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The Accounting Operations Manager is responsible for participating in the overall management of accounting operations of an organization. This position is governed by state

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Typical Functions:

Provides supervisory guidance to a subordinate supervisory, professional, and para-professional staff by establishing work plans and staff assignments, resolving difficult or complex problems, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Analyzes business systems and develops methods for enhancing services, provides implementation leadership and training for new technologies and system enhancements, and advises upper level management on risk management services to investigate and prevent financial losses. Monitors investments for proper accounting methods, evaluates and troubleshoots systems to identify and provide solutions for problems, and makes recommendations regarding procedures, internal controls, and security issues. Establishes and maintains general ledgers on departmental operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as needed. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems for use in advising upper level management in resource allocation, tax strategies, and budget forecasts. Researches accounting issues and problems, compiles reports, advises upper level management on appropriate accounting and business practices and new or revised techniques or systems, and participates in long and short range planning regarding organizational fiscal control. Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal managers, meets with departmental managers to discuss budgetary reports, and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters. Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing accounting practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to supervise a subordinate supervisory, professional, and para-professional staff engaged in accounting activities. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze data, project outcomes, and develop and implement procedures and systems for coordinating and controlling diverse financial activities. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to upper level management, staff, and the general public and participate in long and short range planning concerning accounting operations. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting; plus four years of experience in accounting, financial management, fiscal administration, or a related area, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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