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CITY OF DIXON POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION/TITLE: UNION: FLSA CLASS: Finance Director N/A Exempt, Executive DEPARTMENT: REVISED DATE: Accounts & Finance May 29, 2012

JOB SUMMARY: The Finance Director participates as a key member of the Citys management team, advising the Mayor, Commissioners and department heads on major programs, activities including general accounting, budget development, financial reporting, investment management, and policy and administrative actions having major impacts on the City. This position develops short- and longterm financial planning and revenue projections and is responsible for safeguarding the Citys assets and resources. This position provides leadership, management, and supervision of all programs and employees of the Accounts & Finance Department and receives policy and administrative direction from the Mayor and Commissioners. SUPERVISION: This position reports to the Mayor and Finance Commissioner and works closely with the City Clerk and provides supervision for the Deputy Clerk and Account Clerks. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related essential and additional functions as assigned. Job functions are not necessarily listed in priority order. Plans, organizes, and directs all Accounts & Finance Department operations and employees. Provides financial and other analyses to the Mayor, City Council and supervisors of departments and divisions. Develops, implements, and monitors policies and procedures to assure preservation of City assets and sound accounting control of City finances. Coordinates with the Mayor, City Council and department heads to resolve financial issues impacting multiple departments and addressing Citywide policy and management concerns. Leads preparation of annual budget, coordinates financial framework for budget projections, directs budgetary activities, and monitors budget during year. Coordinates risk-management program including negotiating liability and health insurance contracts, coordinating insurance claims, and follow-up with insurance companies and injured parties. Participates in negotiations with bargaining units.
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Oversees Citys participation in the annual audit process, maintains accounting system pursuant to audit recommendations and findings, and makes corrections as required in response to audit findings. Manages Citys finances regarding the issuance and payment of all City related debt. Reviews and participates in proposals for development of the City, including economic and financial aspects of annexations as well as residential, commercial, and industrial growth. Develops and maintains planning for financial aspects of multi-year capital improvement programs. Prepares national, state, and county fiscal reports, and monthly financial reports to the Mayor and City Council. Prepares agenda items for City Council meetings and prepares executive summaries for the Mayor and City Council and for public information, particularly in finance areas. Participates with other staff in collaborative writing of such summaries. Develops new and innovative ways of managing Finance Department operations. Maintains a safe work environment and monitors and addresses work-safety issues. Delegates operational details to personnel as appropriate. Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned by the Mayor and Finance Commissioner. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in accounting or business; CPA or a masters degree in Business, Finance or Accounting is preferred; a minimum of five years fiscal administration and supervisory experience in a municipality or public accounting with an emphasis in servicing governmental clients; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Considerable knowledge in municipal financial and accounting practices and procedures. Considerable knowledge of municipal government, including structures, processes, organization, and assignments of responsibility. Knowledge of City policies and procedures. Knowledge of national and state laws and regulations relating to the administration of local finance, including budgeting, planning, purchasing, investments, and other related topics. Skill in effective supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, financial concepts.

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Finance Director

Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with the public, co-workers, in public presentations, committee work, and in private negotiations. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with employees, public officials, and the public. Ability to work independently with minimum of supervision. Possession of a valid Illinois drivers license. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job during a full duty day or shift. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, employee is required to sit, talk, and hear. Employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Employee is required to use cognitive ability to reason, analyze, and verbalize thoughts and ideas. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must be available and present for work as scheduled. Employee must perform all functions of the job safely and efficiently at all times in compliance with all safety regulations and policies for the safety and welfare of the employee, co-workers, and the public. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is a typical office environment that requires ability to use and operate a personal computer and peripherals, telephone, photocopy machine, and calculator. The noise level in the work area is usually moderately quiet.

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