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Finance Director

Company: City of Dayton
Location: Dayton
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary/Objective:
The principal function of the Finance Director is to oversee and guide, as assigned, the activities of the Finance Department. This position will be responsible for administrative direction and supervision of all municipal finance-related activities, including budget preparation, cash management, financial reporting, fixed assets, grant management, financial records management, personnel-related issues, insurance, and retirement. This position is not considered a safety-sensitive position.
Essential Job Functions:


  • Directs and maintains a central accounting system;
  • Supervises Accounting Manager, Utility Billing Manager, Budget & Grant Fund Analyst, as well as other accounting and administrative personnel relating to finance functions;
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the City's Annual Financial Report;
  • Establishes and maintains a controlled environment to protect City's assets;
  • Develops the annual City budget in coordination with departmental directors and city management for city council review and approval; monitors expenditures to ensure departmental budgets are not exceeded;
  • Assists department heads and other supervisory personnel in budgetary and other issues relating to city operations;
  • Oversees billing and collections for all water, sewer, and solid waste accounts;
  • Assists in capital and debt planning by identifying short and long-range projects designed to upgrade various city operations to meet the growing need for services;
  • Oversee all cash management functions including collections, disbursements, investing, etc.;
  • Prepares monthly financial statements, reports, and schedules for the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and City Council;
  • Responsible for ensuring accurate payrolls for all City employees including proper deductions and benefits for insurance, retirement, etc.;
  • Authors ordinances, resolutions, and proclamations as needed;
  • Responsible for Bank Depository contract and management;
  • Acts as liaison to the City's contractual financial advisor, bond counsel, external auditors, and bond rating agencies with the provisions of financial date;
  • Recommends, establishes, and implements programs, policies, and procedures to maintain an efficient and effective city government;
  • Maintains a working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and informs the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, department heads, and other personnel, as necessary;
  • Monitors legislative changes affecting the city and apprise the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and department heads of their potential effect;
  • Attends City Council and other meetings and assists in directing follow-up on council and board requests;
  • Implements City management philosophy; provide staff support to Council, boards, commissions, the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, and other staff members;
  • Makes recommendations to the City Manager and Deputy City Manager on a variety of financially related issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing principles related to municipal budgetary administration and program development;
    • Knowledge of preparation and development of the Annual Financial Report;
    • Knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable, financial reporting, and complex general ledger systems;
    • Knowledge of cash management practices and principles;
    • Knowledge of the preparation, submission, and receipt of RFPs;
    • Skill in developing, implementing, and enforcing municipal budgetary regulations, practices, and procedures;
    • Skill in tracking, monitoring, and reviewing reports of payroll, annual leave, long and short timer disability, workers compensation, insurance, and other ongoing expenditures;
    • Skill in negotiating, mediating, and resolving differences in municipal auditing practices, implementing corrective measures based on audit findings, and presenting alternatives to accounting procedures to best meet the City departmental budgetary needs;
    • Skill in planning, developing, and implementing departmental procedures and objectives;
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to the area of responsibility;
    • Knowledge of City policies and procedures;
    • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with members of the public and co-workers;
    • Skill in effective oral and written communication;
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions;
    • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns;
    • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail;
    • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines;
    • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources;
    • Skill in monitoring/assessing the performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action;
    • Ability to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

      Required Education, Licenses, and Degrees:

      • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
      • A CPA license is strongly preferred;
      • Five (5) years of professional governmental accounting and/or auditing experience and three (3) years of which is in a supervisory capacity or equivalent combination of education and experience;
      • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license;

        Note:
        This job description is intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job will be considered. Duties, responsibilities, and actions may change at any time without prior notice.

Keywords: City of Dayton, Dayton , Finance Director, Executive , Dayton, Ohio

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