City Treasurer/Finance Director
City Treasurer/ Finance Director - City of Gering, NE. Full-service city including electric utility, city-owned convention center, golf course, RV Park, Landfill. Prepares monthly and annual financial statements prepare for annual audit including audit schedules, prepare s the City's budget document. Strong emphasis on accounting software/computerized accounting knowledge and developing financial plans. Directly supervises three utility billing and accounting staff. Desire Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or business and four years experience of progressively responsible financial employment. CPA, CMA, CGFM Certification, and Municipal Government experience preferred. A full job description and application can be obtained at the City of Gering Administrative Offices or on the City of Gering website www.gering.org. Submit application, resume, and references in a sealed envelope marked "City Treasurer/Finance Director applicant" to Tammy Cooley, Human Resources Director, P.O. Box 687 Gering, NE 69341 or deliver to City of Gering Administrative Offices at 1025 P Street, Gering, NE by July 16, 2021. Please direct quest ion s to Tammy Cooley at (308) 436-5096. EOE
Performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative, and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the City.
Works under the general supervision of the City Administrator.
Exercises supervision over all finance staff, including the positions of Account Clerk, Utility Office Coordinator, Accounting Office Coordinator, and Utility Clerks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range plans; gathers interprets and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Provides professional advice to City Administrator; makes presentations to Administrator, City Council, committees, commissions, civic groups, and the general public.
Communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.
Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in the assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
Determines work procedures prepare work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Issues are written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
Maintains regular attendance on the job.
Maintains harmony among workers and resolves grievances.
Performs or assists subordinates in performing duties; adjusts errors and complaints. Prepares a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision-making purposes. Serves as chief financial advisor to the City Administrator.
Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.
Supervises the collection of revenues, fees, and other receipts m accordance with laws and regulations.
Maintains financial records.
Develops financial studies and plans. Forecasts estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal well-being of the City.
Prepares financial reports, including many on a monthly basis.
Prepares a monthly financial statement for City Council review on the fourth Monday of each month.
Oversees the central computerized financial and management information system of the City.
In conjunction with other staff, prepares the City's budget document and the necessary forms for filing with the State Auditor and the County Clerk. Supervises budget preparation and execution.
Oversees the preparation of audit work papers, arranges for the annual audit, including preparing audit schedules, and answering auditor inquiries; supervises the annual audit of all municipal funds and account groups,
Oversees the work on various tax increment financing projects (T.I.F.); various grant programs and other projects.
Coordinates the issuance of general obligation and utility revenue bonds; administers debt service payments and required billings. Acts as Bond Compliance Officer for City of Gering bond issuance and administration.
Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts.
Directs the preparation of state and federal reports, including tax reports. Trains and develops financial staff.
Oversees payroll and accounts payable processing. Oversees utility and other billings.
Oversees the investment of City funds. Oversees the LB840 Committee.
Oversees the Economic Development Oversight Committee.
Develops finance-related ordinances and resolutions. Represents the City at various conferences and meetings.
Perform general management duties for the City Administrator as assigned. Performs cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or business, or a closely related field; Master's degree or CPA, CMA, CGFM certification preferred.
Two (2) years of progressively responsible employment working with fund-accounting.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of modem governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices.
Considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems.
Considerable knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications.
Considerable knowledge of public finances and fiscal planning.
Considerable knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions.
Working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP, andGASB.
Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment.
Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports
Ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures.
Ability to effectively supervise staff.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and city officials.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Valid State Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within three months.
Must be bondable.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer including word processing and spreadsheet software; mainframe computer system; 10-key calculator; phone; copy machine; fax machine.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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