Job Opportunities

City of Pelham Finance Department - Accounting Manager
Closes - 4/18/19

The City of Pelham is currently accepting applications for the full time position of Accounting Manager in the Finance Department.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the management of various accounting functions including general ledger maintenance, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue and asset accounting, as well as associated analysis and reporting. Evaluates and makes improvements to accounting processes while ensuring that practices comply with organization accounting policies and applicable laws and regulations. Leads and directs accounting staff.

       Directs and oversees internal audit and cost accounting processes and manages the internal preparation for external audits in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

       Assists the city clerk/treasurer in monitoring and supervising the preparation of cash flow and financial performance forecasts, various financial schedules, general ledger transactions, fixed assets and debt management activities.

       Assists the city clerk/treasurer and the city manager with the preparation and maintenance of the cityís annual budget.

       Provides city management with accurate and complete financial information including financial statements, variance reports, cash flows, financial analyses and projections and statistical reports; supervise compliance with all accounting and financial requirements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, federal, state and local rules and regulations.

       Analyzes current accounting practices and workflow accomplished by individual accounting clerks and department and recommends changes for improvement as well as consistent adherence to industry best practices.

       Effectively utilizes technology to maximize efficiencies in all accounting operations.

       Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. 

       Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs.

       Assists the city clerk/treasurer, city manager and department heads in the development of bid packets and requests for proposals according to all applicable laws and regulations.

       Assists the city manager in the creation and maintenance of a city-wide purchasing process according to all applicable laws and policies. 

Potential candidates must possess a bachelorís degree from a four-year college or university with a major in accounting, business administration or equivalent plus five years related experience with at least two of those in a supervisory capacity.  Preferred qualifications include certified public accountant (CPA) licensure and a masterís degree in business administration, accounting, finance or related field.  

Applicants must satisfactorily pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen after receiving conditional offer of employment


The compensation range for this position is $81,711 to $106,614.  The City of Pelham also offers an excellent benefits package.

Applications are available on the cityís website and can be downloaded. Completed applications and resumes may be emailed to; mailed to City of Pelham, Human Resources, at P.O. Box 1419, Pelham, AL 35124; or dropped off at the Records window of Pelham Police Department. The final date to submit applications is Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 5:00 PM.











The City of Pelham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is E-Verify compliant.