NATURE OF WORK: Under the Chief Financial Officer's supervision and guidance: perform administrative work of considerable difficulty relating to management, financial analysis, accounting principles, and budget monitoring and forecasting; serves as the Chief Financial Officer in their absence; this position has departmental responsibility.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or closely related field; (7) years' progressively responsible experience related to the management or budgeting of governmental accounting and financial reporting; must have three (3) years of supervisory experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license and pass a background check. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, and 5 years' progressively responsible experience related to the management or budgeting of governmental accounting and financial reporting; must have three (3) years of supervisory experience; Certified Public Financial Officer (CPFO) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
This position is advertised from the minimum to the mid-point hourly rate. Salary will be determined based on education and experience at the time of offer.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only) Performs professional administrative work in coordinating, supervising and planning all functions and assigned staff of the Financial Services Department; advises County departments on budget matters and monitors budget on County-wide basis; assists County departments on financial accounting, budget and fiscal planning related questions in conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); meets with various committees and boards, as appointed, to offer financial accounting support and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals; recommends solutions; assists on the directing, planning, and coordinating fiscal planning and budget administration; participates in the management planning, setting goals, objectives and action plans; oversees the administration assigned special projects; identifies and recommends methods to improve management and operations of the Financial Services Department involving enhanced work processes, responsiveness, efficient use of resources and quality service delivery; monitors and assesses operating results, fund balance, and recommends any necessary and prudent modifications, and facilitates processes that result in the elimination of duplicate resources; plans, develops and revises department's policies and procedures; assists in the production of various complex financial accounting reports, including Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFRs), at the CFO direction; participates in the development of specifications for contracts and proposals following legal guidelines; interprets laws and regulations; assures department's activities are in compliance with all laws, policies, regulations, and the County's strategic direction. Works cooperatively with individual departments in identifying and analyzing requirements and problems. Plans, coordinates, and reconciles with State auditors regarding annual audit findings and results. Oversees and manages bond activity, records and ensures compliance with federal and state reporting requirements. Regular and reliable attendance is required. Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: Current accounting principles, practices related to development, management, and use of financial and accounting systems; organization, functions, and Financial Services needs of County departments and agencies; County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); Unified Manual of Accounting of Arizona Counties (UMAC); General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); budget preparation and expenditure control; contract preparation and execution; the principles and practices of supervision; Yuma County organization, operations, policies and procedures.
Skill in: Developing and implementing procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources; assisting others with budget development and control; analyzing issues and preparing recommendations based on findings; creating a work environment that fosters teamwork and a business-like acumen; assigning and leading the work of others at a Department level; the administration of grants and contracts; developing, analyzing, and implementing operational systems; organizational development; budget preparation; maintaining records and reports; public relations; supervising, planning and directing work of others; communicating effectively and in following written and verbal instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public; tax rate calculation; auditing and internal control procedures; utilizing automated accounting systems and applicable software.
Ability to: Research and write detailed reports; read, to write and synthesize data and reports; use modern office equipment and computers; select, train and supervise staff; communicate effectively verbally and written; planning and organizing work; lift 5 – 20 lbs.
Work Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing. Working at a computer monitor for extended periods required. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
EOE/AA/ADAAA/M/F/V/D DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: www.yumacountyaz.gov