Assists in the direction and development of various financial functions including grants, accounting, debt management, capital expenditures, and internal auditing to ensure compliance and functionality of programs
As Related to Grants:
- Develops and implements written policies and procedures for City-wide grant application for funding and for grant monitoring.
- Monitors grant programs for local government compliance and other regulations specific to each program.
- Reviews grant revenues and expenditures on a periodic basis for reasonableness and compliance with grant regulations.
- Assists departments with application for additional grant funding.
- Supervises the administration for grant projects, including filing of timely reports.
As Related to Internal Auditing:
- Reviews and establishes internal controls. Determines need for and conducts internal audits to test compliance with established internal controls.
- Trains other departments in proper accounting procedures and internal controls.
- Determines need for and coordinates/conducts revenue enhancement audits.
As Related to Accounting:
- Conducts ad hoc and historical trend analysis.
- Prepares the schedule of state and federal awards for the audit.
- Assists with preparation of audit workpapers for external auditors.
- Reviews and analyzes general ledger information.
As Related to Debt:
- Monitors debt to include: maintaining files, assuring timely payments are made, assisting with new debt arrangements, assuring compliance with continuing disclosure requirements, and providing oversight for sinking funds.
As Related to Capital Projects:
- Oversees the tracking and reporting of city capital projects: establishes project budgets; verifies appropriate and accurate recording of project expenditures; reviews and analyzes general ledger activity; prepares and distributes project status reports and other related reports; prepares and reconciles capital projects for closure.
Other Related Duties:
- Assists department managers and director with special projects as assigned.
- Makes oral presentations to the City Council and other groups as requested.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- 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.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of higher level accounting.
- 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.
- Knowledge of Federal and State regulations that govern grant administration.
- Knowledge of charter provisions, ordinances, and State laws governing the financial administration of City government.
- Skill in reading contracts to comprehend and gauge impact of contract provisions on City government.
- Skill in organizational techniques.
- Skill in preparing, analyzing and interpreting a variety of financial documents and reports.
- Skill in complex mathematical computations.
- Skill in the use of a personal computer and associated software – Microsoft Office ® Professional Suite preferred.
- Skill in the touch operation of a 10-key calculator.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other City officials, and the public.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities effectively and efficiently.
The Director of Finance 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 final results.
- Contacts are typically with co-workers, council member, and the general public.
- Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; and to resolve problems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee normally works in an office environment.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; or, at least ten years of experience in governmental accounting.
- Three years of progressively responsible experience in public finance administration including specific experience in accounting.
- Grade 17
- Salary Min: $57,155 (Salary subject to qualifications)