The Portland Bureau of Transportation's Business Services Group is seeking a Budget & Finance Manager to lead the Financial Services Division.
The division responsibilities include financial planning/analysis, budget development, grants management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement services, and DMWESB outreach to firms wanting to provide services to the bureau. This position supports the program through overall leadership and direction, employee guidance, performance planning, and high-level decision making. In addition, this position provides expert professional advice and assistance to bureau management on a broad range of complex financing, budgeting, procurement, policy, and procedural matters. This position must have a thorough understanding of policies, practices, and procedures and it requires a significant degree of administrative discretion in the execution of these procedures.
The Ideal Candidate Profile has the following experiences/abilities:
- Collaborate with senior management in preparing strategic plans and annual work plans; develop, implement, improve, and evaluate programs, projects,
- workflow, methods, and work products in accordance with plans, budgets, and policies; perform various specialized financial, revenue, budgetary, and/or
- management studies and analysis.
- Oversee, develop, and administer the budget, including forecasting resources; monitor budget to actual revenues and expenditures and suggest adjustments;
- manage quarterly and annual budget update processes.
- Develop and establish performance requirements and personal development targets for staff, regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for improvement and development; evaluate performance and complete annual performance reviews. -
- Review and analyze pertinent statutes, regulations, ordinances, and policies in terms of impact on organizational unit and to ensure compliance.
- Manage various financial programs and functions such as procurement, revenue, accounting, treasury, debt management, taxation, and financial auditing.
To Qualify The following minimum qualifications are required for this position are below:
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, operational and strategic planning, current business communication, public administration, program
- evaluation, budget preparation and administration, and fields related to the mission and purpose of the organizational unit and bureau/office.
- Ability to apply analytic and problem-solving skills to independently develop sound decisions, conclusions, and recommendations.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; present information, proposals, and recommendations clearly and persuasively in public settings. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience, and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration.