Essential Job Functions: Supervises all phases of the City’s accounting effort; develops and administers procedures which provide for effective internal controls; prepares and administers the Accounting Division’s annual budget; assists in the preparation of the City’s Annual Budget. Primarily responsible for the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, and interim financial statements. Coordinates with Auditors to issue annual reports and implement auditor recommendations; Researches and implements new accounting standards issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); Directly supervises employees in accounting, accounts payable and payroll.
Other Job Functions: Performs other duties as required. Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Working Conditions: Works indoors in a normal office environment. Work hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Must be available to work overtime as needed.
Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles especially as applied to governments; thorough knowledge of accounting and reporting procedures, including experience in preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report in conformity with the standards set by GASB and the AICPA; working knowledge of Microsoft Office and various governmental financial reporting systems; knowledge of payroll practices and reporting requirements (State & Federal).
Skills/Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively with other City officials, departments, coworkers, outside auditors and agencies. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Physical Requirements: Constantly sees and hears; frequently operates a calculator and personal computer, sits performs data entry, sorts, stands, twist body, types, walks, writes by hand. Infrequently cleans, climbs, crawls, kneels.
Education/Experience: Four-year degree either BS or BBA preferably in Accounting or Finance; Certification – CGFO or CPA preferred. At least five (5) years of progressive experience in municipal accounting or auditing including direct responsibility for report preparation or similar experience. Experience in implementing and controlling computer-based accounting systems. Supervisory experience preferred.
The City of Beaumont is located in Southeast Texas, approximately 85 miles east of Houston. The city's population is 118,151. Beaumont is a full-service municipality, and serves as the county seat for Jefferson County. Beaumont operates under a council-manager system of government, in which the elected, part-time council appoints a city manager, who acts as the chief executive officer for city affairs.