Manager Business Operations - Finance & Budget

City of Grand Prairie, TX

The purpose of this position is to manage and oversee the business and operational practices of some or all the Parks, Arts, & Recreation funds, including all financial components of major venues and events for assigned funds. Responsibilities include developing and administering financial systems and procedures in conjunction with City Policies to provide complete operational oversight and to refine and develop new revenue streams that will allow certain venues to operate as separate and independent business operations such as food and beverage; merchandise sales; and rentals.

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.
Manages and oversees business operational practices of some or all Parks, Arts, & Recreation funds , and any/all other designated major venues and events as assigned.

Develops revenue streams and cost controls by refining current revenue streams while developing new streams within assigned fund(s). Identifies and implements opportunities for cost control in assigned operations.

Supervises and monitors a group of employees, including assigning work, hiring and firing, disciplinary actions and evaluating performance.

Serves as a liaison to city departments and committees on operational and/or business-related affairs relative to the assigned enterprise operations.

Prepares and presents annual operational and capital budgets to City Management, City Officials, and/or the public as required.

Prepares and presents periodic financial and operational data to City Management, City Officials, and/or the public as required.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Parks and Recreation Management or related field.

Proficiency in Excel to include knowledge of VLOOKUPS, Pivot Tables, Conditional Formatting, and Quick Analysis Tool highly preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in an senior level management or higher in Parks, Arts, & Recreation administration, Finance or Accounting related position, preferably within municipal government; An equivalent combination of education and years of experience within a hospitality, entertainment, or recreational discipline may also be considered.

Licenses: Valid Class C Driver's License required.

Certifications Required: None.

How to Apply

For more information please visit

Job Details

Job Function
Division Manager
Position Type
Full Time

City of Grand Prairie


PO BOX 534045
Grand Prairie, TX 75053-4045
United States

Form of Government


2022 ICMA Annual Conference Content Available On-demand Through December 31!

In-person and digital attendees were emailed credentials for the conference online platform on 9/12/2022. New users can still register for on-demand access.

Watch Now

Put your job in front of the right people!

The Job Center is the best place to reach local government professionals. Post your featured job in minutes with more visibility through promoted search results, email, and more.

Post a Featured Job