Financial Services Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of Paradise Valley
Location of position: 
Paradise Valley, AZ
Starting Salary is $84,890 to $107,590
Date Posted: 
Monday, October 23, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Job Description: 

Financial Services Manager

Education Level: 4 Year Degree & CPA

Starting Salary Range: $84,850.00 – $107,590.00 Salary/year


The Financial Services Manager reports directly to the Town Manager. The Finance Department includes financial services, procurement management, risk management, grants management, utility billing, fire services fee and alarm monitoring services. This position oversees the development of the Town’s overall financial and budget policies. Also responsible for the management of the development and preparation of the Town’s operating budget, its five-year capital improvement budget, and multi-year revenue and expenditure forecasts.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional personnel management skills and have the ability to perform the following duties:

◾Provide managerial leadership to the financial services group by planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments, reviewing progress and directing changes in priorities and schedules as needed. ◾Prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; coordinate and serve as liaison for the annual independent audit; prepare reports and related materials for use in the annual audit, including the Expenditure Limitation Report. ◾Prepare the annual Town Budget in coordination with Town Manager, Deputy Town Manager and department managers. ◾Perform the duties of the Town treasurer, including cash flow management, investment management, and administration of bond flow indebtedness. ◾Manage procurement processes to ensure compliance with federal, state and town laws and policies. ◾Serve as the Town’s Risk Manager managing property and liability claims as well as negotiating insurance renewals for the Town’s insurance policies. ◾Analyze the Town’s long-term financial needs, including the issuance of bonds and capital leases. ◾Manage the accounting and finance areas in accordance with the Town’s policies, and the ensure the books and records of the Town are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and within budget limitations ◾Prepare financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with the guidelines established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. ◾Reviews accounting transactions for accuracy and corrects financial records as appropriate. ◾Recommend and enforce accounting and payroll related policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with Human Resources Policies and Procedures and Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards. ◾Conduct complex financial analysis and special projects as required. ◾Manage the financial accounting IT systems; prepare and update user manuals; conduct end-user training; request system program changes; perform database maintenance; and serve as interface between software manufacturer and end-user. ◾Monitor compliance with IRS regulations. ◾Develop and maintains reports and procedures to ensure accounting information systems are properly processing and recording transactions. ◾Prepare monthly, quarterly, and special reports through integration of the payroll, accounting information systems, and desktop software applications. ◾Ensure timely reporting and payment of retirement contributions, health insurance premiums, and miscellaneous payroll withholdings to appropriate agencies; files state labor reports. ◾Maintain existing payroll system and perform system updates. ◾Ensure proper tax treatment of employee deductions. Request system program changes and performs database maintenance. ◾Manages administration of federal, state, and local grants. ◾Invest Town funds through the designated intermediary. ◾Oversee fire services fee and wastewater billing. ◾Prepare periodic budget performance reports and assist in Town budget preparation. ◾Determine the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, promotion and disciplining of assigned personnel. ◾Propose policies, procedures, work rules and performance standards in compliance with Town standards and federal, state, and local laws. ◾Perform other special projects as directed by the Town Manager, including research, preparation of schedules and charts and other duties as assigned


A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or closely related area. Five to seven years of supervisory and progressive responsible experience in governmental accounting. C.P.A. certification required. Government Finance Officer Certification preferred.


The final filing date for this position is Friday, November 17, 2017. To be considered, please apply online, upload your resume, cover letter, current and past salary history. Finalists will be required to submit four work-related references. Resume should reflect years of positions held, size of staff and budgets you have managed. Apply online:

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be invited to an initial interview.