City Treasurer, City of Clawson

Published Jul 26, 2022

Population: 12,000

Compensation: $65,000 - $80,000

Closing Date: Open until filled

To Apply: Submit your application, resume and cover letter on the City of Clawson website.

Description
The City of Clawson is seeking a full-time City Treasurer. Ideal candidates will possess at least a bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in finance, accounting, economics, public administration or a related field from a four-year college or university and three (3) to (5) years of related experience and/or training including supervisory experience in local government or another public agency.

The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The City Treasurer is appointed by the City Council.

For more information, see below.

FLSA Status: Management (Exempt); at-will
Appointed by: City Council
Supervised by: City Manager and Finance Director
Supervises: AFSCME union employees, non-union part-time employees, seasonal employees
Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000
The position is expected to work 36 hours per week during City Hall’s operating hours (Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm) as well as the ability to attend meetings outside of normal business hours. More hours may be expected during tax season.

GENERAL SUMMARY:
This is an advanced executive professional position that directs and oversees all treasury functions of the City. The position is established under the Clawson City Charter Section 4.12. and shall receive and have the custody of all monies belonging to and received by the City along with disbursement responsibilities. The City Treasurer shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed for him or her by this Charter or by the City Council. It is an appointed position by the Clawson City Council.

The scope of work includes directing and managing all the City’s tax collection functions. It oversees the accounting and revenue treasury intake activities as well as develops, recommends, and implements treasury policies and standard operating procedures on behalf of the City. The position is involved in all levels of tax collection, financial investment, and accounting functions and provides direction to ensure the accurate implementation of such functions in accordance with financial policies and procedures. The position is also responsible for the management and supervision of both professional and subordinate staff in the Treasury Office and provides guidance to the rest of the organization on matters related to the City’s treasury obligations. Work is performed under the direction and management of the City Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directs, develops, and monitors collection strategies for personal property taxes, parking fines, and miscellaneous accounts receivables; negotiates payment arrangements as allowed; may direct collection actions, creates and implements parking fine collection strategies; responsible for the oversight of the tax roll and investment portfolio. Responsible for directing, managing, and monitoring the City’s financial investment portfolios, along with evaluating the financial markets and producing a variety of financial reports.

CITY TREASURER
Bargaining Unit: Management Non-Union
Responsible for ensuring applicable updated tax code changes and guidelines; coordinates and ensures proper implementation of appropriate technology related to municipal finances, investments, and banking services. Oversees any and all functions related to the necessary documentation of all treasury activities, processes, and procedures to ensure achievement/fulfillment of its charter responsibilities. Directs, reviews, and analyzes changes and amendments to the accounting standards, federal laws, state statutes, and city ordinances and procedures to determine their impact on the City and proposes changes as appropriate; documents changes and drafts memoranda concerning impact for review by the City Manager or City Council. Drafting of a comprehensive management plan for the office; determines management goals and objectives and relays them to office staff; participates in the budget development process. Directs and manages the Treasury Office staff and all related functions, including delegation of duties to accomplish the goals and transformation objectives of the department; conducts training, performance evaluations, coaching, and other supervisory duties as necessary, including the implementation of disciplinary action when appropriate; provides guidance to other City departments as necessary on financial collection matters and works in collaboration with others on other related financial business strategies and business processes. Performs other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Extensive knowledge in municipal funding of various services and improvements (i.e., the City's tax structure, special assessments, fees, etc.).
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting standards, city ordinances, and state statutes that apply to municipal finance, municipal taxation, traffic control, and parking.
  • Thorough knowledge of Michigan property taxation statutes, Brownfield developments, Michigan State Tax Commission guidelines and bulletins, and their impact on the City of Clawson’s property tax structure.
  • Thorough knowledge of investment law and banking regulation with an ability to conduct proper analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of commercial law, civil actions involving collection, and bankruptcy with an ability to conduct proper case analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of city government and the interrelationships between the various departments.
  • Technically proficient using Microsoft programs and other applicable financial computer software electronic tools and the ability to manage a variety of database applications.
  • Ability to effectively manage the work of professional and subordinate employees and familiar knowledge of best management supervision techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, representatives from banks and other financial institutions, and the general public.
  • Ability to conduct research, analyze changes in statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and prepare policy recommendations concerning such changes.
  • Ability to provide accurate testimony and participate in legal proceedings when required.
  • Ability to make public presentations and skill in dealing with the public, often in an adversarial and hostile environment.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ideal candidates will possess at least a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in finance, accounting, economics, public administration or a related field from a four-year college or university and three (3) to (5) years of related experience and/or training including supervisory experience in local government or other public agency
  • Experience as an administrator or supervisor in a Municipal Treasurer’s
    office
  • Certified Professional Treasurer Credential is strongly desired
  • Considerable knowledge of BS&A software applications
  • Considerable knowledge of Cash Flow and Investment Practices
  • Considerable knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions
  • Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at cityofclawson.com. Applications will be reviewed as received. Confidentiality may be requested in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties of the job.

The City of Clawson is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where employees excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.