The City Controller is responsible for the oversight and administration of City funds and for the leadership, management and operation of a broad spectrum of functional areas including accounting and financial management, risk management, debt management, tax collection and assessment, planning, procurement, and investments of City funds.
ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED;
Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties; Lead staff training and development in budgeting and financial management areas.
Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization; Perform tax planning work; Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies.
Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions; Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met; Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations.
Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals.
Master’s Degree Business Administration (MBA) or Master’s Degree Management
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
Minimum 5-10 years’ experience in Accounting or Finance
Experience with financial reporting requirements
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Public Finance Officers (CPFO)
Certified Municipal Finance Officer
About City of Gary, Indiana
Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25 miles (40 km) from downtown Chicago, Illinois. Gary is adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Parkand borders southern Lake Michigan. Gary was named after lawyer Elbert Henry Gary, who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. The city is known for its large steel mills and related industries. Once the second largest city in Indiana, the population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana.