Assistant Director of Finance FLSA STATUS



Position Title: Assistant Director of Finance FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Finance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:The person in this position manages the daily operations of the Finance Department and performs a variety of accounting duties for thCity. Work involves the direct supervision of the Payroll SpecialistAccounts Payable Specialistand Finance Office Manager; the preparation, reviewand analysis of financial reports regarding program activitiesreconciliation of financial funds and programs; budget preparationaudit preparationthe purchase and review of property and casualty insurances; and some risk management activitiesThe incumbent may also perform a variety ofresponsible professional and technical duties in support of the City ManagerDirector of Financeand the City Council. Will serve as the Acting Director of Finance when needed. Must be solution oriented and able to exercise considerablindependence. Must be well versed in accounting methodology and federal, stateand local regulations pertaining to taxes, accounting, and finance.

Reports to the Director of Finance who assigns and reviews work for compliance with goals and objectives and qualitof results.


The following duties are typical for this classificationNot all the listed duties mav be required, and other duties maybe required or assigned.

Supervises the work of the Accounts PayablSpecialist, Payroll Specialistand Finance Office Manager. Assigns and reviews worktrains nestaffprovides guidance and problem resolution as neededconducts timely performance reviews.

Performs financial reconciliation for the general ledgerensures all monieand transactions are properly accounted forprepares work papers and reports for findingsresults and status on weeklymonthlyannual and as needed basis.

Coordinates the annual audit of the City's financial programs, prepares the comprehensive annuafinancial report.

Participates in the development of the City budget, including providing guidance and information to departments.

Prepares financial statementsreportsmemoranda, budget recommendations and other

financial and management documents. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Maintains the City's fixed asset and property records systems.

Makes investment purchases and monitors City fundsprovides information as neededAdministers propertycasualty, and liability insurance coverages.

Administers the contract for cell phones for the City. Reviews and approves the bi-weekly payroll.

Prepares the uniform financial report for submission to the State of Maryland.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Technical Knowledge and Experience:

Thorough knowledge of the principle and practices of sound financial management and accounting.

Thorough knowledge of the City's and other municipal finance programs. Thorough knowledge of principles ofmanaging people and subordinate staff. Operating knowledge of Windows, Outlook, and current Microsoft Office programs.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including computers, cameras, facsimile, copying and scanning machines.

Ability to maintain regular attendance at work and required events.

Ability to work at a desk and use a keyboard for large portions of the work day.

Language Ability Interpersonal Communications:

Ability to read and apply financial information, policies, and regulations.

Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely to a range of different audiences and for different purposes.

Ability to deal effectively with all levels of City government, residents, staff,

officials from State and local government, and community agencies.

Ability to research and prepare a wide variety ofreports, communications, special projects, correspondence, and other documents.

Ability to manage people and provide customer service to the standards expected

by City leadership.

Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Environmental Adaptability

Most work is performed indoors in an office environment.


Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field; a minimum of six years' professional experience in accounting, including 2 years of supervisory experience and full responsibility for financia ledger activities; or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Masters degree or certification as a Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

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College Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Approved:                             Date:            City Manager

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