2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

2018 SCALE

Job Descriptions

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Job Description Assistant Controller

Short Description:

Support Controller in directing budget and cost controls, financial analysis, and accounting procedures. Manage financial statement preparation. Organize and plan auditing schedules. Develop policy and procedure manuals for accounting department. May file tax returns.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization.
  • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals.
  • Receive cash and checks and make deposits.
  • Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns.
  • Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and nonorganizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Job Zones

  • Title: Job Zone Five Extensive Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
  • Related Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
  • Job Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
  • Job Zone Examples: These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, aerospace engineers, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.
  • SVP Range: (8.0 and above)

Job Category

Accounting

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$68290$84780$109420

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