Finance Department Supervisor, Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority

Published Nov 7, 2023

About YCUA

The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) was formed in 1974 when the Charter Township of Ypsilanti and the City of Ypsilanti combined their respective water departments. YCUA has grown to become a regional provider of water and/or wastewater services to portions of eastern Washtenaw and western Wayne Counties. The estimated population within the YCUA service area is about 328,000 people.

About the Position

The Finance Department Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Customer Service staff. This position assists the Finance Director by creating timely and accurate financial statements and special financial projects; as well as assisting with and overseeing the daily accounting operations of the Authority, including the payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions. Responsibilities also include the maintenance of accounting records, bank accounts, and other financial records, and the coordination of insurance programs.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Customer Service staff
  • Responsible for fund transfer activities, including preparation of reports and recommendation of transfers to the Finance Director for approval
  • Perform general accounting duties as directed by the Finance Director, i.e., fund balance reports; journal entries; balance bank accounts; etc.
  • Perform cost studies and analysis and prepare related reports to facilitate effective decision-making
  • Facilitate the audit process and oversee preparation of related documents, under the supervision of the Finance Director
  • Oversee payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions
  • Responsible for monthly and year-end closing processes
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Assist with purchasing process as needed
  • Assist accounting clerks with vendor interactions when necessary
  • Maintain effective communications and working relationships with employees, government officials, vendors, and the general public
  • Related duties as required to meet the objectives of the occupational summary

Education and Experience

  • Associates degree in business administration, accounting, or finance or equivalent combination of secondary education and experience required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public entity accounting
  • Five years of accounting experience required
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the essential features of a computerized accounting system required

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, auditors, government officials, vendors, and the public
  • Ability to analyze data to determine an appropriate plan of action and gain acceptance of recommendations
  • Ability to follow directives. Skill in organizing and ability to self-start in discharging responsibilities
  • Experience with skillfully managing projects and personnel for efficient and effective performance

Compensation and Benefits

Hourly pay rate of $37.18, in addition to an excellent benefit package, including but not limited to a very generous health care plan; paid time off; defined benefit pension plan; retiree health care savings plan; paid holidays; short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance; and flexible spending accounts.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

YCUA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, height, weight, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, age, arrest record, military or veteran status, or disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or municipal law.