Department and to City departments and management. Services performed are generally within the broad areas of financial planning, financial analysis and evaluation, ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations as well as decision support, financial performance monitoring, and accountability.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs advanced professional financial analysis and/or program oversight of assigned area ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements.  As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion.
  • Reviews and assesses operational efficiency, financial records and ledger accuracy, and the effectiveness of internal controls; develops, recommends and implements program enhancements, controls, policies and procedures.
  • Researches, analyzes, maintains or oversees the maintenance of financial records, statements, performance metrics and other documentation related to assigned function, program, project and/or process; performs data modeling, ad hoc analysis and/or special reporting; provides budget development support and manages assigned budget.
  • Serves as a technical representatives and liaison with internal and external customers, program stakeholders, and partner organizations; provides consultation and subject matter expertise related to assigned area; handles escalated issues; implements program and project solutions.
  • Prepares and/or reviews financial statements, journal vouchers, transaction documents, schedules, reports, presentations, contracts and other documentation; ensures timely and accurate reporting in accordance with applicable standards, policies, requirements and regulations.
  • Performs and implements quality assurance programs and procedures of assigned fiscal area; provides support in strategic planning processes and development of goals and objectives.
  • Provides support to Finance divisions, which may include (but not limited too) debt management and associated debt operational management, grant fiscal reviews, and various financial reporting needs.
  • Provides supports for continued uses and implementation of technology to enhance the City’s compliance, efficiencies and risk reduction strategies.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

General Management Accountant duties include:

  • Performs duties and projects of a generally advanced nature in the following general areas: Financial Analysis, Business Modeling, Decision Support, Policies and Controls, and Budget support.
  • Creates and develops reports and provides value added analytics in partnership with citywide departments.
  • Responsible for establishing mechanisms to support monitoring and compliance of Federal, State and local requirements.
  • Develop, collect and maintenance of Finance performance measures for dashboard reporting to support decision making.
  • Develops and prepares business intelligence data for decision making and performance analytics.
  • Maintains key business models and partners with citywide departments providing governance and analysis to help in operational or strategic decision making.
  • Serves as a Subject matter expert (SME) on many aspects of fiscal matters, examples include business efficiency and re-engineering, reconciliation and fiscal compliance matters.
  • Has advanced understanding of general ledger content and fund accounting.
  • Works independently without significant supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of an Enterprise-wide Financial System; Accounting software; Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.

Licensing/Certifications: None required.

Desired Education, Experience and Certifications 
Prior working knowledge of Enterprise-wide Financial Systems, annual reporting process and internal reporting processes and principles and practices supporting policies and procedures.
Certification as a CMA, CPA, MPA or MBA is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.? Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting (based on assignment).
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.