• El Paso, Texas
  • Jan 10, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $103,025.36 - $181,324.63 Annually

Job Description


The City of El Paso, Texas is conducting a national search for the position of Comptroller. Reporting to the CFO/Deputy City Manager, the Comptroller is a key member of the City's financial management team and typical duties include developing, monitoring, and managing the City's day-to-day financial and accounting functions including financial reporting, cash management, transactions, and payment of the City's obligations, grants accounting, and reporting and fixed assets accounting. The Comptroller works with the City budget of All Funds of $895.5 million and supervises a small and very capable team of 37.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of professional experience in state and/or local government accounting and/or audit and financial management including two years of management or supervisory experience. One of following three certificates are highly desired, but not required, by the time of appointment: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM).

This position requires that the Comptroller must be bondable.

General Purpose

Under administrative direction, develop, monitor and manage the City's day to day financial and accounting functions including financial reporting, cash management, transactions and payment of the City's obligations, grants accounting and reporting and fixed asset accounting.

Typical Duties

Plan, organize, control and provide day to day direction of financial management functions including financial reporting, cash management, and fiscal operations.Involves:Maintenance of financial records, cash management, investments, certification of financial and tax data/reports, indirect cost plans, payment of the City's obligations, and grants accounting and reporting.

Guide, coordinate and control assigned areas of fiscal activity such as accounting, accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, payroll and investments.Involves:Review and evaluate service delivery methods and systems including administrative and control systems and internal relationships.Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend improvement to systems and standard operating procedures to enhance internal control.Establish performance goals for own staff, monitor progress, initiate action plans to evaluate and improve processes, service delivery and responsiveness to organizational needs, monitor and control security measures, inventories, information integrity, internal or external audit findings, or statutory requirements and compliance with professional standards.

Provide administrative direction and support to subordinate managers.Involves:Provide budgetary guidance and track departmental budget issues; oversee and manage personnel issues.Monitor and approve allocation of operational expenses for assigned departments; prepare reports; maintain records and files. Oversee compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; preparation of annual financial report, and grant compliance and funding.

Represent the City at various meetings and conferences and interact with a wide range of officials, department directors, coworkers and the public. Involves:Advise the Chief Financial Officer in a timely manner of situations or issues that have or could lead to deviation from expected results, and recommend appropriate solutions or options.

Supervise assigned staff.Involves:Assign, schedule, guide and monitor work.Appraise employee performance and review evaluations by subordinates.Provide for staff training and development.Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony.Identify and resolve staff differences, conflicts and deficiencies.Interview applicants and approve hiring, termination, transfers, discipline, merit pay or other employee status changes.Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially.

General Information

How to Apply

Candidates are encouraged to call Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900, with questions or to discuss the career opportunity further. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.

Candidates are encouraged to express interest early in the process for optimal consideration. Review of resumes begins February 18, 2019.This recruitment is considered open until filled. Formal applications may be submitted via email to and should include the following:

  • Compelling cover letter
  • Comprehensive resume;
  • Salary history; and
  • Six (6) professional references.

The established salary range for the Comptroller is $103,025.36 to $161,749.81 per year including an excellent benefits package. Placement within the range is based on qualifications and experience.

Ralph Andersen & Associates will conduct preliminary interviews as applications are received. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. The selection process may also involve a supplemental questionnaire. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.

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This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. Information presented to the City of El Paso for consideration may be made available to the public, in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.
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