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FINANCE MANAGER

Company: City of Coachella
Location: Coachella
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

The City of Coachella, located at the eastern edge of the world-famous Coachella Valley and within Riverside County, covers 32 square miles, serves over 47,000 residents, and is 130 miles east of Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1946, the City has 65 full time employees, and owns and operates its own Water Authority and Sanitary District. The City of Coachella is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented professional to serve as Finance Manager. This is a new position for a growing department with flexibility in work structure and task assignments. The Finance Manager position specifically oversees utility billing, tax administration, grant reimbursement tracking, treasury oversight/reporting, development deposit accounts, and reports to the Finance Director. The Finance Manager currently oversees six staff and has two direct reports (Billing Supervisor oversees four customer representatives and reports to the Finance Manager). The Finance Department currently has an Accounting Manager who reports to the Finance Director and oversees primary accounting functions. General audit and budget preparation activities are split between the Finance Manager, Accounting Manager, and Finance Director in a collaborative effort. Initial efforts will be focused on the implementation of SB998, completing a comprehensive fee structure and updating policies and procedures. This position is open until filled and interested applicants can apply online at www.coachella.org. Job Requirements:

Plans, manages, and oversees the daily operations, and activities of assigned department functions, including preparing, monitoring, forecasting, and analyzing financial information, financial processing, reporting, and record keeping. Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; recommends within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned programs, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations to the Director. Participates in the selection of, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; works with employees on performance issues; recommends discipline to the Director. Prepares, calculates, and analyzes a variety of financial reports and data in the preparation of the City's annual operating and Capital Improvement Program budgets. Assists in the preparation of agenda items for City Council review. Participates in the development, revision, and maintenance of policy and procedure manuals governing fiscal matters; monitors financial procedures of all City departments, including internal audits and checks and balances; ensures that necessary corrective actions are taken. Provides information to City departments regarding financial policies and procedures; interprets policies and procedures for departments. Implement and track revenue collection functions for taxes and grant funding. Provides highly complex staff assistance to the Finance Director; develops and reviews staff reports and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; presents reports to various commissions, committees, and boards. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends modifications to assigned programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate. Monitors changes in regulations and technology that may affect assigned functions and operations; implements policy and procedural changes after approval. Receives, investigates, and responds to difficult and sensitive problems and complaints in a professional manner; identifies and reports findings and takes necessary corrective action. Performs duties of a disaster services worker in event of an emergency. Performs related duties as assigned. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business, law, or public administration, and five (5) years of higher level (senior accountant, financial analysis, accounting/finance supervisor or any equivalent position demonstrating a degree of progression and increased responsibility to a level that would be considered suitably skilled to demonstrate this position is a reasonable next progression in career development) specialized experience in a related field, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. - A Master's degree is highly preferable. - Licenses and Certifications: Valid California class C driver's license with satisfactory driving record and automobile insurance. - A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification is preferred.

Keywords: City of Coachella, Coachella , FINANCE MANAGER, Accounting, Auditing , Coachella, California

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