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Supervisory Accountant IV, City of Detroit

Published May 7, 2024

Supervisory Accountant IV (Office of Departmental Financial Services)

Salary: $91,873.00 - $120,496.00 Annually

Location: MI, MI

Job Type: Certified-Regular Civil Service

Job Number: 20230413201012SAIVOCFOJS

Department: Office of Chief Financial Officer

Division: ODFS - Government Operations

Opening Date: 04/03/2024

Closing Date: 5/24/2024 11:59 PM Eastern



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The Office of the Chief Financial Officer - Office of Departmental Financial Services Government Operations division is accepting applications for a Supervisory Accountant IV. 

Position Summary

The Supervisory Accountant IV will be assigned to lead and supervise Supervisory Accountant IIIs, accounting professionals. The Supervisory Accountant IV has primary responsibility for planning, implementing, supervising and controlling all accounting-related activities of the teams and projects assigned. 

Examples of Duties

·Using ERP Cloud applications supervises/manages the following activities:

  • Creation of Financial Reports
  • Editing of reporting templates
  • Use of Business Intelligence Publisher templates and data models
  • Creation of Transactions Business Intelligence dashboard and reports
  • Analysis of data through Smart View and Account Monitor


  • Creation of Financial Reports
  • Configuration of accounting transactions
  • General ledger close, allocations and financial reporting

·Using ERP Cloud technology and through appropriate application modules:

  • Supervises highly complex accounting functions and transactions consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), standardized bookkeeping processes, accounting terminology, accounting techniques, and other financial rules and regulations
  • Supervises the preparation, analysis, and presentation of key financial information, statements, and operational results for internal and external needs including budgetary purposes; Ensures information is timely, accurate, reliable, and professional
  • Ensures various accounting functions adhere to sound fiscal and regulatory policies and compliance in order to safeguard public assets and ensure adequate control of revenues and resources
  • Conceives new approaches to existing programs; Operates new and old systems concurrently
  • Prepares a number of regular and recurring special purpose reports number of regular and recurring special purpose reports
  • Reviews fiscal accounting work including budget preparation, purchasing activities, payroll, and general ledger analyses, grants, bonds, revenue, cost allocation, capital assets, expenditures, and other accounting activities
  • Provides experience in using the specific procedures of automated systems to find, review, or change accounting data in transaction files, ledgers, accounts, summary reports, and financial statements
  • Supervises accounting codes and structures to ensure accurate recording, reporting, and control in financial systems
  • Supervises accounts payable processes to ensure all payments and disbursements are processed in a timely and accurate manner; Ensures compliance with City, State, and Federal rules and regulations
  • Directs various accounts payable activities including: procurement approvals, vendor invoice processing, analyses of various disbursements, variance analyses, investigations and reviews, accounts payable reports, implementing and maintaining expenditure controls, and various bankruptcy related activities

·Presents and explains reports orally and in writing to management, accounting staff, and other stakeholders

·Coordinates the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Single Audit Report of Federal Grant Programs, and other standardized and specialized reports

·Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of work in accounting, finance, business administration, statistics, or a closely related field. Such education must include at least twenty-four (24) semester (36 terms) credits of coursework in accounting and statistics (21 hours in accounting and 3 hours in statistics).


  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years of direct experience in accounting.
  • Experience in leading teams, projects or other assignments that illustrates supervisory capabilities sufficient to supervise accounting professionals.
  • Supervisory Accountant IV must demonstrate proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions. 

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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