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Finance Director

Company: City of Red Bluff
Location: Red Bluff
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

JOBThis is a single position classification performing a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the City including general accounting, cost accounting, financial reporting and data processing.EXAMPLE OF DUTIESSupervises and participates in the development, maintenance, and operation of the general accounting system, supervises the preparation, auditing and disbursement of claims and demands against the city, confers and works with the City Manager and management staff in the preparation of the annual city budget and supervises the maintenance of necessary budgetary controls including purchasing and inventory, administers the City's insurance programs including risk management and performs related work as required. Supervises and oversees the positions in the Finance Department involved with payroll, accounts payable, utility billing and collection, cash receipts, business licensing, budgetary accounting and related financial and accounting functions. Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed. Provides professional financial advice to the City Manager. Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures. Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances and other complaints; Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints; trains and develops staff. Prepares a variety of financial studies, reports, plans and related information for decision-making purposes. Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained. Develops and maintains fiscal policies and procedures. Supervises the collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations. Develops forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the City to assure it's fiscal well being. Works with the City Manager in developing a budget schedule, preparing revenue estimates, working with the City departments in preparation of revenues and expenditures and assists City Manager in presentation of budget to the City Council. Once budget is adopted monitors revenues and expenditures to ensure positive fiscal position for the City. Oversees the central computerized financial and management information system of the City. Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts. Directs the preparation of state and Federal reports, including tax reports. Works with the elected City Treasurer in the investment of City funds.PERIPHERAL DUTIESDevelops finance-related ordinances and resolutions.Represents the City at various conferences and meetings.Performs cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.Performs other duties as assigned.TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USEDPersonal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software; computer system; 10-key calculator; phone; copy machine; fax machine. PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to walk.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSAny combination of education and training that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance or a closely related field. Experience: Four (4) years of experience in accounting providing broad experience that would be comparable to local government accounting.Three (3) years in a supervisory capacity. Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:(A) Considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices; considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems; considerable knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications; considerable knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning; considerable knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP and GASB;(B) Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment;(C) Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures; ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must be bondable. A valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATIONThe duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.The department is currently recruiting for one (1) vacancyIn addition, the City of Red Bluff is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Finance Director, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.For questions about this recruitment contact: Scott Garrison, HR Analyst II530-527-2605 Ext. 3051 - hr.redbluff@cityofredbluff.org

Keywords: City of Red Bluff, Redding , Finance Director, Accounting, Auditing , Red Bluff, California

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