Responsible professional and technical work directing and/or coordinating Finance, Accounting, and Budget functions of the City.
- Keeps the mission, vision and values of the City of Port St. Lucie at the forefront of decision making and action; builds strategic and collaborative relationships and interacts with others in a way that builds confidence and trust; provides excellent customer service by taking action to accomplish objectives, maintains high levels of work and productivity by generating innovative solutions to work situations.
- Evaluates, recommends and establishes policies and procedures to continuously improve operations, decrease turn-around times and streamline processes to provide quality customer service.
- Reviews, analyzes and approves various financial transactions including accurate and timely reconciliation of various ledger accounts. Investigates and makes recommendations to resolve discrepancies.
- Oversees the development and application of management processes in such areas as budgeting, program planning, capital improvement programming, program evaluation, productivity improvement and policy improvement.
- Oversees the preparation of the Annual Budget for the City. Determines the propriety and cost effectiveness of funding requests and expenditures through review of budget and accounting transactions, and analysis of productivity, workload and program accomplishments.
- Reviews, makes recommendations and monitors capital improvement financing projects.
- Gathers, extracts, reviews, verifies, consolidates and/or develops a variety of narrative information and statistical data needed in the formulation and presentation of budget recommendations.
- Analyzes revenue sources and prepares annual and long-range revenue estimates.
- Provides direction, guidance and assistance to departmental staff and other departments regarding financial procedures, budgeting procedures, and policies.
- Assists the Chief Financial Officer with the development and administration of the City Manager's proposed budget and prepares budget amendments as required.
- Responsible for overseeing special projects and ensuring timely and accurate completion of complex, comprehensive financial documents.
- Recommends hiring, firing, transfer, suspension, promotion, discharge, discipline and evaluation of employees.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Manages subordinate supervisors of employees in the department. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability to:
- Knowledge of all areas of municipal budgeting and financial reporting.
- Knowledge of all areas of finance including financial reporting, accounting, internal control systems, and budgeting.
- Knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
- Knowledge of computer systems and internal control systems pertaining to accounting, cash handling, billing, and financial management.
- Knowledge of budgeting and financial reporting systems.
- Skill in investment analysis, performance trending and statistical reporting.
- Skill in budgeting and forecasting complex financial/accounting reports.
- Ability to administer and supervise budget functions.
- Ability to make professional-level presentations and discuss financial activities. In a public setting before elected officials, public boards and committees.
- Ability to supervise effectively.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, employees and the public.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to analyze financial data and discern underlying management problems.
- Ability to exercise good judgment in financial management.
- Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements.
- Ability to delegate authority, plan, organize, and review the work off technical and clerical personnel.
- Ability to focus on the positive in every situation.
- Ability to model respect for individuals, teams, and the organization.
- Ability to stay centered when challenged.
- Ability to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the department and public.
Education and/or Experience:
- A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field and seven (7) years of financial management experience utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and budgeting best practices.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- A Certified Public Accountant (CPA); or a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO); or a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO); or a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); and experience and demonstrated ability in supervision required.