Financial Services Manager (Budget and Treasury)

Financial Services Manager (Budget and Treasury)
City of Pleasanton Finance Department
 Pleasanton, California
Job Description

The Position

Under general supervision from the Director of Finance, the Financial Services Manager is responsible for managing the City’s Budget
Development & Monitoring process, issuance and administration of the City’s debt, collection of City revenues, and investment of idle City funds; supervision of professional and non professional staff; performance of highly analytical and professional finance/accounting tasks; as assigned assisting the Director in the general administration of the department; and performs related work as required. The Financial Services Manager:

  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates the City’s budget research and development process; maintains budgetary control records; performs budget monitoring and performance analysis.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of City budget engagement and outreach plan.
  • Works with departments to set up Performance Measure and use industry practices to implement the measures.
  • Manages City’s treasury, investments, and cash flow, Supervises the investment of City funds to include: calculating monies available for investment, determining short, mid, and long term investment strategies to ensure appropriate investment returns, ensuring investments are consistent with established investment policies, reviewing and approving daily investment activities.
  • Supervises the collection of City revenues, participating in the establishment and setting of City fees and charges; forecasting City revenues; researching and assisting in the establishment of revenue sources; as directed, implementing new revenue sources; directing the auditing of City revenues.
  • Assists with the City’s year-end financial reporting process, including the City’s annual financial audit and preparation of the ACFR.
    •Reviews departmental expenditures for fiscal impact and compliance with budget and procurement ordinances; monitors expenditures for assigned programs and recommends.
  • Represents the department in relationships with agencies, organizations and committees.
  • Supervises the issuance of debt instruments to include assisting in the recruitment and selection of financial advisors and consultants--overseeing, coordinating, and reviewing their work; providing needed assistance and information; and assisting in the development of marketing strategies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of:

  • Municipal budget preparation and analysis.
  • Principles, practices and procedures of governmental accounting and auditing.
  • Internal financial control processes.
  • Public finance management theories and practices.
  • Municipal financial record keeping techniques.
  • Report preparation and presentation.
  • Financial/statistical methods.
  • Short and long-range planning.
  • Federal, state and local laws, regulatory codes, and ordinances relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision and training.

Ability to:

  • Supervise both professional and non-professional accounting and finance personnel to include: evaluating prospective employees, establishing performance standards, motivating employees to reach and maintain performance standards, developing employee skills/abilities, assigning work, setting priorities, and addressing employee issues and concerns.
  • Review and evaluate alternative debt instruments and strategies.
  • Review the work of financial advisors and consultants to include actions proposed and documents produced; coordinate the work of multiple financial advisors/consultants; determine and apportion assessment district fees and charges; reconcile and account for fees and charges received; and calculate arbitrage.
  • Evaluate and decide appropriate long- and short-term investment strategies and vehicles.
  • Undertake and/or direct the undertaking of financial/accounting studies and projects.
  • Assist in the general administration of the Finance Department.
  • Make oral presentations.
  • Provide professional advice and assistance to City staff.

Education and Experience:

  • Four-year degree in relevant fields; additional education or training desirable. Three or more years of experience managing a budget and providing supervision.