New Job Associate Director Of Budgets & Strategic Planning In Alabama
|Associate Director of Budgets & Strategic Planning|
Associate Director of Budgets & Strategic Planning
Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $80,440 a year
Location : Alabama
This classification is authorized to act on behalf of the Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning as directed.
The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.
Provides financial advice, designs and conducts user training for financial systems and processes, tailoring such training and/or advice to the specific needs of the user.
Assists the Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning in the formulation and administration of financial planning and budget policies and procedures; assists in developing, evaluating and implementing internal controls; and assists in overseeing the creation and implementation of financial systems to improve the City's fiscal management capabilities and/or compliance with Federal, State, and Local ordinances or guidelines.
Helps ensure that staff in the division are cross-trained and empowers staff to continually take on more responsibility in an effort to grow professionally.
Works with and mentors staff to ensure organizational goals are accomplished; provides opportunities for training and professional development, decision making, participation and innovation; establishes work priorities and schedules; interprets City policies and procedures for staff; works with employees to develop short and long term goals, monitor accomplishments, establish performance requirements and personal development targets and provide coaching for performance improvement and development.
Effectively communicates with staff to ensure that new practices, processes and procedures are implemented appropriately.
Assists the Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning and the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting with the preparation of the City's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and the annual external audit.
Updates job knowledge of and implements accounting processes and auditing regulations, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards.
Assists the Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning in preparing all documentation needed for council approval of the budget.
Assists the Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning in budget formulation, execution and research: assists in estimating expenditures expected and in analyzing records of present and past operations, trends and costs, estimated and realized revenues, administrative commitments, and obligations incurred.
Conducts and coordinates complex analyses, such as research studies, feasibility studies, benchmarking studies, needs assessments, cost/benefit analysis, cross impact analysis and management studies, recalculations relative to the operations of the Accounting and Finance Department and any or all City operating units with a focus on fiscal impact; makes inferences and projections from written material and statistical data; prepares comprehensive detailed recommendations and reports.
Listens, communicates and deals effectively with management, subordinates, representatives of other government agencies and the general public, researching as necessary to provide requested information.
Monitors internal controls related to the work performed by others inside and outside of the department. If necessary, works with Internal Auditors to help improve internal controls of the city.
Assists the Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning by ensuring that external audit recommendations are followed up on and implemented.
Participates with the Accounting and Finance Department, Information Technology Department, and other departments in the development of automated interfaces of independent applications to the accounting system.
Fosters innovation by engaging new approaches, methods, and/or technologies; creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and original ideas; and is receptive to new ideas.
Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day-to-day activities.
Incorporates the core beliefs of the city within the Accounting and Financial Reporting Division of the Accounting and Finance Department in order to achieve the city's standard of excellence to be the most innovative and effectively-managed city.
Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of quality services by the Department.
Must meet regular attendance requirements.
Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers and managers.
Performs other related duties as required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to operate a variety of automated office equipment including computers, printers, calculators, facsimile machines, and telephones. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary work. DATA COMPREHENSION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include spreadsheets, flow charts, graphs, and complex financial data. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange financial and administrative information, including giving/receiving assignments and/or directions to/from co-workers, assistants, managers, or supervisors as well as communicating with city officials and the general public. LANGUAGE ABILITY: Requires ability to read a variety of financial and accounting documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures. Requires the ability to write job related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice. INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand complex accounting principles and techniques, to understand departmental policies and procedures, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions. NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to add and subtract; multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; interpret graphs; compute discounts, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; perform calculations involving variables, formulas, square routs, and polynomials; perform statistical calculations which include frequency distributions, reliability and validity of tests, correlation techniques, factor analysis, and econometrics. FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment that may include automated office equipment. MOTOR COORDINATION: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using automated office equipment. MANUAL DEXTERITY: May require the ability to handle a variety of items, computers, printers, calculators, facsimile machines, and telephones, control knobs, switches, etc. May require the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination. COLOR DIFFERENTIATION: May require the ability to discern color. INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to adapt to and perform under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency. PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.
The City of Tuscaloosa offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time permanent employees that includes retirement, vacation and illness leave, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance, flexible spending account, life insurance, and other supplemental insurances and deferred retirement saving plans.
For a more detailed overview of our benefits package, please visit the Employee Benefits Summary within our website or contact the Human Resource Department at (205) 248-5230.