Accounting Manager

Oak Ridge

SALARY RANGE:      $80,433.60 - $90,584.00

Primary Job Tasks:

  • Plans, coordinates, prioritizes and reviews work of assigned department staff which includes supervision, evaluation, training and coordination of performance schedules and duties.
  • Oversees functions which may include purchasing, warehousing, utility plant accounting and budgeting, accounts payable, and/or other areas of financial and accounting management.
  • Formulates and maintains budget projections for various utility functions.
  • Establishes City Labor and Equipment Overhead Rates.
  • Oversees, prepares and/or reviews City utility and fixed asset accounting functions, including electric plant accounting.
  • Responsibility for the City’s adherence to TVA accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Reviews, prepares and analyzes various monthly, annual and/or special reports including monthly and annual reporting requirements to TVA.
  • Analyzes and designs computer enhancement capabilities.
  • Prepares work papers and liaisons with auditors on applicable items related to the annual external audit.
  • Analyzes and reviews costs distributed through allocation software package which includes such items as depreciation expense, tax equivalents, and cost transfers between funds.
  • Works with IT to ensure integrity of computer reports and customer account status related to utility billing accounts.
  • Assists other departments with financial software support and adjustments as requested and designs special monthly reports and queries.
  • Assists with the development of City administrative policies and other financial or internal control policies. Enforces applicable policies and procedures including City Code Ordinance and State and Federal Regulations.
  • Maintains relationship and communication with other State and Federal agencies, including TVA.
  • Performs special projects other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) Statements.
  • Knowledge in FERC accounting, TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and municipal laws, codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Knowledge of procurement principles and inventory accounting methods
  • Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computer software including word processing, spreadsheet and database.
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting fiscal and accounting records and preparing clear and concise financial and administrative reports.
  • Skill in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Skill in maintaining complex accounting records and an effective record keeping system.
  • Skill in establishing and implementing policies and procedures.

Skill in effective oral and written communications.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with associate personnel, other City employees and the general public.

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Seasoned, hands on supervisory/management experience of ten plus (10+) years and five (5) years or more experience in governmental/utility accounting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preference for working knowledge of TVA billing rate structures and TVA reporting requirements.
  • Must possess State of Tennessee Driver’s License.

Individuals interested in this position must have a completed application form on file in the Personnel Department by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.