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CITY OF BROCKTON

BUDGET DIRECTOR

                The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Budget Director who works under the

direction of the Chief Financial Officer.  The Budget Director is responsible to assist the Chief Financial Officer in the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations within the Finance Department, for the fiscal & financial affairs of the Department & the management, administration & control of all personnel assigned to the Department in accordance with Chapter 324 of the Acts of 1990, local ordinances, state & federal regulations.   Responsible to perform complex administrative & professional work in analytical, technical & financial management, performs all other related work.

Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough working knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative to carry out assignments independently, analyze situations and conditions, and determine appropriate course of action from among many alternatives.  Supervises the staff of the Finance Department.

Works for the Chief Financial Officer independently, following department policies and appropriate professional standards.  Resolves procedural problems independently.

                Responsible to direct, assign and reassign all personnel within the Finance Department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations and/or City Ordinances.

He/She shall assist the Chief Financial Officer in the coordination, administration and supervision of all financial services and activities together with assistance in all matters related to municipal financial affairs;  in the development and maintenance of uniform systems for all financial planning and operations in all departments, including the school department, or boards, commissions or agencies or other units of city government, the operation of which have a financial impact upon the general fund of the city and in the implementation and maintenance of uniform budget guidelines and procedures including direction and assistance in the development and preparation of all departmental and other budgets and spending plans; in the monitoring of the expenditure of all funds, including periodic reporting by or to the appropriate body, agency or officer of the status of accounts and including the continuing review of the spending plan for each department or activity of the city.

                Responsible to assist the Chief Financial Officer in the review of all proposed contracts and obligations with a term or impact in excess of one year; in the supervision of the allotment of funds on a periodic basis; coordinates and oversees the annual budget development process for the Capital and Operating budgets; assists departments in developing budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and guideline and complies consolidated budget and prepares budget documents for presentation to City staff, boards, committees, and City Council.

                Develops and maintains systems used for budget development including templates for budget submissions and other forms and processes. Regularly monitors annual budgets throughout the fiscal year once they have been approved and adopted by City Council. Responds to finance and budget related inquiries and requests from staff, management, and the public. Analyzes financial and budget related matters and conducts research as necessary.  Complies data from statistical studies and budget analysis, maintains database of budget history, and develops multi-year forecasts of revenues and expenditures in order to assist in budget preparation and analysis.  May provide analytical support for the development and review of programs and policies affecting the budget.

 

Prepares regular budget reports for senior management, program administrators, boards, and committees to depict rates of spending versus budget and identify potential budget problems. Provides and reviews budget numbers for City Council meetings and may assist with budget data during City Council meetings. Reviews and keeps current on new or revised finance related laws and regulations affecting the City. Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as situation dictates.

                Periodic attendance at night meetings is required.

                Office work is performed under typical office conditions; operates standard office equipment; including a computer, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier and other standard office equipment.   Performs varied and highly responsible functions requiring extensive independent judgment to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and departmental policies.

                Has frequent contact with employees, departments, elected and appointed officials, citizen or governmental committees, state and federal personnel agencies, vendors, consultants, contractors, outside organizations and the general public, by phone or in writing and involve discussing complex information; resolving service requests.  Close cooperation, coordination and collaboration may be required with City Boards and other City departments due to overlapping projects and jurisdictions.

                Has control of confidential information such as department personnel records, bid/proposal information, labor and collective bargaining matters, investigations and other information regarding employees.

                Errors in judgment and administration decisions may cause an adverse impact on employee morale, cause confusion and delay, legal or financial repercussions; waste of public funds, lower standards of service that could seriously affect the public image of the department or the city; and significantly impact long-term capital planning and infrastructure.

                Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or a finance related field; three to five years of finance/budget related experience, three years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

                Working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; of principles and practices of budgeting, financial accounting and reporting; of pertinent Federal, State and local ordinances, codes and regulations and of principles and procedures of confidential record keeping.

                Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities under variable conditions; to manage complex technical and administrative duties requiring independent judgment; to interpret and apply federal, state and bylaw rules and regulations as applicable to financial activities; to compile, manipulate, and analyze large amounts of financial data with accuracy and attention to detail and to maintain effective working and professional relationships with employees, officials, contractors, vendors and the general public.

                Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with City officials and departments, state agencies and the general public; ability to deal with employees tactfully and effectively and maintain positive public relations and to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to prepare and administer budgets and to prepare financial reports; ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates.

                Effective Management and leadership skills; skill in developing policies and procedures to accomplish goals and objectives; imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals.  Demonstrated organizational, planning and financial skills.

 

Salary $61,107-$87,800, 7 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach

maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

                Send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us  or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled. Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

               

CITY OF BROCKTON

FINANCIAL ANALYST

 

                The City seeks qualified applicants for the Financial Analyst who works under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer.  The Financial Analyst is responsible to assist the Chief Financial Officer and Budget Director in the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations within the Finance Department, for the fiscal & financial affairs of the Department & the management in accordance with Chapter 324 of the Acts of 1990, local ordinances, state & federal regulations.   Responsible to perform complex administrative & professional work in analytical, technical & financial management, performs all other related work.

Works under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, following department

rules, regulations and policies; works independently to complete assignments according to a prescribed time schedule.

Reviews all union contracts in preparation of city’s collective bargaining process.  Development of recommendations for bargaining strategies for the city.  Direct participation in collective bargaining sessions.   Costing of and preparing recommendations concerning collective bargaining proposals.  Directly review all union proposals, and prepare city response.

Maintenance of uniform systems for all financial planning and operations in all

Departments, including the school department, or boards, commissions or agencies of other units of city government, the operation of which have a financial impact on the general fund of the city, including preparation of Schedule 19 for the School Department.

Performs analysis of city’s risk management posture.  Review potential liabilities especially regarding property, casualty, and liability insurance coverage, and develop strategies and cost requirements of mitigating the city’s risk exposure.

Monitoring of the expenditures of all funds, including periodic reporting by or to the appropriated body, agency or officer of the status of accounts and including the continuing review of the spending plan for each department or activity of the city.

Review and analysis of all proposed contracts and obligations with a term or impact in excess of one (1) year.

Performance of independent financial analysis projects under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer.

 Work is generally stable, but is subject to fluctuations, such as administrative deadlines, budget cycle preparation, and year-end activities.  Performance of duties requires frequent contact with City and School departments; has access to department confidential information.  Errors could results in delay or loss of service, legal repercussions, or monetary loss.

                 Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with concentration in Business Management, Accounting, Finance or Economics, Masters degree preferred; familiarity with computerized accounting systems is required; at least two (2) years of working experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial analysis is required; five (5) years is preferred, this experience would preferably be in a municipal setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 Knowledge of municipal finance laws; knowledge of accounting principles and practices; knowledge of organization and operation of City departments; knowledge of tax laws and procurement regulations.  Ability to prioritize assignments and work independently to meet deadlines; ability to interact confidently, cooperatively and effectively with senior city and state officials; ability to maintain detailed and extensive records and prepare financial reports.  Interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; computer skills; supervisory skills.   

Salary $61,233-$74,783, 6 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach

maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits. 

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

                Send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us  or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled and subject to funding.  Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

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