Mar 26, 2020

Assistant Controller

  • Professional Diversity Network
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-Time Other

Job Description


General Overview

LCRA is seeking a strategic leader for its Accounting function! The Assistant Controller will lead a large team, reporting directly to the Controller. This position will be challenged with complex accounting issues, and will serve as a coach and mentor for the team. Seeking someone who can bring innovative ideas to the table.

Assists in the direction of the accounting functions, with areas of focus to include general ledger accounting and financial reporting for all required financial statements. Supervises the preparation of schedules used in periodic Transmission cost of service filings with the Public Utility Commission of Texas. Assists the Controller in the analysis of financial data and the presentation of findings and specific recommendations to senior management. Evaluates and interprets accounting policies and provides technical accounting guidance to the organization. Acts on behalf of the Controller on various issues as required. Ensures accuracy and integrity of the financial statements and records of the organization, including internal and external reporting.

  • Provides leadership and direction to staff. Hires, trains, assigns work, evaluates and manages performance, determines compensation of subordinate staff in compliance with human resources policies and handles all aspects of staff supervision. Maintains awareness of department issues and responds to employee needs and concerns. Communicates with employees to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information.
  • Provides technical guidance on accounting issues to organization. Evaluates, develops and implements accounting policies and procedures. Evaluates and interprets accounting pronouncements for the LCRA. Evaluates new business initiatives to determine accounting impact. Ensures consistent application of accounting policy across the organization.
  • Acts on behalf of the Controller as required on various issues.
  • Coordinates and manages special projects of a complex nature, both accounting and non-accounting related. Provides cross-functional team management.
  • Performs detailed, complex analytical work as required.
  • Evaluates internal controls and recommends/implements improvements.
  • Oversees the coordination and monitoring of work of external auditors on the research of various issues and during annual audit work.
  • Prepares budget for department and performs periodic budget analysis to ensure compliance with performance and budgetary expectations.

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Bachelor’s degree in Business or Economics with 24 or more college credit accounting hours including intermediate accounting plus eight or more years experience in accounting,
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant





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