ANNOUNCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DEPUTY FINANCE DIRECTOR Finance Department Anticipated hiring range for this position is $94,000 - $130,000 annually FLSA Status: Exempt Deadline to Apply: 7/13/22 Position Summary: This position is second in command of the Budget and Finance Department and is responsible for assisting the Finance Director in managing, directing, and supervising the activities of the Accounting Services Division and for performing highly complex professional-level accounting analysis. This position provides input to policy development/revision activities and is expected to explain/interpret policy to other employees in the Accounting Services Division and to employees in various City departments. This position is involved with the planning, development, implementation, operation, and coordination of the City's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. It also assists the Finance Director in representing financial matters to the public, City Council, City Manager, and department heads. Essential Duties: • Provides leadership to the Budget and Finance Department when the Finance Director is unavailable. • Attends staff and community meetings when the Finance Director is unavailable. • Oversees and ensures the efficient and effective operation as well as adequate internal controls over all financial functions including accounting, payroll, revenue collections, and financial systems. • Motivates, supervises, and evaluates staff; coordinates annual goal setting; addresses employee concerns; provides coaching and corrective action solutions; completes "Career Conversations"; and facilitates recruitment activities. • Researches and prepares policies, procedures, controls, and guidelines used to manage the City's financial operations; assists in the maintenance of proper internal controls to ensure the safeguard of City assets. • Provides leadership in the implementation of technology used to help improve work processes and customer service. • Coordinate the year-end closing in the accounting system and the annual external financial audit • Takes a leadership role in coordinating and prepares the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and related annual reports in compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncement. • Assist in the treasury management including the issuance of debt, investment of City funds, and managing the City's banking relationships. • Prepares the Accounting Services Division's annual budget. • Monitors and analyzes the City's financial condition; provides historical and budgeted financial information for various purposes while reviewing various reports for accuracy and completeness. • Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred) in Accounting, Financial Administration, or related field; five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in public finance and accounting ; or any combination of training, certifications, or qualifying experience that provides the ability to successfully fulfill the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Licensing, Certification, and Other Requirements: Hold an Arizona Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Employee Core Beliefs City of Prescott employees should seek to uphold the City's core beliefs throughout their day-to-day business and with every customer they come in contact with, both internal and external. Our core beliefs are: Act with Integrity, Work as a Team, Have Personal Commitment and Loyalty, Solve Problems, Take Pride In Excellent Results, High Level of Productivity and Being Nice. Knowledge, Skill and Abilities: • Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles, municipal budgeting theory, treasury management, revenues, and licenses administration. • Knowledge of government system of accounts, funds, bonds, and revenue sources and of state/federal laws pertaining to municipal budgeting. • Knowledge of financial computer systems, personal computers, and software we well as their application to finance and budget functions. • Ability to apply municipal accounting principles and theory to the municipal finance and budget preparation process. • Ability to analyze programs and accounting/budgeting details to identify and apply significant data in preparing financial projections, estimates, and reports. Skill in writing comprehensive technical reports detailing the results. • Ability to conduct budget and financial research. • Ability to provide quality services in a cost-effective manner and to recommend improved methods of performing the work. • Ability to interact with City officials, co-workers, operating agency staff, and the general public to establish and maintain effective working relationships. • Ability to communicate and present facts and recommendations in a clear, concise, logical manner, orally and in writing. • Ability to explain/present technical budget/financial information/problems in non-technical terms, both orally and in writing. • Ability to plan, organize, assign, manage, and review the work of professional associates and Finance staff. Physical Demands And Working Conditions: • Work is performed in a normal City office environment. • Safely operates a City vehicle and variety of standard office equipment including a computer terminal, telephone, copier, and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand, and eye movement. • Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs. Successful candidate will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening to include: · Drug screening · Motor vehicle records check · Criminal background screening City of Prescott Contact Information 201 N. Montezuma Street, Suite 303 Prescott, AZ 86301 Email: email@example.com
Phone: 928-777-1410 / Fax: 928-777-1213 Major Benefits For Full-Time Regular Employees: Paid time off; ten paid holidays and one floating holiday per year; employee and/or family health and life insurance; short term and long term disability; Arizona State Retirement and Social Security contributions; other optional benefits such as deferred compensation plans and additional life insurance. PROBATION: Each employee must satisfactorily serve an established probationary period. NOTE : When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the selection process. In accordance with A.R.S. 23 - 493, this position has been identified as "Safety Sensitive". The City of Prescott is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.