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The Budget & Finance Lead is a full-time position of the Division’s management team and participates in key strategic and operational discussions and decisions on financial and administrative issues, priorities, systems, processes, performance indicators, human resources, and budgets. This position will assist in providing strategic direction, developing policies, and initiating projects in support of CMPD’s strategic goals. This includes developing work plans and budgets to guide the work of the team of skilled professionals and proactively identifying areas for continuous process improvement within the planning and financial management.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
•Providing oversight to ensure compliance with the Asset Management Directive by administering the Asset Management Program and acting as a liaison for all divisions within the CMPD
•Facilitating Annual and Quarterly Equipment Inventory for Capital and Sensitive Assets
•Administering multiple Asset Management System applications including creating, modifying, and inactivating user account as needed
•Recommend corrective actions through appropriate COC for violations of CMPD Asset Management Directive
•Compose, compile, prepare, review and present various reports and documents of findings and result for Financial Analysis as needed by Financial Management
•Maintenance of the CMPD Master Equipment Plan
•Assistance with Annual budget submission for equipment and technology needs
•Conduct independent research and analysis to resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities and ensure that financial transactions are entered, balanced, reconciled, and reported in compliance with City and Department procedures and policies.
•Compile and analyze financial information to prepare reports and financial statements and prepare schedules and spreadsheets for the annual external audit.
•Coordinate the administration of multiple financial functions and/or a major fiscal unit; review and ensures appropriate internal controls over fiscal functions and activities.
•Respond orally or in writing as appropriate, to a variety of inquiries relating to accounts payable,
•Manage non-routine special accounting projects as designated by the Unit or Division Manager
•Select, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate department personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
•Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
•Principles & practices of purchasing, supply chain management and/or asset management
•Supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
•Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
•Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning, and monitoring work.
•Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
•Business methods, principles, and practices.
•Project management principles and practices.
•Principles and practices of program administration, coordination, and management.
•Supervising and evaluating staff performance
•Training and coaching staff
•Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards
•Providing project/program management, organization, and logistics coordination
•Interpreting, monitoring, and reporting financial information and statistics
•Managing budgets and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives
•Providing consultation and serving as a department liaison
•Monitoring compliance with applicable plans, standards, regulations, and contracts
•Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning
•Identifying fiscal-related program deficiencies and implementing solutions
ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require grasping, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
•Remaining in a stationary position, often sitting, or standing for prolonged periods
•Occasional movement throughout the workday daily to interact with staff and accomplish tasks
•Communicating both verbally and written to exchange information
•Repeating motions of holding, grasping, and turning, that may include the wrist, hands, and/or fingers
•Maybe required to work outside of normal business hours
•Light to moderate lifting and carrying
•Lift up to 50 pounds
•Work primarily in an office environment
•Ability to operate office equipment, such as computer, copier, fax machine, and phone
•Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, tabulating data
•Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain
•Comprehension of written information in work-related documents
•Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech
Work is performed in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as officers, community members, victims, etc.); and frequent exposure to computer screens, files, and phones. Diligent use of PPEs Personal Protective Equipment) to limit exposure to bloodborne pathogens maybe required
•Master's degree with major course work in Accounting, Finance, or public or business administration
•5+ years of related work experience in financial accounting and budget practices, procurement, Asset Management including supervisory experience in related areas
• High School graduate or equivalent with seven (7) years of related experience OR associate degree with five (5) Years of related experience
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.
You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.
Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
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