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Controller

at Clean Water Services

Pay: $94496.00 to $129933.00/year
Salary : $94,496.00 - $129,933.00 Annually
Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2502155

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Controller
Salary:$94,496.00 - $129,933.00 Annually
Job Type:Regular Full-Time
Location: Administrative Building Complex, 2550 SW Hillsboro Highway, Hillsboro, Oregon
 
The Finance and Accounting Division is seeking a Controller.  The Controller manages and coordinates the programs and activities relating to financial reporting and accounting functions.  Oversees compliance with statutory, regulatory and financial accounting requirements, and financial policies and procedures for the District.  Supervises accounting staff, manages the reports of the District's financial position and performance, and prepares financial cost analyses and accounting related to the District's operations. 
 
 Essential Functions:
(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this classification.  The District may augment duties and/or essential functions at its discretion.  Additionally, some incumbents may not perform all Essential Functions.)

1. Manages the work of technical, professional and supervisory staff.  Oversee staff development and performance including selection and training; preparation of performance appraisals, and development or improvement plans; resolves complaints and grievances; implements disciplinary actions. 

2. Guides the development, modification, and implementation of the District's procedures and policies as they relate to financial information, accounting, financial reporting and internal controls. 

3. Participates in the development and modification of department priorities, goals, objectives, and policies; establish department initiatives and standards.  

4. Oversees the preparation and administration of the District's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reporting (CAFR) planning, communication and delivery.  Prepares and supervises the preparation of financial statements and various financial analyses and reports; conduct and direct monthly and year-end closings and coordinate external audits by Certified Public Accountants. 

5. Conducts surveys, analyses, and evaluations of procedural and operational accounting systems and problems; recommends modifications and improvements. 

6. Manage the District's financial management information system; evaluate user needs, design modifications, coordinate training, and coordinate usage of the system. 

7. Provide advice and interpretations of laws, regulations and professional standards affecting fiscal activities and related operations; prepares and implements finance related policies and procedures.

8. Keep CFO informed regarding work progress, including present and potential work issues and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such issues. 

9. Safeguard the accuracy and integrity of the District's accounting information.
 Qualifications:

KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a financial management information system
  • Generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments
  • Auditing and internal controls
  • Advanced principles and practices of financial management
  • Advanced principles and practices of budget analysis and control
  • Advanced principles and practices of economic and financial analysis, financial forecasting and public finance
  • Advanced principles and practices of rate analysis
  • Business or utility enterprise processes
  • Purchases and contracting
  • Principles of supervision
  • Teambuilding and coaching techniques and practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations
 
SKILL IN:
  • Managing and coordinating the work of professional and technical personnel
  • Selecting, supervising, training and evaluating staff
  • Managing large, complex projects
  • Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals
  • Researching, analyzing, and evaluating financial operations, programs, policies, procedures and techniques
  • Interpreting and applying pertinent Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, regulations, professional accounting standards
  • Use of computers and computer software for financial information management, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
 
ABILITY TO:
  • Prepare and analyze fiscal data, reports, procedures, and systems
  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient financial management and accounting services
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, laws, and regulations related to financial record keeping and reports, local budget law and government utilities
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including a variety of District officials and the general public
  • Operate effectively in a team environment
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the KSAs would be:
 
Increasingly responsible supervisory or managerial experience;
 
Extensive experience in financial management, including accounting, auditing, economic or financial analysis and reporting;
 
Customarily candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, or a related field. 

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
Upon selection, candidate must possess and maintain a valid State issued driver's license.
 
 Additional Information:

Reasonable Accommodation
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any phase of the application process should contact Human Resources at 503.681.3600 or TDD 503.681.3601.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
Clean Water Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, age, uniformed service, sexual orientation or disability in the admission or access to the recruitment process or any aspect of employment.