Project & Revenue Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Fort Collins Financial Services Department
Location of position: 
Fort Collins, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$74,448 to $104,227 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Job Description: 

POSITION TITLE: PROJECT & REVENUE MANAGER (Full-Time Regular) (Unclassified Management)

DEPARTMENT: Sales Tax

LOCATION: 215 OFFICE BLDG BENEFIT CATEGORY: Unclassified Management View Classifications & Benefits ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $74,448 to $104,227 (Salaries are paid biweekly)

SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is Friday, December 8th, 2017 You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check and drug test required. This position is subject to residency requirements under the City’s Charter (Article IV, Section 3), which require the incumbent to reside at the time of appointment and throughout employment in this classification within five (5) miles of the City limits as measured by a straight line connecting the parcel of property upon which the residence is situated to the nearest boundary line of the City. City limits and the Urban Growth Area / Growth Management Area can be found on FCMaps. http://gisweb.fcgov.com/redirect/default.aspx

SUMMARY: This position reports directly to the City’s Chief Financial Officer and sits on the Financial Services Leadership Team, comprised of the 7 senior leaders within Financial Services. Financial Services is responsible for Accounting, FP&A, Budget, Purchasing, Safety Security & Risk Management, and the Revenue office. The Project & Revenue Manager leads and manages various special projects as assigned by the Financial Officer that can vary from enterprise wide to department specific issues and projects. The Project & Revenue Manager also leads and guides the sales tax collection, business licensing and sales tax audit functions for the City including the planning and coordination of all tax and revenue related functions for the organization, including management of the Sales Tax Division.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. •Manage and guide special projects assigned by the Financial Officer including project conceptualization, development and analysis of strategies, community outreach and engagement, contract negotiation and administration. •Lead and/or participate on cross-functional teams, or other groups formed to address issues/projects, formulate ideas and policy changes, or initiate planning efforts. •Represent Financial Services on City projects, in City-wide meetings and acts as a liaison to other City departments, City Council, and various other organizations and committees. •Assists in prioritizing service needs and organizational objectives; coordinates planning efforts and documentation. •Prepare and deliver presentations to community groups, staff, City Council,City management, and others; responds to questions and requests. •May serve as press liaison; prepare and assist in written statements, press releases and conducts interviews with members of the press. •Research and formulate policy recommendations on complex tax issues and new city policies and present recommendations to the Financial Officer and City Council. Develop and implement necessary procedures related to new policy adoption. •Responsible for interpreting and communicating complex tax issues for staff and citizens; address citizen inquiries and taxpayer complaints. •Responsible for managing the audit program for the City of Fort Collins which includes sales, lodging and use tax audits of businesses operating in the City.Coordinate, review and approval of all audits and audit plans and review auditors'work. Mediate taxpayer and auditor issues if there is a disagreement. •Prepares various reports and agency recommendations regarding hearings,audits, waivers and other sales or use tax matters. •Responsible for monthly sales, use and lodging tax collections and reporting the results to the Financial Officer in a written form. Compile and analyze sales tax data and write the monthly press release for the Financial Officer. Review of construction project cost reports. •Administer the Manufacturing Use Tax Rebate program which allows manufacturing companies to apply for tax rebates on equipment. Authorization of payment of rebates after City Council approval. •Responsible for Business and Sale Tax licensing, including education of local businesses on City sales tax code and licensing procedures. •Responsible for sales and use tax revenue forecasts, reporting, and analysis.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the supervision of City employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: •Ability to assemble, organize and present complex statistical, financial and factual information derived from a variety of sources and draw conclusions. •Ability to communication effectively, both verbally and in writing and to convey complex information in a clear, comprehensive manner. •Good organizational, decision-making, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills. •Ability to manage multiple priorities. •Ability to conduct research, analyze information, develop appropriate policy recommendations and prepare comprehensive reports. •Knowledge of auditing and accounting procedures, auditing standards, City sales and use tax ordinances, and lodging tax ordinances. •Working knowledge of the State of Colorado Statutes regarding the administration and collection of State sales and use tax. •Working knowledge of departmental functions and activities. •Ability to use permitting, spreadsheet, word processing, tax and data base software. •Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret Chapter 25 of the City Code. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with taxpayers and their representatives, employees of other taxing jurisdictions, co-workers,other City employees and the public.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science, or related field from an accredited college or university; minimum of 8 years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid driver's license. Project Management Certification desirable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; and talk or hear. The demands on the visual sense are very high. The employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While the work is routinely performed in an office environment, the employee must also conduct field work. Field work is performed at numerous business locations with varying environments and temperatures. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, religion, gender, age (40 years or older), national origin, color, creed, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law. BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED. Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act. If you have questions, please contact recruitment@fcgov.com