Accounting Director - Jefferson Parish, LA

ACCOUNTING DIRECTOR, Jefferson Parish, LA, $61,933 to $87,146, Required bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, computer science or related field with 3 years work experience; or 10 years of significant experience in government accounting; or CPA with 10 years professional work experience.  For complete job information visit and select “Executive Employment Opportunities.” 

The Director’s duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

(1) The development and administration of an accounting system to accomplish the proper recording, measuring and reporting of all operations, transactions, assets and liabilities of the parish;

(2) Compliance with all current accounting policies and principles which may be promulgated by appropriate accounting regulatory bodies;

(3) The hiring, training and professional development of accounting personnel;

(4) The preparation and issuance of the comprehensive annual financial report as well as all other required financial reports or statements;

(5) The preparation, analyses and interpretation of statistics for outside parties as requested;

(6) The development and administration of a system of fixed assets control and accounting for all fixed assets owned by the parish; and

(7) Jefferson Parish accounts, books, vouchers, and documents of all public money received and disbursed relative to its revenue, debt and fiscal affairs which are not required by law to be kept by some other person.

Preferred Requirements: Strong strategic planning skills; willingness to deliver excellent customer service; commitment to excellence in public service; proficient verbal/writing communication skills; strong background in management/supervision of accounting functions; strong background in cost management planning and labor management; ability to work within a culturally diverse community; provide leadership in developing and implementing policy for Jefferson Parish; ability to negotiate and evaluate consultant and vendor contracts; familiarity with Local/State/Federal financial reporting laws; ability to direct the Department in formulating and evaluating operating policies, programs and procedures; working knowledge of AS400/New World ERP/Tyler Technology, Word and Excel computer programs; knowledge of Human Resource practices and policies.

The individual selected for this position will be required to report to duty during emergency situations.  The position is considered unclassified, limited-tenure, at-will employment.


City Clerk / Chief Administrative Officer - City of Gonzales

The City of Gonzales is seeking a dynamic individual to serve in a critical role in the day to day operations of a progressive city with over $20 million in annual revenues. 

The City of Gonzales pursues the efficient operation of all aspects of municipal government within its purview in order to provide a high quality of life to its citizens and foster a business-friendly atmosphere in which commerce can thrive. 

The City of Gonzales provides an array of vital services ranging from police and fire protection to streets and drainage operations. The city operates permits, licensing, and enforcement functions, along with a fully independent utility operation offering water, wastewater, and natural gas services.  The city maintains renowned recreation facilities along with many other buildings and critical infrastructure.

The City Clerk acts as the Chief Administrative Officer in support of carrying out the direction of the city as set forth by the Mayor and City Council.  This position is appointed by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council.


  • Management: This position serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and has ultimate responsibility for the administrative function of the city.  This includes finance, utility billing, permits, licensing and human resources.  Immediate subordinates include the Central Services Director, Finance Director, and Human Resource Director.
  • Budget: Works with the Mayor in setting priorities for the city and formulating budgets.  Keeps lines of communication open with Councilmembers and department heads to ensure all inputs are captured.  Prepares various regular and special reports, including monthly reports to the Mayor and City Council.  Ensures compliance with all state budget laws.
  • Functions as the City Clerk: Attends all City Council meetings and has ultimate responsibility to ensure that all proceedings of the City Council and other boards and commissions of the city operate within state guidelines and in compliance with the Lawrason Act, including properly issuing agendas, recording all proceedings and ensuring correct publication of same; ensuring new ordinances meet required formats, codification, and publication standards.
  • Acts as the liaison to the City Council: Maintains an open line of communication with City Councilmembers, keeping them abreast of on-going city operations and important issues. Calls sub-committee meetings when necessary and documents the results.  Ensures that appropriate sub-committee material is properly presented to the full City Council.
  • Acts as the Planning & Zoning Administrator: Reviews all request for planning and zoning actions and provides related data and recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commissioners.  Attends all Planning and Zoning meetings and records the minutes of same.  Provides the Planning & Zoning Commissioners with all relevant documents in relation to upcoming agenda items.  Responsible for all public hearing letters of notification, publications, and signage related to zoning changes in accordance with city ordinances and relevant state statutes.  Responds to and investigates complaints of ordinance and zoning violations and prepares violation letters and notices.
  • Contracts and Grants Administration: Responsible for all contracts and grants administration and record-keeping. Works with contractors to ensure compliance with stipulated contract provisions.  Ensures compliance with all public bid laws.
  • Economic Development: Meets with developers of potential commercial and residential projects, providing advice on compliance with relevant city development codes, zoning guidance and prevailing tax laws.
  • Policies and Procedures: Periodically reviews city policies and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.  Offers recommended changes or additions when necessary.
  • Audit Responsibilities: Works with the Finance Director and City Auditors in effecting an accurate and complete audit of the City’s financial position at the end of the year.
  • Recordkeeping:
    • Preserves all records and documents pertaining to the business of the municipality as required by law. Maintains the City Seal.
    • Maintains records of city assets.
    • Maintains all insurance policy requirements for the City in regards to General Liability, Auto Comp, Collision and Liability, Worker’s Compensation, Property Coverage and Recreation Sports Policies.
    • Maintains official files for all city grants.

Desired Degree 
Advanced Degree and Certifications Preferred

Desired Job Experience 
A minimum of ten years of progressive professional work experience, preferably in the area of public administration or a related field.

Starting Salary Range
$80,000  –  $91,500

Please submit resume to:
Mayor Barney Arceneaux
City of Gonzales
120 S. Irma Blvd.
 Gonzales, LA  70737

Parish Treasurer – Lincoln Parish Police Jury

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Parish Treasurer.  Education and experience requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, business administration or closely related field.  A Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, and/or CPA preferred. Progressively responsible experience in local government finance also preferred. 

Entry level salary is $62,275.20 but is negotiable DOE, DOQ.

A full job description and application can be found at   Application deadline is June 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  If interested, submit completed Police Jury application (required), a letter of interest, resume with salary history, and three (3) professional references to: 

Mr. Courtney Hall, Administrator
PO Box 979
Ruston, LA  71273-0979

Candidates with the most relevant professional qualifications and experience will be invited for an interview.  Lincoln Parish Police Jury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Accountant – Ascension Parish School Board

Position: Senior Accountant
Salary Range: $65,732 – $65,435

Please see attached file to view full job description.

Apply Online at:

Proposed responsibilities of the additional Senior Accountant

  • Prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, currently done by Diane
  • Perform approximately 41 payroll withholding reconciliations monthly, currently not performed but mentioned in previous district audits
  • Work with Human Resources retirement clerks to ensure that retirement reporting and payments are correct every month
  • Either perform operating and payroll bank reconciliations (currently done by Nicole) or review them (currently done by Diane)
  • Oversee the work of the general ledger accountant and assist with month-end journal entries and preparing monthly financial statements, currently not performed and a main reason why financial statements are frequently late to the Board
  • Lease accounting, a major accounting standard which will be effective in a few years
  • Possibly capital asset accounting, currently done by Diane (land, buildings, construction in progress) and Lakeita (equipment)
  • Possibly capital projects funds, currently done by Diane
  • Possibly millage adoption, currently done by Diane
  • Possibly the Health Care fund (after eliminating the deficit), currently done by Diane, with assistance from Nicole and Deshonna

ERP – Finance Lead

Highly responsible professional accounting, supervisory, and administrative work assisting the Comptroller in the implementation of a new ERP system; and related work as required. Conform with and abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions. Manages all aspects of complex projects from inception to conclusion and assumes a lead role in ERP business decisions.

Essential Function

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Oversee the activities of the government accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits and annual budgets.
  2. Oversee the activities of the disbursement department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, core employee expense reports, cash control, core payroll processing and total payroll tax compliance.
  3. Oversee the activities of the accounts receivable department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc; funding service management, which includes weekly funding reports and customer service; and check statistic management.
  4. Oversee governmental procurement and grant management,
  5. Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data, and enhance the company’s value.
  6. Respond to CFO as assigned with accurate and timely work to facilitate his financial needs.
  7. Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports.
  8. Communicate with co-workers, management, clients and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  9. As the point of contact on assigned projects, performs a variety of highly skilled duties such as: assembling, coordinating and managing multidisciplinary technical review teams.
  10. Facilitates and troubleshoots the myriad of problems associated with developing complex systems or with coordinating and development, and design projects.
  11. Provides highly skilled technical and management advice and assistance to department management and personnel.
  12. Responds to inquiries about projects.
  13. Chairs various project review and pre-submittal meetings
  14. Establishes and maintains liaison as required with boards, committees and commissions.
  15. Assists in developing departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  16. Coordinates schedules of staff and other interested parties.


  1. Financial Management.
  2. Technical Capacity.
  3. Performance Management.
  4. Ethical Conduct.
  5. Communication Proficiency.
  6. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  7. Project Management
  8. Problem Solving/Analysis


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or a closely related field.*
  2. Five (5) years of progressive, highly responsible professional accounting experience.  This experience must have included responsibilities for maintenance of the general ledger, monthly financial reporting and preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports for a government agency or private company.   Two (2) years of this experience must have been in a salaried position which included supervisory responsibilities for accounting operations; implementing policies; allocating resources; and directing personnel to accomplish work objectives. 

This is a contract position and please contact Mike Schmidt for more information:

Mike Schmidt | Project Manager
Information Technology & Innovation | City of New Orleans
(504) 814-0325 (Office & Cell)  |

Business manager - St Charles Parish Public Schools

  • Position Type:   Administration/Business Manager
  • Date Posted:   3/21/2017
  • Location:   Central Office-Business Office
  • Closing Date:   4/19/2017  @ NOON     

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum of five (5) years of accounting work experience 

Salary: $72,719
Length of Employment: 12 months;  240 days;  7.5 hrs. per day

Special Requirements:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • School Business Official Certification preferred

Application Deadline: April 19, 2017 at Noon
Date Effective:  Upon Board Approval


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