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12/18/2017 11:59:00 PM

RESPONSIBILITIES: Analyze financial trends affecting debt and cash management activities. Performs complex analysis using automated financial models with multiple variables in order to project and track costs, monitor major contracts and manage various data bases for debt, budget and/or cash management programs. May supervise staff and/or act in a lead capacity as project manager over various projects. Additional responsibilities include reconciling general and subsidiary ledgers of municipal utilities, and the preparation of financial and statistical reports. Must have a working knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures to ensure conformity to generally accepted accounting principles as outlined in GAAFR and federal, state and local income tax ordinances and laws. The incumbent is expected to stay abreast of new technology and changes in the industry.

Senior Financial Analysts are assigned to either Finance or Water. The Tax and Accounting Division in Finance requires performing detailed analysis of fiscal records, major contracts and preparing reports and statistical data to be incorporated in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Ensures contracts are encumbered according to appropriate accounting principles. Manages and monitors the grant administration process. Duties include daily administration of public funds portfolio and bond proceeds held in trust, verify receipt of all City funds; prepare and make payroll and debt service deposits, reconcile bond and coupon accounts and balance the daily checkbook. The Utility Revenue Administration Division in Finance provides special audits on delinquent water accounts. Monitors and manages billing and revenue collection for large accounts and system controls. Maintains on-going communication with large account owners. Supervises and maintains staffing levels for Water Service Representatives who generate utility bills and conducts turn-ons and shut-offs of water services.

Those individuals assigned to Water coordinate the accounting functions and oversees the day-to-day financial operations of three independent enterprise funds. Generates and processes inter-departmental and inter-fund accounting transactions. Establishes purchase requisitions, monitors purchase orders and processes vendor invoices. Responsible for grant administration and generates accounts receivable invoices for various services to individuals and businesses.

The current opening is in the Finance Department's Tax and Accounting Division.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Administration, Management Science, Finance, Mathematics, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics, Public Administration or a closely related field; AND 5 years of experience in accounting, auditing, collections, investments or other finance related work. One year of supervisory experience in accounting, auditing, collections, investments or other finance related work may substitute for 1 year of the above required experience. An MBA, MPA or CPA may substitute for 1 year of the above listed experience. A CPA is preferred for incumbents assigned to the Financial Analysis section of Tax and Accounting Division. Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U. S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities or equivalent region. Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.

Incumbents assigned to Finance's Treasury and/or Payroll and Disbursement sections must be bond eligible and maintain eligibility throughout employment in those areas.

Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/H

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