Under limited supervision, participates in the preparation and administration of the City’s annual operating budget, capital improvement plan and the long-range financial plan; provides support to the Budget Manager as assigned.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Participates in the development and the reporting of financial performance measures, monthly financial report and the reporting of capital projects.
- Assists with policy development, benchmarking and surveying, bond sales, program research and other special projects.
- Conducts fiscal impact analysis, revenue and expenditure forecasting; prepares audit schedules as required.
- Maintains historic data bases; assists in preparing revenue and expenditure forecasts.
- Assists the Budget Manager in preparing budgets based on organizational performance, estimated revenues, expenses and historical budget data.
- Reviews department and capital project budget transfers for available funds and compliance with operational authority levels; data enters transfers into an automated accounting system.
- Assists in the preparation of monthly financial reports; assists with the benchmarking of the City against other cities; conducts surveys; completes other City survey information.
- Participates in the preparation of the five-year forecast of the City’s major funds, including revenues and expenditures; provides annual forecast updates.
- Assists in the development of the five-year Capital Improvement Program; works with various departments; compiles data; identifies funding sources.
- Reviews Capital Project change orders and invoices for the availability of funds.
- Assists the Budget Manager in the annual Capital Improvement Program audit schedule.
- Participates in the review of City Council agenda requests for the availability of funds; recommends funding sources.
- Develops and reports measures of input/output, efficiency and outcomes.
- Conducts fiscal impact analysis; analyzes financial and statistical data; prepares reports; makes recommendations.
- Conducts research and/or policy development; performs other special projects as assigned.
- Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; and performs other duties as required or assigned.
- Employees may at any time be required to work in order to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services, in the event of an emergency.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- City organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) adopted by GASB.
- Financial and budget management principles.
- Government Finance Officers Association general accounting and financial reporting requirements.
- Principles and practices of budget management and administration.
- Operations of government finance and reporting for fund accounting and/or enterprise fund-type operations.
- City codes and ordinances.
- Finance and reporting of fund accounting and enterprise fund-type operations.
- Principles and practices of project management.
- Business and personal computers, and spreadsheet software applications.
- Handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment.
- Providing efficient customer service.
- Understanding and applying City policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal regulations.
- Explaining City policies and procedures while exercising the highest degree of confidentiality.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels within the City.
- Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or a closely related field; AND four years’ of progressive experience working in a municipal government setting; experience in accounting, auditing, budget preparation, financial or closely related financial and/or fiscal operations preferred; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
- Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
- Work is performed in a standard office environment.