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Assistant Finance Director


Salary Range

$59,946 - $80,330 depending upon qualifications

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

Performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the City. Assists in financial planning, and development and implementation of internal controls.  Assists in providing a routine and complex analysis, development and review of programs, services, policies and procedures relating to the fiscal management of the City.  Assists the Finance Director in day to day operations of financial affairs.
This position provides immediate technical supervision and participation in the detailed activities of the accounting operations and other applicable areas of the financial operations.  The employee assists with the development of effective procedures and procedural improvements of the financial system and other activity systems of the City under his or her direction.  The employee works with considerable freedom of action, particularly on the more technical aspects of finance. 
Works under the general supervision of the Finance Director.

Job Duties

Oversees, organizes, directs, and reviews general procedures, methods and results of cash management, accounting, payroll processing, accounts payable processing, miscellaneous billing, internal auditing, and other accounting functions.
Assists the Finance Director in the establishment and maintenance of internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.
Manages operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
Assists the Finance Director in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

Assists the Finance Director in the preparation of annual budget requests; and in monitoring City revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control and the effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, facilities and time.
Assists the Finance Director in the preparation of the financial analysis of operations for guidance for City Manager and City Council; and prepares governmental reports as directed by the Finance Director.
Maintains accounting records and reports; performs double entry bookkeeping in journal; files records and reports. 
Supervises and makes journal entries to balance and close monthly books in general ledger; revenue and expense accounts; reconciles general ledger and subsidiary ledger accounts. 
Supervises the reconciliation of cash accounts. 
Issues oral and written instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness and conformance to policies and procedures.
Assists the Finance Director in developing financial studies and plans; forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal well being of the City.
Assists in the preparation of the City Budget and compilation of other data; and assists in the preparation of reports which outline the city’s financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings, based on past, present, and future operations.
Directs and assists in preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report.
Assists with coordination and preparation for the annual audit of the City’s budgeted finances and accounts.
Performs the duties of the Finance Director in his or her absence and other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

(A) Considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles and practices; considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems; knowledge of office automation and computerized financial application; knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning; knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAP, GASB;

(B) Skill in operating a personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software: and

(C) Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures; ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, city officials; ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

(D) Ability to understand and carry out complex verbal and written instructions.

(E) Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with coworkers, employees and the general public.

(F) Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
Must have a valid state driver’s license or ability to obtain one within three months.  Must be bondable.

Job Education

(A) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or related field; and
(B) Five or more years experience in accounting and financial management, minimum one year in governmental financial management; and
(C) CPA and/or CPFO certification required; or
(D) An equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Computer Skills

City Of Covington Department


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