City of Lawndale
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Job Open until Filled
Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: Under general supervision, supervise, plan and coordinate the activities of the Finance Department. Perform advanced financial and accounting work, including financial statements, reports, budgets, annual audits, fund management and general ledger activities. 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES: Essential duties include, but are not limited to:   plan, organize, manage and evaluate the city’s comprehensive governmental accounting system; establish, monitor, verify, reconcile and adjust accounts and accounting systems; review documents authorizing expenditures from various accounts for conformance with existing legal and procedural requirements; analyze general ledger accounts to verify accurate and complete recording of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenditures; supervise general accounting, accounts receivable and payable, and payroll functions; prepare, record and post general journal entries; coordinate audit activities and provide assistance to outside accountants and auditors; assist in the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly review; prepare bank and cash reconciliations; select, train, evaluate personnel; prepare special analysis, reports and studies as assigned; assist in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); may attend evening and weekend meetings; prepare reports and make presentations and formal recommendations to City Council, community groups, boards and outside agencies as needed; act as the department head in absence of the Director of Finance; and perform other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of work experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field AND five (5) years of professional full-time experience in accounting; two (2) years or more in a supervisory capacity in a complex municipal finance department. A Master’s degree and/or Certified Public Accountants (CPA) credential is highly desired, but not required.

To be considered, please complete and submit, by mail or in person, an official City Employment Application, resume and cover letter to: the City of Lawndale’s Administrative Services/ Human Resources Department. Emailed or faxed application materials will not be accepted. An employment application may be obtained from the City website at www.lawndalecity.org or by contacting the City of Lawndale at (310) 973-3200. Office hours: Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm.