Deputy Controller

$73,902 - $113,776 yearly
  • City of Sugar Land
  • 2700 Town Center Boulevard North, Sugar Land, TX, USA
  • May 08, 2022
Full time Finance

Job Description


At the City of Sugar Land, we are looking for people driven by a desire to contribute, possess a willingness to be challenged, and are committed to public service. Our champion employees are a driving factor for making Sugar Land "One of America's Best".  

The Finance Department is hiring a Deputy Controller to assist the Controller in planning, directing and reviewing the activities and operations of the Accounting Division including financial reporting, accounts payable, fixed assets and internal controls systems. Ensures compliance with and reporting for Federal regulations on City bond issues and payroll.  Performs a variety of administrative and financial analytical work.  Work involves review of financial statements, preparation of graphs, charts and reports with analyses and interpretations.  Documents, develops and recommends policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting and financial practices in accordance with GAAP and GASB.

  • Supervise accounting functions and preparation of monthly interim financial statements, ensuring compliance with GAAP and GASB.
  • Supervises other regular clerical or accounting staff and assign, review, and evaluate their work.
  • Assists with planning for annual audit, and with preparation of Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. 
  • Oversee preparation of schedules during interim and year-end financial audit and with special accounting projects.
  • Reviews, designs, and develops financial policies and procedures and guidelines for internal control to minimize financial loss and exposure to risk.  
  • Establish and maintain operating procedures and ensure efficient operations that are in compliance with City policy and procedures. 
  • Monitors and tests procedures to ensure reasonable internal controls exist and that they comply with policy and procedures; recommends policy and procedure improvements.
  • Monitor monthly financial statement preparation, ensuring compliance with GAAP and GASB.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
  • Coordinate schedules, activities, and reports with other departments.
  • Oversee General Ledger activities to ensure the General Ledger is reconciled, accurate and up-to-date.
  • Assist with plan for implementation of new GASB and applicable FASB pronouncements.
  • Prepare journal entries and/or review and approve entries prepared by others.
  • Oversee, analyze and perform account reconciliations.
  • Verify accuracy of data processing for accounting information.
  • Oversee month-end and year-end close, including preparation of journal entries.
  • Review and approve disbursement of bi-weekly payroll and ensure IRS requirements are met. 
  • Provides technical assistance to and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments.
  • Establish and maintain bond arbitrage compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties or assignments as directed.

Formal Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or Economics.

Relatable Work Experience:

  • Five years of accounting experience with general ledger, payroll, capital asset and/or grant accounting. At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Professional level accounting experience with local government strongly preferred. 

Training (License and/or Certification):

  • CPA preferred but not required. 
  • Ability to achieve CGFO certification through GFOA.

The successful candidate must possess a passion and enthusiasm for municipal public service. They must be active problem solvers, be positive, proactive, can see the big picture and be able to identify process improvements. They must be flexible, analytical, highly organized, and detail-oriented.

This position is open until filled and may close at any time without notice.

The City of Sugar Land is an equal opportunity employer.