An Accounting Manager plans, organizes, and manages complex professional and technical accounting activities of a large accounting unit; determines priorities of the unit, resolves complex accounting problems, and develops accounting procedures and systems.
Typical duties include:
Planning, scheduling, and supervising complex professional and clerical accounting activities in the collection, recording, processing, consolidation, and distribution of a wide variety of financial data; Revising, developing, and directing the preparation of periodic and special financial reports, statements, summaries, and projections; Developing new accounting systems and procedures to meet legal requirements, providing management with required information, and improving efficiency in the recording and reporting of data; interfacing with information systems staff to maintain and update computerized systems; Interpreting and researching laws, regulations, rules, procedures, and Education Code sections related to accounting and acting as a resource to provide technical information for all campus operating units and District staff; implementing federal, state, and local guidelines for specially-funded programs; Studying proposed changes in laws, organization, procedures, policies, and accounting classifications to report on their impact, preparing recommendations, and implementing changes; Supervising the disbursement of all District funds with responsibility for payroll, accounts payable, and other obligations including maintenance of internal controls to safeguard assets; Managing the District's investment portfolio, directing investment of surplus cash funds, and developing cash management procedures; directing the accounting and billing for federal, state, and local specially funded and state-mandated programs; Coordinating computerized accounting database systems and determining needs of the system by working with the colleges and other divisions of the District; Controlling and monitoring encumbrances, accounts, balances, classification of expenditures, specially-funded programs, and salary distribution; correcting and preventing problems and making adjustments as required; Consulting with administrators and District staff on such matters as enterprise operations and cash collection and coordinating accounting activities with the colleges and other divisions of the District; Acting as District liaison with contract auditor; contract service bureau; federal, state, and local governmental agencies; and the financial community; Reviewing Board reports to verify accuracy of information on fiscal matters, policy, and impacts; preparing items for Board reports and responses to Trustee inquiries.
The successful candidate is expected to have knowledge of: Principles, practices, procedures, and theories of accounting with emphasis on governmental accounting; Banking and investment policies, regulations, and practices; Principles, practices, and procedures of auditing and budgeting; Research, statistical, and forecasting methods used in accounting analysis and management; Federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, codes, regulations, and policies affecting accounting and financial systems; Current trends and developments in accounting and related fields; Computer systems, software, and hardware used in the management of accounting systems; Principles and practices of organization and management; Principles and practices of business and public administration; Principles of supervision and training; Organization and management of records.
The successful candidate is expected to be able to: Plan, schedule, and coordinate a variety of accounting and related activities and meet important deadlines; Effectively manage a large accounting unit of professional and clerical staff; Develop methods and procedures to implement new policies or regulations or improve efficiency of operations; Interpret and apply laws, rules, and regulations related to accounting and financial systems; Analyze complex financial and statistical data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations; Develop and implement comprehensive accounting systems and procedures; Prepare clear and concise instructions, reports, and accounting statements; Express complex concepts effectively, orally and in writing; Provide leadership and technical assistance to others; Train others in specialized accounting practices and procedures; Evaluated work methods and performance; Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with District administration, staff and representatives of government agencies, and various private organizations; Effectively utilize computer equipment, software, and management information systems in the performance of duties; Learn specialized software applications used in accounting systems.
Education: A bachelor's degree from a recognized four-year college or university which included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester units of accounting coursework. A degree with a major in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration, or a related field is desirable; OR a valid license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in California.
Experience: Four years of full-time paid professional level accounting experience. Two years of the required experience must have been in supervisory position. Experience in governmental accounting is desirable.
Special: A California Class “C” driver’s license must be obtained within 60 days of appointment. Access to an automobile.
APPLY USING OUR ONLINE EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM – https://employment.laccd.edu. Applications may also be obtained from the Personnel Commission, 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, or from any one of the colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District. Applicants may also call (213) 891-2129 or send email to class_ firstname.lastname@example.org to request that an application mailed to them. Submit completd application materials to the Personnel Commission, LACCD, 770 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017. Completed applications must be received in our offices by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 3, 2012.