Status: Full-time regular position, exempt
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Salary: $96,283 – $115,586 annually
Location: Eden Prairie City Center
Hours: Standard business hours (8am-4:30pm), may vary based on business need.
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Finance Manager
The Finance Division supports responsible management of the City’s resources by recommending financial policies, strategies and decisions necessary to maintain a healthy financial condition. Finance is responsible for operating and capital budgets, investments, debt financings, general financial analysis, financial reporting, operation of the general accounting system and utility billing.
The Finance Supervisor supports the Finance Division, City staff, and the public by leading a team to ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial information. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:
- Coordinates and assists external auditors with the City’s yearly audit; prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and budget document; prepares, reviews, approves, and records accounting transactions within established internal controls. Supervises various operational areas including utility billing, accounts receivable, and accounts payable; ensures effective and efficient operations in these areas. Participates in budget and capital planning processes, and quarterly report preparation. Takes lead on and assists in various projects including software implementation, technology improvements, process improvements, accounting changes, development, and maintenance of financial models, etc.
While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required. CPA preferred.
Work Experience: Minimum of five years of experience in an accounting position required. Governmental accounting preferred. Minimum of two years of experience providing work direction to staff.
Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access) required; knowledge of GAAP and GASB and financial software required. Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills required.
Physical effort is light for the majority of work with lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. There are intermittent visits to City Department locations, some of which are in other areas of the city. Between 15% and 45% of the time there is pressure associated with a project or activity deadline. Working on spreadsheets, using the financial software, and writing requires extended use of a keyboard. Work interruptions are frequent.
Most work is performed in a normal office environment. Occasional driving or riding is required to attend meetings. Occasionally, the job may involve dealing with and calming individuals who are emotionally charged over an issue.
We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships
Position Specific Expectations
Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; makes each individual’s work feel important; is someone people like working for and with; able to motivate direct reports, project members and a team; invites input and encourages contribution; empowers others; effectively delegates by sharing responsibilities and accountability.
Presentation: Is effective in a variety of settings: small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and management; is effective in all facets of the organization; uses effective tactics and techniques to keep audience engaged to facilitate results; provides direct and positive feedback to others.
Project Management: Looks ahead to the future; identifies appropriate objectives and timelines; involves appropriate stakeholders; continuously monitors project and adapts scope as appropriate; measures results and analyzes outcome; follows through on commitments.
Hiring Talent: Makes appropriate staffing decisions based on the right mixture of facts; follows all legal requirements, polices and procedures; practices equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; able to identify talent and potential; hires the best people; assembles a balanced and capable staff, and builds a network of resources.
Problem Solving: Ability to tackle a problem by using logical, systematic, sequential approach; makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternatives; notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; identifies a set of features, parameters or considerations to take into account in analyzing a situation or making a decision.
Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.
City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process
The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:
- Professional Reference Checks
- Criminal History/Background Check
- Education and work history verification
All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.
To apply, complete an online application (www.edenprairie.org and click on the employment tab) by the application deadline.
Post Date: October 21, 2021
Application Deadline: November 4, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
Review Applications/Schedule Interviews: by November 5, 2021
First Round Interviews: week of November 9 & November 19, 2021
Final Interviews: November 24, 2021
Pre-Employment Process: November, 2021
Anticipated Start Date: December, 2021 (flexible)