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City of Bethel seeks Finance Director. Finance Director RANGE E Exempt SALARY: $136,591 Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Under the direction of the City Manager plans, directs, manages, supervises and coordinates the administration and operations of the Finance Department. * Plans, evaluates and directs departmental policies, programs and operations related to the financial and budgetary activities of the City government. * Directs the financial operations of the City by an established central accounting system within commonly accepted governmental accounting principles. * Prepares financial statements and cost reports at regular intervals. * Directs the annual audit of the Citys finances, both internal and external. * Prepares, oversees and directs the Citys annual central, operating, capital, enterprise, and other essential budgets with regular monitoring and proactive adjustment to ensure compliance with budget line items * Directs the collection activity and custody of public funds. Oversees the investment of City funds and the payment of bond obligations. * Supervises the data processing functions to ensure that required programming is in place and that necessary records and reports are produced in a timely manner. * Works with the Assistant Finance Director in the development and cross-training of all department staff. * Serves as the financial advisor to the City Council and Administration. * Ability to oversee adequate staffing and training to over the numerous responsibilities of the department which include, but are not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receiving, sales tax, business licenses, contract management, lease management, insurance claims processing, payroll, utility billing, travel processing, grant management, and purchasing Marginal Duties and Responsibilities: * Represents the City and/or the Department by preparing and presenting information to City committees or commissions. * Provides technical and policy information and assistance to staff members and other City Departments. * Promotes consumer friendly environment within the Department. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. * Knowledge of the laws and policies governing municipal finance and accounting practices and policies. * Knowledge of accounting practices and administrative policies. * Knowledge of modern office practices and accounting equipment. * Knowledge of municipal bonds and contracts and available investment opportunities. * Knowledge of data processing principles and practices. * Experience directing and coordinating staff activities. * Knowledge of the principles, practices and processes of municipal budgeting. * Ability to prepare complex financial reports in a timely and accurate manner. * Ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees, government officials, private organizations, and the general public. * Ability to supervise professional and clerical staff, including assignment of work and review of same. * Ability to be effective in written and oral communication in contacts with local, state and federal officials and the general public. * Experience directing and coordinating staff activities. * Knowledge of the principles, practices and processes of municipal budgeting. * Ability to prepare complex financial reports in a timely and accurate manner. * Ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees, government officials, private organizations, and the general public. * Ability to supervise professional and clerical staff, including assignment of work and review of same. * Ability to be effective in written and oral communication in contacts with local, state and federal officials and the general public. Qualification Requirement. To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. * Cover letter * Bachelor Degree in accounting or B.A. from a regionally or nationally accredited institution with an emphasis in accounting, finance and/or directly related field or equivalent education. A copy of transcripts conferring degree awarded must accompany the resume. * Additional Qualifications Preferred Certified and current CPA MBA or Masters in accounting * Minimum Five (5) years experience in finance and accounting field. * A minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory capacity within a finance or accounting environment. * Experience with CASELLE, IRIS, Alaska Budget System (ABS) or similar finance/accounting databases preferred. * Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills a must. * Solid planning, budgeting skills, ability to train, maintain peak performance and manage a 6 person staff, problem solve and organizing/setting priorities critical to job success. * Must be bondable at the time of hire (able to pass a thorough background and credit check). recblid 5whaqrvw8l6ya990cmduu4dk1qr2gxTracking

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