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Opening Date for In-House Candidates: 6/16/20
Opening Date to the Public: 6/16/20
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by: ASAP
Starting Salary (or salary range): 70,793 annually
Other information about this position or about working with the
City of Rio Rancho: A Drivers License is required for this
position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability
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Typical schedule : M/F
Position Title: Deputy Director, Financial Services MC
Reports to: Director Financial Services
FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: none
Pay Grade: 32A
Job Status: Permanent, Full-time
Full Time Equivalent: 1.00
The Deputy Director-Financial Services provides leadership in
planning, direction and coordination of the activities and
operations of the City Financial Services Department which includes
the Accounting, Budget and Grants, Purchasing and Motor Vehicle
Divisions. Further, the Deputy Director directs all fiscal
functions and accounting systems for the Governmental, Proprietary,
Fiduciary Funds and all Component Units and leads the annual audit
process and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report (CAFR). The incumbent ensures accounting records, policies
and procedures are in compliance with City Ordinances, State
statutes, DFA requirements, GASB regulations and Federal law.
Education, Training and Experience minimum required to
proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education : Bachelor's Degree
For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study :
Business or public administration, general management, accounting,
finance or related field.
Minimum number of years of directly related experience : Four
years of progressively responsible experience in fund accounting
and investments, with a minimum of two years of experience in a
supervisory capacity. Any combination of education from an
accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct
experience totaling eight years (to include two years of
supervisory) may substitute for the required education and
Education and/or experience preferences : Prefer experience in a
municipal government and supervising in a union environment.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City
driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations : None
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations : Certified
Public Accountant (CPA).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform
Knowledge : Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods
of municipal finance, enterprise fund management, accounting and
budget preparation, and techniques of financial, statistical and
procedures analysis, insurance, taxes and bonds. Knowledge of GASB
pronouncements, Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) and the
2 CFR 200 known as the Super Circular and other pertinent federal,
state, and local laws, rules and regulations.
Skills : Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to
successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via
e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the
essential functions of the position. Use of technology, equipment
and software typically used in the office environment.
Abilities : Ability to operate a personal computer for word
processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional scientific and
technical journals, financial reports, general business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures,
government regulations and legal documents that apply to the work.
Listen, communicate and deal effectively with staff, general
public, community groups, regulatory agencies, or the business
community. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished
in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to write
project reports, business correspondence, policies and procedures
manuals. Effectively present information to top management, public
groups and forums, and/or elected and appointed officials. Analyze,
interpret, and apply advanced mathematical concepts used in
performing technical work. Define problems, collect data, establish
facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal : Works with
department directors and managers on accounting, asset inventory or
payroll issues, fiscal management issues, administrative financial
policies, and special projects that may impact provision of city
services. Maintains harmonious, courteous, and understanding
relationships, while fostering a collaborative teamwork
environment. External : Works with City boards, Governing Body,
government agencies, investment advisors, and consultants on fiscal
issues facing the City. Presents a friendly, courteous image for
the City to the general public, customers, and public
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making : High--incumbent is
expected to analyze complex situations and take appropriate
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability : Low -- Position is
accountable to a Department Director and cannot make major
decisions or obligate the City
Span of control : Responsibility for the assigned workgroup
Position provides oversight and guidance across all City
Departments with respect to Legal, Human Resource or
For positions that supervise :
Approximate number of employees directly supervised: 10
Approximate number of employees indirectly supervised through
subordinate managers/supervisors (excludes direct reports): 11 to
The following functions are typical for this position. The
omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other
duties may be required and assigned.
Assist the Director of Financial Services and serves as the
Director in his/her absence.
Oversee, coordinate, monitor and manage all accounting
activities including but not limited to payroll, accounts payable,
deposits, internal service funds special assessment billing, alarm
billing, EMS billing and collections, fixed assets, reconciliation
of utility accounts receivable, tracking and reporting of
multi-purpose event center financial activity.
Coordinate and manage the annual audit and prepare the Citys
financial statements and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
(CAFR) including preparation of supporting statistical and other
Designs, reviews and modifies the accounting system covering 100
or more funds for City government. Ensures the accuracy of data and
adherence of the system to Generally Accepted Accounting
Audits departmental accounting data, identifies and corrects
errors, identifies and computes accruals, applies accounting
principles to transactions and recommends revisions in departmental
accounting procedures to ensure conformance with applicable
statues, laws, municipal ordinances, and General Accepted
Maintains the fixed asset inventory system by supervising the
recording of all items in the inventory, maintaining pertinent
records and ensuring adequate treatment of fixed asset acquisitions
Designs internal control systems for all departments to ensure
the safeguarding of City assets.
Develop accounting and other finance-related policies and
procedures and train staff (Financial Services staff and others) on
such policies and procedures as appropriate.
Participate in the procurement of Financial Services Department
goods and services, including in a lead capacity as needed.
Review city investment transactions, ensure safekeeping receipt
and confirmations are received, and maintain investment files. In
the absence of the Financial Services Director, purchase securities
through the Citys contracted investment advisor.
Manage the Citys cash flow and make recommendations to the
Financial Services Director regarding movement of cash and
investments to ensure adequate cash flow to maintain ongoing City
operations, complies with requirements of bond ordinances and
covenants with respect to sinking funds and reserve amounts.
Review, analyze, and report on the Citys cash and investment
portfolio and prepare monthly reports for review by the Financial
Services Director and City Manager.
Coordinate and oversee the Citys banking operations, review
banking and cash management needs, assist with implementation of
new systems for managing payments and other treasury management
Maintain debt service schedules and ensure timely payment of
debt, prepare debt service budgets and information as
Recommend the appointment of personnel to the Director of
Financial Services; supervises, trains and oversees the workload of
all accounting division staff; monitor and evaluate employee
performance and work product; provide or coordinate staff training;
work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline
procedures; recommend corrective action or employee terminations,
Establish short- and long-range goals, objectives, and work
plans for Accounting Division and participate in the department's
strategic planning process.
Develop policies and procedures, maintain internal control
procedures, conduct audits and assessments to improve operations,
ensure efficiency and effectiveness of accounting operations in
compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Monitor actions by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
(GASB) and develop implementation plans for GASB pronouncements
that impact the financial statements of the City.
Liaison to all related accounting/billing software
representatives for various reports, additions, corrections, etc.
and works with approved specialists to enhance the programming
Prepares projects and reports on fiscal operations as required
by the Department Director, City Administration, Boards and
Commissions, Governing Body and external auditors.
Represent the Financial Services Department on City-wide
committees and task forces requiring expertise in finance and
Respond to resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquires and
complaints related to the Motor Vehicle Division and Financial
Conduct research and analysis studies and special projects, as
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level : Primarily sedentary
Physical characteristics : Job requires oral and aural
communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written
materials; Job requires normal vision; Must be able to distinguish
colors; Fine finger manipulation; Grasping with hand, gripping;
Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms;
Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 20 lbs.
Exposures : None
Extraordinary working conditions : None
Hazardous equipment/machinery used : None
Required personal protective equipment : None
If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable
you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the
Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).