Acts as Chief Fiscal Officer of the City and operates under
State Laws, the City Charter and Ordinances as well as direction
and rulings of the City Council. Most duties of this classification
involve working with department or division heads of the City, and
the City Council. Actions taken are on broad policy, planning, and
budget problems of the City operations as directed by the Mayor.
Performs highly responsible management and administrative work
directing and coordinating the varied functions of the City's
Finance Department. Work involves administering the central
accounting system and the data processing functions of the City.
Work is reviewed through written reports, for the attainment of
goals and objectives, and adherence to established policies and
procedures. Work is performed under the executive direction of the
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Advisor, Leadership, and Policy Development: Serves as financial
advisor to the Mayor.
Prepares, provides and presents timely, accurate and complete
information to the City Administration, City Council, departmental
leadership, employees, and the public.
Provides technical and policy information and assistance to
staff members, other City agencies, City boards/committees and
Plans, develops, evaluates and directs policies, programs and
operations related to the financial activities of the City
government, including all related internal financial controls.
Directs financial data processing functions by ensuring that
required programming is in place and that necessary records and
reports are produced in a timely manner.
Directs the development of the annual budget and the
administration of the current fiscal year budget .
Directs Accounting operations by an established central
accounting system utilizing generally accepted accounting
principles, including the chart of accounts, capital asset
tracking, and the recording of assets, liabilities, revenues,
expenditures, and equity/net assets, including trust and agency
funds and grants.
Monitors capital assets , including the calculation of
depreciation, tracking, inventory and disposition of assets.
Directs the preparation of financial reports, analysis and
Directs the annual external audit .
Approves disbursements for goods and services (Accounts Payable)
in accordance with budgetary appropriations.
Directs Payroll operations inclusive of timekeeping,
disbursement, withholding, and related reporting.
Directs Accounts Receivable operations by coordination of
citywide collections of all amounts due to the City.
Directs Treasury functions , including cash management, banking,
custody, investment of public funds, cash flow analysis, and
Directs Assessing functions, including the preparation of the
Assessment Roll, public notifications and Board of Review,
coordination of billings, the receipt of collections, and related
Directs Debt Administration , including the planning, sizing,
budgeting, structuring, and issuing of debt, notes and other credit
obligations, as well as the management of related Information
Statements, disclosures, reports, analysis and presentations for
the public, credit rating agencies and bond investors, and the
management of Independent Registered Municipal Advisors and
Underwriters of the City’s debt.
Directs Income Tax operation, as well as the fair, comprehensive
and effective identification of Income Taxes owed, as well as
related billing and collection.
Manages Purchasing and Supplies functions, including the
specification of goods and services and the certification of the
receipt of goods and services, the administration of purchase
cards, comparative quotes, vendor registration and bid management,
requisitions, City Council authorization, contract management,
purchase orders, fiscal officer certificates, budgeted funds
reservation, and the timely and proper notification and training of
bidders and departments of purchasing processing, procedures and
Further the Professional Development of the Finance Department
by attending, participating and leading professional development
meetings and organizations; stay abreast of new trends and
innovations in the field of financial management; promote the
proper training and development of Finance Department staff and
financially responsible staff citywide in basic skills as well as
in trends and innovations.
Manage the Organizational Development of the Finance Department
by maximizing the positive and timely interaction among Finance
Department staff through improved equipment and software tools,
policies, training and development, which will also promote
positive customer service with internal customers (i.e.,
departmental personnel, Administration leadership, and the City
Council) and external customers (the public, the media, vendors,
partners, etc.) of the Finance Department, while fulfilling the
highest principles and uphold all applicable laws, regulations and
polices that promote fairness, equity, inclusion and diversity.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Manages subordinate professional
and office staff.
Is responsible for overall direction, coordination and support
of Finance Department staff.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
City’s policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees;
planning, assigning, and development.
The laws and policies governing municipal finance and accounting
practices and procedures.
Accounting practices and administrative policies.
Modern office practices and accounting equipment.
Municipal bonds and contracts and available investment
Data processing principles and practices.
Supervisory principles and practices and ability to direct and
coordinate staff activities.
Principles, practices and processes of municipal budgeting.
Strong leadership skills.
Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent oral communications skills.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent attention to detail skills.
Formulate and install methods, procedures, forms, and record
Prepare complex financial reports in a timely and accurate
Supervise maintenance of complex administrative records and
Maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees,
government officials, private organizations, and the general
Supervise professional and clerical staff, including assignment
of work and review of same.
Be effective in written and oral communication in contacts with
local, state, and federal officials and the general public.
The physical demands described within this job description 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
In this position, the employee will frequently stand, walk and
sit. The employee will frequently write. Speaking and listening are
constant essential functions of this position. This position will
occasionally require the employee to drive a personal and company
The work environment described within this job description will
be encountered while performing the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee will work indoors frequently. Occasional travel to
various worksites will be required. The noise level in the work
environment is usually low.
If you need assistance or an accommodation, or if you have
questions about completing the online application, please contact
the Department of Human Resources at (419) 245-1500.
Class Code: Director-Administrative Services (7340)
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a
major in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or
a closely related field OR an equivalent combination of training
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in
financial management accounting, or a related field, preferably in
the public sector, including administrative leadership and
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, DUCATION, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation
Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) designation
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation
Job ID: 54348425
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Position Title: Finance Director
Company Name: City of Toledo
Market Segments: Governmental
PRACTICE AREAS: Chief Finance and Operations Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
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