Our budget books are award winning in every way. Year after year, we win awards for our annual budget book, yet most of the information in the book is never used. That is not the way this should work. We are looking for someone to come in and help us redefine the way the budget is produced, and more importantly, how it is used. We are looking for a seasoned finance professional who has the skills to supervise various major finance, accounting, and budget cre-ation and reporting functions, but with a twist. We are looking for a strategic thinker who realizes the days of spreadsheets and pivots tables are coming to an end. We need a powerful communicator and a natural team leader who is effective at maintaining strong working relationships at all levels of the organization. We need someone who can properly analyze and interpret research and reports in order to provide appropriate recom-mendations for change in the face of complex governmental operations.
Examples of Duties:
The ideal candidate has:
Exceptional leadership skills including demonstrated success in developing and motivating staff, building employee morale, and leading by example, and is an expert in governmental accounting, financial reporting and budget creation. The candidate must be able to adeptly navigate the murky waters of municipal financial administration, cost accounting and investment theory, and have demonstrated ability in negotiating and facilitating to build consensus, be able to resolve conflicts, and get the best value for designed systems. The candidate will need confidence and excellent judgment skills in regards to effectively interpreting feder-al, state, and municipal laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations and policies, and bring a proven track record of strategically managing and prioritizing multiple competing demands and deadlines and an aptitude for building strong working relationships based on trust. Additionally, the candidate must be completely comfortable designing and implementing a strategic budgeting and reporting process, using strong analytical, planning, verbal and written communication skills. This employee will be required to embrace collaboration with the Chief Information Officer to utilize new technology to streamline systems while setting out to achieve our goals through strong presentation skills and the ability to field and answer questions while under pressure. Lastly, the ideal candidate will possess a talent for innovation and ingenuity in a completely unabashed agent of change.
This employee will assist in planning, organizing, managing, and providing administrative direction and oversight for major finance, budget and accounting functions and activities of the Office of Financial Management and Budget (OFMB). He/she will foster cooperative working relationships among Village departments and divisions, and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups and will provide highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the CFO in areas of expertise. This employee will be a critical partner in the auditing process to ensure compliance and efficiency of the department and organization as well as to develop the annual audit plan. In addition, he/she will be expected to maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards, work independently under general supervision, and exercise latitude for initiative and independent judgment in all facets of assigned work. Successful performance of the work requires the ability to conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
- Assumes management responsibility for Finance programs and activities including Accounting, Cash Management, Reporting, Utility Billing, and Budget.
- Oversees and participates in planning, developing and administration of the Village’s annual budget including presentations, reporting, monitoring, and community engagement.
- Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Department; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
- Assists in planning, directing, and coordinating the department's work plan; selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees to correct deficiencies; responds to staff questions and concerns.
- Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Director; directs the implementation of improvements.
- Represents OFMB to other Village departments, Management, Council, Boards and Committees
- Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect Village or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
- Perform and direct many of the department’s day-to-day administrative functions.
Bachelor’s Degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Business Administration or related area.
- Professional standards including governmental accounting and financial reporting standards, generally accepted ac-counting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards.
- Municipal finance administration, cost accounting principles and practices, and investment theory.
- Investment management, utility accounting, budgeting, and debt management.
- Federal, state and municipal laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations and policies.
- Principles and practices of effective budget development including performance measurement and benchmarking.
Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in finance, public administration, and/or research, including two years of supervisory experience
CPA or CA or CIA preferred
Village of Wellington - 20 months ago