Assistant Accounting Manager

JOB CODE: 1412


SALARY RANGE: $55,098 - $92,726

Finance Department

Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, performs responsible professional administrative and supervisory work in the Finance Department. Work involves responsibility for assisting in directing, planning and coordinating the activities of a large division of professional and clerical/fiscal employees engaged in maintaining a complete governmental accounting system for all agencies and funds of the City-Parish government. General supervision is exercised over subordinate positions through assignment of duties and review of work completed. Work is performed with independent judgment in accordance with established policies, rules and regulations. Performs other work as requested.

Assists in planning and directing the work of a large division engaged in maintaining a complete governmental accounting system for all agencies and funds of the City-Parish government. Assists in the preparation of regular and special financial and statistical statements and reports. Supervises subordinate financial analysts and reviews completed financial statements, debt service calculations, bond bid calculations, correspondence, etc. for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and established policies and procedures. Explains accounting procedures and reports to outside auditors to assist them in the examination of financial statements. Supervises personal computer applications and coordinates computerized activities for the Accounting Division. Assists City-Parish departments and outside agencies with accounting problems, policy matters, audits and special studies. Reviews assignments completed by professional financial analysts in the Accounting Division including monthly and quarterly reports, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report statements, notes, statistical data, cash flow analyses, and making decisions and recommendations regarding their accuracy and fairness of presentation. Reviews complex financial analyses used by upper-level management in its decision-making process. Attracts, hires, trains, motivates, and evaluates employees. Assists in planning and conducting staff meetings.

Knowledge of the Plan of Government, and of all ordinances and resolutions relating to the operation of the municipal accounting system. Knowledge of the relationship of all duties performed in the Accounting Division. Knowledge of modern accounting principles, practices and procedures and how they may be applied to municipal accounting situations. Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics used in accounting work. Knowledge of business English used to prepare brief narrative reports. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment. Skill in the operation and care of calculators, computers and other machines used in connection with accounting work. Ability to supervise the work of a large staff of professional financial analysts and clerical workers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. 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.


Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum or Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum, and six years of professional level experience in accounting (auditing, budgeting, revenue collection, etc.), including two years of supervisory experience (may include budget or project supervision).

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

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


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.