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SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING AUTHORITY CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION CLASSIFICATION DIVISION UNION-STATUS

ACCOUNTING MANAGER FINANCE NON-UNION

APPROVED

NUMBER

4637

SCHEDULE

66.70

FLSA

EXEMPT

DATE

REV. 05/0798

Director of Human Resources

ESSENTIAL NATURE OF CLASSIFICATION Under general direction, the Accounting Manager classification is responsible for managing, monitoring and evaluating the general ledger, accounts receivable/resident accounting, accounts payable/payroll, Section 8 Assisted Housing Program, and other accounting activities and services of the Finance Division. In addition, the classification performs extremely complex and/or sensitive accounting activities associated with the assigned area of responsibility, and oversees the operations of the Finance Division in the absence of the Director of Finance. The Accounting Manager classification is a non-union professional classification which exercises direct supervisory responsibility over professional and clerical personnel involved in the performance of accounting and related activities.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Following are representative examples of the essential duties and responsibilities associated with the Accounting Manager classification. The incumbent in the classification may be required to perform other related duties, as assigned by the Director of Finance. Manages the services and activities of a functional unit of the Finance Division. Recommends and implements Authority goals, objectives, policies and procedures regarding such services and activities. Participates in the employee selection process for positions within the assigned functional unit; and makes recommendations regarding the selection of personnel. Provides direct supervision to professional and clerical staff involved in the performance of accounting and related activities; assigns work activities and projects; and evaluates work performance. Coordinates the provision of staff training and development activities. Recommends and implements progressive disciplinary actions, as required. Makes recommendations regarding the annual operating budget for the assigned functional unit. Implements the budget, as approved. Prepares forecasts for additional funds for consulting services, equipment, materials and supplies, as required. Reviews and evaluates existing accounting systems, control systems, and reporting procedures to determine their functionality and effectiveness. Makes recommendations regarding the revision of existing and/or the development of new systems and procedures, as appropriate. Implements such systems and procedures, as approved. Oversees the maintenance of the general ledger and subsidiary records. Supervises monthly and yearend closings. Reconciles financial records, as required. Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of complex accounting, auditing and financial reports, statements, and other documents. Analyzes estimated revenue accounts as an aid in determining and estimating budget statistics and forecasts. Prepares financial reports and analyses required


SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING AUTHORITY CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION CLASSIFICATION DIVISION

ACCOUNTING MANAGER FINANCE

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EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - (CONTINUED) by members of the Authority’s executive staff, the Commission, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other funding and regulatory agencies. Serves as an internal consultant to executive and senior management staff members on issues related to the assigned area of responsibility. Conducts research, and collects and analyzes data regarding such issues. Makes recommendations regarding the resolution of such issues. Participates in the development and implementation of special accounting related projects, and management information systems applications. Collects and analyzes data associated with the essential responsibilities of the classification, as required. Prepares reports, memoranda, letters and other forms of documentation associated with the duties and responsibilities of the classification. Conducts periodic unit staff meetings. Attends departmental and agency-wide meetings, and meetings of other operating divisions of the Authority, as required. Represents the Finance Division at meetings with vendors, consultants, and external agencies and organizations regarding matters pertaining to the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS KNOWLEDGE The incumbent must possess a thorough, experience-based understanding of the principles and practices associated with general and governmental accounting and auditing; local, state and federal regulatory and statutory requirements associated with public sector finance and fiscal operations; and the methods and techniques associated with the development and implementation of financial management information system applications. SKILLS The incumbent must possess the ability to develop and administer public sector operating budgets; supervise and evaluate the performance of professional and clerical staff; evaluate existing accounting systems, control systems, and reporting procedures, and implement recommended revisions to such systems and procedures; conduct research, and collect and analyze data on financial issues associated with the assigned area of responsibility; prepare complex and/or sensitive financial analyses and reports; utilize PC-based word processing, spreadsheet and database software programs such as WordPerfect 5.1 or 6.0, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Access, and Borland Paradox; and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and make effective presentations. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE - Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities associated with the position is qualifying. A typical way to obtain such knowledge and skills would be as follows.


SAN FRANCISCO HOUSING AUTHORITY CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION CLASSIFICATION DIVISION

ACCOUNTING MANAGER FINANCE

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - (CONTINUED) Education equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a closely related field, preferably including specialized training in municipal or governmental accounting. Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible accounting or financial auditing experience, with at least four (4) years of the required experience in a supervisory or management capacity. Sensitivity to and experience working with the ethnically and culturally diverse individuals, communities, agencies and organizations which comprise the constituency of the San Francisco Housing Authority. Possession of a valid California driver’s license, and automobile insurability by the Authority’s insurance carrier.

BENCHMARK TO CCSF CLASS 1658 CHIEF ACCOUNTANT


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