Posting Date:  01/29/2019
Job Title:  Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager I
Salary:  $82,371.60 – $101,254.08 Annually
Entity:  City of Auburn
Closing Date:  2/28/19


**First Review of Applications: February 12, 2019**

This position performs professional and management-level work in support of the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director. The incumbent is responsible for supervising the accounting functions including, but not limited to, the general ledger; union environment payroll, benefits and related tax processing and reporting; accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets; cash and debt management; updating accounting policies and procedures, and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). This position supervises assigned staff in the accounting division. The incumbent also completes special, confidential accounting projects and activities as assigned.

Primary Duties

*Prepares journal entries, financial reports, notes, and required supplementary information and statistics for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

*Maintains and applies knowledge of government accounting principles and practices including, but not limited to, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements; Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS) manual requirements of the State of Washington; and other applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines.

*Performs in-depth analysis and reconciliations on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis; including preparation of journal entries as required.

*Implements and monitors internal controls to safeguard City financial assets.

*Provides assistance to the Washington State Auditor’s Office staff in audits of the individual fund accounting records and financial statements, as well as other requests assigned.

*Analyzes work processes and makes process improvement recommendations; assists departments in implementing process improvements.

*Monitors and audits the processing of accounting transactions for accuracy, timeliness, and proper accounting treatment in accordance with applicable laws, policies, technical guidance and labor agreements.

*Plans, prioritizes, and organizes workflow in order to meet position and departmental goals and deadlines.

*Trains, supervises, motivates, and evaluates employees’ work performance, including making recommendations on hiring, promotions, and potential discipline, including termination.

*Performs research and makes recommendations to appropriate personnel; performs analysis of a variety of complex and technical reports and financial documents.

*Provides a high level of customer service when responding to the needs of citizens, city staff, other agencies, and other contacts.

*Compiles financial information; performs analytical review; and prepares summary reports on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis.

*Uses computer programs to generate special reports.

*Uses word processing and complex spreadsheet applications extensively.

*Works effectively and courteously with other employees, sales personnel, and vendors.

*Maintains records and prepares written reports with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar.

*Researches and analyzes information for special requests and special accounting projects, as requested by the Finance Director and/or Assistant Finance Director.

*Transcribes, types, and/or prepares correspondence, memorandums, reports, agendas, minutes, and other information.

*Safely uses office equipment including copier, facsimile machine, 10-key, and other office machinery.

*Exercises sound and ethical judgment in the decision making process.

*Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.

*Due to internal and external customer service needs, the incumbent must be able to work a full-time schedule, onsite (appropriate City sites).

*Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.

*Completes work and projects in a thorough and timely manner.

*Understands and follows directions from supervisors, posted work rules, and procedures.

*Works courteously and effectively with public officials, citizens, contractors, vendors, developers, supervisor, and other employees, both in person and over the telephone; assisting them with a wide variety of information pertaining to City and department.

*Shows initiative in performing job functions

*Performs other work related tasks as required.

* = Primary function. Other primary functions may be identified on a position-by-position basis.


Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or closely related field, AND three (3) years of professional accounting experience with progressively increasing responsibility; OR a combination of education, experience, and training that would indicate successful completion of the responsibilities listed above.

Experience in a municipal setting is highly desirable.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate/license is highly desirable.

Contact Information

Julie Balza, HR Coordinator


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