Director of Parks and Recreation Budget/Finance

  • CITY OF SPOKANE, WA
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Jun 25, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $78,070.32 - $109,494.72 Annually USD

Job Description

CLASS SUMMARY

The City of Spokane invites applications for the position of

Director of Parks and Recreation Budget/Finance

This position will remain open until filled

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE

The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Division is responsible for the professional management and caretaking of public land including 4 golf courses, dedicated sports complexes, the downtown urban park, neighborhood parks, the arboretum, and formal gardens.

POSITION PURPOSE

Responsible for a variety of complex administrative, technical and professional work of the finance and accounting functions for the Parks and Recreation Division including financial and policy analysis, strategic planning, financial projection, budget control, financial reporting requirements as well as general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, capital assets, and debt administration and compliance.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Plans, organizes, and directs financial and accounting operations and activities of the department, assisting in the more technical aspects of work performed by subordinates. This position works independently under direction as established by the Parks and Recreation Division Director.

EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.
  • Coordinates the development and presentation of Parks & Recreation annual budget and budget reporting.
  • Conducts detailed studies related to efficiency, cost savings; budget analysis and produces complex reports or analyses for use by diverse groups including elected officials, city management, Park Board, commissions, and other government entities; conducts financial analysis for existing and proposed services and capital projects and reviews outside consultants' fiscal reports.
  • Manages various assigned accounting and financial projects and programs to achieve the fiscal goals of the Parks and Recreation Division.
  • Responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of department-wide, consistent and efficient accounting processes and procedures, including analysis of requirements, process documentation and improvement, and training of other city staff.
  • Assists the Division Director and other leadership staff in strategic planning including formulating long and short-range financial objectives and policies.
  • Provides financial reports and projections for staff use and guidance.
  • Participates in Finance Division and Park Board Finance Committee meetings to provide necessary technical and operational knowledge.
  • Supervises assigned staff and is responsible overview of work coordination to meet Division objectives.
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintaining the accuracy of required financial reports, including directing the work and reviewing financial statements and schedules prepared by departmental accounting staff.
  • Responsible for compliance with GAAP requirements city code, state and federal laws and regulations. and their application to City financial policies and procedures, implementing automated system changes and directing the work of departmental accounting staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing the development of all division statements and schedules required for submission to the State Auditor's Office.

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge of:
  • Financial and policy analysis to guide and assist with the strategic direction of the Division.
  • Tools of financial analysis such as, but not exclusive of, cost-benefit analysis, IRR, ROI, best alternative investments, etc.
  • Statistical analysis and the application of this to immediate policy decisions.
  • The development, maintenance and operation of automated financial systems and ability to analyze the impact on direct service operations.
  • General accounting and governmental accounting principles and standards, as well as governmental accounting practices and methodologies.

Ability to:
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Perform a broad range of supervisory responsibilities such as evaluating the performance of assigned personnel; disciplining personnel as appropriate; reviewing and plan for training needs and staffing requirements; and approving and coordinating leave requests.
  • Interpret and make decisions in accordance with federal and state rules and regulations.
  • Make mathematical calculations of moderate complexity.
  • Use MS Office Suite as appropriate to conduct work, especially proficiency in Excel. Effectively use other software systems used by the department and the City's accounting management information systems.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It also involves frequent attendance at meetings, to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. This position frequently requires work in excess of 40 hours per week. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person, and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to hold a valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate an ability to get to and from multiple work locations as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include:

Education:
  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in finance, economics, accounting, or related field; and

Experience:
  • Five (5) years of increasing responsibility in the development of governmental budgets with proven analytical experience in financial and policy analysis;
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience in the finance or accounting fields.
  • An MPA, MBA, or Master's degree in Economics or Finance may substitute for two (2) years of work experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is conducted primarily in an office setting. It also involves frequent attendance at meetings, to include some irregular hours and potentially out-of-town travel. This position frequently requires work in excess of 40 hours per week. Incumbents in this classification are expected to communicate verbally, in person, and by telephone. A computer terminal is used and this requires the use of repetitive arm-hand movements. The incumbent must be able to hold a valid driver's license or otherwise demonstrate an ability to get to and from multiple work locations as required.
EEO STATEMENT

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status, or disability status.

First Review Of Applications For Consideration will be 7/8/22

Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

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