Job: FINANCE DIRECTOR
 Details
 Job Title:  FINANCE DIRECTOR
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $129,240 - $174,480 Annually
 Job Code:  JQZ6614
 Posted On:  07 Jun 2017
 Deadline:  Open until filled. First review June 21, 2017.
 Company/Agency:  City of West Covina
 Job Category:  CFO-Finance Dir-Asst's
 Location:  West Covina, CA 
 Job Web Site:  www.governmentjobs.com/careers/westcovina/jobs/1755273/finance-director
 Job Description
  Job Summary:

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, directs the auditing, budget preparation, cost accounting and purchasing activities of the City; oversees various City tax and other revenue-producing programs; participation in special Citywide management functions and projects such as long-term capital budgeting, installation of data processing programs; and performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions:
•Oversees or directs the preparation of the City budget; supervises the review of budget requests and the compilation of estimates and projections to effect a balanced budget.
•Oversees the preparation of copies of the budget and its distribution.
•Directs the Controller to study financial management and accounting methods for City functions to assure a properly maintained budget and fiscal system.
•Oversees the review of revenue and expenditure reports in comparison with planned budget and recommends control necessary to keep budget in balance.
•Directs the preparation of reports for State and private agencies.
•Provides direction for the staff of the Finance Department to assist department heads on financial problems and maintaining cost records of financial activities.
•Oversees the general accounting system of the City.
•Oversees and is responsible for the disbursement of all monies.
•Directs the audit of all expenditures as to budget or Council authorization.
•Directs and approves for payment all bills, purchase orders, invoices, payrolls, and demands.
•Directs the preparation of all financial reporting and audits.
•Directs the Controller to prepare and submit to the City Council periodically a register of audited demands in conformance with State law.
•Directs the Information System Manager to plan and direct the implementation of appropriate data processing.
•Evaluates policies, operating methods, and results of the program of motel-hotel tax, sales tax, cashiering, and data processing, including the preparation of regular and special reports covering the revision, improvement, or adjustment of these programs and related services, fees, or expenditures.
•Supervises the operations of the Central services.

Required Knowledge:
Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance administration; working knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; thorough knowledge of the approved principles and standard practices of centralized accounting, auditing, payroll, and revenue projection and management; working knowledge of purchasing, data processing and duplicating services and the laws affecting municipal finance administration; ability to plan, organize, and direct work involved in finance administration; ability to deal effectively with superiors and subordinates; ability to prepare and present oral and written reports; ability to deal effectively with the general public, City staff, and representatives of various public and private agencies.

Experience:
Six years of professional experience in accounting or finance, including at least two years in supervision and/or administration.

Education:
A Bachelor's Degree with a major in accounting, finance administration, public administration, or a closely related field. Certified Public Accountant designation, Master's Degree or other accreditation in a related field is desirable.

Physical Requirements:
This position also requires extensive and repetitive physical activity involving the arms, wrists, and hands, including writing and using a keyboard.It also requires physical abilities associated with the ability to read, write and communicate in a work environment requiring no extraordinary physical strength or other special physical qualifications.

Pre-employment Process:
Prior to appointment to the position, the selected candidate must successfully complete an employment history verification, education check, background check (live scan / fingerprint) and medical examination.

The City of West Covina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is Open Until Filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed online application. The first review of applications will take place by Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Only those candidates whose applications and resumes that clearly demonstrate the most job related education, training, and experience that most closely fit the needs of the City shall be selected to move forward in the recruitment process.
 
 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Nick Ledesma  Primary Phone:  626-939-8728
 Title:   Fax:  626-939-8664
 Company/Agency:  City of West Covina  Email:  nick.ledesma@westcovina.org
 Location:  West Covina, CA  Contact Web Site:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/westcovina/jobs/1755273/finance-director