Under general direction, performs complex professional financial work, including auditing, analyzing, and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, and providing information to City staff regarding practices and procedures. The Finance Supervisor is responsible for payroll, purchasing, financial analysis and statement preparation, assisting with the Biennial Operating Budget, financial reporting, capital assets, fleet and equipment administration, grant administration, month-end and year-end closing, annual audits, establishment, review, and recommendation of internal control procedures; supervises, directs, coordinates and monitors staff and performs related work as required. Receives general direction from the Finance Director and exercises direct supervision over staff.
- Modern principles, practices, and methods of public and governmental accounting and finance, including program budgeting and auditing and their application to municipal operations.
- Governmental fund accounting, governmental accounting principles, and general bookkeeping practices and procedures.
- Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to municipal financial and payroll operations.
- Financial auditing principles and techniques.
- Accounting for governmental grants.
- Contract administration procedures and practices.
- Research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
- Technical report writing and preparation of correspondence.
- English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
- Effective methods of communication both verbally and written.
- Methods and techniques of computer software pertaining to the preparation of graphic and tabular data in printed and live presentations.
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.
- Principles and practices of payroll processing.
- Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
- Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
- Analyze financial data and draw sound conclusions.
- Perform a wide variety of administrative duties, projects, and detail work with minimal supervision.
- Evaluate and develop improvements in operations, procedures, policies, and methods to streamline and maximize efficiency within the department.
- Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present administrative and technical information and data in an effective manner.
- Interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
- Conduct research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
- Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
- Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
- Use an electronic calculator by touch; make arithmetic calculations.
- Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
- Maintain strict attention to detail under deadlines.
- Perform a wide variety of administrative duties and projects with minimal supervision.
- Oversee and manage computerized financial management systems.
- Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff involved in journey-level, technical and clerical accounting functions.
- Participate in the selection, training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned staff.
- Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.