This is a highly responsible position with professional and administrative work in directing municipal financial operations. Work involves responsibility for directing financial planning, general accounting, budget administration, debt administration, human resource, payroll and benefit administration, purchasing, receipt collection, accounts payable, maintaining financial records, auditing accounts or routine accounting documents, financial forecasting, cash management and investments, and financial reporting within generally accepted accounting principles. Supervision is exercised over a staff of administrative and clerical personnel. Position is part of the Management Team, working under the direct supervision of the City Administrator.
Skill Requirements Position requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of government finance administration and generally accepted accounting principles; the principles and practices of municipal budgeting; the functions, structure, and operating routines of municipal government. Must be proficient in Windows-based word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of personnel engaged in a variety of technical, financial, clerical, and related activities; to develop sound fiscal systems and procedures; and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with subordinates, government officials, and the general public.
Completion of Degree program in Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; and a minimum of five years of experience in municipal accounting and finance work, including experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A CPA license or an MBA degree is highly recommended.
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