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Deputy Treasurer/Finance, City of Grosse Pointe Park

Published May 1, 2023

The City of Grosse Pointe Park is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Treasurer/Finance.  Interested applicants please submit a letter of interest with resume, including three professional references addressed to Ginger Moriarty, Finance Director/Treasurer. Mailed applications please send to City Clerk, City of Grosse Pointe Park, 15115 E. Jefferson, Grosse Pointe Park MI 48230 or email the full application to the City Clerk at  The City of Grosse Pointe Park is an equal opportunity employer. Click here for the job description.Letter of interest with resume and professional references must be received by May 19, 2023.

Position Summary

The City of Grosse Pointe Park is a highly sought community with a population of 11,595 and approximately 4,100 properties while providing two recreational parks and a marina along with excellent municipal services in support of our resident’s needs and requests. The Deputy will serve in the department in various roles of support, oversight, and will assist in covering various fiscal operations of the city as assigned by the director. The city uses BS&A software systems for all the treasury/finance office operation. This position performs a variety of complex treasury/finance duties as directed, as well as some oversight of day-to-day financial and treasury operations.

Supervised by: This position is under the direction of the Treasurer/Finance Director.
Salary: $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience/qualifications.
Status: The City of Grosse Pointe Park is currently looking to fill a full-time at-will nonunion salary position of Deputy Treasurer/Finance within the Treasury/Finance Office.

The city offers a generous benefit package with a defined benefit pension plan, an elective 457b with an employee match, a Healthcare Savings Plan (HCSP), and BCBS medical or a generous medical opt-out option.

Essential Job Functions:

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.
• Provides support to the Treasurer/Finance Director.
• Assists the administrative team, department heads, and the public with required financial data and reports as directed by the Treasurer/Finance Director.
• Fosters and mentors the Treasury/Finance department staff through training and the sharing of knowledge and skills.
• Acts as a member of the team; providing capable backup to all positions within the Treasury/Finance department and various resident requests for service at the front counter.
• Handles a variety of confidential materials and sensitive issues that require discretion.
• Responsibilities include carrying out a wide variety of assignments, including the development and execution of fiscal policies and procedures.
• In charge the daily operations of cash management and the oversite and/or preparation of various financial records using appropriate internal controls, tracking of banking deposits, and the reconciliations of revenues, accounts receivables, and
• Assists with the utility billing, accounts payables and payroll/benefits administration and processing functions.
• Reviews department invoices for proper usage of general ledger accounts, enters invoices, and prepares the weekly accounts payable check run.
• Prepares journal entries in the general ledger and assists in general ledger management for accuracy and proper support.
• Assists with the annual summer and winter tax roll development, preparation, collections, and various agency distributions.
• Aids in the recording and maintenance of the tax roll for adjustments, delinquencies, and special assessments.
• Works with the Treasurer/Finance Director to develop and prepare the annual budget and helps monitors budget to actual variances.
• Assists Treasurer/Finance Director in preparing and presenting pertinent records required for the annual audit.
• Oversees the city’s fixed assets program and prepares its notes and schedules for audit.
• Maintains financial records and completes various audit workpapers and year-end schedules. 
• Provides data and financial analysis requested by the outside independent auditors.
• Will assist with steam lining the city’s operations by providing support and education to the treasury/finance staff on the use of various technology use with all city software systems.
• Perform various other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job.

Knowledge of:

• Michigan Property Tax laws
• Principles of Accounting and Finance under GAAP and GASB
• Principles and practices of effective supervision
• Laws, standards, guidelines, codes, and best practices relevant to accounting and taxes

Skill in:

• Customer Service
• Communication
• Independent decision making
• Leadership
• Program development and process improvement
• Organization
• Problem Solving
• Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature

Preferred Qualifications

• Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer (MiCPT) or currently enrolled.
• Previous experience in a local government Treasurer/Finance Office.
• Knowledge of BS&A Financial Software Systems
• Use of Microsoft Office, Excel, and Power Point Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college with major course working in accounting or related field.
• Three (3) to five (5) years of governmental experience in the treasury or finance/accounting function as a deputy or treasury assistant.
• Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting with a controlled climate where they sit and work on a computer, communicate by telephone, email or in person, and move around the office to travel to other locations.
The employee must occasionally lift and or move items of light to moderate weight. The noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet to moderately loud.