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Financial Services Director, (B211910-2), R43, Accounting

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Plans, directs, coordinates and monitors all activities of the Financial Services Department. Performs complex financial work to invest, report, and monitor the City's investment portfolios, including compliance with arbitrage regulations, initiates bond sales, debt management. Supervises all financial services activities for the City, including accounting, purchasing, data process, payroll, accounts payable, and collections.

Job Description

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to maintain the office and equipment clean and in good condition.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish languages.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed inside an office and may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions and unusual environmental stress. Capable of working with protective devices, traveling by ca (10% of the time) or plane (5% of the time). Ability to operate a motor vehicle and office equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying (under 15 pounds), light to moderate lifting (under 24 pounds up to 44 pounds), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, and walking. Ability to see, write, read, count, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, directs, coordinates, and monitors the functions of the department that includes planning, scheduling,and assigningwork to subordinates; instructs employees in proper methods and procedures; checks and approves work in progress and upon completion; makes recommendations regarding employee job performance and conducts performance evaluations; ensures the smooth day-to-day operations of the department.
  • Plans, develops, and monitors the departmental budget, objectives and goals; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget limitations; monitors departments progress in achieving goals and objectives.
  • Ensures compliance with City of Laredo policies and procedures, and local, state and federal laws governing financial administration.
  • Supervises and directs the accounting of multiple City funds, general ledger, annual audit, state and federal audits, interim monthly and quarterly financial statements.
  • Prepares, analyzes, reviews,presents, and documents the operating budget and capital improvement budget.
  • Supervises the City's debt management, assists in preparing official statements, bond sales and related analysis.
  • Supervises and directs the City's purchasing function, non-encumbrances and check issues.
  • Directs the monthly payroll processing checksrelated to TEC, IRS (Internal Revenue Service), TMRS (Texas Municipal Retirement System), W-2's and other associated payroll reports.
  • Conducts the bi-annual depository negotiations and contract. Supervises the City's revenue collections.
  • Conducts various special projects.
  • Supervises the City's revenue collections.
  • Conducts various special projects.
  • Attends City Council meetings and other related committees while being able to respond to issues, concerns and needs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or Financial Administration. Master's degree is preferred in Business or Accounting.

  • AND-

At least ten (10) years of experience of a progressively responsible nature in financial administration with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity at a level of an Assistant Director or above.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred.

Certified Government Finance Officer is preferred.

Valid Texas Driver License*

  • If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."

Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Financial Services Director, (B211910-2), R43, Accounting, Other , Laredo, Texas

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