Water Financial Officer

Recruitment #19-5009-001

Introduction

The Department of Water is looking for a Water Financial Officer to manage oversight of the Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Treasury, Rates/Forecasting, Water/Sewer Consumption accounting, and overall Budget operations within the Department of Water. This is a senior management level position responsible for managing the budget, financial operations, and strategic planning for the efficient operation of the Water, Sanitary, and Storm Water Utilities. Incumbents oversee and manage various staff members and financial matters in support of the Department of Water’s Financial/Fiscal Policy and all financial matters regarding utility rates, charges, consumption trends, and financial models within the department.

 

Responsibilities

The Water Financial Officer plans and administers sound financial oversight of the utilities' operations. Directs preparation, analysis, implementation, and monitoring of the utilities' budget and directs all debt management related matters, including issuance of debt, management of financial instruments and agreements, and managing relationships with rating agencies.

The incumbent directs all cash management and investment functions, participates in strategic planning, develops and executes long- and short-range plans for the department, participates in long-term planning and rate setting processes for the utilities, directs and conducts system load forecasts and revenue requirement projections and plans, directs, and coordinates rate and capital requirement studies and projections.

The Water Finance Officer must possess working knowledge of the City Charter, various ordinances and rules and regulations; and specific state statues relating to municipal financial transactions; preparation and approving expenditures and the purchase of goods and services; collections of revenues; payment of liabilities; and tracking and reporting financial transactions of the City of Dayton.

Incumbent shall process and be able to apply advanced knowledge of principles and practices of management. The incumbent must be able to understand and apply generally accepted accounting principles, and federal, state, country and local laws, codes and regulations applicable to governmental and financial administration.

Responsible for effective communication with all department members and effective communication with the Department of Finance and the Department of Procurement, Management and Budget to continuously educate staff about the utilities' values, goals, objectives, priorities, and projects.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or a closely related field AND ten (10) years of progressively more responsible professional level work in finance, accounting, collections, customer service or a closely related field, preferably in a governmental agency AND five (5) years of supervisory experience or project management experience. OR

Master’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a closely related field AND eight (8) years of progressively more responsible professional level work in finance, accounting, collections, customer service, or a closely related field, preferably in a governmental agency.

CPA may be substituted for two (2) years of the above listed experience as long as candidate has one (1) year of supervisory or project management experience.

Current certification from national governmental agencies like GFOA or AGA may be substituted for one year of the above listed experience as long as candidate has one (1) year of supervisory or project management experience.

 

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

 

Notes

Resume, cover letter specifically addressing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties required for this position, copy of college transcripts and drivers’ license should be attached to your application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however, first consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. A complete position description may be obtained from the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 101 W. Third Street, Room 335, P. O. Box 22, Dayton, Ohio 45401-0022.

THE CITY OF DAYTON IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Final permanent appointment is contingent up the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, background investigation, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity required by the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Effective July 15, 2019, the City of Dayton adopted the Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy (HR 1.03). Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 
 
The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.


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