Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Incumbent is responsible for the financial planning and financial management of assigned financial service activities including enterprise (water, wastewater, and solid waste) financial planning, and special projects. Incumbent reports directly to the Finance Director.

Examples of Duties

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
1. Coordinates the financial management and financial planning of Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Enterprise operations including constant and changing cost and revenue projections as projects and operating demands change;
2. Performs rates analysis in the context of current and expected future operating environments; manages annual reviews of all enterprise rates and water/wastewater capacity fees, prepares recommendations and communicates to management, citizens and council; and, prepares multi-year financial models, revenue forecasts and financial trend analysis;
3. Prepares and/or reviews the Town-wide cost allocation plan and indirect cost rate to be applied to Water, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Enterprise fund operations in conformance with federal regulations and Town policy;
4. As assigned by the Finance Director, performs other complex aspects of financial planning; prepares multi-year financial models, revenue and expenditure forecasts and financial trend analysis; and, performs research studies, feasibility studies, benchmarking studies, needs assessments, cost/benefit analysis, cross impact analysis and management studies; makes inferences and projections from written material and statistical data; prepares comprehensive detailed recommendations and reports;
5. Provides financial oversight and advice regarding the Town's financial interests with regional partners; prepares economic impact analysis or other feasibility studies in order for management to make econometric projections; and, coordinates data acquisition, review and analysis of information to determine financial impact on special projects, such as major equipment purchases, capital improvements, annexation and legislation as they relate to the Water and Sewer enterprise fund operations
6. Oversees enterprise fund budget development and expenditure monitoring; and, manages the maintenance of a wide variety of complex accounting records and subsidiary records and systems;
7. Attends meetings, serves on committees, prepares and makes presentations as needed; prepares Council Summary reports as needed;

8.  Prepares, reviews, approves, completes, processes, or retains various forms as needed; these may include reports, correspondence, invoices, budget reports, financial records, contracts, codes, ordinance, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, time sheets, personnel action forms, performance evaluations, or other documentation;
9. Works with Information Technology and IT Project Managers on coordination and implementation of utility business software projects; assist with scheduling and managing the assigned phases of system and software; assist in the coordination of end-user training of utility business systems; and, coordinate scheduled upgrades and maintenance with staff.
10 Provides effective supervision over assigned staff including directing, coaching, training, disciplining, overseeing and evaluating the work;
11. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Typical Qualifications

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Accounting or closely related field, Master's preferred; five years of professional-level experience with enterprise finances, and three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
Knowledge of:

  • Research techniques, methods and procedures;
  • Presentation skills and techniques;
  • Budget principles and practices;
  • Principles, methods, objectives, and practices of municipal finance and accounting systems and administration;
  • Federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations applicable to governmental accounting;
  • Organizational management;
  • Operation of standard office equipment and a personal computer and job-related software applications;
  • Management techniques and options to successfully motivate and supervise staff;
  • Personnel related laws, policies and procedures;
  • Customer service principles and practices.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Interpreting and implementing authoritative pronouncements dealing with accounting and finance principles;
  • Evaluating and analyzing complex financial data and prepare statistical reports;
  • Mathematical calculations and drawing logical conclusions;
  • Communicating both verbally and in writing with all levels of the organization using clearly organized thoughts;
  • Performing complex assignments;
  • Handling multiple projects simultaneously and use good judgment in prioritizing work assignments;
  • Observing, reviewing and checking the work of other department staff members to ensure conformance to standards;
  • Listening, communicating and dealing effectively with management, subordinates, representatives of other government agencies and general public, researching as necessary to provide requested information;
  • Effectively communicating instructions and information verbally and in writing to subordinates, other Town staff and the public as needed;
  • Supervising and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel through planning, organizing, prioritizing, assessing, motivating and evaluating performance objectively;
  • Maintaining records efficiently and accurately to prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Operating standard office equipment including a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties;
  • Using logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions;
  • Planning, working and thinking conceptually, observing and evaluating trends, analyzing data, drawing logical conclusions and make sound decisions and recommendations;
  • Problem solving and decision making;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, direct reports, supervisor, bankers, financial consultants, auditors, and the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

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