CITY OF NORWALK
invites applications for the position of:
Director of Management and Budgets
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
SALARY Hourly Annually
$54.18 - $75.25 $106,061.00 - $147,308.00
OPENING DATE: 06/03/16 CLOSING DATE: 07/04/16 11:59 PM
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Position Definition: Plans, organizes and manages the preparation and administration of the City Operating and Capital budgets; plans and oversees reviews of systems and procedures and internal audits of the fiscal and related operations of a department, unit or special grants program; administers the insurance risk control program; serves as liaison of the City to external auditors and plans and directs a wide variety of policy, systems and procedures studies.
Example of Duties: Reports to the Director of Finance and is responsible for the following: Coordinates budget policy planning with the Board of Estimate and Taxation, the Common Council and the Mayor's office. Provides near-term and long-range financial and economic planning to Director. Establishes priorities in the functional areas of budget management, internal audit and systems and procedures reviews, and insurance risk management. Coordinates the preparation and administration of the City Operating and Capital Budgets and indebtedness program. Develops budget format, including procedures and forms for the collection and assessment of budget information; establishment of quality control points; and methods for evaluating budget performance. Coordinates review of budget requests, including budget conferences with departments, Boards and Commissions. Provides budgetary control information to departments. Reviews and recommends action on requests for operating budget changes and/or additions to Director. Oversees internal audits of departments' operations to assure compliance with accounting procedures and to prevent mismanagement of funds. Compiles revenue information, and projects immediate and long-term revenue forecasts. Oversees the City's insurance risk programs. Directs the evaluation of procedural, business and data systems in the context of the City's priorities and departmental requirements; and coordinates resources to accomplish improvements. Assists department heads in the organization and administration of budgets. Prepares regular statistical and narrative reports for the Director of Finance, Mayor, the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and the Common Council. Supervises department of professionals and support staff. Evaluates the reliability of accounting and reporting systems; determines adequacy of existing controls and procedures; and recommends needed changes or improvements. Develops audit reports to explain any irregularities, violations of City, State, or Federal laws, and remedial actions recommended. Works in a liaison capacity with the external auditors to assure an efficient and timely audit of the financial operations of the City. Works closely with department heads and Corporation Counsel in reviewing insurance claims made by or against the City. Provides fiscal consultation to City departments, Commissions and Boards. Participates in professional public administration and fiscal officers organizations to remain current in profession. Systematically evaluates the performance of departments in meeting objectives within budget limits. Recommends procedural or method changes to achieve desired objectives in more cost effective ways. May assume duties of Finance Director in his/her absence. Performs related work as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of municipal budgeting principles and procedures. A working familiarity with accounting principles and procedures. A working knowledge of municipal financial operations and reporting requirements. Ability to adapt auditing procedures to unique fiscal situations. Ability to prepare detailed but concise reports of financial operations in terms understandable to lay persons. Ability to supervise professional and support staff. Ability to work effectively with department heads, employees and elected officials of the City.
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Public Administration or some closely-related field and five years of responsible budget administration and systems and procedures experience, including two years supervisory experience. A Master's degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics or some closely-related field desirable and acceptable in lieu of two years of the aforementioned experience.
SPECIAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Motor Vehicle License preferred.