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Finance Director, City of Riverview

Published May 1, 2023

Supervised by: City Manager
Supervises: Finance Department Employees

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the City Manager, plans and directs the financial accounting of the City. Ensures accurate accounting of all City funds, prepares the annual City budget, monitors expenditures, and oversees debt issuance. Responsible for the procurement of supplies, services and construction contracts.

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.

Finance Functions:
1. Plans, organizes, and directs all aspects of departmental operations including personnel, budgeting, general administration, and capital needs assessment. Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures, internal controls and reporting forms, and departmental goals and objectives in accordance with department needs, City directives and legal regulations.
2. Maintains all financial records and monitors all accounts of the City. Plans, organizes and administers the financial activities of the City in accordance with accepted fiscal practices, and state and local regulations.
3. Develops and administers City budget. Works with other City departments in developing budget requests and revenue and expense projections. Provides guidance on accounting and reporting procedures, account discrepancies, tax regulations, and City fiscal policies.
4. Oversees the collection of taxes, enterprise receivables, and other payments to the City.
Manages legal proceedings relating to delinquent accounts, property seizures, tax auctions, and other collection processes.
5. Evaluates financial trends and fiscal status, performs cost analysis and feasibility studies, and prepares periodic reports and recommendations for the City Manager, Mayor and City Council. Attends City Council meetings, completes special projects, and makes presentations as requested. Prepares various financial reports required by the City, state, and federal agencies. Creates and maintains forecasting models for the general government and all enterprise fund operations. Produces charts and tables, and analyzes various scenarios.
6. Works closely with auditors to ensure accuracy of financial reporting. Supervises the yearend closing of financial records. Provides documentation and information.
7. Performs cash management functions including investment of municipal funds. Researches investment options and recommends action to achieve the best possible rate of return.
8. Researches, collects, assembles and analyzes information for labor negotiations (including planning, mediations, and compulsory issues, Also serves as a key administrative roles in sewer/drainage, State-shared revenue and District Court as well as issues related to Land Preserve customers.
9. Ability to compile and analyze monthly / quarterly financial statement for all Enterprise and General Fund department accounts.
10. Performs related work as required.

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.

Requirements include the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration, or related field.
Designation as a certified public accountant is desirable.
• Five or more years in professional accounting or financial management in a municipal setting with supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of BS&A accounting software experience, preferred.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and legal regulations of municipal finance, budgeting, accounting, and investing.
• Knowledge of public management techniques involved in operations management, personnel administration, and labor negotiations.
• Skill in responding to public inquiries and internal requests with a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism.
• Skill in assembling and analyzing financial data, developing operating and capital budgets, and preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
• Skill in effectively communicating ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and in making presentations in public forums.
• Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers and financial software, and the ability to master new technologies.
• Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems, and to work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changing work priorities.
• Ability to evaluate a variety of municipal financial services, analyze operating issues and establish internal policy and procedural recommendations.
• Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, elected officials, the media, professional contacts, and the public.
• Ability to effectively train, lead and motivate employees and supervise and evaluate the work of others.

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 functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with others and view and produce written documents. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items of light weight.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in a business office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.