|Job Description :
One of ten most beautiful places in America, the City of Savannah is set within a vibrant and diverse community, filled with charm and great people!
The City of Savannah is seeking an Assistant Director of Finance to assist in leading an innovative, customer service-oriented, and forward-thinking Finance Department. The next director will have well-developed leadership and team building skills to lead a department of staff with deep technical skills. Effective candidates will also have outstanding project management competencies and lead with a customer service focus that effectively coordinates with all internal departments in the City, external stakeholders, and will work collaboratively to meet City goals.
The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement options and relocation expenses.
Savannah is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Essential Job Functions
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
Assists employees with reconciliations, correcting journal entries; reviews all journal entries made on a monthly basis.
Assists in managing the banking website; setting new passwords and accounts for City users and managing the portal logins.
Directs the preparation of a wide variety of regular and special financial reports, including the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), Budget, and other federal/state reports.
Manages day to day operations and assists the director in planning, organizing, and directing programs and functional responsibilities of the department.
Analyzes, develops, and documents policies and procedures as well as controls related to all finance operations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Assesses the operations of the department and implements changes as necessary to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services provided.
Maintains complete financial records and maintains and improves operational and financial processes within the department and the City.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration, or a related field supplemented by four (4) years of professional budgeting, contracts, accounting or financial management experience; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting.
Knowledge of municipal auditing principles and practices.
Knowledge of city budgetary policies.
Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal regulations.
Skill in developing short- and long-range plans.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in the completion of complex financial audits.
Skill in the operation of computers and job related software.
Skill in creating and using complex spreadsheets.
Skill in analyzing complex business systems.
Skill in computer programming languages used by the city.
Skill in management and supervision.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.