This position is responsible for managing financial revenue transactions of the department, monitor and forecasting revenue and complex financial reporting for decision making purposes.
- Manages the accounting functions of complex financial transactions of $18 million annual revenue collection through water sales, service fees, and other revenue accounts received by the utility through various payment platforms.
- Generates utility billing and financial data requests for analysis and statistical purposes used for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, audit schedules and as support to Director, County Administrator, and other senior management.
- Analyzes utility revenues through revenue modeling and forecasting. Reports unanticipated increases or decreases which involves complex tracking and analysis monthly.
- Performs complex accounting functions for the utility; issues refunds, account adjustments, inspects journal postings, interfaces financial transactions to the general ledger, etc.
- Manages bank reconciliation for fraud and adequate balances. Performs reconciliation of the utility’s financial banking accounts to the general ledger.
- Independently resolves issues of payment transactions associated with the financial banking institution and/or unusual account situations.
- Audits utility’s financial processes to ensure proper security of cash handling and internal controls of financial transaction processing. Develops corrective action plans and enhanced processing procedures and guidelines.
- Oversees daily, monthly, and annual closing activities and reporting to generate monthly final bill overpayment refunds, monthly top customer usage, annual bad debt write-off, top customer usage, water service code billing reporting.
- Compiles and reconciles payment collections of four sewer utilities conveying monthly sewer revenue.
- Manages accounting staff; conducts new employee interviews, provides training, evaluates performance of personnel and provides accounting function and financial transaction guidance.
- Conducts annual Water Loss Audit according to the American Water Works Association methods and follows best practices adopted by Environmental Protection Division.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- Knowledge of governmental accounting practices, including the principles and practices of governmental accounting and generally accepted accounting principles,
- Knowledge of Water System operations, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of County policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of financial institutions reporting services.
- Knowledge of revenue modeling and forecasting.
- Knowledge of American Water Works Association Water Loss Audit methodology.
- Knowledge of Water System operations, policies, and procedures.
- Skill in public and interpersonal relations and in maintaining effective and cooperative work relationships.
- Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs, computers, and job-related software programs.
- Skill in developing and implementing policies and procedures.
- Skill in Skill in the training and management of personnel.
- Skill in researching, compiling, analyzing, and presenting and reporting complex data.
13. Skill in planning and meeting deadlines.
The Business Operations Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the results.
Guidelines include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial banking rules and regulations, county personnel policies, and department standard operating procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
- The work consists of varied accounting and complex financial reporting and analysis of revenue, consumption data, etc. The work administered and managed in this position is complex due to the number of financial transactions managed via multiple financial software’s, reconciling transactions and data mining for reporting accuracy.
- The purpose of this position is to manage financial revenue transactions of the department, monitor and forecast revenue and complex financial reporting for decision making purposes. Success in this position contributes to monitoring and reconciliation of revenues received.
- Contacts are typically with co-workers, bank representatives, local municipalities, customers, County staff and members of the public.
- Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; resolve problems; provide services; and motivate and influence persons; or justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects.
- The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over one (1) Senior Accounting Technician.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
- Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver's license (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) in compliance with County Safety and Loss Control Guidelines. Completion of the State of Georgia Department of Transportation Defensive Driving Course and/or Emergency Vehicle Operation Certification within twelve (12) months of employment.
- Fayette County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, requires employees to protect the security of Protected Health Information (PHI) however it is obtained, handled, learned, heard or viewed in the course of their work.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE
- In accordance of Fayette County's Substance Abuse Policy of 1996, as amended, all job applicants offered employment will undergo testing for the presence of illegal drugs and alcohol as a condition of employment. In the course of employment, employees are subject to random, reasonable suspicion, post accident and routine fitness for duty testing for illegal drugs and alcohol abuse. Employees are prohibited to work under the influence, to possess, to distribute or to sell illegal drugs in the workplace or abuse alcohol on the job. Confirmed positive is reason for denial of employment and/or termination.
- Knowledge and level of competency or equivalent experience commonly associated with completion of associates degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
- Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.