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PART-TIME BOARD MEMBER/AUDITOR

The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is the independent, private-sector organization with responsibility for the oversight, administration, and finances of its standard-setting Boards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and their Advisory Councils. The FAF is seeking a highly qualified individual with substantial experience as an auditor of local government financial statements to fill one of the seven seats on the GASB.

Through its standard-setting boards, the organization establishes and improves financial accounting and reporting standards—known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP—for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in the United States.  The FAF Board of Trustees selects and appoints the members of the FASB and the GASB and protects the independence and integrity of the standard-setting process.  The FAF, FASB, and GASB are located in Norwalk, Connecticut.  

The GASB is comprised of members with experience as state and local government financial statement auditors and preparers, a governmental financial statement user, a public accounting auditor, and a governmental accounting academic. The background and perspective of an auditor of local government financial statements is important to the success of the GASB.

Additional information is outlined as follows:

Background and Experience

¨   Substantial employment experience as an auditor of local government financial statements is required.

¨   A bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, is required.

¨  Professional certifications or advanced degrees in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field are desirable, but not mandatory. A Certified Public Accountant credential is highly desirable but not mandatory.

¨   Active participation in related professional associations (for example, Government Finance Officers Association; Association of Government Accountants; Association of Local Government Auditors; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) is desirable, but not mandatory.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

¨    Knowledge of state and local government financial accounting and reporting. A candidate should have strong knowledge, and experience with, financial accounting and reporting for the state and local government entities included under the GASB’s jurisdiction, regardless of his or her background.

¨       Commitment to operate as an advocate for the public interest. A candidate should be free of conflicts of interest and should be an advocate for the public interest with the goal of producing the highest possible quality of standards that serve the current needs of users of governmental financial reports.

¨       High level of intellect applied with integrity and with discipline. The GASB deals with controversial, complex issues. High intelligence helps in absorbing a variety of complicated information and in understanding the pros and cons of the arguments advanced.

¨    Judicial temperament. This quality implies the ability to consider impartially the evidence on all the many sides of the issues, to call for additional evidence if that seems necessary, and then to reach a decision within a reasonable period. The heart of this quality is the habit of gathering all evidence, weighing the pros and cons of the arguments, and making timely decisions.

¨       Ability to work in a collegial atmosphere. The GASB is a collegial body, characterized by group decision making. Give-and-take is required among the decision makers to arrive at timely, workable solutions to problems.

¨       Communication skills. Board members should be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Oral communication includes discussion in Board meetings, dialogue with fellow Board members and the technical staff, speeches, and other contacts with persons outside the GASB. Written communication includes internal memoranda, speeches, articles, and correspondence with stakeholders. All of these kinds of communication require thought, tact, and clarity of expression.

¨     Awareness of the state and local government financial reporting environment. The GASB deals with technical accounting issues, but its decisions must be made in the context of trends and events in the government and financial community and in the context of the needs of users of governmental financial reports. A member of the GASB should have a broad understanding of the environment in which government operates and the forces that impact that environment. Consideration will be given to a candidate’s understanding of the relationship between accounting and reporting standards and government operations, finance, and public accountability.

Commitment to the GASB’s mission. A candidate for membership on the GASB should be committed to the Board’s mission as described in its mission statement and to the hard work required to fulfill it. A candidate should understand the role of due process, the need for consensus-building in the promulgation of standards, and a commitment to the goals of the GASB’s strategic plan. The part-time GASB Board position is equivalent to one-third of a full-time position.  The successful candidate must be able to commit to a meeting every six weeks typically held from Tuesday through Thursday (noon) in Norwalk, Connecticut.   Significant preparation is required prior to each Board meeting.  The full recruitment brochure is available at GovHRUSA.com.  The salary for this position is highly competitive; travel expenses and accommodations for the meetings are paid for by the FAF. Candidates should apply by December 7, 2018 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.govhrjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA Tel:  847-380-3243.

 

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ASSISTANT FINANCIAL OFFICER - Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 

The Township of Parsippany Troy-Hills is seeking a self-driven individual reporting directly to the Director of Finance/CFO.  A population of 53,000 plus, $93 million budget, including water sewer and golf utilities, $207.7 million tax levy and 15,900 budget line items.  Successful candidate will have a degree in accounting, or equivalent.  This candidate will assist in cash management and bank reconciliations also with preparation of Annual Financial Statements, Annual Debt Statements and Supplemental Debt Statements and be able to prepare forecasts for both capital and expenditures and debt structure along with operational needs.  Other responsibilities shall include, but not limited to, participation in budget preparation and oversight through the year, maintenance of the general ledger, debt and grant management, accounts receivable and debt collection.  Hands-on experience with Edmunds Finance System is preferred.  In direct support to the CFO, this candidate will be expected to work closely with Department Heads, auditors, township engineer, bond council, and financial advisors.  This role will require direct contact with the public and, as requested, attendance at township meetings related to budget and finance.  As such, candidate must be able to communicate well both orally and in written form.  Fine-tuned people skills are important, including the ability to build relationships of trust, respect and understand the concept of productive interactions.  Candidate should be proficient in Excel and Word Document.  

Submit resume to:  Ann M. Cucci, CFO/Treasurer, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, NJ 07054 or email acucci@parsippany.net by 5:00 p.m. on November 16, 2018.

 

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