|CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER|
|Performs high-level administrative and financial management work directing the activities of the Department of Budget and Finance for the City. As the Chief Financial Officer, and employee in this class will administer, manage, and coordinate the following functions: budget, accounting, financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, revenue collection, performance measurement, debt management, pensions, and investments. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the City's assets are effectively managed and safeguarded, and that all components of the financial management information system are properly maintained. Work includes providing technical assistance and advice to City managers and elected officials regarding financial planning and reporting, financial policies, debt issuance, and investment/cash management. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and public scrutiny under broad administrative direction of the Mayor and/or the Mayor's designee.|
|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, utility accounts, receipt and disbursement of funds, and budgetary control of all departments and funds of the City government.
Issue and repay debt in accordance with City policy, governmental regulations, and industry best practices, and provide advice to elected officials and department managers on meeting capital needs through use of this financing tool.
Manage the activities of the City's actuary and pension investment managers.
Oversee management of the City's cash and investments in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and industry best practices.
Direct preparation of the City's operating and capital budgets, including forecasts, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and best practices.
Direct preparation of all reports and statements on the City's financial affairs in compliance with legal requirements and regulation mandates.
Coordinate work of the City's external auditors.
Coordinate management of the City's financial and management information system with departmental staff and the Technology Management Division of General Administration.
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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles documented through recent authorship of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Financial Report.
Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, technology used by the department (I.e. time clocks, check printers, web-based applications), and intergrated financial systems.
Dedicated to the field of governmental fiance through active participations in professional orgaizations.
Considerable knowledge of modern management practices, procedures, theories, and orgaizational analysis.
Considerable skill in the preparation and monitoringof large, comlex operational and capital improvement budgets, and a proven track record of process improvement.
Extensive knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations applicable to municipa governmental accounting, debt issuance, treasury management, pensions,a nd budgeting.
Ability to appraise market trends and conditions as they apply to municipal debt and investments.
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.
Well-developed sense of fiscal responsibility and the ability to develop creative solutions for complex financial issues.
High level of energy and enthusiasm for accomplishing organizational goals with the ability to function collegially in a team environment.
|Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, accounting, or public finance, and four (4) or more years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting and financial management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess State of Florida CPA License. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) and Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM) accreditations are, individually and collectively, highly desirable.
Revised: 2/25/92 - SV
5/05/00 - SA
6/3/02 - VCJ