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Assistant Director of Finance, City of Romulus

Published Apr 11, 2024

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, assists that official with the management of the Finance Department by administering the departmental functions such as accounts payable, delinquent accounts collection, accounts receivable, payroll, and water service billing. Prepares supporting schedules and assists in the development of the annual budget. Assists in coordinating year-end audit activities and performs various personnel related functions. Assists in preparing data for use in long-range financial planning.


1. Directs and maintains orderly methods for processing financial transactions for the City. Directs financial accounting for all programs including report preparation.

2. Gathers data for use in development of the preliminary budget, assists departmental heads in evaluating needs, explaining departmental services, making projections and serving as staff advisor in final budget determinations.

3. Ability to prepare, utilize and recommend cost allocation processes for internal and external department use.

4. Evaluates expenditures in relationship to fiscal year budget projections and prepares status reports, identifying critical areas, changes necessary due to projection changes and changes in City posture which may have financial implication. Maintains current budget amendment file.

5. Reviews and verifies various financial reports and other documents relating to financial matters for use by the Director of Financials Services, Mayor, City Council, other government agencies, and any other interested and authorized body.

6. Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence. Prepares federal, state and local reports.

7. Maintains and organizes budgetary and fiscal records in compliance with federal, state and local laws, generally accepted accounting practices, GASB regulations and ordinances.

8. Reconciles to bank balance, resolves discrepancies and figures projected interest at the established rate.

9. Supervises the daily activities of the Finance Department staff, distributing workloads, conducting staff meetings, training employees and handling all personnel related problems.

10. Reviews employee time cards, scheduling vacations, overtime and/or personal business requests.

11. Serves in the absence of the Finance Director following well defined policies and procedures.

12. Coordinates activities with other City department heads to resolve problems, maintain workflow and eliminate duplication of efforts.

13. Prepares or assists in the preparation of special financial analyses and special projects as assigned.

14. Performs the duties of other departmental personnel as workload, temporary absences or emergencies dictate.

15. Attend City Council and other meetings, as requested or required for reporting and presentation purposes.

16. Performs other related duties as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

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