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Administers and oversees the City's financial operations, including all accounting and financial reporting systems. Supervises the day-to-day operations of all accounting, investment and cash management, debt administration, capital asset tracking and reporting, grants administration, audit, and financial reporting.
Directs Financial Services employees to ensure proper maintenance of all official accounting records of the City according to generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
Reviews work and provides advice to subordinates on polices, procedures, practices, and problems.
Prepares external annual comprehensive financial reports; coordinates with the external auditor to complete annual financial and compliance audits; conducts, internal and external, revenue and expense audits.
Conducts year end closing and adjustments of general ledger balances through generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
Reviews and analyzes general ledger and budgetary information; including journal entries.
Assists Chief Financial Officer in developing financial studies and plans; forecasts, estimates and monitors financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal wellbeing of the City.
Interviews, makes hiring recommendations, evaluates employee performance, addresses complaints, resolves conflicts, rewards, disciplines employees, and provides answers to accounting-related questions.
Develops formalized goals and objectives for department budget preparation and employee job performance evaluation and monitors progress.
Reviews the maintenance of accounting records for state/federal grants and contracts, updates and prepares schedules of revenues and expenditures, prepares reimbursements requests, and prepares associated journal entries.
Consults with the Chief Financial Officer on the investment of excess monies in all funds to maximize revenue; reviews all cash transactions and reporting.
Reviews debt administration to assure timely payment of debt service; and accurate tracking and reporting.
Reviews and establishes internal controls within the Financial Services department.
Responsible for accurate application of generally accepted accounting principles and standards that apply to governmental accounting and reporting, including development of policies and procedures necessary to ensure compliance.
Assists the Chief Financial Officer in designing financial reports that meet the information needs of elected officials and management staff.
Establishes and ensures proper internal controls are in place to safeguard City assets; reviews functions of other departments periodically and makes recommendations as necessary.
Supervises accounting section personnel in processing cash receipts, accounts receivable, bank reconciliation, financial reports, bank deposits, posting of funds, and capital asset tracking.
Performs and supervises special projects as assigned.
Makes oral presentations to the City Council and other groups as requested.
Works collaboratively with the other Deputy as Chief Financial Officer in his/her absence.
Performs related work as required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Three years of progressively responsible and extensive experience in public finance administration including specific experience in accounting and direct supervisory experience OR any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
CPA (Certified Public Accountant) desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of public finance administration with particular emphasis on generally accepted accounting principles and standards that apply to governmental accounting and reporting.
Knowledge of the technical aspects of fund accounting and investing of local government funds.
Knowledge of computer governmental accounting systems.
Knowledge of charter provisions, ordinances, and State laws governing the financial administration of City government.
Knowledge of the functions, organization, staffing, and operating procedures of various departments.
Knowledge of practices and procedures established by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other appointed boards and professional standards organizations. Ability to interpret which guidelines apply to given situations.
Skill in the touch operation of a 10-key calculator.
Ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of professional, administrative, technical, and clerical subordinates.
Ability to plan, manage, and carry out projects and meet objectives independently or as a project team leader once objectives are developed.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other City officials, and the public.
Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.