Data Scientist, Guilford County (closes 3/8/19)

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Closing:  March 8, 2019
Salary Range:  $58,088 – $78,418 annually

Description

General Statement of Duties

The Data Scientist will primarily work on expanding County capacity to access community and organizational data, synthesize and understand data, and communicate using data in an easy to understand and actionable way.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position will work closely with community stakeholders and employees across the entire organization to turn data into actionable information that can be used to make sound decisions. The employee will be a creative problem solver with an ability to build trust and consensus through inclusive dialogue and transparency. This position will be expected to work with large and varied datasets from many disparate internal and external sources. The employee will also communicate work and findings in a way that can be easily understood by a diverse group of stakeholders. This position will also bring analytical rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of measuring quality service provision and understanding complex behaviors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiate, develop, and maintain relationships with existing and potential internal and external data partners
  • Negotiate, develop, and maintain legal data sharing agreements as necessary.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with data partners to facilitate data deposits and fulfill data requests
  • Assist with the detailed documentation of consolidated data including all metadata/data dictionaries.
  • Assist with the management of the County’s open data program including coordination of open data team meetings, the work of department data stewards, open data portal enhancements, annual policy and governance review, and annual activity report.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and forecast a wide range of data (operational, financial, community, quantitative, qualitative, etc.)
  • Develop internal and external dashboards, reports, and other items that operationalize county data and explain issues and performance in ways that are easily understandable and actionable where necessary.
  • Develop and evolve a comprehensive data literacy and business intelligence training program to be delivered in cohorts to county employees and possibly university and nonprofit community stakeholders.
  • Apply various analytical, statistical, and business analysis methods to county data to increase understanding of factors that influence community service needs; evaluate departmental effectiveness in addressing these needs and; support budget monitoring, service evaluation, and strategy implementation efforts.
  • Attend conferences and actively pursue professional development opportunities to stay up to date with literature and best practices associated with data management planning, open data, data science, and tactical data engagement.

Candidate Characteristics or Traits

Passionate Curiosity

  • Gather and analyze information related to current and future trends and best practices
  • Actively seek out thought leaders and strategic influencers
  • Think critically to make connections that others miss
  • Seek out alternative perspectives
  • Gather qualitative data to develop practical empathy

Innovation

  • Constructively challenge prevailing assumptions
  • Minimize complexity and increase flexibility throughout the organization
  • Help stakeholders overcome resistance to positive change
  • Consult with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures

Change Advocacy

  • Educate stakeholders on new approaches in an inclusive way to drive buy-in
  • Partner effectively to identify opportunities for significant process enhancements
  • Recommend organizational changes that strategically add value

Outcome Orientation

  • Provide on-going tracking and monitoring for the performance of decision systems
  • Set expectations for monitoring and feedback systems to review performance
  • Involve peers in the evaluation of organizational strengths and weaknesses

Resiliency

  • Anticipate, identify, and define problems
  • Seek root causes to avoid symptomatic approaches
  • Identify potential consequences and future test your solutions
  • Document work in an easy to understand and transferable way

Collaboration

  • Communicate in an effective and easy to understand way
  • Work with stakeholders to build trust and consensus
  • Recognize the importance of diverse perspectives
  • Actively promote diverse working groups

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of a data science programming language such as R or Python.
  • Knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and statistical research methods.
  • Knowledge of data visualization techniques and best practices.
  • Knowledge of data management best practices including privacy and metadata guidelines.
  • Knowledge of North Carolina local government structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public administration principles, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of innovation concepts and supporting communities of practice.
  • Ability to conduct and communicate data analysis in an understandable way.
  • Ability to clean, merge, and analyze large and varied data.
  • Ability to work with government, private, non-profit, or educational leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with varied stakeholders and non-direct line authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of experience in data analysis and government or business analytics or any combination of experience, education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to demonstrate experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and/or evaluation of data is desirable. The ideal candidate will have significant training in the principles and practices of data science and a firm grasp of a data science programming language such as R or Python. Master’s degree in a related field and relevant experience in government or similar agency preferred but not required.

A skills assessment involving data analytics will be a part of the selection process.

 

Strategic Initiatives Analyst, City of Durham (closes 3/8/19)

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Closing:  March 8, 2019
Hiring Range:  $50,386 – $60,463 annually

Description:

The Office of Performance and Innovation is seeking a Strategic Initiatives Analyst to execute the vision of a continuous improvement model.  This position leads process improvement projects, provides analytical support for performance measurement, organizational strategic planning, and works with the Durham i-Team. This position will perform highly complex research and analytical studies in support of organizational performance and evaluation, develop and analyze performance metrics, conduct studies, prepare and present special reports providing sufficient detail to support organizational and departmental long-term planning, problem-solving, and management action.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs and coordinates staff and activities to ensure that process improvement initiative goals are accomplished within prescribed timeframes. This position independently facilitates complex performance improvement activities (i.e. Process Mapping), which includes leading large cross-functional process improvement teams in developing and refining systems and processes to meet key strategic objectives.
  • Conducts research, evaluation and assessment of City programs.  Gathers, synthesizes and analyzes data and performance metrics, including benchmarking and best practice data.  Researches most effective methods of organizational operations via such sources as periodicals and literature and data / information sharing opportunities to ensure methods being used are the most current and effective.
  • Review performance measures and targets in the City’s performance management software system and work with departments to evaluate and make recommendations to improve performance across the City.
  • Works with reporting and analytics team in assessing, tracking and reporting the impact of process improvement projects.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of process improvement training content like process mapping (OPI Academy).
  • Assists in the development and evaluation of the Citywide Strategic Plan to ensure that objective and initiatives are being moved forward across the organization.
  • Consults with senior departmental managers and provides advice and counsel on management issues, organizational structure, feasibility, and the potential impact of varying courses of action; coordinates interdepartmental program elements with citywide goals.
  • Promotes communication by preparing a variety of materials to disseminate program and policy information on a departmental or citywide basis on department’s behalf.
  • Performs related duties including managing projects and long-term plans and reviewing established expectations for accuracy, validity and variances.
  • Provides support to the Durham i-team related to organizational improvement projects like (Re)Form Durham.
  • Demonstrated understanding of project management concepts, practices, and standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience with employing best practice principles in process design and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to identify complex problems and related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, build consensus and promote the exchange of information among project team members.
  • Ability to provide high quality work utilizing highly developed and effective communication (written and verbal), project management, time management, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity in a fast-paced environment with multiple concurrent tasks and changing priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail and thoroughness in work product.

Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Development or related field, and three or more years of experience in related work or academic research and analytics training.

Additional preferred skills include experience utilizing lean or six sigma strategies as part of an organizational process improvement strategy, and experience helping to coordinate an organization’s data collection and analysis process using a performance management system.

Debt Manager, City of Charlotte (closes 3/3/19)

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Closing:  March 3, 2019
Hiring Range:  $90,386 – $100,429 annually

Description:

The City of Charlotte Finance Department is seeking a Debt Manager in the Treasury Division. The Treasury Division is responsible for debt management, revenue forecasting, and managing the City’s investment portfolio.

The Debt manager oversees the City’s comprehensive debt program providing capital funding for core City operations as well as the City’s four enterprise funds. This position is primarily responsible for developing strategies, managing processes and carrying out plans related to the approximately $5 billion debt portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of financing options for municipal capital projects including:
    • Modes of finance
    • Cost benefit analysis
    • Long-term strategy development
  • Coordinating all referenda and debt issues and related document production
  • Coordinating all aspects of construction period financing
  • Overseeing debt modeling and debt affordability calculations
  • Overseeing debt service fund budgeting
  • Ensuring post issuance compliance with legal and contractual obligations
  • Effectively working with City departments, Financial Advisors, Underwriters, Local Government Commission, and Bond Rating Agencies
  • Supervising members of the debt team
  • Providing cash flow analysis to optimize investment of unspent debt proceeds

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Progressive experience in municipal finance or a related field
  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Public Administration or Business Administration
  • Extensive experience in municipal finance including debt issuance, financial modeling and familiarity with the regulatory framework for public debt in North Carolina
  • Understanding of governmental accounting
  • Prior governmental experience, preferably in management
  • Ability to develop models using spreadsheets
  • Supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting practices
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years of relevant work experience; or a Master’s degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties.

Business Manager II, Catawba County (closes 2/12/19)

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Closing:  February 12, 2019
Salary:  $51,322 annually

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting for a highly motivated and experienced business professional to fill a role as a Business Manager II.  We are looking for someone who has excellent budgeting and analytical ability as well outstanding oral and written communication skills, who would enjoy working in a collaborative environment.  In this position, you will provide fiscal management to the Sheriff’s Office, including purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, budget preparation and control, grant writing, grants administration, strategic planning, and project management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development and management of the Sheriff’s Office budget, including conducting meetings with division heads, determining annual needs, preparation of budgets and reports, meeting with County Management and Budget staff, determining and reporting on outcomes, processing budget transfers and revisions, responding to inquiries, and analyzing revenues and expenses
  • Manage the daily fiscal operations of the Sheriff’s Office, including development of polices for financial accountability, approving disbursements, maintaining records, developing reports, making purchase decisions and approving purchases, working with vendors, serving as primary contact for all financial matters, negotiating, preparing, and executing all Agency contracts, preparing proposals for bid processes, and completing annual inventories and audits
  • Manage projects and serve as business analyst working with management staff to improve efficiencies while maintaining fiscal budget, strategic planning, project management, and assuring technology integration meets business needs
  • Assist management staff with short and long range planning by preparing statistical and financial reports, data collections, and determining financial impacts
  • Search for grant funding opportunities, write grants, and administrate grant funding, including management of reports and records associated with grants

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-starting with ability to work well autonomously and make independent judgments
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external personnel
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly in word processing and development of spreadsheets/reports
  • Working knowledge of business analysis, statistics, and sound accounting practices
  • An excellent understanding of local governmental policies and procedures as they relate to budget planning, finance, and purchasing

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting or a related field and two years of experience in program or business office management, including fiscal/budgeting responsibilities, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting or a related field and three years of experience in program or business office management, including fiscal/budgeting responsibilities

Assistant Purchasing Manager, City of Wilson (closes 2/22/19)

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Closing:  February 22, 2019
Salary Range:  $52,565 – $82,002 annually

The purpose of this position is to assist with the management of the purchasing and warehousing operations of the city. This position is responsible for professional level accounting and purchasing work in a service excellence culture. Successful performance helps ensure the effectiveness of all city operations. The work consists of varied management duties. The need to follow specific guidelines contributes to the complexity of the work. This position will offer a centralized source of procedures, information and support services both internally and externally related to the City’s procurement and issuance of goods and services, and contracting and bidding in accordance with all applicable purchasing rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the establishment of general goals for the warehousing and purchasing functions of the city; assists with the management of database programs to track and verify goals.
  • Helps to forecast inventory requirements; forecast commodity costs for budgeting; helps administer the city’s procurement program; assists in the preparation of purchasing and surplus activities reports.
  • Assists with the review of drafts of RFP or proposed contract; makes recommendations for compliance with state or city policies.
  • Reviews specifics of questionable transactions and takes remedial actions as necessary.
  • Assists with training, scheduling, assignments, and directives, supervising, and evaluating personnel.
  • Meets with City Council for award of bids, sale of surplus and other matters.
  • Conducts purchasing workshops for city employees.
  • Meets with citizens to discuss bid opportunities and surplus sales.
  • Meets with architects and engineers to discuss bids.
  • Enforces proper accounting methods, policies and principles as they relate to purchasing and accounts payable.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal purchasing activities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized financial information management.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
  • Skill in management and supervision.
  • Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Education and Experience

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in accounting, business administration or public administration and three (3) years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge base, skill set and abilities.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department.
  • Accounting experience should, at minimum incorporate the capacity to monitor and analyze purchasing data and produce detailed reports or statements.
  • Achievement of the Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer Credential is required within 36 months of employment (refer to UNC School of Government website for details).
  • Preference will be given to one or more certifications from the following organizations:
    • Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing,
    • National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, or
    • The National Purchasing Institute

Finance Director, Town of Knightdale (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Salary Range:  $86,270 – $128,445 annually

Description

Under general direction of the Administrative Services Director, performs responsible professional work regarding the Town’s financial management and related operations; performs related work as required. This position is classified as exempt under the Executive Exemption and is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and carries out financial management of the Town which includes treasury management, debt service, accounting, auditing, budgeting, planning, and reporting.
  • Supervises Finance staff members in accordance with the Town’s personnel policy.
  • Develops departmental goals and objectives and records related measures.
  • Advises the Administrative Services Director on pertinent matters pertaining to Town finances and operations of the department.
  • Prepares the Town’s annual operating and capital improvement program budgets.
    • Compiles requests and estimates for presentation at budget committee meetings.
    • Presents proposed annual operating budget to Finance Committee and Town Council.
    • Monitors budget expenditures.
    • Prepares budget amendments and budget transfers.
  • Responsible for preparation of the annual budget document and submission to Government Finance Officers Association.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements.
  • Prepares long range forecasts of revenues and expenditures as required.
  • Presents financial forecast information to Town Council as instructed.
  • Prepares required monthly, quarterly and annual reports pertaining to the Town’s finances.
  • Ensures Town financial records and reports comply with established and accepted municipal accounting principles and practices.
    • Provides sufficient detail to produce adequate cost, financial and statistical data for management purposes and to meet statutory requirements.
  • Validates the disbursement of all Town funds in accordance with officially established procedures.
  • Responsible for pre-audit duties for the Town.
  • Assists external auditors with annual audit.
  • Assists auditors in preparing the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Responsible for Town investments.
  • Administers the Town’s debt service program.
  • Serves as the Town’s Grant Administrator.
    • Ensures that all state and federal laws are complied with in administering grant funds.
  • Responds to a variety of citizen inquiries and complaints as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of general laws, ordinances and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Town’s financial program, policies, records and related practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in local governments.
  • Ability to formulate and install standard accounting methods, procedures, forms and records, including internal auditing.
  • Ability to prepare informative financial reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Town employees and governmental officials.
  • Ability to perform fiscal planning and to advise the Administrative Services Director on the formulation of fiscal policy.

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business management, or related field required.
  • Considerable financial management experience; local government financial experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Finance Director, Town of Fuquay-Varina (closes 2/12/19)

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Closing:  February 12, 2019
Salary Range:  $88,650 – $109,758 annually

Description

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is seeking a Finance Director. Fuquay-Varina, located in southern Wake County within 30 minutes of both downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina. The population reached 30,000 in July 2018 and is expected to approach 35,000 by 2020. Fuquay-Varina offers a rich quality of life, an extensive park system, two vibrant downtowns poised for significant new investment, and a commitment to maintaining and enhancing its historic charm and sense of place. The Finance Director plans, directs, organizes and administers a variety of fiscal and administrative functions including disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures, monitoring and administering the budget, accounting, purchasing, revenue collections, information systems, billing and payroll operations, customer services, and grant administration. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control and procurement system. Work is performed in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes and State regulations governing the responsibilities of local government financial operations, local government purchasing, contracts and bidding, and Town policies and manuals. Work is performed under the supervision of the Town Manager.

Essential Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the Finance Department including financial programs and operations, accounting, utility and miscellaneous accounts receivable billing, revenue collections, purchasing, fixed assets accounting, budget, investments, accounts payable, payroll, grant administration, and assessment levying; develops and implements departmental goals.
  • Assists the Town Manager in preparation of the general operating and capital improvements budgets; projects revenues and performs historical research on spending and trends in previous years; forecast capital and financing schedules and cost estimates.
  • Works with the Manager in directing the formulation of Town financial policies; assist other departments with the development and implementation of financial systems.
  • Directs the general accounting system for the Town; maintains financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget; monitors expenditures and obligations on accounts.
  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of budget: monitors revenues and expenditures; coordinates activities and changes with Town departments.
  • Manages the Finance Department staff and resources; prepares annual departmental budget; hires, trains, provides performance coaching and evaluation, staff communications, leadership, motivation, and work assignment; identifies and manages technology needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, and the preparation of other reports on the fiscal condition of the Town; monitors the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for payroll.
  • Assists external auditors with annual audit and coordinates the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Coordinates efforts of underwriting, forecasting, and the preparation of the official statement for bond issues and other financing agreements; administers the debt service program for the Town.
  • Monitors grant agreements for financial and award compliance; directs the timing of drawdowns for expenditures; tracks capital project revenue and expenditures.
  • Approves purchase orders.
  • Manages receipt and investment of all Town revenues; manages the meter reading, utility billing, collections and customer accounts function for the Town.
  • Coordinates the levying of paving, water, sewer, and storm water assessments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures, purchasing of materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of fiscal support activities such as purchasing, technology, payroll, and budget analysis and preparation.
  • Skill in collaborative conflict resolution and customer service excellence.
  • Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records.
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, vendors, departmental heads, governmental officials, and with other Town employees.
  • Ability to develop bid specifications and evaluate bids.

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or business (required) and considerable experience in public finance administration including considerable supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience (required).
  • Preference given to candidates with a CPA, Certified Local Government Finance Officer certification, or Master’s in Business or Public Administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in government finance.

Fiscal Analyst I, North Carolina General Assembly (closes 2/6/19)

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Closing:  February 6, 2019
Salary Range:  $55,551 – $75,000 annually

The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) seeks dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills who excel under pressure.  FRD analysts are non-partisan and serve as the primary budget and finance staff to the North Carolina General Assembly’s 170 members as well as its funding and policy committees.  The budget issues are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas.  FRD analysts, along with other General Assembly non-partisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working directly with Legislators to develop the State’s budget and other legislation
  • Analyzing and presenting information on existing and/or proposed programs and policies
  • Providing accurate and reliable data and analysis
  • Making presentations and answering legislators’ questions in public committee meetings
  • Developing options to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
  • Composing analyses on the fiscal impact of proposed legislation
  • Collaborating closely with teammates and colleagues to support the legislative process
  • Monitoring agency actions to ensure compliance with legislative intent
  • Working objectively and impartially and adhering to strict confidentiality requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To meet the duties outlined above, candidates should be flexible, highly-motivated thinkers and communicators.  In addition, the following specific attributes are sought:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain composure under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, colleagues, and the public on a daily basis
  • Clear and concise oral and written presentation skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for providing high-quality program development and advice
  • Willingness and ability to work extended schedules and to provide on-call support
  • Comfort and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products

Management prefers individuals who are:

  • Energized about public policy and delivering nonpartisan objective analysis
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Skilled at quantitative analysis
  • Excellent writers
  • Equally capable of successfully working independently or in a team environment.
  • Proficient public speakers

Education and Experience

We will only consider candidates with either:

  • A bachelor’s degree plus three years’ experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting; or,
  • A master’s degree plus one year of experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting.

Work experience (internships, client projects, etc.) accumulated while in an academic setting can be applied to meet the experience requirements.  Candidates anticipating the completion of a relevant master’s degree by May 2019 are encouraged to apply, provided that she or he meets all other requirements.

Public Policy Background: Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of government functions and experience performing programmatic analyses.

Computer Skills: Candidates will be expected to demonstrate Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency in any potential in-person interview.

Accountant II, City of Durham (closes 1/28/19)

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Closing:  January 28, 2019
Hiring Range:  $46,654 – $55,984 annually

The purpose of this position is to administer grant-related and general fund accounting and financial procedures for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. This is accomplished by interpreting federal and state regulations and City policies; managing accounting expenditure activity; initiating, managing and monitoring grant funded purchases; overseeing invoice procedures; managing property inventory; reviewing and executing contracts and amendments to ensure contractual compliance; developing and executing grant logistics; performing financial monitoring of contractors’ records; and handling other duties that include but are not limited to preparing journal entries and maintaining financial records for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts difficult special or general review of accounting records and reports and verifying the correct application of accounting principles. Analyzes, reconciles, prepares, and enters journals for accounts, generates spreadsheets to audit general ledger, reviews documentation assessing for completeness and accuracy, prepares electronic copies and backup documentation to attach to journals.
  • Plans and develops charts of accounts, procedures, and systems for preparing fiscal reports and for maintaining special fund or special project control accounting records; and studies and recommends revisions in existing accounting forms and procedures.
  • Responsible for formulating, monitoring and reporting for the department’s federal, state, local and private grants and contracts related to Workforce Development.
  • Prepares and reviews contracts for conformance and compliance.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and requisite reporting.
  • Prepares documentation to support monthly federal drawdowns and salary allocations.
  • Maintains required grant reports and documents.
  • Monitors inventory.
  • Conducts monitoring visits of contractors and file reviews.
  • Prepares reports for Workforce Development Board.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • 2 or more years in Accounting work
  • Experience with MUNIS and Federal/State grants strongly preferred

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 1/20/18)

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Closing: January 20, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $88,618 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, 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 and Responsibilities

  • Manages and audits the payroll functions for all departmental employees.  All payroll adjustments related to over and under payment, leave adjustments, call and auto stipends.  Departmental liaison for Payroll, Finance, Human Resources and Worker’s Compensation; Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all payroll functions in the Emergency Communications Center.
  • Performs analysis and reviews to ensure accuracy of 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 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.
  • Position Specific Responsibilities Might Include:
  • Providing assistance and/or responds to inquiries from citizens, other stakeholders or first responders regarding technology projects and the emergency communications center as a whole.  Coordinates and serves as an active participant in WECO and 911 board meetings. Develops and maintains service level agreements and interlocal agreements
  • Preparing program budgets; schedules and attends staff meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining CALEA standards and accreditation for the department
  • Performing operational studies and provides recommendations;
  • Researching issues affecting policy development and municipal operations;
  • Facilitating public involvement and responding to citizen inquiries and complains;
  • Attending City Council and other meetings and providing follow-up briefings for depart director; public safety partners, and staff;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • 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.

Skill in:

  • 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.

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.
OR
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.