Financial Manager I (City of Austin Employees Only), Austin, Texas

Created 01/13/2021
Reference 393893
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelors' from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus four (4) years of experience in a finance related field, one (1) year of which includes lead or supervisory experience.

  • Additionally, experience must include one year of accounting. Up to twelve (12) hours of accounting coursework may substitute for accounting experience.
  • A Master's in Finance, Accounting, or Business related field or a CPA certification may substitute for two (2) years of experience requirement.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None


Notes to Applicants

This is a key leadership position to TARA to manage all aspects of TARA's Finance operations including managing operating and capital budgets of estimated $6 million and overseeing franchise fee revenue reviews to identify underpayments of revenues paid by private cable tv, telecommunications, electric and gas utility companies to the City, This position will manage purchasing functions, capital fixed assets and payroll activities. Also, this position will manage Claims services for recovery of damage to City property and collections of delinquent accounts working with City departments and insurance adjusters. The Finance manager will oversee the compliance of the City's Credit Access Business Ordinance to help minimize predator lending practices by payday and auto title lenders. In addition, this position will be responsible for reviewing various private utility reports filed with City and be lead on utility rate cases and proceedings.

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Additional Information:
90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy: When the same or an additional vacancy occurs within a department in the same job title within 90 days after the start date of the top candidate, the hiring department may offer the additional position to another candidate from the same candidate pool.
To be considered, you must be thorough in completing the employment application and list all experience that is relevant to this position. Be sure to include your specific work experience that relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position on your application. Please do not use phrases like "See Resume" within your online application. The information provided in your resume must match the information in the job application. Your resume will not substitute for a complete employment application.
Top Candidates may be subject to a skills assessment.
The candidate selected for this position may be required to provide proof of education, if applicable.
A Resume and Cover Letter is required.
Pay Range
$33.36 - $43.36

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Job Close Date
02/01/2021
Type of Posting Reserved for City Employees
Department Financial Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 811 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in utility ratemaking (cost of service and rate design)
  • Experience in conducting financial reviews
  • Knowledge of personal loan agreements and terminology
  • Experience in managing diverse responsibilities with small team
  • Experience in conducting financial and data analysis
  • Knowledge of consumer credit financial industry and a clear understanding of terminology and types of transactions.
  • Experience with ensuring compliance with established procedures, requirements, laws, and regulations; completeness of data; and presence of adequate documentation.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and examination procedures for regulated entities, of financial and industry terminology and practices
  • Ability to perform and interpret numerical analyses; to interpret statutes; to analyze and summarize financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules, and regulations; to prepare reports and correspondence regarding findings; to communicate effectively; and to train others
  • Experience in researching and interpreting data from different sources
  • Experience in designing ways to automate and optimize office functions
  • Proficiency with various City financial and purchasing systems
    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
    Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Properly accounts for and safe-guards the City's cash and other assets for small scale enterprises or functions within a department.
  • Manages finance functions by managing a subset of the following areas: accounting, budgeting, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue, CIP , grants, fixed assets, inventory, and payroll functions. May provide oversight for non-financial areas.
  • Guides financial decisions of the organization by preparing financial information for presentation and consideration by management.
  • May manage or assist in the development of the budget for the organization, perform budget analysis, provide guidance and recommendations to management, monitor the budget by reviewing current year estimates and budget variance reports, and review historical and forecast budget information.
  • Provides feedback and analysis of organization performance measures, goals, and objectives by compiling relevant financial, business, service and operational information, identifying and evaluating trends, and recommending corrective actions.
  • Reviews financial and budget reports and performs financial analyses by managing compilation of appropriate information.
  • Prepares, reviews, and evaluates financial and accounting documents, reports, and statements and ensures that financial transactions are recorded promptly and properly.
  • Ensure financial staff are appropriately trained on the City's systems of record and on citywide policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

    • Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of the processes and theories used for public budgetary and financial policies
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principals and practices
  • Knowledge of financial reporting and internal control systems
  • Knowledge of preferred business practices
  • Knowledge of financial and budget systems and reporting Knowledge of leadership/supervisory/management best practices
  • Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheet and database models
  • Skill in development of presentations
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting complex financial records
  • Skill in determining need and compiling, analyzing and presenting financial information and data for management and Council use
  • Ability to resolve problems or situations that require the exercising of good judgement
  • Ability to prepare complex and accurate financial reports
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public


Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for the Financial Manager I position includes: Graduation with a Bachelors' from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus four (4) years of experience in a finance related field, one (1) year of which includes lead or supervisory experience. Additionally, experience must include one year of accounting. Up to twelve (12) hours of accounting coursework may substitute for accounting experience. A Master's in Finance, Accounting, or Business related field or a CPA certification may substitute for two (2) years of experience requirement. Do you meet the minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
  • Yes
  • No
* Are you a current City of Austin employee?
  • Yes
  • No
* Describe your experience in utility ratemaking, cost of service and rate design.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience conducting financial reviews.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your knowledge of personal loan agreements and terminology and indicate which jobs on your application you may have used this knowledge.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience leading small teams.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience with monitoring a budget, developing revenue projections, and conducting financial forecasting reports.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have experience using an automated purchasing system?
  • Yes
  • No
* If yes, describe your experience using an automated purchasing system. Include the system name(s).
(Open Ended Question)
* List your experience and proficiency level with City of Austin financial software including Advantage, AIMS, e-CAPRIS, and E-Combs. If you do not have experience with these systems, please list your financial software systems experience.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your work experience in a lead or supervisor capacity. Please include roles/responsibilities and the month/year that you held the title.
(Open Ended Question)
* Please describe your experience with managing diverse responsibilities with a small team.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents

Employer City of Austin, TX

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