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Finance Manager

Go to www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com, click on Career Opportunities, review Finance Manager description and follow directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Do not send resume directly to the Finance Department. Position open until filled. GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES Professional assistant department director position responsible for assisting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in a variety of financial activities. Duties and responsibilities are performed under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative. May direct or supervise the work of financial analysts and department clerical staff. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) These functions are considered essential for successful performance in this job classification. 1. Acts as liaison for the external audit function including supervising external audit engagement, coordinating communications with CFO and auditors and preparing work papers for CFO and auditors’ use in determining City’s financial position. 2. Assists in preparing the City’s comprehensive annual financial report and other assigned reports or analytical projects. 3. Assists in preparing and reporting items such as fiscal year-end accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets records and physical inventories in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 4. Assists in internal auditing and monitoring of various City accounting and financial activities in accordance with the requirements of State and Federal laws, regulations and policies, as well as the policies of the City Council. 5. Supervises accounts payable pre-audit function and performs pre-audit for certain payables, preparing month-end financial statements and reviewing monthly bank reconciliations. 6. Prepares month-end financial statements and monthly expenditure and revenue reports for all City departments and other reports for State and Federal governments as needed. 7. Assists in developing annual Citywide budget documents and recommendations and short and long-term budget objectives. 8. Performs work needed to implement GASB #34. 9. Provides assistance and advice to City officials and staff relating to finance questions. 10. Attends meetings such as City Council, budget review and staff meetings as required by CFO. 11. Prepares statistical tabulations, charts and graphs to illustrate financial planning objectives and fiscal situation. 12. Accesses information and conducts research as needed to analyze financial issues regarding municipal budgeting through the Internet and other financial vehicles. 13. Advises and responds to questions from elected officials, division managers, department directors, State and Federal agencies and the public regarding City budget and other financial matters. 14. Serves as back up for duties and activities performed by Chief Financial Officer and Financial Analysts. 15. May direct or supervise other Finance employees. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES 1. Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of municipal finance, accounting and budgeting. 2. Extensive knowledge of municipal investment practices, financial reporting systems and governmental accounting procedures. 3. Knowledge of computer technology and related financial software applications. Ability to enter and retrieve information on a personal computer and knowledge and skill with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Power Point; ability to learn specialized computer software, develop computer-generated reports and keep accurate, thorough and updated records. 4. Knowledge of the methods and techniques of preparing a fiscal year budget according to GAAP and State required reporting formats. 5. Ability to assist professional and clerical staff and function with independent judgment and skills to plan, organize and execute the City’s auditing process. 6. Ability to review complex operating and financial statements and administrative reports, communicate this information to finance staff, elected officials, division managers, department directors, auditors and the public in a professional and easily understood manner and respond tactfully and concisely to related questions. 7. Ability to conduct research, analyze and interpret financial data. 8. Ability to analyze Federal and State laws as they apply to grants and government expenditures. 9. Ability to work under strict time constraints, deadlines and stressful conditions. 10. Ability to work independently and with others with minimum supervision and to direct or supervise the work of other employees. 11. Ability to work with people from a broad variety of social, economic, racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Bachelor's Degree in finance or accounting from an accredited college or university with significant education, experience or training in governmental accounting. CPA preferred. Minimum three years closely related experience - i.e. municipal finance or accounting. OR Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position. MISCELLANEOUS 1. The City of Waterloo will conduct a background investigation including employment, education and criminal history checks on any candidate being considered for this position. 2. Required to submit to and pass one or more interviews conducted by CFO and other City staff. WORK SCHEDULE Generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with one hour unpaid lunch. Must be available as needed outside these hours for department or City activities or meetings that require the attendance of the Finance Manager. May be significant extra work hours required during yearly budget and audit preparation.

Type of Employment: Full-Time