Full-Time Controller at City of Glenwood Springs in GLENWOOD SPRINGS

Glenwood Springs, 81601 | 05/27/2021 | Ad id: 8-0000690744-01

The City of Glenwood Springs is Hiring a Full-Time Controller



Performs accounting functions, planning and supervisory work assisting with the direction of activities in the Finance Department. May exercise primary oversight of some finance staff. Performs work with minimum supervision; recommends and implements improvements for office efficiency. Works under the general supervision of the Finance Director. This class is distinguished from the other classes of support staff by the amount of supervisory and technical responsibility. It is also distinct from the Finance Director in that this position does not have ultimate overall responsibility for the operations of the Finance Department.


HIRING RANGE: $84,694 - $103,750 annually (DOQ)



  1. Specifically oversees quality control of the general accounting work product including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, sales and use tax licensing and collection, business licensing and utility billing.
  2. May have primary responsibility for supervision, training, and addressing the needs and concerns of certain accounting department support staff, including review of work and performance, leave approval, disciplinary actions, and advancement of employees and other related activities.
  3. Manages City grants & audits departmental grant data to ensure compliance with policies & regulations. Ensures reporting requirements are being met, analyzes & verifies grant reporting, ensures disbursement requests are timely & manages and reviews expenditure activity. Manages grant revenue reimbursements, reconciles grant projects, & closes grants when needed.
  4. Handles problems and concerns elevated from accounting staff by customers. 
  5. Oversees landfill accounts receivable, quarterly reporting with the Colorado Department of Health and monthly revenue reporting.
  6. Performs account transfers and maintains cash flow records to determine availability of funds.
  7. Prepares journal entries and account reconciliations, and reconciles general ledgers for all funds. 
  8. Assists in preparation and monitoring of annual operating budget. 
  9. Supports the Finance Director in working with outside auditors by compiling and retrieving information for completing the City’s annual audit.
  10. Provides the primary personal contact with the public, department administrators and employees which includes answering questions, providing information, and resolving routine complaints. 
  11. Provides ad-hoc research and analysis in response to requests from City Council, the public and internal constituents. 
  12. Performs duties requiring analysis of facts and selection of applicable methods and procedures and is proficient in computer operations and problem solving.  More specifically designs and maintains complex spreadsheet programs to assist the Finance Department and other departments with interactive goals. 
  13. Research and reports trends in sales tax, mill levy and other revenue sources. 
  14. Provides regular updates to department heads and prepares reports for City Council on year-to-date spending vs. budget, funds encumbered and prepares updated forecast information regarding year-end performance to budget. 
  15. Fills in for Finance Director in the event of an absence, including making operational and supervisory decisions.
  16. Provides market research and recommendations on utility pricing strategies. 
  17. Assists in the design and implementation of processes, policies and procedures and helps design and implement changes to the finance Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software. 
  18. Designs and implements reports and benefit calculations for HR/Payroll System.



  • Advanced knowledge and abilities with Excel and analysis.
  • Sound theoretical and practical knowledge of GASB and GAAP.
  • Acts in ways that are consistent with the City’s financial health and best interests.
  • Analyzes complex issues, evaluate alternatives, and reach sound conclusions.
  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with other departments, City officials, and the Public.



    •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, and five or more years as a staff accountant with a reputable institution or an appropriate combination of education and experience.


    •  Knowledge of Governmental Accounting principles.
    •  Two or more years of direct supervisory experience.
    •  Knowledge of Tyler Munis ERP system.

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