Division Controller

State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Business & Professional Services

Position Description / Responsibilities

Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

 Division Controller

 Education and Experience:

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting AND current licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Tennessee AND 10 years of experience in accounting roles of increasing responsibility and complexity, with at least 5 years of experience in a supervisory role.

 Necessary Special Qualifications:


 Examination Method:

 The job title is Executive Service and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority of the department in which the position is located.


 Under executive direction, is responsible for managerial level professional financial, accounting, and management work of considerable difficulty in state department accounting programs, and performs related work as required.

 Distinguishing Features:

 The Department Controller functions as the Chief Financial Officer for the largest of departments. This class may supervise and differs from the Fiscal Officer series, Accounting Manager, Accountant series, and/or Para-professional Accounting series in that an incumbent of the latter is not responsible for executive-level accounting and/or leadership duties. This class may report to and differs from Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, and/or Commissioner in that an incumbent of the latter serves as the appointing authority and is responsible for executive leadership across all functions within a given department/agency.


Work Activities: Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates:

Coaching and Developing Others:

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:

Analyzing Data or Information:

Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information:

Thinking Creatively:

Developing Objectives and Strategies:

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:

Position Requirements

Competencies (KSA's): Competencies:




To Apply:

Pursuant to the State of TN's policy of non-discrimination, the State of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military services in its policies, or in the admission of, access to, treatment, or employment in its programs, services, or activities.


Application Instructions

Please send resume to ylonda.banister@tn.gov

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