Assistant Finance Director - Burnet, TX

January 22, 2024 9:49 AM | Diana Morrison (Administrator)

Assistant Finance Director - Burnet, TX
City of Burnet

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Finance Director, the Assistant Finance Director is expected to have a proficient knowledge of generally accepted governmental accounting principles and practices and will assist with all financial operations. This position will perform a variety of highly technical financial tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to, accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, debt, capital projects, audit, grant reporting, purchasing, payroll, equipment replacement, and special projects as assigned. This position will also assist in overseeing the utility department personnel and the utility billing process. This position is required to be on-site for all scheduled hours.

Job Duties:

  • Maintains accuracy of the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Assists with month-end and quarterly closing processes, including monthly and quarterly reconciliations and reporting requirements.
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations and related journal entries as assigned.
  • Reviews accounts payable transactions for proper coding and compliance with City’s purchasing policies.
  • May process accounts receivable and payable and perform back up payroll duties as needed.
  • Participates in the year-end audit process; compiles and prepares supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports as requested.
  • Assists in the preparation and review of the annual budget.
  • Assists in the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report.
  • Assists in development of and performs monthly internal control procedures to ensure a strong internal control environment.
  • Monitors and reviews utility billing and collection efforts to ensure accurate recording of accounts receivable and revenue collection.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of all Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system functionality and the Meter Data Management (MDM) system.
  • Ensures all customer service interactions with the Utility Department staff are professional and courteous.
  • Assists the Utility Department in handling customer inquiries or complaints.
  • Monitors and oversees the day-to-day performance and tasks of the Utility Department staff and provides feedback as necessary for improvements.
  • Maintains knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and any changes/updates that are disbursed, including Government Accounting Standards Board pronouncements.
  • Assists with purchasing card program and unclaimed property processing.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior in all interactions with external and internal customers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information.
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards, trustworthiness, and personal integrity.
  • Regular and punctual attendance is required.
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • A four-year degree in accounting or a related field is required.
  • 5-7 years of increasingly responsible accounting experience is required. Governmental accounting experience is preferred, but not required.
  • CGFO certification must be obtained within 24 months of hire, or a reasonable time frame based on conference availability.
  • CPA preferred but not required.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Valid Texas motor vehicle operator's license with an insurable record.

Preferred Education, Experience, or Skills:

  • Knowledge of fiscal programs, governmental accounting, and budget control methods, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal policies, ordinances, laws, and regulations that are applicable to the duties of the position and ability to apply them appropriately.
  • Proficient knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Proficient knowledge of advanced computerized accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of budgeting procedures and formats.
  • Knowledge of Utility Billing practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures.
  • Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.
  • Ability to lead a team and resolve conflicts effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to monitor performance of staff and provide effective feedback to develop staff members.
  • Ability to address highly emotional customers or other stressful interactions professionally.
  • Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory.
  • Ability to work accurately with numerical detail.
  • Ability to analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to present a professional appearance and conduct when representing the City.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with all individuals inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies and the public using tact, courtesy, and good judgment.

Job Type:  Regular
Job Schedule:  Full-Time

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