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Director of Budget & Finance

at Pueblo County Government

Pay: $98484.00 to $147720.00/year
Salary : $8,207.00 - $12,310.00 Monthly
Posted: 5/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2422885

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Director of Budget & Finance
Closing Date/Time:Sun. 06/02/19 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Salary:$8,207.00 - $12,310.00 Monthly
Job Type:Full Time
Location: 215 W 10th St, Pueblo, Colorado
Department:Office of Budget Full Time
Serves as Chief Finance Officer for the County.  Administers and performs a variety of complex professional and technical functions necessary to maintain the financial systems and operations of the County.  Directs external and internal Financial Accounting and Reporting, Operations, debt financing and monitoring sales tax collection functions.  Serves as the financial advisor to the Board of County Commissioners and other county department directors and officials.
 Examples of Duties:
Essential Job Functions
  • Exercises direct, first-level supervision of positions, employees, operations and activities.  Includes coordinating staff training, assigning and reviewing work, participating in the interview and selection process, making recommendations impacting pay, status and disciplinary action, evaluating performance independently or in conjunction with a higher level supervisor/manager and approving time off and approving staff timesheets.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls work programs of the department; establishes and monitors controls to evaluate performance and takes appropriate actions to correct performance and to adjust program efforts to meet requirements.
  • Develops and manages the county-wide annual budget; reviews and approves expenditures.
  • Produces direct and indirect supervision through subordinate supervisors of all positions, employees and functions within the Finance Office; provides broad direction, oversees policy and procedure standards and evaluates performance of supervisors, direct reports and operations; conducts second-level review of performance evaluation; resolves pervasive and complex personnel problems.
  • Develops and implements the County's debt financing program; researches and analyzes financing strategies and develops scenarios.
  • Directs the formulation of countywide budget for Board of County Commissioners and the public; prepares budget narratives describing the general economic climate, annual budget policies, budget features, annual budgetary changes, future trend and other necessary topics.
  • Acts as a liaison between elected officials and department directors; oversees the preparation of departmental and official budgets; provides advice and assistance concerning budget and management problems; makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the County budget and long-term planning issues; develops proposed policies and recommendations to improve cost effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.
  • Reviews overall budgets and forecasts for adequacy of fund balances, financial soundness and compliance with Colorado Revised Statutes; reviews and approves budget transfers' review and make recommendations regarding requests for budget revisions.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal financial reporting and auditing requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for governments and pronouncements of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
  • Directs the development and implementation of budget skills training program for departmental and official employees to support implementation of County strategic initiatives in the areas of fiscal management, budget analysis, financial reporting and auditing.
  • Attends seminars, conferences, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and developments in field; reviews professional journals, attends association and professional meetings; and otherwise maintains contacts with professionals to facilitate exchange of information.
  • Serves as a member of Pueblo County's senior management team; reviews and resolves internal issues; develops and implements strategic direction for the organization; attends County meetings to represent the department for the Board of Commissioners.
  • Maintains Certified Professional Education (CPE) training credits to keep updated with GASB pronouncements and changes in governmental accounting and finance profession.
  • Maintains membership in the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
  • Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
General Requirements
  • Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.
  • Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested by supervisor.
  • Solicits changes to improve procedures that would result in efficiencies, cost savings and safety.
  • Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workers on all work-related topics.
  • Understands, observes, enforces and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo County and Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing job duties.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo County employees from same or different departments/offices, entities, vendors, members of the community and all customers.
  • Ensures that employees observe all safety procedures and practices in order to prevent injuries or damage.
  • Schedules meetings with employees on regular basis to provide adequate information to ensure active communication at all levels.
  • Effectively manages multiple projects at once.
  • Effectively deals with stressful situations.
  • Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments.

 Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Basic Proficiency:
  • Established knowledge and expertise in areas of Accounting, Finance, Administration or related areas in business or government sectors of the economy.

Full Proficiency:
  • Routine software and business applications including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and databases.
  • Modern office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters, computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers, scanners and facsimile machines.
  • Principles, regulation and practices pertaining to governmental accounting, internal controls, debt financing, budgeting and property and sales tax.
  • Public administration theory and principles as applied to fiscal management of government programs and administration.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws and policies; of county government operations of applicable ethical guidelines.
  • Knowledge of general internal control environment.
  • Knowledge of finance, budget and cost control principles.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures and methods including training, discipline, selection and evaluation.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Ability to identify relevant variables and appropriate hurdle rate for project investment decisions.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
Expert Proficiency:
  • Leadership methods and management skills.
  • Budget management and resource allocation according to governmental standards and procedures.
  • Implements financial systems and procedures.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration required.
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration or related field preferred.

Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the field of accounting or public administration that involved the analysis, preparation and administration of budgets and development of long-term planning required.

Licenses and/or Certificates:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with active license preferred.

Special Requirements:
Pueblo County residency required.

Must successfully pass background check.

 Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands/Work Environment
Occasionally (Less than 25% of the time)
Vehicles-Drives automobile and/or truck.

Frequently (25% to 50% of the time)
Strength-Walks and/or stands with brief periods of sitting.
Climbing-Ascends or descends using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Stooping-Bends body downward and forward.  Requires use of lower extremities and back muscles.
Handling-Seizes, holds, grasps, turns or otherwise works with hand(s).

Regularly (50% to 100 % of the time)
Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects up to 25 pounds.
Strength-Sits with brief periods of walking and/or standing.
Reaching-Extends hand(s) and arms(s) in any directions.
Fingering-Picks, pinches, types or otherwise works primarily with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm as in handling.
Equipment Utilized-Office equipment such as computer, phone, fax, copiers, scanners, adding machine, etc.

Not applicable
 Strength-Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 25 to 50 pounds.
Strength -Lifts, carries, push, pulls or otherwise moves objects from 50 to 75 pounds.

Additional Information:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule.