1386 - Finance Accountant Supervisor (Financial Control and Reporting Division)

Lake Superior College
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$78,750
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 1386 - Finance Accountant Supervisor (Financial Control and Reporting Division)


$78,750.00 Annually


Tucson, AZ

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number



Finance and Risk Management



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Position Description

This position is located in the Financial Control and Reporting Division within the Finance and Risk Management Department.


Salary Grade: 64

The Pima County Department of Finance and Risk Management is seeking a skilled, motivated professional leader to join their Financial Control & Reporting (FC&R) Division. The successful candidate will work as the supervisor of a dedicated team of professionals, providing coaching, mentoring, and training in their career development.

The FC&R Division is responsible for compiling, issuing, and reviewing accurate and timely interim and year-end financial reports and note disclosures according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for inclusion in the County's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dependable, and innovative leader with a positive attitude to join our team.

What you'll do:

  • Supervise and mentor a team of 3-5 accountants responsible for maintaining the general ledger.
  • Review interim and year-end financial reports and note disclosures.
  • Analyze general ledger accounts for accuracy and facilitate the month and year-end close.
  • Assess current practices and procedures and propose recommendations for improvements, if needed.
  • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods and policies, ensuring accuracy and compliance within the department and County.
  • Perform ad-hoc reports, projects, and other tasks as assigned.
  • What we're looking for:

  • An individual with strong management skills that include the ability to effectively measure performance outcomes and maintain a culture built on values and relationships.
  • A team player who enjoys collaborating with co-workers and other County departments.
  • An individual with excellent analytical and quantitative skills and demonstrates examples of strategic thinking.
  • A detail-oriented individual with the ability to prioritize various critical tasks and meet deadlines and the overall goals of the division.
  • An individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to establish rapport and gain trust, and establish cooperative working relationships.
  • A dependable and reliable leader who reinforces connections with staff to the relevance and importance of their work in meeting the department's mission, vision, and values and holds firm on praise and accountability day in and day out.
  • Duties/Responsibilities

    (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor)

    Supervises and prepares financial analysis, interim and annual financial statements, policies and procedures, and reports including internal audits and required governmental filings for all county departments or Treasurer's Office, i.e., Schedule of Federal Expenditures, Expenditure Limitation Report, CFO Landfill Financial Assurance Letter, etc.;

    Plans, coordinates, and supervises all changes, upgrades, and enhancements related to the implementation and maintenance of the county-wide or Treasurer's Office automated financial management systems;

    Supervises and performs internal audits for all county departments or Treasurer's Office to ensure compliance with Board of Supervisors policies and administrative and/or departmental procedures;

    Participates in audits conducted by outside auditors; including the Single Audit and the annual county-wide financial statement audit;

    Supervises and prepares financial and statistical sections of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) for Pima County in accordance with GAAP;

    Monitors, audits, and maintains the accuracy and integrity of the County's financial management systems;

    Reviews and analyzes accounting transactions and provides recommendations to all county departments or Treasurer's Office;

    Reviews develops, and recommends accounting and administrative controls policies and procedures to improve efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness;

    Analyzes various accounting professional guidelines and documents to ensure that automated accounting systems and operating procedures are in compliance;

    Establishes and maintains liaison relationships with financial and management personnel in all county departments and communicates financial issues to all affected departments;

    Ensures legal deadlines are met for contract payments, wage assignments, tax levies, tax reporting, W2s, 1099s, etc.;

    Evaluates the impact and feasibility of requested departmental changes to the automated accounting system and on countywide operations or the Treasurer's Office;

    Coordinates change to the automated accounting system with the programming staff in the centralized Information Technologies Department;

    Develops and trains all county departmental or Treasurer's Office users on the financial management systems;

    Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of the staff;

    Established work priorities and assigned work to staff;

    Monitors the progress of assigned projects and re-evaluates and adjusts completion dates as necessary.


    Knowledge of:

  • general/governmental accounting and internal audit theory, principles, pronouncements, practices, and methods, including GAAP, GASB, etc.;
  • financial accounting, internal reporting, and statement preparation procedures;
  • interrelationships of integrated accounting systems and subsystems as they apply to the assignment area;
  • applications of management information systems to automated financial management systems;
  • federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations, as they pertain to reporting requirements, taxes, bond covenants, grants, etc.:
  • principles and practices of employee supervision, training, and evaluation;
  • reporting structures and relationships found in public jurisdictions;
  • applicable governmental regulations to include IRS codes, Wage and Hour Laws, and tax filing deadlines;
  • principles and techniques for data collection, audit methods, report writing, and analysis.
  • Skill in:

  • applying accounting principles to the preparation of financial statements and fund accounting;
  • planning, managing, and conducting internal audits, reporting findings, and making recommendations;
  • preparing accurate and complete financial reports from accounting records and information systems;
  • researching, analyzing, interpreting, and auditing financial data and preparing reports on findings;
  • use of computer-based resources to collect, analyze and report data, findings, and recommendations;
  • reviewing policies, procedures, and systems, identifying problem areas and solutions, developing financial operating procedures and making recommendations;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • analyzing, designing, installing, and modifying automated financial management systems;
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • planning, organizing, and reviewing the work of others;
  • understanding legal terminology as it pertains to contracts, wage assignments, tax levies, etc.,
  • developing and conducting training for financial management systems;
  • supervising, training, and evaluating staff.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in finance, accounting or a related field as determined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and three years of professional accounting or auditing experience. (CPA designation may substitute for one year of the required professional accounting experience.)

    Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

    Preferred Qualifications : ( Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) in finance or accounting.
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Minimum three (3) years accounting experience in a supervisory role.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience preparing, reviewing, and analyzing financial statements.
  • Minimum three (3) years experience working within a governmental accounting environment.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience using Microsoft Office suite, preferably in Excel preparing spreadsheets, creating charts, and using advanced formulas such as PivotTables, VLOOKUP, and formulas.
  • Selection Procedure : Pima County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates that meet the minimum/desired qualifications. All applications will be assessed based on an evaluation of the listed education and experience. Candidates meeting the minimum/desired qualifications may be further evaluated/scored against any advertised Preferred Qualifications. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a referral list provided by Human Resources. Additional assessments/testing may be required as part of the selection process.

    Supplemental Information

    Licenses and Certificates : Some positions require a valid Arizona Class D driver license at the time of application. Failure to maintain the required licensure shall be grounds for termination.

    Special Notice Item : The County requires pre-employment background checks. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include verification of work history, education, and criminal conviction history. A prior criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate from employment with the County.

    Physical/Sensory Requirements : Physical and sensory abilities will be determined by position.

    EEO Information: Pima County Government is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce and will not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, kinship, political interest, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Pima County provides access to high quality, affordable healthcare for eligible employees and has an award winning wellness program. Our plan is designed to ensure a high level of coverage and financial protection. Read more about our benefits program by clicking here (Download PDF reader).


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