Fiscal Supervisor, City of Raleigh (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $65,241 – $95,000 annually

Job Description:

The Finance Department’s Management Accounting Office (MAC) provides a wide range of financial management services within the Finance Department and to City departments and management. Services performed are generally within the broad areas of financial planning, financial analysis and evaluation, ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations as well as decision support, financial performance monitoring, and accountability.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees assigned fiscal services program, unit or function ensuring the adherence with quality standards, policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion.
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates meetings, resources, activities and special projects in addressing deadlines, system applications and interfaces, customer service and/or operational issues.
  • Provides direction and guidance to department heads and staff on processes, projects and issues of assigned area; provides subject matter expertise to internal and external customers; manages resolution of escalated issues.
  • Performs and oversees financial analyses and reporting initiatives; supervises special projects related to functional process improvement, policy development, resource studies, forecasting and/or program review/evaluation.
  • Oversees and administers financial policies, procedures and processes of assigned area; researches complex standards and legislation; implements changes and improvements for streamlining processes.
  • Manages, monitors and assists in administering assigned budgets, expenditures, contracts and/or proposal requests.

General Management Accounting Office (MAC) duties include:

  • Performs duties and projects of a generally advanced nature in the following general areas: Financial Analysis, Business Modeling, Decision Support, Policies and Controls, and Budget support.
  • Provides support to Finance divisions, which may include (but not limited too) debt management and associated debt operational management, grant fiscal reviews, and various financial reporting needs.
  • Provides supports for continued uses and implementation of technology to enhance the City’s compliance, efficiencies and risk reduction strategies.
  • Serves as a Subject matter expert (SME) on many aspects of fiscal matters, examples include business efficiency and re-engineering, reconciliation and fiscal compliance matters.
  • Develops and prepares business intelligence data for decision making and performance analytics.
  • Maintains key business models and partners with citywide departments providing governance and analysis to help in operational or strategic decision making.
  • Has advanced understanding of general ledger content and fund accounting.
  • Serves as a technical representatives and liaison with internal and external customers, program stakeholders, and partner organizations; provides consultation and subject matter expertise related to assigned area; handles escalated issues; implements program and project solutions.
  • Reviews financial statements, journal vouchers, transaction documents, schedules, reports, presentations, contracts and other documentation; ensures timely and accurate reporting in accordance with applicable standards, policies, requirements and regulations.
  • Develop, collect and maintenance of Finance performance measures for dashboard reporting to support decision making.
  • Creates and develops reports and provides value added analytics in partnership with citywide departments.
  • Has advanced understanding of general ledger content and fund accounting.
  • Works independently without significant supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based upon assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based upon assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and practices of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and practices of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill in:  

  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implantation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data or information, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring, and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentation.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Using 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, five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting and two years of supervisory experience.
Prior working knowledge of Enterprise-wide Financial Systems, annual reporting process and internal reporting processes and principles and practices supporting policies and procedures Highly Desirable.
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.

None Required
Certification as a CMA, CPA, MPA or MBA is preferred