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In a state agency, facility or institution this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in a variety of complex, professional fiscal and administrative functions with a major emphasis on fiscal administration.
This class directly supervises a minimum of three (3) professional level staff over a combination of Fiscal/Administrative functions at least one (1) of which must be an accounting or budgeting function and meets a minimum of two (2) of the following criteria:
1. Supervises six (6) or more fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grant administration, purchasing)
2. Fiscal responsibility of $20 million or more. This is defined as monitoring control and decision making impact of dollars.
3. Directly supervises professional full time staff of six (6) or more and/or total full time staff of twelve (12) or more or acts as the assistant to an Assistant Chief of Fiscal/Administrative Services or Fiscal/Administrative Manager 2 over the entire range of functions and staff.
Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.
In the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Finance, this class is reserved for an incumbent who administers the Office of Policy and Management’s statutory responsibilities outlined in Sections 4-70b and 4-205 through 4-229 of the Connecticut General Statutes relating to personal service agreements and purchase of service contracts.
Receives general direction from a fiscal/administrative employee of higher grade.
Supervises professional and paraprofessional fiscal/administrative classes and other support staff.
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews the work of staff; provides staff training and assistance; conducts performance evaluations; determines priorities and plans unit work; establishes and maintains unit procedures; develops or makes recommendations on the development of policies and standards; interprets and administers pertinent laws; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; coordinates fiscal functions including budget preparation and management, accounting and financial reporting and analysis; assists in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses; prepares programmatic fiscal/administrative analysis and impact statements on proposed regulations and legislation; supervises and coordinates a variety of administrative functions such as grant administration, payroll, purchasing and contract administration; in addition to supervising fiscal/administrative functions may supervise support services; in a facility, in addition to the above, may insure conformance with related standards of TJC, OSHA, Environmental Protection and other regulatory agencies; performs related duties as required.
OFFICE OF POLICY AND MANAGEMENT, OFFICE OF FINANCE:
Formulates policies and procedures related to state agency procurement and programmatic and fiscal management of health and human services purchase of service contracts and personal service agreements; designs, develops and implements statewide standards, goals and objectives for contracting, rate setting, payment, accounting, budgeting, auditing and other fiscal and administrative procedures to assure fiscal accountability for contracting; provides direction, interpretation and guidance to state agency fiscal/administrative staff involved with contracting; reviews with state contracting agencies the budgetary impact of any privatization contract and need for any budget adjustments; works with state agency contracting staff to implement requirements of the State Contracting Standards Board; researches, interprets and administers pertinent laws and regulations; performs related duties as required.
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting; knowledge of principles and procedures of payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports; ability to analyze budgetary and related problems; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.
Nine (9) years of experience in a combination of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g., accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administration, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached.
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration, or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fiscal/Administrative Manager 1 in Salary Group AR 66 approved effective June 21, 2019. (Revised to modify Special Experience) Action No. 18-068
FISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
Distinction will be made between accountability for and participation in these functions. Fiscal/administrative supervisors, managers and chiefs must be accountable for (or supervise) the function if it is to be considered under the Guidelines for Class Use. The descriptions of each functional heading are not meant to be all inclusive. Their purpose is to provide a sampling of tasks in each functional area.
Those areas with an asterisk [*] must consume a significant amount of professional staff hours to be considered additional functions under the Guidelines. As a rule of thumb a significant amount of time will be considered a minimum of ten percent of total professional staff time or supervision of one full time professional position, whichever is smaller.
Accountability for budget preparation and management for agency or facility; at higher levels includes participation in planning and policy decisions.
2. GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTING
Supervision of the agency's or facility's general fund accounting; includes maintenance of accounts (EDP or manual); Comptroller reconciliations; internal reconciliations; subsidiary accounts; payment lists; financial statements and reports; petty cash.
3. GRANT ADMINISTRATION (a&b ARE SEPARATE FUNCTIONS)
a. GRANT ACCOUNTING*
Supervision of the maintenance of accounting records, reconciliations, financial statements for grant funds, etc.
b. GRANT MONITORING* (non-programmatic)
Accountable for monitoring (or supervising monitoring) of grantees to ensure that funds are accounted for and expended properly. This can include pre- or post-audit of payments, review and analysis of budgets and financial statements, review of accounting procedures. It may include field work such as assistance with setting up financial records and may include (or consist mainly of) auditing grantees.
4. OTHER ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS*
Accountability for or supervision of any additional professional accounting or accounts examining work which may be unique to an agency.
Accountability for or supervision of the purchasing of supplies, equipment and contractual services including preparation and revision of specifications, selecting sources of supply, obtaining and evaluating formal written bids, issuing purchase orders, analyzing price trends.
6. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
Accountability for or supervision of contract preparation and monitoring including preparation of requests for proposals to obtain consulting or contractual services, determination of evaluation criteria, evaluation of proposals, preparation and monitoring of personal services agreements, point of service contracts and memoranda of understanding.
Supervision of the payroll function.
8. SUPPORT SERVICES
Each additional support service supervised (e.g., stores, inventory/asset management, facilities/equipment security, facilities/equipment maintenance, mailroom, food service, phone system coordination) having a minimum of three (3) full-time positions or part-time equivalent) or taking a minimum of 10% of total fiscal/administrative staff time can be considered one (1) additional function.
9. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY*
Supervision of an information technology operation including professional information technology staff (i.e., Information Technology Analyst 1 or above).