|DEPUTY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER|
|Performs highly responsible professional work for the strategic short-term and long-term planning, organizing, directing and controlling of all programs and activities of the Budget, Accounting, Capital Investment, and Treasury Divisions of the Department Finance. Work is performed with broad operational independence through the use of professional judgment and is reviewed through conferences, analysis of records, and evaluation of results achieved. An employee in this class performs a variety of supervisory, technical and complex assignments and may represent the Chief Financial Officer at meetings and on projects. This position is responsible for facilitating and encouraging a significant cooperative effort between the Budget Division Manager, Treasurer, Controller, and Capital Investment Division Manager. Work is reviewed by the Chief Financial Officer through conferences, observation, and analysis of results, reports, and recommendations.|
|Plan, organize, and direct the work of a staff of managerial, professional, paraprofessional and clerical employees engaged in maintaining the general ledger, central payroll, fixed asset records, pension plan administration and asset management, debt management, receipt and disbursement of funds, and budgetary control for all departments and funds of the City government;
Ensure preparation of all reports, documents, and statements on the City's financial affairs in compliance with legal requirements and regulatory mandates
Develop and coordinate long-range plans for Departmental programs to meet City goals and objectives;
Develop, recommend, interpret, and enforce policies, methods, procedures and work performance for the administration and operation of the department;
Provide technical assistance to managerial and professional employees in the Department of Finance;
Provide financial expertise to other City departments and the City Council through presentation of information in informal settings and at public meetings, including testimony at City Council hearings;
Analyze and interpret complex local, state, and federal guidelines, rules, and laws;
Negotiate terms and conditions to contracts and agreements;
Represent the Chief Financial Officer at meetings and on special projects;
Serve on various committees as specified in City policy and/or at the direction of the Mayor or the Mayor's designee;
Perform other duties as assigned.
|Thorough knowledge of governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and procedures, investment principles and practices, debt administration, budgetary best practices, and effective cash management;
Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, technology used by departments to capture financial activity (i.e. cashiering, time clocks, check printers, web-based applications), and integrated financial systems;
Considerable knowledge of modern management practices, procedures, theories, and organizational analysis;
Considerable skill in the preparation and monitoring of large, complex operational and capital improvement budgets;
Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to municipal governmental accounting, debt issuance, treasury management, pensions, and budgeting;
Ability to analyze and interpret financial records and to prepare accurate and complete financial statements, summaries, and reports in compliance with regulatory oversight requirements;
Ability to prepare timely oral and written reports and impart them effectively to a variety of audience levels;
Ability to lead, motivate, and challenge employees in the Department;
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with elected City Officials, executive management, other City employees, vendors, customers, other governmental agencies, and the general public;
High level of energy and enthusiasm for accomplishing organizational goals with the ability to function collegially in a team environment.
|Education: Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field required; In addition, a Masters Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or public administration is highly preferred.
Work Experience: Minimum of 7 years of professional supervisory and management experience in accounting, financial reporting, budget, debt management, and treasury operations required. Governmental experience is highly preferred.
Certification: Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred; Certification as a Public Finance Officer (CPFO) and/or Government Finance Officer (CGFO) is desirable.