JOB TITLE: COMPTROLLER
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
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
• 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
• Prepares and presents the NEGRC’s annual budget to the Commission’s Council for
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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.