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TX - City of Sugar Land, TX Controller

  • 1.  TX - City of Sugar Land, TX Controller

    Posted 01-27-2023 03:11 PM

    CITY OF SUGAR LAND, TX (approx. pop. 120,000)


    Located 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is a vibrant, diverse community with a variety of cultures, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and high-quality services.  The City of Sugar Land has a unique and innovative culture that believes its success is achieved by the courage to do things differently and accept that failure will occur on the path to innovation.  The City is a full-service city with 873.8 budgeted full-time positions serving in 24 departments/offices and has an FY23 total operating budget of $389 million, including a $107 million General Fund budget, with a five-year CIP of $296 million.  The City has a AAA bond rating, reflecting its strong financial resiliency, fiscally conservative budgeting, and proactive responses to economic conditions.

    The City of Sugar Land is looking for an experienced strategic accounting leader and their next Controller. This role is a key hire reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Finance and requires someone who is highly experienced in accounting principles and practices (GASB), methods applicable to municipal finance, ACFR management, financial reporting, supervising payroll administration, financial planning, and municipal finance operations staff.  The Controller is responsible for looking at new and more efficient ways of managing the department and making recommendations/implementing improvements and bringing efficiency to all systems.  The Controller ensures compliance with and reporting for federal regulations on City bond issues and payroll.  

    Requirements include a bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or Economics and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience managing a government financial function, with at least three (3) years of Government Fund Accounting, audit (ACFR), and payroll management experience.  Must also have at least three (3) years of experience supervising an accounting team and integrating departments within an organization.  A master's degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, and a CPA certification are preferred.  A Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) designation must be obtained within 18 months of employment.  Starting salary range is $110,000 - $135,000; starting salary will be competitive and dependent on qualifications.  The City offers an excellent benefits package.  Texas does not have a state-level income tax. 

    To be considered for this challenging yet rewarding career opportunity, visit www.srnsearch.com to view a detailed description of the position and information on how to apply.  The first review of applications will take place on March 6, 2023; the position is open until filled.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Mr. Elliott Pervinich, Vice President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, at info@srnsearch.com or (850) 391-0000.  Pursuant to Texas Open Records laws, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.  The City of Sugar Land is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

    Renee Narloch
    S. Renee Narloch & Associates
    (419) 421-3628