Accounting Manager

  • Deschutes County
  • Feb 22, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

Deschutes County is accepting applications for its next Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager will provide professional management-level financial services to the Finance Department. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and directing Accounting, Disbursements, Purchasing, Financial Reporting, Auditing, Fixed Assets, Budgetary Compliance, accounting advice to departments, and other financial functions for the County. In addition the incumbent will manage, supervise, and coordinate the work of others and will have program and project oversight responsibilities. Duties include preparing both the County's comprehensive annual financial report and popular annual financial report; performing research, interpreting, and ensuring that County accounting practices and financial reports are compliant with GAAP, GASB, state and federal law, and the County's ordinances, rules, regulation, policies, procedures, and other guidelines; evaluating, developing, implementing, and managing County-wide internal controls and advising other County departments on financial policies and procedures; providing support and advice to other functions of the Finance Department as required; managing and coordinating the daily activities of assigned departmental staff, conducting performance evaluations, initiating and implementing disciplinary actions, providing training and coaching, enforcing policies, hiring and termination decisions, and resolving employee relations issues; reviewing, evaluating, and correcting financial transactions to ensure alignment with the adopted budget, and accounting and reporting requirements; managing efficient and effective month-end and year-end closing processes; and supervising the preparation of monthly financial reports presented to the Board of County Commissioners.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Public Administration; AND five (5) years of public sector managerial accounting experience; OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.  

Preference will be given for:

  • Oregon CPA certificate.
  • Master of Business Administration.

Must have knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) preparations.
  • Principles and practices related to automated finance and accounting systems.
  • Principles and practices of accounting including governmental fund accounting, internal controls, accounting systems, record keeping, and auditing including generally accepted accounting principles and professional standards developed by GASB and other authoritative bodies.
  • County financial, accounting and budget policies and organizational goals.
  • Statutory budget laws, rules and regulations applicable to local government accounting.
  • State and Federal laws regulating treasury, cash, investments, debt, and banking management.
  • Principles of cost accounting.
  • Management and supervisory principles and business office procedures.

Must have the ability to:

  • Establish goals and policies and develop, implement and evaluate programs and business practices.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations regarding financial information and business processes.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with individuals, the public, co-workers, department staff, and others at all times.
  • Manage and lead the work of professional and administrative support staff. Coach, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of various accounting applications and alternative systems.
  • Think critically and solve highly technical and complex problems associated with auditing, financial reporting, and accounting systems. Lead and implement change, exercise professional judgment and discretion.
  • Organize and manage work and projects effectively and efficiently.


$8,230.21 to $11,029.32 per month