Deputy Finance Director/Treasurer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Fernley Finance Department
Location of position: 
Fernley, NV
$51,147 – $78,756
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Job Description: 

Under direction of the City Treasurer, serves as the Deputy City Treasurer and performs work requiring consistent exercise of discretion and judgment by performing a broad range of professional accounting tasks; assists the City Treasurer and tasks required for preparation and administration of the City budget; provides training and functional supervision of department staff.

Essential functions include:

  1. Performs general financial accounting to record transactions and reconcile accounts to general ledger; makes adjustments to accounts as appropriate; prepares financial statements and quarterly and year-end summary reports.
  2. Monitors revenues and expenditures to assure compliance with budgets; accounts for variances between projected and actual revenues and expenditures.
  3. Closes and posts subsystems; prepares and posts standard general journal entries; runs trial balances and prepares preliminary balance sheets, income statements, and supporting reports.
  4. Develops spreadsheets and schedules of key general ledger accounts such as bank reconciliations, schedules of accounts receivable and accounts payable, prepaid expenses and long-term debt; prepares and posts adjusting entries to general journal and general ledger.
  5. Sets up and maintains project subsidiary ledgers; records engineering estimates; prepares and posts closing entries; prepares detailed reports of completed project financial activity; applies construction advances and deposits; processes invoices or check requests for refund as required.
  6. Develops, evaluates, and implements financial accounting procedures and practices to meet the City’s financial goals and objectives; assists in managing resources and developing programs to train staff in appropriate management of financial information and provides financial services.
  7. Assists in the preparation and administration of the department budget; estimates department budget needs; writes justification for funding requests; monitors expenditures to assure compliance with budgets; accounts for variances between projected and actual expenditures.
  8. In conjunction with the City Treasurer, develops revenue estimates and departmental budget targets to guide departments in budget preparation; compiles reports for the City Council regarding budgets and actual revenue and expenditures; participates in the preparation and filing of budget, revenue, and expenditure reports.
  9. Conducts internal audits of various City financial operations; reconciles real and personal property taxes and apportionment.
  10. Develops and administers accounting policies and procedures; maintains general ledger for the City; oversees accounts payable.

In addition, this position assists in the preparation of year-end adjustments and work papers for the annual financial audit, grant accounting and project accounting. Additional preferred experience includes governmental accounting, audit of local government, grant accounting and project accounting.