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Rita Crundwell case: Dixon Finance Director Job Description

Rita Crundwell case: Dixon Finance Director Job Description

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The city of Dixon's job description for finance director.
The city of Dixon's job description for finance director.

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Published by: saukvalleynews on May 30, 2012
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Position Description Page 1 of 3 Finance Director
Finance Director
Accounts & Finance
Exempt, Executive
May 29, 2012
The Finance Director participates as a key member of the City
management team, advising theMayor, Commissioners and department heads on major programs, activities including generalaccounting, budget development, financial reporting, investment management, and policy andadministrative actions having major impacts on the City. This position develops short- and long-term financial planning and revenue projections and is responsible for safeguarding the City
assets and resources. This position provides leadership, management, and supervision of allprograms and employees of the Accounts & Finance Department and receives policy andadministrative direction from the Mayor and Commissioners.
This position reports to the Mayor and Finance Commissioner and works closely with the City Clerkand provides supervision for the Deputy Clerk and Account Clerks.
This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may berequired to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform otherrelated essential and additional functions as assigned. Job functions are not necessarily listed inpriority order.Plans, organizes, and directs all Accounts & Finance Department operations and employees.Provides financial and other analyses to the Mayor, City Council and supervisors of departmentsand divisions.Develops, implements, and monitors policies and procedures to assure preservation of City assetsand sound accounting control of City finances. Coordinates with the Mayor, City Council anddepartment heads to resolve financial issues impacting multiple departments and addressing City-wide policy and management concerns.Leads preparation of annual budget, coordinates financial framework for budget projections, directsbudgetary activities, and monitors budget during year.Coordinates risk-management program including negotiating liability and health insurancecontracts, coordinating insurance claims, and follow-up with insurance companies and injuredparties.Participates in negotiations with bargaining units.
Position Description Page 2 of 3 Finance Director
participation in the annual audit process, maintains accounting system pursuant toaudit recommendations and findings, and makes corrections as required in response to auditfindings.Manages
finances regarding the issuance and payment of all City related debt.Reviews and participates in proposals for development of the City, including economic and financialaspects of annexations as well as residential, commercial, and industrial growth.Develops and maintains planning for financial aspects of multi-year capital improvement programs.Prepares national, state, and county fiscal reports, and monthly financial reports to the Mayor andCity Council.Prepares agenda items for City Council meetings and prepares executive summaries for the Mayorand City Council and for public information, particularly in finance areas. Participates with otherstaff in collaborative writing of such summaries.Develops new and innovative ways of managing Finance Department operations.Maintains a safe work environment and monitors and addresses work-safety issues.Delegates operational details to personnel as appropriate.Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned by the Mayor and FinanceCommissioner.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a b
achelor’s degree in
accounting or business; CPA or a
master’s degree
in Business, Finance or Accounting is preferred;a minimum of five years
fiscal administration and supervisory experience in a municipality or publicaccounting with an emphasis in servicing governmental clients; or any equivalent combination ofeducation and experience.Considerable knowledge in municipal financial and accounting practices and procedures.Considerable knowledge of municipal government, including structures, processes, organization,and assignments of responsibility.Knowledge of City policies and procedures.Knowledge of national and state laws and regulations relating to the administration of local finance,including budgeting, planning, purchasing, investments, and other related topics.Skill in effective supervisory practices and procedures.Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, financial concepts.

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