Deputy Chief Financial Officer

City of Salt Lake City, UT

We are looking for a Deputy Chief Financial Officer to deliver and manage a full range of financial and accounting services, strategies, and opportunities. Identifies best practices to achieve innovative solutions in financial accounting throughout the City. Maintains direct accountability for effective operations of the City's day-to-day financial accounting programs, including financial planning, reporting, professional accounting, payroll, general ledger, business licenses, revenue programs, financing and debt instruments, budgets, auditing, procurement, and other finance management programs. Supports the vision and strategy for city-wide accounting and financial services and operation and supervises department operations, including facilitating strong, productive relationships with other cities departments.

Supports the vision and strategy for city-wide financial services by providing supervision of department operations while serving as an active member of the department's management team. Represents the department and promotes strong, productive relationships with other city departments.

Early application submittal is encouraged. The position will remain open until filled and may close at any time without notice.

Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check and credit check in accordance with City policy and applicable law. Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.

Assists in developing and recommending short and long-term strategic fiscal plans to meet the City's financial goals and objectives; promotes and maintains effective financial management practices.
Establishes within City policy, appropriate service, and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly.
Plans, directs and manages the department's work plan and staff; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve highly sensitive and/or complex problems.
Participates in city-wide programs and initiatives as assigned; meets with city staff and provides guidance on financial programs; serves as staff on various boards, commissions, and committees.
Promotes a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.
Assists the Director in coordinating Division Director assignments, defining final outcomes, and creating/monitoring project timelines. Provides Director briefings, as needed, on programmatic, budgetary, or political issues. Prepares regular reports for the Director to submit to the Mayor that reflect the current status of departmental projects and programs.
Oversees the preparation and monitors the Department budget. Monitor's transactions that impact individual divisional operations or that may affect departmental operations as a whole.
Ensures that the agenda for Division Directors' meetings are established and circulated in a timely and informative process. Summarizes Division Directors' meeting outcomes for the Director and makes operational recommendations based on meeting discussions and material presentations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and eight years of accounting operations experience and three years of progressive executive, supervisory or management experience in government accounting, or equivalent; OR a Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or Public Administration and six years of accounting operation experience and two years of progressive executive, supervisory or management experience in government accounting, or equivalent.
Paid experience supervising and leading professional financial staff and managing projects and initiatives.
Paid experience leading the general accounting operations of a governmental organization, including, but not limited to, budget, cash management, and treasury operation, investment. Portfolio, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, auditing, budget, revenue collections, and procurement.
Proficient in computer use and applying a variety of associated software, including spreadsheet, word processing, and accounting programs.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the proven ability to effectively communicate and present financial information effectively orally and in writing.
Desired Qualifications:

Paid experience working with compliance issues for grants, contracts, statutes, regulations.
Experience creating and implementing capacity-building strategies focused on advancing equity to identify and eliminate barriers and improve outcomes for all.
Professional experience in quality improvements in financial management.
Demonstrates knowledge of accounting theory and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

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Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Salt Lake City


451 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-3102
United States

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