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Denton, TX, USA

Denton, TX, USA

City of Denton, TX

Jacqueline Seabrooks and Greg Nelson


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The City of Denton is looking for a Controller to lead the governmental accounting functions within the City’s Finance Department. If you have extensive knowledge of core accounting principles, are a subject matter expert on calculations and compliance with applicable accounting standards, laws, and regulations, and are committed to integrity and accuracy in the accounting function, you may be just the person to serve as the City’s next Controller.


The Finance Department is comprised of the Budget & Accounting, Purchasing & Grants, Compliance, and Municipal Court Divisions. The Department is responsible for a variety of functions which include accounting, accounts payable, payroll, cash management, debt and investment management, budgeting, grant management, long-range financial planning, and administrative support for municipal court proceedings. The Department produces quarterly financial reports, prepares the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Annual Program of Services (Budget).


Under the leadership and direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller directs, coordinates, and supervises the Accounting Division’s personnel and activities which include general accounting, and accounts payable and receivable. The Controller coordinates assigned activities with other functions, City departments and divisions, outside agencies or organizations, provides professional and technical support to the Chief Financial Officer, and assists with the budget process. This position has three (3) direct reports within the overall Finance Department staff of forty-four (44) FTEs.

Essential functions include developing the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the Report on Federal Awards; ensuring all accounting activities are conducted and reported in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) accounting rules where appropriate; ensuring the City’s financial reporting complies with the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requirements; serving as liaison to external auditors; and providing key oversight for the replacement of the existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform and implementing new travel management software.

The ideal candidate will be an honest, collaborative, energetic, inspiring, cross-functional leader who possesses excellent supervisory and communication abilities with demonstrated expertise in municipal finance and accounting and a background in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation to enable the consolidated management of various accounting and finance-related business activities.


Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance is qualifying, including:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or a related field.

  • A Master’s degree is preferred.


  • Four (4) years of professional accounting experience.

  • Two (2) years supervising professional and support staff.

Designation as a Certified Public accountant or progression towards the CPA designation is highly desirable as is past working experience in the government and/or public sector.


The salary range for the Controller is $116,000 - $145,000 with placement in the range dependent upon qualifications. In addition, the City of Denton offers an excellent benefit package as detailed in the recruitment brochure.


Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, as this recruitment will close once a sufficiently strong candidate pool has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Jacqueline Seabrooks or Greg Nelson at (916) 550-4100.

Interested candidates are encouraged to review the detailed recruitment brochure and may apply below.

This recruitment incorporates existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Texas. In accordance with public disclosure/open record laws, information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties.

The City of Denton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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