Recruitment #2208-0835-001


The Business Services Department of the City of Tucson is seeking motivated and qualified Finance Managers who will manage professional level accounting activities, play an integral role in the analysis and management of financial and budgetary department operations, assist in preparing the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), and work in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and best practices. This position will supervise employees who process financial transaction, grant reporting, and audit assignments. This position will participate in the long-range financial planning, develop and provide accurate financial reports, interpret financial information to managerial staff, recommend further courses of actions, analyze day-to-day financial activities, and contribute to the development of financial strategy and budget concepts.   Ideal candidates will possess a diversity of skills and experience to successfully manage professional staff.

***The City of Tucson values the safety of our employees, our residents, our community, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, and are hired on or before September 24, 2022, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs.  You will need to  submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption and/or accommodation from your representative.***

General Description

Manages revenue and expenditure budgets and financials of a complex operation with various federal, regional and local funding sources. Works effectively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and manages a relationship between the satellite offices and central Accounting Operations. Partners with City leadership and contracted auditing firm(s) in the day-to-day financial management of the operation and contributes to strategic planning.

  • Developing and providing financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action.
  • Analyzing day-to-day financial activities and, based on this analysis, provide proper guidance to upper management on future financial plans and goals.
  • Contributing fully to the development of strategy across all service areas, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analyses and guidance on all activities, plans, and targets. 
  • Monitoring and reviewing financial and ERP systems to ensure financial implications are clearly understood and documented; this includes plans for both operating costs and capital investments
  • Developing and monitoring departmental annual operating and capital budgets
  • Collaborating with departmental staff to strategically produce rate models and long-term financial plans for decisions by key stakeholders to include the community, Mayor and Council, and the City Manager
  • Our central Accounting Operations office oversees citywide financial reporting, GASB implementations and compliance, as well as design and oversight of chart of account elements.

Essential Functions

Supervises and coordinates the equivalent of two or more fulltime employees and all assigned work in a unit ensuring timely and quality activities to respond to the needs of the City, community, department, and unit

Contributes to the needs of the community and City by implementing and causing others to implement the organization's values and strategies by leading through example, competency, and accountabilities

Provides customer service by responding to information requests, conducting research, providing solutions to problems, and correcting errors

Implements controls for appropriate unit staffing and effectiveness by participating in the recruitment and hiring of employees, making recommendations on employee discipline, and other human resources issues, evaluating and managing employee performance, discussing and identifying personnel issues and facilitating resolutions, promoting positive morale in the unit, ensuring staff is trained appropriately for maximum performance, and providing leadership and guidance

Assists with the implementation, evaluation and interpretation of department policies, projects and procedures. Design and conducts operational, functional, and economic analysis of department programs and projects for consistency and effectiveness

Establishes work plans, gather and analyze financial and operational data, and prepare reports, listing assumptions, methodologies, findings and recommendations

Provides direction and oversight of planning, implementation, and management of all functions and resources of an assigned section to achieve the strategic objectives of the section and the City in an efficient and effective manner

Analyzes complex revenue data and explain the data in simple terms to management and elected officials

Prepare, develop, administer and manage section budgets and capital improvement programs by creating and preparing budget reports and documents, conducting research and studies, reviewing paperwork and procedures, projecting revenue and expenditure estimates, monitoring expenditures, coordinating the preparation of auxiliary documents, managing financial records, making recommendations, analyzing budgets and submitting prepared budgets to section administrators, deputy directors and directors. Develop performance measures in conjunction with national organizations

Coordinates the development or updating of rates to generate revenues, including formulation of the underlying financial plan and implementation of rate changes in a manner that incorporates public outreach and education, and compliance with local and state laws

Completes special projects assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 5 years experience in accounting, budgeting, or finance and use of financial or accounting software. At least 3 of required 5 years in a Lead Supervisory capacity in a related functional area.

"Lead" is defined as leading at least one (1) full-time FTE in a work unit.  It does not include leading projects, departments, contractors, interns, etc.

"Supervisory" is defined as having supervised at least 1 full-time FTE.

Minimum qualifications must be met as listed above. We will not be accepting equivalency.

Selection Plan

**A chronological resume is required as part of the application process.  Applications that fail to include a chronological resume will be considered incomplete**

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile, resume and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to an Oral Board interview.

  • Virtual Oral Board Interviews will be held on October 5, 2022 via Microsoft Teams.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 10% of your rating for your resume
  • 80% of your oral board interview   

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must upload your documentation as part of the application process. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please email at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.


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Communications throughout this process will be sent via email exclusively so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification. All email inquires should be directed to Curtis Rohlfs at

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.

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