City of Stamford, CT

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the OPM Director, coordinates and supervises the preparation of complex fiscal, operational, and management studies and analyses of various city programs, operations, and policies; assists various departments with efforts to reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve internal controls; coordinates and prepares operational compliance audits for various departments, coordinates the preparation of the annual city budget by compiling and consolidating data and projecting expenditures and revenues; maintains budget control by reviewing and authorizing expenditures and monitoring expenditures against appropriations and allotments; prepares budget reports; prepares various financial statements and statistical or narrative fiscal/administrative reports.

The incumbent utilizes ERP systems for financial records, reports, and analyses; reviews various contracts, financial documents, and financial reports to ensure fiscal compliance, exercises functional supervision over a variety of budget managers, administrative activities such as maintenance of accounting and budgeting records, preparation and processing of purchase requisitions, assists in the formulation of policies and procedures relating to area(s) of responsibility and implementation of such policies and procedures; prepare financial oracle quarterly updates & reports; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Duties:
• Performs related duties as required.
• Initiates, coordinates, and conducts studies and analyses to form and revise city policies, organizational structure, operations, procedures, methods, or application of electronic data processing systems.
• Performs analyses of municipal departments, evaluating efficiency, effectiveness, and compliance with City Charter, policies and procedures, and State and Federal regulations.
• Provides consultation to administrative officials regarding the formation and application of policies, and improvement of practices, procedures, and systems based on departmental goals.
• Supervises the design of major changes in operating systems and oversees the installation of procedures to ensure conformance and compatibility with department programs and policy.
• Conducts the study and development of forms design, record control systems, and preparation of department budgets.
• Prepares and analyzes management, operational, and financial data, and reports.
• Coordinates the preparation of the general fund budget, capital budget, special revenue fund budgets, and financial reporting.
• Assists in the preparation of collective bargaining analyses and reports as assigned.
• Prepares comprehensive reports and recommendations of methods to promote efficiency, effectiveness, and work simplification.
• Coordinates the preparation of forecasts of expenditures and revenues and analyzes pro forma results of operations.
• Monitors and analyzes expenditures monthly.
• Assists in the preparation of specifications for bids and requests for proposals.
• Provides supervision and direction to Management Analysts and other subordinate staff as directed by the OPM Director.
• Participates and presents in monthly board meetings.
• Acts on behalf of the OPM Director in their absence.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of business and public administration.
• Thorough knowledge of personal computers and software applications for use in fiscal analysis, including electronic spreadsheets, databases, and word processing programs.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of internal auditing.
• General knowledge of the principles and practices of public purchasing.
• Expert knowledge of governmental fiscal and budgetary practices.
• Ability to lead, supervise, train, and develop others.
• Ability to manage projects from execution to completion, analyze organizational programs, conduct studies, and determine effective solutions.
• Ability to design, organize and administer statistically valid survey instruments to perform statistical analysis.
• Advanced knowledge of software programs.
• Ability to prepare complex oral and written reports.
• Ability to read and understand complex material.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to deal effectively with others.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business, or Public Administration and Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in government financial planning and budgeting, operational or procedural analysis and auditing of which two (2) shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

A master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or other closely related fields may substitute for one (1) year of experience in financial management.

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Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Department Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Stamford


888 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901-2924
United States

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