Deputy Finance Director (Assistant Finance Director)

City of Belmont
Until Filled

The City of Belmont Finance Department is recruiting for the position of Deputy Finance Director (Assistant Finance Director).

Recruitment will be opened until filled. This recruitment is subject to close at any time without notice. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. First review of applications will be August 17.

The Deputy Finance Director (Assistant Finance Director) directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the City's day to day finance operations and activities including budget, payroll, purchasing, business licenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, financial planning and records maintenance, reporting, tax administration, and annual audit functions.  The position also coordinates activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Finance Director.  In addition, this position is responsible for treasury operations and debt management.  The position receives administrative direction from the Finance Director and exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Direct, manage, supervise, coordinate and evaluate the work of staff responsible for the City's day to day financial operations and activities including the functions of budget, payroll, purchasing, business licenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, grants, treasury and debt management, computer systems applications, internal control and annual audit functions.
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the maintenance of the indirect cost allocation plan and performs accounting work related to the integration of the plan with the automated financial system.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan for accounting staff; assign work activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Oversee and participate in the development and administration of the annual operating and capital budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments.
  • Prepare, review and evaluate a variety of financial reports and statements including general ledger, bank reconciliation, budget variances, monthly and annual reports.
  • Manages, coordinates and accounts for all long-term debt, pass-through agreements, and tax rebate programs.
  • Oversees all internal accounting control functions.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and controls to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, City policies and generally accepted accounting procedures; analyze fiscal transactions and records to ensure conformity and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, procedures, practices and City codes and ordinances.
  • Research and develop new revenue opportunities, support revenue diversification through economic development, enterprise cost recovery, fee for service programs and tax enforcement.
  • Review monthly journal entries; allocate investment earnings to funds; allocate other cost and expenses and review employee expense accounts.
  • Oversees year-end close of City, Successor Agency, Special District, and other agencies’ books and annual audit.
  • Assist independent auditors with their annual review of financial records; prepare and provide support documentation and answer questions concerning financial records and accounting practices; ensure audits are completed in a timely manner.
  • Provide the financial information for and assist with the administration of debt, issuance of municipal bonds, tax and revenue anticipation notes, tax allocation bonds and other forms of debt.
  • Oversees operation, implementation or deployment of finance related computer systems applications.
  • Provide staff support to the Finance Director; provide accounting services to the joint ventures of the City; perform the duties of Finance Director in the absence of same.

Experience and Training:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  Five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental accounting or auditing with two years of supervisory responsibility.
Training:  Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance or related degree.
Licenses/Certificates:  CPA (or equivalent) license required.

Salary:   $11,297.16-$14,418.34/month, plus comprehensive benefits package

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