Finance Director

Location: 
Portland

This employee is responsible for a broad range of administrative, accounting and support services under the direct supervision of the Mayor and the authority of the City Council. The employee is responsible for managing all financial aspects of the City as well as cash management functions and electronic transfers. Additionally, this employee serves as a department head with direct supervision of others. This position comes with a generous benefit package. Salary range is dependent upon experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
• Performs, plans, organizes, assigns, and supervises all duties of the General Accounting Department.
• Responsible for managing all financial aspects of the city either directly or through support personnel. • Responsible for accounting and financial records for all funds of the City.
• Responsible for risk management administrations including filings, premium administration, asset control and reporting;
• Responsible for the treasury function of the City;
• Oversee the yearly auditing process and work with the Comptroller office as needed;
• Forecast financial trends, present financial solutions for capital projects, and submit proposals for all possible revenue increases;
• Work with the Mayor, City Council, and Department heads to ensure that all financial and regulatory responsibilities are being met;
• Prepare annual budgets and budgetary reporting funds of the City;
• Act when designated as the purchasing agent of the City as outlined in the City Charter;
• Oversee the purchasing policy, and monitor for regulatory compliance;
• Attend Council meetings and present any relevant information for purchasing, budgets, and revenue needs as requested;
• Other related duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures for governmental finance functions;
• Knowledge of general finance and management techniques and practices;
• Knowledge of office procedures, including methods and equipment used and related software;
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite, data entry and use of a ten-key calculator;
• Strong organization skills and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision;
• Skilled active listener with ability to read with understanding and speak and write clearly and effectively;
• Ability to learn and accurately use applicable computer programs/software and office equipment including data bases, cross platform computers, fax, scanner, copier machine, etc.;
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
• Ability to perform mathematical computations accurately and quickly;
• Ability to work under pressure and deadlines with frequent interruptions and minimum supervision;
• Ability to lead high performing teams;
• Must have strong work ethic and excellent work and attendance records. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• A bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration, and
• 5+ years of accounting, finance and supervisory experience; OR
• 5+ years as a City Administrator or City Manager responsible for municipal finance; OR
• A combination of education, training and experience providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job functions.
• Must have ability to become CMFO (Certified Municipal Financial Officer) within two years of assuming position, unless exempted by state statute. Prefer CMFO designation, and/or CPA designation, and/or Masters in Business Administration in Accounting and/or Finance, and/or demonstrated financial/management experience leading a government organization.
• Experience with both General and Enterprise funds, and utility billing experience, is a plus.
• Must have the ability to be bonded;

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Valid driver’s license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to see, hear and talk and perform the physical activities marked below:

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed in an open office setting, temperature controlled and well lit. The noise level is low to moderate. City of Portland ATTN: Human Resources 100 N. Russell St. Portland, TN 37148 hjohnson@cityofportlandtn.gov FAX: 615-325-1481 The City of Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Portland does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). The results of this submission may be viewed at: https://www.tml1.org/node/99/submission/1189