We are seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Assistant Director of Finance for a distinguished inner ring suburb on Cleveland’s east side. Reporting to the City’s Director of Finance, the successful applicant leads a staff of four which includes two CPAs. The position is responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating the operations and staff of the Finance Department, assessing and analyzing all purchases of the City and performing reconciliations, assisting in budget preparation, preparing and analyzing the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR); managing payroll and accounts payable, assisting with special projects, maintaining files and records, and related work as apparent or assigned.
Desired skills and knowledge include the following: Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting principles, rules and regulations; thorough knowledge of accounting terminology, methods, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting; thorough knowledge of standard office methods, techniques and procedures. Skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; skill in budget planning, development, and control techniques. Ability to analyze and evaluate complex financial systems; ability to prepare and maintain complex financial reports and records; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to communicate technical ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and follow work procedures; ability to post accounts and to perform mathematical computations with speed and accuracy; ability to prepare complete and accurate reports from various accounting data; ability to understand and apply laws and established policies to the maintenance of financial records; ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the associates, advisers, agencies, attorneys, auditors, Department Directors, elected officials, outside government officials, and the general public.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration, or a related field and extensive experience working in the accounting/finance department of a public/non-profit organization with extensive supervisory and management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred. The ideal candidate must have proven written and oral communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, familiarity with GASB, preparation of ACFRs and municipal operations preferred. The salary is mid to high $80s depending on qualifications and includes a benefits package.
Review additional information and apply online at www.shakeronline.com, attaching resume, cover letter and salary history, or send application packet to: City of Shaker Heights, HR Dept., 3400 Lee Rd., Shaker Heights, OH 44120. The City of Shaker Heights does not hire individuals who use or test positive for tobacco or nicotine products.
PLEASE SEND CITY APPLICATION AND/OR RESUME TO THE CITY OF SHAKER HEIGHTS HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 3400 LEE ROAD, SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH 44120.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Application available online at shakeronline.com