City of Edinburg
  • 08-Dec-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Finance -Dept #0500
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Job Title:

Director of Finance



Reports to:

City Manager

FLSA Classification:


Safety Sensitive Type:

Safety Sensitive

Effective Date:


Job Summary:

The purpose of this position is to provide administrative direction and financial control in overseeing financial operations of the City. Other duties include managing debt service and capital project programs; managing investment funds, and other duties as assigned. May supervise work of others and may serve as a lead worker providing direction to others.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

a. Implements maintains, and completes related tasks for the annual budget.

b. Reviews, corrects, standardizes, and organizes departmental goals, new capital outlay and personnel requests.

c. Projects revenues using trend analysis and appraisals.

d. Calculates new increases and decreases in City revenues.

e. Creates budget presentations and property tax rate.

f. Provide required compliance modifications to final budgets.

g. Assists with preparation and completion of City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

h. Reviews general ledger accounts to ensure transactions are posted.

i. Reviews and ensures all revenues, expenditures and grant funds are recorded.

j. Reviews and ensures cash, fixed assets and subsidiaries have been reconciled and posted.

k. Prepares journal entries to adjust leases, debts, bonds payable and bond discounts.

l. Ensures inter fund due to and from accounts are reconciled and posted.

m. Provides and manages debt services, capital project programs, short and long term financial planning.

n. Provides supporting information, and recommendations to City Manager, City Council, and rating agencies.

o. Provides and maintains City's purchasing policies and ensures compliance.

p. Monitor the City's investment portfolio.

q. Provides financial planning to ensure adequate funds are available.

r. Ensures investments are in compliance with investment policy and state statutes.

s. Oversees and manages the Budget and Compliance, Utility Billing, Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Purchasing Divisions.

t. Prepares annual evaluations for employees.

u. Performs related work and reports as assigned.

Conditions of Employment:

a. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

b. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

c. Must have a current valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.

d. Must be bondable.

e. Must maintain confidentiality and integrity of City documents and information.

f. Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.

Required Education:

Requires Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business.

Education Preference:

Master's Degree in related field

Educational Substitute:

Not Applicable

Required Work Experience:

Requires five (5) years' of experience in financial control in overseeing financial operations

Experience Preference:

Seven (7) years' of related experience

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

At least five (5) year of supervisory experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Ability to manage and communicate well with others.

b. Supervisory and conflict management skills.

c. Requires managing and monitoring work performance of a division including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, establishing broad organizational goals and realigning work and staffing assignments for the department.

d. Communications and discussions may result in decisions regarding policy development and implementation. Interaction with others outside the organization requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes.

e. Normally performs the duty assignments within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. End results determine effectiveness of job performance.

f. Requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.

Equipment Materials:

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

· Personal computer

· Copier/Fax Machine

· Printer/Scanner

· Calculator

· Vehicle

· Software

· Binding Machine

Work Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform detailed work, multiple deadlines and concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

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