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City of Chicago Supervisor of Accounting - Dept. of Water Management in Chicago, Illinois

416924BR

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416924BR

Company:

City of Chicago

Job Code:

Supervisor Administrative

Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Under general supervision, functions as a supervisor directing the work of professional staff in an accounting unit.

  • Assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of professional accountants engaged in the management of financial accounts.

  • Reviews budgets to ensure accounts are appropriately allocated.

  • Designs and implements computerized accounting systems and internal controls to ensure operational efficiency.

  • Develops work standards and conducts staff performance evaluations.

  • Supervises the auditing and reconciling of accounts, ensuring the accurate and appropriate allocation of funds.

  • Reviews and authorizes spending adjustments and fund re-allocations.

  • Supervises the preparation of financial statements, balance sheets, and financial reports.

  • Reviews forecasts of anticipated expenses and revenues, ensuring projections are based on valid economic trends.

  • Supervises the compilation of complex financial reports.

  • Interprets general accounting principles and financial procedures to management.

  • Coordinates the conduct of audits performed by private firms, coordinates the preparation of replies to auditors' findings, and develops processes and procedures to implement audit recommendations.

  • Conducts and coordinates staff training and development.

  • Functions as a liaison on accounting-related issues to the Office of Budget and Management, City Comptroller's Office, and government and delegate agencies.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Additional duties may be required for this position.

Position Title:

Supervisor of Accounting - Dept. of Water Management

Job Category:

Accounting

Minimum Education Required:

Bachelors

Certificates/Security Clearances/Other:

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Location: 1000 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

The City of Chicago in an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.

City*:

Chicago

Additional Qualifications/Responsibilities:

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a directly related field with 15 semester hours in accounting; AND

  • Four (4) years of professional accounting experience of which one year is in a supervisory role related to the responsibilities of the position; OR

  • an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum requirement is met.

  • NOTE: A valid State of Illinois driver’s license is required.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

  • Previous work experience implementing fixed asset models.

  • Previous work experience working with auditors.

  • Previous work experience supervising staff members in an accounting setting.

  • Previous work experience with fixed asset accounting of at least $10,000,000.

  • Previous work experience supervising accounting staff involved in creation and management of operational budgets.

  • Previous work experience working with municipal bonds.

  • Previous work experience in analytics problem solving, obtaining, and interpreting information and making recommendations.

  • Previous work experience with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Guidance).

  • Proficiency in creating and running Business Objects reports.

  • Proficiency with MS software.

State*:

Illinois

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