Under the supervision of the City Administrator, the Finance Director is an exempt position under FLSA. This position is responsible for the integrity of the financial records of the city and requires independent judgment with little supervision. This position performs a variety of complex technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the city requiring incumbent to possess excellent communications, organizational and public relations skills. The Finance Director provides strategic planning for the Finance Department; serves as a key member of the City Management Leadership Team, provides strategic and operational input to key stakeholders across the organization, including City Management, senior executives and management staff across departments and agencies; actively contributes to organizational effectiveness through support and execution of City departments and agencies' strategic and operational plans; serves as a subject matter expert for responsible business disciplines and process ownership to various stakeholders across the organization; negotiates the activities of Financial Management and Administration and other City support departments to achieve agreement on specific courses of action to fulfill departmental missions; participates in team, department, and City meetings, including committees to contribute to departmental and organizational goals; recommends alternatives for problem resolution; fosters communications and relationships with City departments to determine changing needs and challenges, coordinates departmental activities, and explains departmental policies and procedures.
Section II: Essential Duties of the Job.
- Serves as Chief Financial advisor to the City Administrator;
- Serves as the City Treasurer responsible for management of the city's short and long-term debt, cash management, investments and financial position;
- Manages and supervises cash collection, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and utility billing functions;
- Responsible for the integrity of the city's General Ledger, account analysis, preparing and recording journal entries, monthly bank reconciliation and preparing monthly financial statements;
- Coordinates the city’s annual audit of financial statements;
- Assists with grant administration and meeting Federal and State requirements for reporting;
- Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that State and National accounting procedures are maintained, follows Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and guidelines issued under GASB;
- Maintains and administers all tax records including special assessments and abatements, subdivisions and benefit districts;
- Proposes financing mechanisms for City projects, seeks advice from financial advisor and bond counsel related to all city debt issuance and maintains debt issuance compliance;
- Prepares City’s annual operating budget, five year plan and capital improvement program for City Administrator and Council approval with use of revenue and expenditure forecasting;
- Manages operations and staff related to finance, accounting and payroll
- Provides support to the City Administrator, City Staff, Mayor and City Council, makes presentations to elected or appointed officials, regulatory agencies, department heads and staff as well as public and private agencies or groups;
- Assists with developing and coordinating of department budgets;
- Formulates and implements strategic and operational plans to support procurement and purchasing needs.
Duties, responsibilities, scheduling, shift assignments and work location, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Pay, Education & Experience:
$96,969.60 to $133,057.60 annually
- Bachelor’s degree in degree in Accounting or a related field is required. A combination of education and experience that provides the skills and abilities in public fund accounting will be considered.
- Residence within 45 minutes of the City of Spring Hill
- Five years’ experience in Accounting or Finance and a business work environment along with three years of supervisory experience is required.