Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.
Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council. We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.
The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
This position performs budgetary, accounting, financial project controls, and general financial analysis for assigned areas. Work involves handling financial duties and responsibilities heavily associated with the administration of the capital budget and associated activities and serves as a core resource for e-Builder, the Construction and Capital Program Management System (CPMS).
Work involves evaluating and developing processes; training staff; entering information into a financial system; coordinating benchmarks, data, and trend analysis; reviewing project financials; validating data in systems; assisting users; and performing quality assurance audits. This position directs business process management, continuous improvement activities, and performance management measures. This position reports to the Capital Budget and Finance Manager.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Develops functional requirements of the CPMS.
• Actively participates and is a member of the CPMS change management team.
• Develops, builds, and refines processes in e-Builder; troubleshoots problems; and assists users.
• Coordinates the development and execution of a comprehensive project control system including capital project planning, management of construction accounting, and financial reporting
• Communicates with the CPMS management team; supports the business management team through analysis, reporting, and recommendations; and manages technology requests.
• Works with outside contractors and staff across all divisions to maintain policies and procedures while managing business solutions.
• Coordinates business process management, continuous improvement measures and reporting, and operational functions of performance management.
• Process transactions in the budget/financial system as required
• Coordinates division-wide training; conducts training; documents training; performs assessments and evaluates effectiveness of training modules; and introduces new or revised concepts and processes to address performance gaps.
• Monitors the budget to ensure that funding is in place for all approved projects; reviews and processes payment requests and other financial transactions; and maintains appropriate records and files.
• Performs informal, internal audits of financial and related areas.
• Prepares clear and concise administrative and financial reports as scheduled and as needed.
• Coordinates with department divisions, City Finance, and other departments to improve processes and resolve problems; identifies, recommends, and implements changes to strengthen and improve administrative procedures.
• Ensures historical reference by documenting procedures and decisions, maintaining required documentation, and providing documents as necessary.
• Maintains and monitors purchase orders and contracts.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting
• Knowledge of how to compile, interpret, and investigate statistical compilations and variances.
• Knowledge of financial and budgetary systems, Microsoft Office products and SharePoint.
• Skill in communicating in written, one-on-one, small group, and presentation situations.
• Skill in the application of prioritization, organization, and coordination abilities to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
• Skill in using Microsoft Excel including pivot tables, charts, advanced macros and formulas.
• Skill in providing customer service.
• Ability to analyze financial transaction systems to identify internal controls and problems as well as offer potential solutions.
• Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interpersonal communication.
• Ability to facilitate meetings, listen actively, and persuade others to accept recommendations.
• Ability to research, obtain, and provide information with accuracy and clarity.
Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
- Lead or supervision experience preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, public administration, or a closely related field from an accredited school; Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, public administration, or a closely related field preferred.
• Three (3) years of related professional work experience performing financial functions, project control and analysis, demonstrating analytical and quantitative skills preferably in a public sector setting.
• Lead or supervision experience preferred.
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
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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.
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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
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