Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Yuma
Location of position: 
Yuma, AZ
$103,981.28 – $145,573.74 Annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Job Description: 

Under administrative direction, performs complex management and technical duties, with responsibility for maintaining fiscal stability and safeguarding the assets of the City; monitors and manages the City financial records, and assures that Finance Department activities are in compliance with state and Federal regulations, and City policies and procedures.

• Plans and directs City Finance Department operations through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; directs Finance Department programs, including financial records, computer systems, audits, treasury, debt management, purchasing, and financial analysis and reporting; assures compliance to state and Federal financial management regulations, City policies and goals, and accounting standards. • Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; develops financial plans and policies to meet City goals; interprets concerns, defines desired results, and determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects; encourages new ideas and collaborative approaches to solving problems. • Directs, coaches and trains staff, and evaluates performance; meets regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workload, resource allocation, budgets, technical issues, quality standards, and services. • Determines Finance Department objectives, and evaluates progress toward achieving goals; evaluates staffing levels, resource availability, and service demands; allocates resources to maximize efficiency. • Analyzes operational information, evaluates trends, and develops plans to meet future needs; assures all financial issues are properly addressed and resolved; assures effective communication of financial issues. • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation of annual budget, and presents to City management, staff, and citizen groups. • Manages the collection, analysis and reporting of financial data; reviews technical documents and accounting records to verify accuracy; identifies and corrects errors and inconsistencies in documents and reports; monitors budget, revenue and expenditure trends. • Directs financial reporting, audits, and preparation of financial statements; monitors fiscal performance, and oversees the City's banking, cash and debt management, bond rating, and investment activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; AND five years’ experience managing government financial operations, including supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Arizona State Driver’s License may be required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is strongly desired; however, MBA or related degree, CPA candidate, Certified Public Finance Officer, or Certified Government Financial Manager will be considered in lieu of CPA designation.