Under the policy direction of the City Council and administrative policy of the City Administrator, coordinates and performs the financial accounting and treasury functions of the City. Ensures accurate accounting of all City funds, monitors expenditures, collects taxes and other receivables, administers accounts payable, payroll and employee benefits, oversees debt issuance and repayment, and coordinates risk management.
Educational requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration or related field.
Experience requirements include five years of professional accounting or financial management in a municipal setting with some supervisory experience.
Thorough knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principals (GAAP), practices and legal regulations of municipal finance, budgeting, accounting, debt management and investing.
Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of bookkeeping, accounting, internal controls and financial reporting.
Thorough knowledge of public management techniques involved in operations management, personnel administration, and labor negotiations.
Considerable knowledge of insurance program administration, payroll, benefits and risk management.
Skill in responding to public inquiries and internal requests with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.
Skill in assembling and analyzing financial data, developing operating and capital budgets, and in preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and in making presentations in public forums.
Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers and related financial software, and the ability to master new technologies.
Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems, and to work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changes in work priorities.
Ability to evaluate a variety of municipal financial services, analyze operating issues and establish internal policy and procedural recommendations.
Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, elected officials, the media, vendors, professional contacts, and the public.
Ability to effectively train, lead and motivate employees and supervise and evaluate the work of others.
About City of Grand Ledge
The City of Grand Ledge is situated in northeast Eaton County, Michigan. We are a growing community of over 7,800 residents, conveniently located 15 minutes west of Lansing. With over 110 acres of parkland and historic sandstone ledges, we are known for our riverfront recreation opportunities and ample trails connected to the walking system. Our traditional
downtown, industrial park, and commercial retail spaces lend to the expanding business district. Grand Ledge is home to friendly faces and quaint neighborhoods that exemplify small-town charm.
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