CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Under the general direction of the Director of Management Services, performs highly technical professional analytical work in examining management practices for compliance with policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; review and audit of financial records maintained by the City and other entities; and in support of special studies for the City Manager and Department Directors to improve operations. Requires the ability to exercise independent judgment within established policy. The position requires discrete handling of confidential and/or sensitive information and diplomatic skill in communicating findings and results. Assignments are carried out in accordance with general work instructions, professional knowledge, State laws, and policies and procedures. Assigned work is evaluated through observation, conferences, oral and written reports, and through results obtained. Incumbent may be required to work in excess of the 40-hour work week during critical periods. Performs other work as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Schedules and conducts periodic audits or reviews of financial data and operational procedures for compliance with City policy. Such reviews are conducted in accordance with the Internal Audit Policies and Procedures.
Prepares report of findings and makes recommendations concerning modification or establishment of internal controls or other operational procedures.
Conducts specialized studies and surveys, and reports findings, results, and recommendations to senior management.
Prepares, runs, and compiles financial reports necessary for audits, reviews, or studies.
Reviews budget reports, financial reports, and investments reports for compliance with State laws and monitoring of trends, which could indicate areas of concern.
Makes presentations on subject matter areas.
Prepares and reviews policies and procedures.
Reads, interprets, and applies technical data, governmental accounting, budgeting, and investment principles and practices as they relate to City operations.
Performs account analyses in support of quarterly budget reviews and annual budget preparation.
Assists with preparation of annual budget.
Attends Council Board meetings and workshops as needed.
Communicates effectively with the public and City staff.
Reads, listens, and communicates with City staff about financial matters.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Finance Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, or Public Administration, supplemented by at least three years of progressively responsible experience in management analysis, government finance, or auditing in a complex organization involving a computer-based data and management information system; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as determined by the Department Director. Position requires managerial level experience and demonstrated ability to succinctly and clearly communicate in writing. Master’s degree preferred.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the organization, functions, policies, and administrative procedures of City government.
Knowledge of sound management and accounting principles and practices.
Knowledge of rules and regulations pertaining to governments in the area of finance administration, budget, personnel, pension, and investments.
Skill in the use of personal computers.
Ability to prepare comprehensive written reports and present recommendations orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with associates and the general public.
Ability to plan and organize work to meet deadlines.
Ability to gather, compile, and analyze data.
Ability to make public presentations.
Ability to work independently and with little supervision.
B. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work quickly and accurately to meet multiple and/or short deadlines.
Ability to be flexible and change priorities at a moment’s notice.
Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
Ability to hear, speak, and understand conversation in English spoken in a normal tone of voice.
Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers and words in English in large and small print.
Ability to print, use cursive writing, and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols which are legible and understood by others.
Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull items that weigh up to 15 lbs.
Ability to operate office equipment requiring the use of hands, wrists, and fingers.
Ability to work in an enclosed area.
Ability to sit for long periods of time not to exceed two (2) consecutive hours.
Ability to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, bend, grasp, and climb stairs throughout the working day.
Ability to learn and complete tasks of simple and complicated manner with little instruction.
Ability to control behavior when encountering stressful situations or short deadlines.
Ability to maintain high level of concentration despite constant interruptions.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Revision Date - 10/14/05