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Director of Finance

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

The City of San Juan improves the quality of life for all by providing affordable, consistently reliable, quality services so that its citizens can realize their full potential.

CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt

SALARY:  Will commensurate with experience.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the establishment, maintenance, and enforcement of the financial and administrative operations of the City of San Juan. These operations include, but are not limited to the following: Financial Accounting, Budget Preparation, Management, and Administration, Payroll Accounting, Utility Billing and Collection, Debt Management, Bank Relations, and Fixed Asset Accounting. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinates the activities of the Department of Finance through the department employees.
  • Sets financial and administrative objectives, by developing policies, methods and procedures, which achieve these objectives
  • Makes and implements changes to improve the operation and direction of the City’s financial affairs.
  • Directs and maintains the central accounting system for the City.
  • Prepares and interprets financial statements, reports and schedules.
  • Proposes and reviews City ordinances relating to revenues and expenditures.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the City’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Works with the City’s auditors in the accurate and timely preparation of the City’s annual audit report.
  • Monitors city-wide expenditure levels for compliance with adopted budget.
  • Serves as the financial advisor to City Commission, City Manager and all Department Directors.
  • Directs the treasury collection activity and custody of public funds.  Oversee the investments of City funds and payment of bond obligation.
  • Consults with and receives advice and direction from the City Manager with respect to general policies, programs plans and objectives for the Department of Finance.
  • Deals, on a daily basis, with customers of the City’s Utility System, and resolves problems related to same.
  • Makes recommendations to management on a variety of financially related issues.
  • Must be able to supervise staff members in the Accounting and Utility Billing Divisions.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the City Manager. 
  • Responsible for compliance with provisions of the Public Funds Investment Act (PFIA)

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS:

Personal computer, specialized word processing (Microsoft Word) and spreadsheet software (Incode and Excel), 10-key calculator, phone, copy machine, cash register, fax machine, printer and scanner. 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Individual works indoors in a well-lighted, air-conditioned office.  The job has no significant hazards and requires little or no physical demands.  Duties involve working with lightweight materials, and/or using force equal to lifting up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION/SKILLS REQUIRED:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. ACGFO or CGFM (Certified Government Financial Manager) designation is preferred. Five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, preferably in a local government environment.  Must be bondable.  Must have considerable knowledge of accounting theory, principles, practice, & knowledge of Texas Statutes, as they relate to government financial practices.  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.  Must be computer literate to include MSWord, Excel, Outlook and Internet. Must have excellent grammar, writing, communication and organizational skills.  Bilingual (English and Spanish) is required.  Must have a valid Texas driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.

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