The purpose of this position is to assist in planning and directing the financial operations and management of the City. Successful implementation of policies and procedures ensures effective administration and implementation of approved financial policies, procedures, plans and programs. Position performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records of the City.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
- Prepares adjusting entries and supporting documentation for year-end reports.
- Review\approve journal entries in conformance with GASB and GAAP.
- Directs, monitors, and evaluates work of department staff; interviews, recommend hires, trains, assigns work, addresses complaints, resolves conflicts, rewards, and disciplines employees.
- Maintains a high degree of knowledge with all financial systems modules, including general ledger, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, fixed assets, reconciliations, and other special projects software.
- Assists the Finance Director in the establishment and maintenance of internal control procedures and assures that state and federal standard accounting procedures are maintained in accordance with GAAP. Implement and update all accounting practices in accordance with GASB.
- Responsible for all timely submission of reconciliations.
- Assist with the annual audit data and reporting requirements needed for the City and outside entities.
- Assists the Finance Director in developing financial studies and plans; forecasts, estimates and monitors financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal wellbeing of the City. Prepares government reports as directed by the Finance Director.
- Establishes and ensures proper internal controls are in place to safeguard City assets; reviews functions of other departments periodically and makes recommendations as necessary.
- Coordinates, monitors, and maintains all monthly reconciliations.
- Supports the Finance Director with special projects as required
- Consults with others on complex situations and provides recommendations.
- Provides progress and activity reports to Finance Director and assists with the revision of procedure manuals as appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; Master's degree preferred; five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, with at least two (2) in a supervisory position; prefer knowledge of municipal government financial operations; Or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Special Qualifications: Guidelines: Guidelines include governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GAS), GASB, City and departmental rules, and other Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and standards related to public financial recording keeping and reporting. These guidelines are sometimes clear and specific but may require interpretation in application.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of public accounting, finance, budgeting and auditing principles, procedures, and techniques.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of public financial administration including budget preparation.
- Knowledge of statistical methods, techniques, and financial report preparation.
- Knowledge of financial system design and analysis.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of fund investing procedures and cash management.
- Knowledge of administrative practices and principles including goal setting, program budget development and implementation.
- Skill in effective, clear, and persuasive oral and written communication about the City’s finances to individuals and groups.
- Ability to interpret and apply related Federal, State, and local laws.
- Ability to apply sound administrative and fiscal practices.
- Ability to write clear, comprehensive explanatory texts to accompany financial reports.
- Ability to prepare accounting/financial data projections.
- Ability to present ideas effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to supervise the work of departmental staff including coordinating, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work, hiring, training, counseling, and disciplining staff.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other City employees/ department, City officials, and the public.
- Prioritizes and plans work activities and use time efficiently
- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality and applies feedback to improve performance
- Interacts and communicates clearly with coworkers, citizens and vendors in a courteous, friendly matter
- Manages difficult situations, responds promptly to needs, solicits consultant feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance and meets commitments
- Exhibits tact, consideration, and patience in difficult situations
- Approaches sudden, unexpected challenges effectively with confidence
- Punctual, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Uses reason.
- Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Organizes or schedules other tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
The work is sedentary which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. May work an adjusted schedule for assisting in events occurring after 5:00 p.m. such as meetings, or planned events.
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS CLASS SPECIFICATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO MODIFICATION IN ORDER TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OF THE JOB.
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