General Definition of Work
Performs difficult professional work supervising the daily operations and staff involved in utility billing and collections, performing month and year end closings and preparing financial statements, assisting with the annual audit, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Assistant Director of Finance. Divisional supervision is exercised over all personnel within the division.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs monthly close and prepares financial statements for Electric, Water, Sewer, Civic Center, and Catering Funds; analyzes financial data and prepare reports for management's use.
Performs year end close and prepares work papers for the annual audit of the Electric, Water, Sewer, Civic Center and Catering Funds; reconciles and reviews financial data for the annual audit including accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, fixed assets, and revenue/expenditure variance analysis.
Supervises the staff and daily operations of utility billing and collections for electric, water, sewer, and tote services; oversees the billing and collection for services.
Assists with the recruitment and selection of department personnel; assigns, directs, trains, and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels, and evaluates staff performance.
Implements various financial system improvements for accounts receivable and utility management; works with Information Technology on utility management system software upgrades.
Performs various other tasks including treasury/banking, budgeting, outside reporting, and other projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting as applied to municipal government; thorough knowledge of modern office practices and office and accounting equipment; thorough knowledge of audit practices; ability to prepare complex financial reports and evaluate complex financial systems; ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of others; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other associates, utility customers, and the general public.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree with coursework in accounting, or related field and considerable experience in municipal accounting and collections in a supervisory role, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires speaking or hearing and occasionally requires standing, walking and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Possession of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license upon hire.