Responsible for leading the operation activities of the finance team including purchasing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable with a focus on quality customer service to internal and external entities. Provide strategic direction and oversight of front-end processes and outcomes. Closely supervises the day-to-day responsibilities of purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and personnel in accordance with City policies and procedures including training in job skills; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Supervise the daily operational tasks of the credit and collections team. Develop financial goals and objectives for the team. Conduct finance audit periodically and recommend improvements. Develop financial policies and procedures for operational efficiency. Ensure that financial operational activities are executed and delivered as per the standards set by the City. Maintain current knowledge and ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal requirements. Plans, allocates, and monitors time, equipment, and other resources for the City to ensure efficient organization and completion of work. Develops, communicates, and monitors policies, procedures, and standards for the division; recommends improvement when necessary. Provides information, advice, feedback, or assistance to others within all City departments to refine work outputs or resolve problems. Confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements. Process and analyze financial transactions. Identifies and develops potential sources of supplies, materials, equipment, and services that are provide quality at appropriate prices. Reviews and approves all requests for material and services submitted for purchase by all departments; reviews Council agenda recommendations; signs all purchase orders and contracts after reviewing for compliance with policies. Analyze purchasing processes including workflow analysis to identify alternatives, assess effectiveness, make recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions. Maintains purchasing-related documentation of operational computer system. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, or a related field and four to six years of progressively responsible related experience or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Certified Professional Public Buyer. Certified Public Procurement Officer, desired. Experience as a supervisor or similar management role. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six (6) months of hire. Required to complete at least ten (10) contact hours of continuing education each calendar year. Knowledge Of: Generally accepted principles and practices of governmental purchasing and accounting. Business and contract law. Basic budgetary principles and practices. Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision. Applicable state, federal and local laws, rules, and regulations. Computer applications related to the work. Skills In: Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines. Analyzing and resolving office administrative situations and problems. Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials. Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction. Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures, and protocols. Computer software applications related to work and operational skills related to word processing, spreadsheets, and databases (MS Office). Math and advanced accounting concepts. Communicating clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff. Selecting and motivating staff and providing for their training and professional development. Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials. Ability To: Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth. Analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and government regulations. Write reports, correspondence, procedure manuals. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, talk, or hear, and lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Typical Working Conditions: Work is performed in a normal office environment with little exposure to outdoor temperatures or dirt and dust. The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately quiet.
In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration.
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