DHDS Accounting Section Supervisor



JOB CODE: 1464

PAY GRADE: 2240

SALARY RANGE: $45,329 - $76,818

LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Human Development and Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Director of Human Development and Services performs advanced and highly responsible governmental accounting, compliance, and supervisory work in directing an accounting section within the Fiscal Unit of the Division of Human Development and Services. Work involves the responsibility for preparing and analyzing financial reports, consulting, and advising component directors on compliance issues, spending level issues and funds within the program year. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Plans and directs the work of the Fiscal Unit employees in grant accounting tasks, specific to the grants administered under the Division of Human Development and Services. Directs and/or prepares budgets for all division grants, application packages for funding, budget transfers, and journal entries. Prepares financial statements in accordance with general accounting principles. Performs complex financial analyses, including budget projections, forecasting, operating costs for each office, and pro-rata cost analysis as needed for shared costs. Reviews all direct payment and purchase requisitions. Interprets Federal, State, and Local policies, rules and regulations. Provides departmental training on financial procedures such as purchasing. Maintains insurance compliance and prepares Workers' Compensation claims. Supervises both professional and clerical employees. Serves on various committees including Grants Review Committee. Attends Funding Source Board Meetings to provide financial information and Council Meetings as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the operations, functions, policies, and procedures of the Division of Human Development and Services. Knowledge of labor contracts and grievance procedures. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices, and procedures and how they are applied to municipal accounting situations. Knowledge of mathematics and statistics used in complex accounting work. Knowledge of business English used to prepare narrative and technical reports. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, computer equipment, and of standard clerical techniques. Skilled in the operation and care of computers, calculators, and other office machines used in connection with accounting work. Ability to supervise a staff of fiscal and clerical personnel. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions, as well as the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to make decisions based on recognized precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with the public and employees. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum and two years of experience in professional accounting work.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Equivalent higher education in accounting may substitute for work experience; CPA may substitute for one year of work experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.