Bargaining Unit: At Will
Salary Code: Band B
Fair Labor Standards Act Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: September 13, 2022
Under general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, plans, organizes, and directs all accounting, finance, election, and administration activities of the District and oversees the work production of the Customer Accounting, General Accounting, Human Resources and Administration, Information Technology, and Procurement and Fleet Services Departments. This is an “at-will management” position in which the incumbent serves at the discretion of the General Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information listed below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for positions in this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Participate in the establishment of the District’s short and long-term goals and strategic business planning. Perform critical financial analysis on both internal and external plans and provide sound, professional recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager.
- Formulate and recommend administrative policies and procedures for cost-effective and efficient operations.
- Oversee, develop, direct, evaluate work, and implement cost control standards and guidelines for departments within the Finance and Administration Division
- Develop, analyze, interpret, revise, and provide direction and standards for the District’s policies, rules, and regulations.
- Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the accounting work plan; designate work assignments, projects, and programs; monitor work progression; review and evaluate results, methods, and procedures.
- Consult with managers and supervisors regarding revisions to existing programs and procedures.
- Recommend the selection of personnel; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
- Manage all District funds and disbursements, evaluate interest rates and economic conditions, and determine the term and placement of excess funds.
- Plan and administer long-term revenue or debt financing and oversee the preparation of ongoing and special studies and reports.
- Establish and implement systems and procedures required by District policies, Federal and State statutes, and/or regulatory agencies.
- Implements and maintains continuous audit programs for District accounts and records, including those with other agencies to ensure that activities are in accordance with established legal, regulatory and District policies and procedures; ensure that District staff follow policies and procedures and are in compliance.
- Prepare the Accounting budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the calculation of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
- Confer with other agencies and government representatives on specific and general matters.
- Serves as District liaison or representative on committees, commissions, task forces, or meetings which may include District’s Board Secretary. Prepare and implement specific administrative policies and long- range plans for the District.
- Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a related field, and seven (7) years of increasingly responsible accounting, auditing, or financial management experience.
- Federal, State, and local laws, codes, regulations, and standards related to auditing and financial control of a public agency.
- Principles and practices of accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial reporting, cost accounting, taxation, finance, and revenue.
- Principles and practices of human resources and office administration.
- Principles of computer technology and Procurement & Fleet
- Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
- Principles and practices of effective customer service.
- Computer technology and applicable software as applied to accounting and financial systems.
- Governmental accounting principles, budgeting, and internal controls.
- Statistical methods.
- Cash management and investments.
- Principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, performance evaluation, and discipline.
- Budgeting principles and practices.
- The applicable safety and accident procedures of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act.
- The applicable California General Industrial Safety Orders.
- Risk and claims management.
- The operation of computer systems and equipment.
- Interpret and apply District and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; laws, regulations, and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; recognize and interpret rules, policies, and procedures.
- Identify complications, recommend alternative solutions, project results of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Prepare concise and accurate financial and statistical reports and provide appropriate recommendations.
- Administer the development, preparation, and distribution of various financial reports and statements.
- Exhibit strong organizational and administrative competency.
- Consider multiple factors, including opinions and views, and work in collaboration when in the best interest of the District.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels and with the public.
- Display and maintain a high degree of accountability and professionalism.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATE, OR CREDENTIAL
- Certification by the California Society of Certified Public Accountants is desirable.
- Qualify for a fidelity bond.
- Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job.
- Work hours other than a normal work schedule.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.