Posted September 12, 2023
Salary: 110,300 - 134,900
The Macon Water Authority (MWA) compensation philosophy states that the starting salary for each pay grade will be competitive and fair based on the minimum requirements of each position. For candidates with a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience above the minimum requirements, MWA has the ability to offer a starting salary between the minimum and mid-point, with a possibility of a salary closer to the mid-point.
The Authority Controller must have solid communication, technology, analytical and management skills. This is a tactical position responsible for compliance and reporting. The Controller needs a high level of discipline and rigor required to perform at a high level. Controllers should possess knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Will require some knowledge of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations and provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The role usually requires at least seven years of relevant experience and a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.
Objectives of this Role
§ Provide comprehensive financial updates to senior management by evaluating, analyzing, and reporting appropriate data points
§ Guide financial decisions by applying company policies and procedures to the current economic landscape
§ Develop, implement, and maintain financial controls and guidelines
§ Achieve budgeting goals with proper scheduling, analysis, and corrective action
§ Help develop and support short and long-term operational strategies
§ Manage and monitor all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements as well as the requirements of private contributions, loans, and government contracts
§ Maintain internal control safeguards for the receipt of revenue, costs, and both team and organizational budgets and actual expenditures
§ In conjunction with the CFO, establish financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, and reporting standards on a bi-weekly, monthly, and annual basis
§ Implement consistent accounting policies, practices, and procedures across all programs, upholding federal, state, and local legal standards by remaining knowledgeable about existing, new, and future legislation
§ Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow
§ Oversee and support accounting team with dynamic leadership that creates an environment of trust and productivity
§ Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or related field
§ 7+ years of proven accounting experience
§ Professional accounting certification, including CPA, CMA, or CGMA Preferred
§ Working knowledge of finance law and regulatory standards (GAAP) as well as GASB
§ Strong understanding of economic and banking processes
§ 7+ years experience as a senior-level accounting or finance manager
§ Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis
§ Proven payroll experience, with a focus on streamlining accounting processes
§ Exemplary history of accounting project management
§ Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory compliance regulations and reporting
Occasional bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, or balancing
Ability to lift to waist level, pull, and push up to 40 pounds.
Use hands to grasp, write, draw, and operate office equipment.
The Macon Water Authority job application can be downloaded here (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please complete the application and submit it one of three ways, along with your resume: email email@example.com, fax to 478-741-2629, or come to our Administrative Building and complete an application. The address is 537 Hemlock Street, Macon, Georgia, 31201. Because of the high volume of applicants for employment, we are unable to speak with you individually about your application. All applicants will be reviewed, and those selected for the hiring process will be contacted.
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