This position will be assigned to the Accounting Division of the Cobb County Water System.
Cobb County’s Board of Commissioners has approved the implementation of a class and pay study for the upcoming fiscal year. As a result of this approval, some salaries will reflect a more competitive wage effective October 1st.
Manages, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Coordinates work activities: prioritizes work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to County management and elected officials as requested.
Manages and coordinates the short- and long-term financial planning for the department: reviews Financial Planning Model (FPM) and coordinates updates as needed; performs reconciliations of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) to the FPM to insure accuracy and completeness; analyzes statistical information and provide recommendations regarding ratings and bond requirements; and coordinates preparation of official financial statements.
Manages financial activities for the department: monitors and reviews all general ledger activity for completeness and accuracy; reviews and approves payments for construction funds; manages all procurement activities; reviews and approves equity allocations; monitors cash accounts and revenues; records debt service payments; and maintains all related documentation.
Manages the preparation and maintenance of the operating and capital improvement budgets: coordinates budget preparation with division managers; answers questions and makes recommendations regarding budget process and requirements; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; and reviews and distributes monthly budget reports.
Manages and coordinates year end closing activities: coordinates the preparation for annual audits and Compliance Statement for inclusion into CAFR; coordinates the preparation of and prepares various statistical information and financial reports; and coordinates petty cash audits and inventory counts.
Consults and communicates with Water System administrators, County administrators, elected officials, County employees, and other individuals to review operations and activities, review and resolve problems, receive and give advice and direction, and provide recommendations: attends and facilitates meetings; and provides information, reports, documentation, etc. as requested.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible professional level experience in accounting, auditing or related field, to include lead or supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Valid licensure as a Certified Public Accountant
Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station.
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Cobb County is an equal opportunity employer.
Cobb County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
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