Deputy Financial Services Director

Deputy Financial Services Director
Missoula County Financial Services Department
 Missoula, Montana
Job Description

The Financial Services Department is seeking a DEPUTY FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR to join their team. This position performs professional work as a deputy department head. Plans and implements a comprehensive financial program and oversees central services operations for the County of Missoula. Performs highly technical accounting tasks, prepares complex financial analysis and reports, and supervises staff in the Financial Services Department.

Supervises employees and manages the operations of the Financial Services Department including: payroll; property tax administration; general ledger accounting; treasury and cash management; accounts payable; internal and external accounts receivable; fixed asset management; and Rural Special Improvement and other special tax districts. Assists CFO to compile mill levies and prepare tax bills. Administers County capital improvement program financing loans portfolio excluding bond issuances. May assist the CFO in the issuance of capital financing instruments, such as general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and industrial development bonds. Provides assistance to the Finance Director CFO, and Budget Analyst during the annual budgeting process. May prepare budgeted salary and benefit information; compiles revenue and expenditure projections and historical data; and may assist in the preparation of the final budget document. Assists the CFO and budget committee to evaluate budget requests. Coordinates and prepares audit work papers, schedules and reports. Serves as the primary contact for external auditors and provides requested information. Assist in preparing the County’s year-end financial statements and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Prepares work papers for taxes and special assessments. Coordinates monthly reconciliations of bank statements, cash balances, outstanding warrants, revenues, expenditures and payroll liabilities. Responsible for day-to-day cash management. Communicates effectively with the Finance Director on issues related to financial management of County funds. Explains and interprets Financial Services Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive issues. Identifies and evaluates problems and develops alternative solutions to financial and budgetary issues. Conducts research and analysis of complex technical accounting and financial issues and makes recommendations for action.