Accounting Manager Position Opening

Position Summary:

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the financial activities of the Town including accounting, payroll, capital assets and revenue collection. The Accounting Manager also prepares and presents the annual Town budget.

This is a hands-on, multi-tasking position, juggling many balls in the air. The position has significant responsibility, and a leadership role providing advice to the Town Manger and Town Council. There is room for advancement. Larkspur is a small rural community. Governmental accounting experience is required.

The Town of Larkspur is a home rule municipality. We are a small vibrant town, located in Douglas County between Denver and Colorado Springs. Supporting 185 residents and growing from three large developments, we have significantly infrastructure investments for a small economically challenged municipality. We are home to the Renaissance Festival and numerous small businesses.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

The following is an overview of the primary duties of the Accounting Manager, but it is not an exhaustive list.

  • Maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly
  • Work closely with accounting staff to ensure accuracy and adherence to procedures
  • Build relationships with Town staff & residents, outside community and government agencies
  • Review utility billing, reconcile and collect on past due accounts
  • Review accounts payable
  • Reconcile major vendor contract status
  • Review & reconcile payroll
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP & GASB Fund accounting
  • Maintain Fixed Asset tracking
  • Prepare and monitor Annual Town Budget, making necessary amendments
  • Forecast cash flow requirements
  • Prepare required state reports
  • Maintain relationships with funding agencies
  • Maintain debt schedules
  • Research & recommend funding opportunities when needed
  • Provide financial analysis for capital needs
  • Prepare multi-year Capital Budget
  • Monitor Grant accounting & compliance requirements
  • Prepare for & assist in the annual audit, including preparation of the MD&A
  • Prepare for Single Audit, when necessary
  • Review & evaluate internal controls
  • Strategize for future Town opportunities
  • Assist with financial input on capital construction projects
  • Accept new projects as they arise
  • Attend & present financial statements at Town Council Meetings
  • Advise Town Council and Town Manager on financial matters
  • Prepare & present resolutions for Town Council financial needs
  • Prepare TABOR calculations
  • Stay abreast of and adhere to GASB standards
  • Preside over Budget retreats & present proposed budget at Public Hearing
  • Develop & recommend financial policies
  • Work well in a team environment, being a vocal contributor
  • Desire to problem solve and present ideas
  • Interact positively and professionally with the public
  • Manage multiple deadlines, as required by law & Town Council
  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Town Manager

 

Qualifications:

  • CPA or CPFO preferred
  • Five years of progressively responsible governmental (fund) accounting experience
  • Detail oriented professional with the ability to go beyond traditional accounting responsibilities
  • Ability to handle the pressure of multiple demands and concurrent deadlines
  • Problem solver and forward thinker with ability to anticipate Town financial needs
  • Willingness to accept public input and discuss financial matters with residents
  • Someone who understands, and is passionate about small town opportunities and limitations

This job description outlines the basic requirements, duties and general responsibilities of the position of Accounting Manager. This position is “at-will”, which means the Town of Larkspur may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for no reason, subject only to the requirements of federal and state law. Similarly, the employee may terminate the employment relationship without notice at any time for no reason. This is a full-time salaried position.

Please send resumes and cover letter, by October 12th to:

mwagner@townoflarkspur.org

or –

Town of Larkspur

Accounting Manager Position

8720 Spruce Mountain Rd.

Larkspur, CO 80118