Financial Specialist, City of High Point Parks & Recreation (closes 3/21/21)

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Closing: 3/21/21 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $46,720 – $59,859 annually

Job Description:

Performs professional duties in the monitoring, preparation and analysis of the annual budget for the Parks & Recreation Department, handles all financial related tasks; does related work as required.

Essential Tasks:

  • Assists in the preliminary and final compilation of the departmental operating budget and capital improvement budget for the department;
  • Assists in the preparation of supporting budget documentation, including revenue projections, statistical data and other financial information;
  • Analyzes current operating expenditures and revenue, and estimates future expenditures and revenue;
  • Monitors revenue and expenditure patterns and recommends financial corrective measures as required;
  • Assists department staff with financial and budgetary issues, laws and policies; as well as provides and verifies information for other departments;
  • Prepares informational materials on budget proposals;
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly budget reports;
  • Oversee the departments daily financial activities which include processing of purchase orders, requisitions, procurement card reconciliation, travel and all other financial activities;
  • Review and oversee contractual agreements and grant funding for the department;
  • Aids in the designing, implementation and monitoring of the performance/efficiency measurement system for the department;
  • Conducts research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Studies, devises and recommends revisions of systems and forms to promote efficiency and production;
  • Completes other duties as assigned;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, accounting, public administration or related field;
  • Some experience in administrative or financial operations.
  • Prior governmental budgeting experience preferred.
  • Must have some knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal organizations.
  • Must possess general knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting.
  • Must have good knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation approval and administration.
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, the news media and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to apply policies and procedures as it relates to financial practices.
  • Must possess the ability to withstand pressure situations and willingness to work extra hours to meet budgetary deadlines.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Supplemental Information:

This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.   However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.