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Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer and with nominal direction, this position directs work activities in one or more divisions of the Financial Services Department (FSD). This position assists the Chief Financial Officer with directing, coordinating, and administering all operations of FSD.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Provides planning and oversight in the development of the City's annual operating and capital budgets.
Provides oversight in the development and operations of the City's centralized financial information systems.
Ensures that policy and strategy for the City’s financial information systems are coordinated with the City's budget and that they observe sound business practices.
Provides oversight to the City's financial reporting system and ensures that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is prepared timely and in accordance with all applicable regulatory requirements.
Ensures that the City's automated financial system, payroll system, and related applications provide City departments and management with timely disbursements and with information that is timely, cost beneficial and in accordance with all regulatory requirements.
Serves as the City's spokesperson on the City's financial condition, the City's budget, and all related financial policies and practices.
Provides written and oral presentations to Council, boards and commissions, the media, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders as necessary.
Provides oversight to the City's purchasing process and ensuring that procurements are timely and cost effective.
Ensures that departments obtain the goods and services they need efficiently and effectively and that Council and other stakeholders understand the City's purchasing policies and practices.
Provides oversight to policies, procedures, and practices relating to City bond issuances, cash management, and investments.
Provides oversight to regulatory compliance of franchises and utility licenses.
Oversees the operations of FSD and is responsible for all relevant issues in the offices, including staffing and logistics.
Performs other duties as requested by the CFO, including special projects or temporary assignments.
Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
Knowledge of Federal, State, and City rules and regulations governing unit functions.
Knowledge of Local, State, and Federal law and City ordinances.
Knowledge of financial accounting, reporting, management, and financial forecasting methods.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Knowledge of budgeting methods and systems.
Skill in coordinating various functions.
Skill in managing the activities of personnel engaged in unit functions.
Skill in developing and implementing plans to achieve set goals and objectives.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with the Director, City Managers, City Council, other department directors, other City employees, and the general public.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting applicable research data.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work with and coordinate between multiple agency and governmental structures to meet inter-local agreement goals and objectives.
Ability to develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient services for the City of Austin.
Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field, plus five (5) years of increasingly responsible financial management experience in a municipal or other governmental environment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About City of Austin
The City of Austin is a progressive, full-service municipal organization operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The Austin City Council City has a 10-1 council system with an at-large Mayor and Council Members that represent 10 single member districts. The Mayor and Council Members serve in their respective seats for four years and cannot be elected to more than two consecutive terms. The City Council appoints the City Manager who is the chief administrative and executive officer of the City. The City Council and City Manager are committed to their mission of delivering the highest quality services in the most cost-effective manner.