Directs and manages all activities and operations of the Finance Department, including general accounting, payroll, financial reporting, capital financing, debt service, internal audits, financial planning, investments, cash management, utility billing, and sales and use tax auditing. Manages and reviews all general ledger transactions. Reviews and negotiates bank services. Recommends and implements sound financial policies to encourage fiscally responsible decisions.
Manages financial reporting functions of the City. Prepares monthly financial statements, financial analyses and revenue projections. Prepares comprehensive annual financial reports in conjunction with independent city auditors. Ensures compliance with financial reporting as required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and state and federal regulations. Implements accounting methods to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP).
Manages investment of all short-term and long-term funds. Supervises routine pension activity and advises the pension boards. Prepares and administers the annual budget. Analyzes costs of operations and develops budgets for city operations including insurance programs, capital projects, large capital purchases and other activities. Keeps City officials informed regarding financial issues of the city. Works with City Manager to address and resolve budgetary and fiscal issues.
Provides financial review and analysis of redevelopment activities and assesses financial implications of all development in the community. Works with City Attorney to modify or create ordinances and resolutions. Provides review of City financial contracts.
Schedules employees, assigns work, and monitors progress; guides, trains and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth; writes and conducts annual evaluations.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Fosters harmonious working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization and provides positive support to the City and the City Manager
Knowledge of applicable City, county, State and federal statutes, regulations, ordinances and codes.
Knowledge of the City of Federal Heights policies and procedures and goals.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, purchasing and auditing.
Knowledge of different budgeting concepts such as zero based budgeting, priority based budgeting and increment budgeting and ability to stay current with new budgeting concepts.
Knowledge of theory, principles, practices, and methods of governmental accounting, including GAAP and GASB statements and bulletins.
Knowledge of the City's personnel policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the general organization and operations of the City of Federal Heights.
Knowledge of principles of finance and ability to develop, manage and maintain complex budgets.
Skill in developing effective presentations for city officials.
Skill in managing and directing financial operations, programs and special projects.
Skill in overseeing or performing special accounting and audit processes and complex accounting tasks.
Skill in planning, organizing, supervising and evaluating the work of others.
Skill in developing, preparing and monitoring budgets.
Ability to comprehend, implement and adhere to GAAP and GASB standards.
Ability to analyze complex financial issues and provide sound fiscal solutions to problems.
Ability to develop, evaluate, and apply policies and procedures.
Ability to coordinate financial matters with other City departments.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to use standard computer equipment and software including word processing, data base management, spreadsheet application.
Ability to use standard office equipment including ten-key, calculator, facsimile machine and copiers.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City Council, management, employees, other agencies, boards and commissions and community members.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field from an accredited college or university; Master's degree and CPA preferred; a minimum of five years of municipal finance experience; a minimum five years of supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
WORKING ENVIRONMENTS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Physical activities include sitting, occasional standing, walking, hearing, speaking, vision; and manual dexterity.
Application Procedure: Submit resume, letter of interest, and City of Federal Heights job application (found under Employment Opportunities at www.fedheights.org) to the Human Resources Department; Drop off at: 2380 W. 90th Avenue; Federal Heights, CO; fax to 303-428-3298.
Successful candidate must be able to pass background check, drug screen and pre-employment physical. EOE