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Public Works Accounting Section Supervisor
 
JOB CODE:100122
 
PAY GRADE:2240
 
SALARY RANGE:$44,440 - $61,515
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Public Works
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Assistant Public Works Director of Management/Finance, performs advanced and highly responsible governmental accounting and supervisory work in directing an accounting section within the business office of the Department of Public Works. Work involves planning, directing and coordinating the activities of a section responsible for payroll, accounts payable or accounts receivable. Supervision may be exercised over fiscal and clerical personnel. Work also involves the use of independent judgment and is reviewed through conferences and results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Plans and directs the work of the payroll, accounts payable or accounts receivable section within the business office of the Department of Public Works. Assists in the preparation and control of the department's budget and the maintenance of detailed operating costs and analyses of each division. Prepares and verifies bi-weekly payroll; reviews special assignment pay; performs payroll field audits to ensure compliance with internal controls; prepares calculations for litigation. Prepares and authorizes payments dispersing Public Works' operating funds; prepares monthly equipment use charges; prepares and verifies partial payments for construction projects; develops, prepares and supervises the execution of the Equipment Replacement Program. Prepares financial reports regarding the landfill; audits landfill tickets for accuracy; analyzes and reconciles landfill accounts. Performs complex financial analyses, including budget projections and forecasting, used by upper-level management in its decision-making process. Analyze repair costs and prepares replacement schedules for the Fleet Rental Program; supervises the FleetCor fueling program for the City-Parish. Serves on various committees regarding policies developed for the City-Parish and Department of Public Works. Interviews, hires, trains and supervises employees.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the operations, function, policies and procedures of the Department of Public Works. Knowledge of labor contracts and grievance procedures. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures and how they are applied to municipal accounting situations. Knowledge of mathematics and statistics used in complex accounting work. Knowledge of business English used to prepare narrative and technical reports. Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, computer equipment, and of standard clerical techniques. Skill in the operation and care of computers, calculators and other office machines used in connection with accounting work. Ability to supervise a staff of fiscal and clerical personnel. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions as well as the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to make decisions based on recognized precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and employees. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in accounting, and four years experience in progressively responsible positions involving professional accounting work.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.