Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications, experience and education.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 00209
Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications, experience and education. Government experience is a must.
This position performs highly responsible technical, professional, financial, and administrative work implementing, coordinating, and managing the day-to-day and long-range financial activities of the City. Oversees the Finance, and Utility Customer Service Departments. Assures that citizen complaints and inquiries within areas of responsibility are resolved with professional tact and courtesy.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides technical supervision to Finance, and Utility Customer Service Department personnel, checks work, and resolves problems.
Manages the cash position of the City.
Prepares investment portfolio and reviews investments periodically for purchase and sales.
Prepares revenue and expenditure estimates, projections, and financial analysis for planning purposes.
Sets up and maintains funds and accounts, prepares journal entries, identifies, and corrects errors, and reviews balance sheets, revenue, and expenditure reports.
Determines if budgeted line items are correctly used and reviews fund disbursements to determine completeness, accuracy, and timeliness.
Prepares analysis of miscellaneous accounts receivable.
Reviews purchase orders and invoices for payment.
Makes investments with FSBA and other banking institutions.
Maintains records on Interlocal Agreement Funds and FEMA Funds and works with outside agencies on reporting of these funds.
Coordinates the Annual Audit, prepares necessary paperwork, and prepares letter addressing audit findings.
Submits quarterly financial statements to Council and Department Heads.
Maintains financial records for all restricted and unrestricted cash investments.
Serves as Chief Budget Officer per adopted Budget Procedures, attends budget preparation workshops, and prepares budget requests and budget amendments.
Compiles Annual Budget and 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan.
Prepares annual letter to Auditor General addressing audit findings, if any.
Prepares annual Financial Report to the State Department of Banking and Finance.
Prepares CAFR for submission to GFOA if it is submitted for an award.
Attends management staff and Council meetings as necessary to answer questions concerning written recommendations and reports.
Participates in the formulation and execution of financial policies.
Meets with auditors, engineers, economists, attorneys, insurance agents, computer programmers, bond consultants, underwriters, and other professionals, as well as continuous interfacing with department heads.
Co-represents the City on bond pre-closings and closings.
Prepares reports as required by Investment Policy.
Assists in handling bond indebtedness matters and maintains sinking fund accounts per bond/loan covenants.
Prepares and presents charge-off recommendations to Council.
Works with local banks on banking matters.
Serves on various committees as assigned.
Makes recommendation for fee structure for utility deposits and other utility charges and works with City Manager on establishing utility rates.
Reviews purchasing procedures with other departments.
Develops informational brochures for utility customers.
Works with Department Heads on construction projects.
Conducts research, gathers information, analyzes problems, prepares various reports, and makes recommendations to the City Manager.
Maintains payment records on Developer's Agreements.
May be required to return to work to assist with emergency management preparation response and/or recovery activities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field and ten (10) years of experience in an accounting or municipal government field in a management position of which at least five (5) years should be in a supervisory role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licenses or Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant License (CPA) is required; Possession of a valid Class "E" Florida Drivers License and compliance with vehicle use policy requirements, Section 8.15(c) in the City's Personnel Manual.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of all City functions and activities.
Knowledge of City account funds, purchasing requirements, and payment procedures.
Knowledge of statutes, ordinances, and resolutions as they affect municipal finance.
Knowledge of City procedures as to investments, cash flow, management, and collection pursuits.
Knowledge of governmental principles of planning and budgeting.
Knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
Knowledge of computer systems pertaining to accounting and financial management.
Skill in making public presentations.
Ability to use independent judgment and initiative within established technical standards and practices and established City policies and procedures.
Ability to manage and resolve conflict.
Ability to solve problems involving high degree of complexity and consequence.
Ability to make complex mathematical computations.
Ability to use various software programs including word-processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, department heads, general public, and professionals such as auditors, engineers, various types of consultants, sales representatives, and representatives from other governmental agencies.
The work is light and requires the ability to exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Also requires the following physical abilities: manual dexterity, grasping, mental acuity, reaching, speaking, auditory acuity, visual acuity, walking, and bending.
Green Cove Springs is a city located along the west bank of the historic St. Johns River and since 1871 has served as the County Seat of Government for Clay County, Florida. The current population estimate is 8,313 as of July 2018 based on information from the United States Census Bureau.