This position is responsible for the establishment, maintenance and enforcement of the financial administrative operations of the City of Del Rio. These operations include but are not limited to the following: Governmental Accounting, Payroll Accounting, Budgeting, Property Taxes, Cash Management, Debt Management, Risk Management, Bank Relations, Fixed Asset Accounting, and Procurement. In addition, the position ensures that all activities of the Finance department are in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Position is also responsible for the establishment and maintenance of financial standards and policies; and ensures compliance with Article VII of the Financial Administration section of the Del Rio City Charter.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Directs general finance operations; monitors and revises finance and accounting policies and procedures; formulates and directs the City’s investment policies; Establishes fiscal policies under the direction of the City Manager.Discusses and advises the City Manager in the financial matters of the City; Compiles an estimate of revenues and expenditures for the budget as directed by the City Manager. Supervises staff and is responsible for the disbursement of all funds.Has control over all expenditures to ensure that budget appropriations are not exceeded. Delegates to City department heads matters concerning their areas of responsibility upon direction from the City Manager. Supervises the collection of all revenues of the city or for whose collection the city is responsible and collects all funds receivable by the city from the state or federal government, or from any court, or from any office, department, or agency of the city. Serves as ex officio city treasurer and has custody of all public funds belonging to or under the control of the city, or any office, department, or agency of the city, and deposits all funds in such depositories as may be designated by resolution of the council, or by the city manager.If no such resolution be adopted, then subject to the requirements of law as to surety and the payment of interest on deposits, but all such interest shall be the property of the city and shall be accounted for and credited to the proper account; provided that some other officer of the city may by ordinance be designated to perform the duties of treasurer. Maintains a general accounting system for the city government and each of its offices, departments, and agencies; maintains general ledger and exercises financial budgetary control over each office, department, and agency; maintains a system of accounting which conforms to the standards set by recognized authorities such as the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) or the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA); and require reports of receipts and disbursements from each receiving and spending agency of the city government, to be made daily or at such intervals as may be deemed expedient. Submit to the council through the city manager a monthly statement of all receipts and disbursements in enough detail to show the exact financial condition of the city. Overseas ongoing overall financial analysis, funds activity, accounts receivable and payroll recording and reconciling, monthly closing of financial records and financial statement preparation. Supervises and is responsible for the purchase, storage, and distribution of all supplies, materials, equipment, and other articles used by any office, department, or agency of the city; reviews all contracts, orders and other documents by which the city incurs financial obligations, having previously ascertained that moneys have been appropriated and allotted and will be available when the obligations shall become due and payable; provided that these duties may be imposed upon some other officer of the city by ordinance. Responsible for the audit and payment all bills, invoices, payrolls and other evidence of claims, demands or charges against the city government, and with the advice of the city attorney determine the regularity, legality and correctness of such claims, demands or charges. Responsible for debt management to include assisting in preparing official statements, bond sales and related analyses. Develops and implements official forms for receipts, vouchers, bills or claims and all other financial forms to be used by all the offices, departments and agencies of the city . Inspects and audits any accounts or records of financial transactions which may be maintained in any office, department or agency of the city apart from or subsidiary to the accounts kept in his office. Has custody of and is responsible to the council for all investments and invested funds of the city government, or in possession of such government in a fiduciary capacity and have the safe-keeping of all bonds and notes of the city and the receipt and delivery of city bonds and notes for transfer, registration, or exchange. Responsible for the annual external audit and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).Oversees or personally performs monthly or other periodic, breakdown, summation, comparison and forecasting of accounting and statistical data to mathematically, narrative and graphically depict, estimate and explain the status, fluctuations and trends of actual and budgeted expenditures, revenues and other financial activities pertaining to and influencing the fiscal condition of the City; investigating and solving intricate accounting problems, and acting as internal consultant to other City departments by providing professional accounting advice on issues affecting operating objectives and results as cost reduction and allocation of funds. Reads difficult source documents; communicates effectively with intra and inter departmental personnel and general public; works well with department heads and general public. Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, or Business Administration with a concentration in Finance or Accounting. MBA or MPA strongly preferred. Five (5) to seven (7) years’ experience of a progressively responsible financial management experience with at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity required. Licensed and Certifications:CPA, CMA, CGFO or CPFO certifications strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Considerable knowledge of public financial and purchasing principles and practices. Good knowledge of generally accepted governmental accounting principles, governmental accounting standards and financial reporting; supervisory techniques. Knowledge of investment management, debt management and budget management best practices. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws pertaining to financial administration and procurement. Ability to analyze a variety of financial and management problems, make recommendations for their solution, and prepare appropriate working procedures. Ability to devise long and short-term operations plans and assesses results; implements and utilizes automated accounting methods to comply with City policy requirements and professional standards. Knowledge of municipal accounting and taxation and shall have had significant experience in budgeting and financial control. Other Job-related Requirements:
Valid Texas Drivers’ License Class C. Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office products. Ability to speak and understand the Spanish language, preferred, but not required.
*APPLICANTS, PLEASE NOTE*
The City of Del Rio investigates and obtains information from all references, both personal and professional, employers, public agencies, licensing authorities, and educational institutions in order to obtain information about applicants and to otherwise verify the accuracy of information provided in the application. The City does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices and no question on the application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited and protected by applicable Local, State or Federal law. Applicants must agree to submit to any medical examination and/or drug and alcohol testing to determine the ability to perform the duties of the position which applied for and employment is contingent upon the results thereof. If an offer of employment is made, the applicant is required to provide proof of identity and legal authority to work in the United States as per Federal immigration laws requiring form I-9.
The City of Del Rio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.