Manager – Financial Reporting

Full-time
County of Ventura
Until Filled

Monthly Salary Range:  $95,571 to $133,799 annually

VENTURA COUNTY
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara.  Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees.  The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home".

THE AUDITOR CONTROLLER'S OFFICE
By State Law, the Auditor-Controller is charged with the responsibilities normally associated with that of the Chief Financial Officer.  The office is charged with the establishment and supervision of the accounting and financial operations of all activities under control of the Board of Supervisors.  The Auditor-Controller provides the County with professional fiscal leadership to protect the interests of the citizens of Ventura County; promotes public oversight; and provides accountability. These services are performed in a customer oriented, efficient, economical, and effective manner.

THE POSITION
Under general direction of the Deputy Director Auditor-Controller, the Manager – Financial Reporting plans, organizes and directs the fiscal activities and accounting services in support of the Financial Management Section of the Financial Reporting Division in the Auditor-Controller's Office and is responsible for the preparation of the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Single Audit, the State Controller's Office Financial Transaction Report, and multiple other financial reports. This position selects, trains and supervises professional staff; coordinates assigned activities with departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to higher level management and executive staff. This position provides fiscal oversight and analysis for all County departments, including budgets, financial status reports (FSR) and Board Letters.
The successful ideal candidate will have at least five (5) years of professional accounting experience including preparing financial statements exhibiting a thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  Experience will demonstrate strong analytical skills, effective oral and written communication skills and intermediate to advanced computer skills.
The ideal candidate will have experience with governmental accounting and auditing practices, procedures and standards including a demonstrated knowledge of GASB, and experience supervising staff in a public-sector environment.  Also desired is a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance or a related field and an active Certified Public Accountant license.
 
PAYROLL TITLE
Manager, Accounting – Auditor Controller
Manager, Accounting – Auditor Controller is a management classification and not eligible for overtime compensation.

Job Requirements
Extensive education and experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
 
An example of qualifying experience and education includes:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree with at least eighteen (18) semester units of college-level accounting coursework, including one (1) semester of Managerial Accounting and one additional upper division business related course,

PLUS

Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional accounting or auditing experience of which four (4) years must be at a supervisory or management level with responsibilities for fiscal operations or project management;

OR

Two (2) years as a Manager, Accounting II for the County of Ventura.
Education/Experience Substitutions
A Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license certification may be substituted for one year of professional accounting/auditing experience for a maximum substitution limit of one (1) year experience of progressively responsible professional accounting or auditing experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license.
Two (2) courses of upper-division Intermediate Accounting course-work
 
Experience:
• Preparing financial statements including variance analysis; 
• Performing research related to new legislation and changes in accounting principles/standards to determine impacts on operations, financial statements and reporting requirements.

Filing Deadline:  April 19, 2019.

To APPLY submit an on-line application at www.ventura.org/jobs .