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    JOB TITLE: COMPTROLLER

     

    Job Summary:

     

    An individual in this classification is responsible for overseeing, organizing and administering the
    financial and human resource activities of the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission (NEGRC).
    Duties include supervising the finance staff with accounting responsibilities, maintaining financial
    records, providing management information, complying with reporting requirements, maintaining
    employee benefits, and administration of the agency’s risk management. Additional duties include
    ensuring all responsibilities and requirements are being met with regards to the Upper Oconee
    Basin Water Authority (UOBWA). Duties are performed under the general direction of the Executive
    Director.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

     

    The following examples are illustrative of some of the duties and tasks assigned to this title. No
    attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

    • Oversees the maintenance of general ledger and budgetary control accounts for the
    Commission and the Upper Oconee Basin Water Authority to ensure records are balanced
    and all revenues and expenditures are properly recorded and accounted for in accordance
    with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Supervises fiscal staff in the preparation of payroll, accounts payable, invoicing, and
    accounts receivable.
    • Assures that funds are deposited in proper accounts.
    • Reviews contracts, budget revisions, financial reports, and any other financial data before
    presented to individuals outside the Commission.
    • Designs and implements fiscal management systems and procedures, including the
    preparation of fiscal budgets, budgetary monitoring and control, idle funds investment,
    grants management and reporting, and purchasing and payroll administration.
    • Monitors fund allocations to insure that staff divisions operate within budgetary limitations
    and in accordance with grantor agency guidelines; provides periodic financial reports to
    division directors, the Executive Director, and federal and state grantor agencies; functions
    as staff liaison to the Audit and Finance Committee.
    • Provides direction and assistance to division staff in the preparation and presentation of the
    NEGRC’s annual budget, financial audit report, revenue administration and treasury
    management, implementation of auditor recommendations, and agency wide policies and
    procedures.
    • Prepares and presents the NEGRC’s annual budget to the Commission’s Council for
    adoption.
    • Performs cash flow analysis, forecasting cash flow expectations, monitoring receipt and
    allocation trends, and investing idle funds.
    • Maintains contact and liaison with grantor agencies to insure that proper allocations and
    reporting requirements are adhered to; prepare and negotiate indirect cost agreements with
    designated federal and state agencies.
    • Provides information and assistance to external auditor as requested.
    • Assists Executive Director and division directors in overall management of Commission
    activities through inter unit coordination, administrative and planning support, grantor liaison,
    regional network maintenance, and information management and referral.
    • Prepares monthly financial reports to be presented to the NEGRC Council and to the
    UOBWA Board.
    • Ensures that all payroll taxes are paid and reporting is completed in a timely manner and
    that all required quarterly reporting is submitted on time to the IRS and Georgia Department
    of Revenue.
    • Maintains the NEGRC’s employee benefits program including all insurance programs,
    Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) or 403(b), and pension.
    • Ensures the proper insurance coverage for the NEGRC and all programmatic requirements
    as stated within contract documents.
    • Completes required annual reporting to the Department of Community Affairs and the
    Department of Audits and Accounts.
    • Completes new employee onboarding and orientation of employee benefits program.
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     

    • Knowledge of federal and state laws affecting local government finances.
    • Knowledge of federal and state grant administration procedures.
    • Knowledge of management principals and supervisory practices.
    • Knowledge of modern office practices, methods, equipment and standard clerical
    procedures, including computers and related software applications.
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Uniform Grant Guidance and
    GASB pronouncements.
    • Ability to effectively manage and supervise department employees.
    • Ability to monitor and assess operations, workload, projects, and staff performance.
    • Ability to organize, supervise and give clear instructions to employees. Requires the
    ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Ability to use independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates, including
    the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be
    implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.
    • Ability to quickly and accurately analyze situations and professionally respond as
    necessary with solutions to problems and alternative courses of action.
    • Ability to perform work that is widely varied, involving analyzing and evaluating many
    complex and significant variables.
    • Ability to organize wide policies, procedures, or precedents that may be developed
    and/or recommended.
    • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other
    government representatives, contractors, consultants, vendors, and general public.
    • Ability to learn and remain up-to-date on Federal and State regulations, best practices
    and policies affecting agency activities.
    • Perform complex accounting tasks and to operate basic calculating equipment with speed
    and accuracy.
    • Ability to interpret local, State, and Federal directives and guidelines.

     

    Minimum Qualifications/Training and Experience Requirements

     

    The following standards express the minimum background of training and experience desirable as
    evidence of an applicant’s ability for this job title. Other training or experience, if evaluated as
    equivalent, may qualify an applicant for a job of this title:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited college or university.
    • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field in Finance from an accredited college or university is preferred.
    • 5 years’ experience in accounting, particularly governmental accounting, or auditing.
    • Experience in preparing for successful external financial audits.
    • Equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform all functions of the position, such as twelve (12) or more years of experience and related education.

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