Denver’s Department of Public Works is seeking a senior level accounting professional to serve as the Director of Accounting for the Department. The incumbent will report to the Department’s Chief Financial Officer and be responsible for overseeing accounting operations across general fund, enterprise fund, internal fund and special revenue fund structures. The Director will drive fiscal stewardship and help the department meet its goals in a fiscally responsible manner through sound accounting, financial reporting and internal controls.
The Department of Public Works delivers services that help to define and improve the quality of life in Denver. Denver Public Works is responsible for road maintenance and repair; residential trash, recycling and compost collection; design and construction of streets, bridges, public buildings, and storm and sanitary sewers; transportation and parking services; oversight and regulation of use of the public right-of-way; and implementation of the Public Works Environmental Management System (EMS). For more information, please visit the Public Works website at http://www.denvergov.org/dpw.
Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Directs the accounting division within Denver Public Works, across fund structures.
Develops and administers accounting and internal control policies for the division and integrates into processes and procedures across funds and teams to drive consistency.
Prioritizes and allocates resources to achieve goals and objectives. Utilizes resources to achieve, enhance and/or expand services.
Coordinates and oversees annual and periodic audits, including supervision of internal and external audits related work
Develops annual and long-term strategies to meet business needs. Engages proactively with the Department CFO and City and County Department of Finance leadership teams to ensure alignment of division goals.
Resolves sensitive, controversial issues by making decisions that are inclusive of multiple perspectives.
Represents the division/department in meetings with elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities. Serves as the City representative on audit related matters. Fosters collaborative relationships to the benefit of the organization.
Identifies, reviews and approves performance metrics for the division and fosters an environment of continuous improvement.
Coaches, mentors, and challenges staff. Leads staff development initiatives including training and coaching. Establishes performance expectations and standards for all employees in the division.
Manages budget for the division and ensures resources are utilized appropriately and do not exceed the established budget without approval.
Our ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor’s degree in accounting
A minimum of five years of experiencing managing an accounting team, including directing other managers and/or supervisors
Exceptional accounting and audit skills
Strong presentation skills, both written and verbal, including an ability to articulate positions to a non-financial audience
The ability to use influencing skills to drive execution in a matrixed environment
Motivation to apply their training, along with their common sense, to proactively resolving both big and small issues within the City
Government accounting experience preferred
CPA or CGFM certification is strongly preferred
A history of collaboration and partnering with multiple stakeholders across functions
We realize that your time is valuable so please don't apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field based on a specific position(s). Experience: Five (5) years of experience at the type and level of a Financial Manager. Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements. License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.
By position, possession of one of the following: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager, or Certified Public Financial Officer.
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
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Position Salary Range
$102,241.00 - $163,586.00
based on education and experience
The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
Additional Salary Information: Based on education and experience
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