Assistant Director of Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
City of DeSoto
Location of position: 
DeSoto, TX
$78,545.53 – $98,181.91 Annually
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Job Description: 

The purpose of this position is to provide financial information to both internal and external users in order to assist with administration of the annual budget and supervise accounting activities of the financial service department. This is accomplished by preparing monthly financial reports and comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR), researching and implementing new requirements and accounting principles, scheduling the year end closings, managing the annual audit activities, directing the preparation of other scheduled reports, analyzing complex data, and maintaining the financial and accounting systems.

Essential Job Functions:

•Manages department functions by ensuring proper staffing, complying with all federal, state and local regulations; preparing and managing financial records and reports; auditing financial transactions; establishing customer service procedures and related tasks; and coordinating reporting processes for agencies and audits. •Manages programs and audits by coordinating document preparation and submission; reviewing reports and related information; gathering and disseminating budget information; preparing documents and financial reports; recommending system and program improvements; and representing the department to boards and commissions. •Coordinates the operational budget by developing budget materials; preparing estimates; reviewing revenues and expenditures; assisting departments in gathering materials; compiling information; and coordinating budget reviews and presentations. •Supervises the audit by reviewing requests; gathering documents and materials; working with departments on requests; ensuring work paper accuracy; supervising accounting processes; authorizing journal entries, compiling audit papers; and preparing special reports. •Participates in policy and procedure review by analyzing new and existing systems and software; reviewing fiscal year budget data; analyzing, reviewing, and projecting revenues; and recommending accounting, purchasing and inventory practices. •Monitors capital projects and fixed assets record keeping, payroll processing and all related activities and assists with debt service by overseeing associated processes and maintaining communication with management.

Education and Experience:

•Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience as an accountant •Five years of experience in governmental accounting, two of which must be in supervision

License and Certificates:

•Valid driver's license with good driving record and ability to maintain while employed. •Valid CPA, CGFO, CIA certification strongly preferred