Closing: 1/31/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $68,260 annually
This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management. Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function. Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations. As assigned, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits of budgetary and financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
- Monitors and administers budgetary and fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
- Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
- Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
- Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
- Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
- Performing operational studies and provides recommendations.
- Maintaining and updating the financial/rate model for the Stormwater Utility Enterprise.
- Providing regular updates on available funds for Stormwater capital improvement projects as well as operational activities.
- Working closely with budgetary and financial leads within the City’s Budget and Finance Departments as well as the Engineering Services and Transportation Departments.
- Researching issues affecting budgetary and financial policy development for the Stormwater Utility.
- Tracking and reporting key performance indicators related to budgetary and financial metrics.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
Previous experience with financial management of a municipal utility enterprise fund is preferred.
Licensing/Certifications: None Required
- Principles and practices of program administration and management.
- Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
- Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
- Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
- Project management principles.
- Modern budget practices.
- Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
- Customer service principles.
- Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
- Modern office technology.
- Managing fiscal processes, project or program.
- Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
- Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
- Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
- Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
- Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
- Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
- Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
- Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
- Providing customer service.
- Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
- Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.