The purpose of this position is to manage the activities, operations and performance of the Revenue division, including customer service, revenue recovery, administration, sales tax and licensing. This is accomplished by directing all division activities, developing goals and objectives, providing financial planning assistance for other city departments and divisions, managing staff, and preparing and monitoring the budget. Other duties include coordinating special projects, accounting duties and acting in the absence of the director.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; and Three (3) years of professional-level experience in accounting, contract administration, financial cost analysis, auditing, budget preparation, or a closely related financial/fiscal activity, which includes some experience utilizing computerized or personal computer-based financial systems and (2) years of supervisory experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Residency within five miles of the corporate limits of the City of Douglas, within the United States, required within a reasonable time after hire date.
Desirable Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Principles, practices and methods of municipal finance, accounting, auditing and budget preparation
- Principles and practices of public administration and government organization
- Working knowledge of the laws and regulations related to sales tax and business licensing activities
- Principles and techniques of systems, statistical and procedural analysis
- Research techniques and financial forecasting methodology
- Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations affecting municipal budgeting
- Governmental and service contract requirements
- Personal computers and related software
- Perform economic and policy analysis
- Conduct studies utilizing statistical and spreadsheet software programs
- Ability to effectively resolve operational and personnel problems
- Ability to research, prepare, and present comprehensive written and oral reports to councilmen, department heads, and other personnel as required
- Ability to thoroughly familiarize oneself with the sales tax and business licensing ordinances
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and to deal firmly but tactfully with the business community and the general public
- Conduct best practice research, customer service surveys and productivity studies
- Gather facts, analyze and report research findings in a clear, complete, and logical form
- Explain budgetary, accounting management and organization problems in simple, non-technical language
- Work independently and persistently to complete work on schedule and according to quality control standards
- Make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately
- Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions
- Operate a personal computer and related software
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, the public, etc.
- Provide quality services in a cost-effective manner and to recommend improved methods of performing the work.
About this company
Douglas Arizona is a small, charming border community with over 100 years of rich history. The city has a population of 15,000 residents and has been recently dubbed one of the nation’s best “micropolitan” areas, communities with 10,000 – 50,000 residents with superior amenities, growing economies and moderate costs of living.
Founded in 1901 and incorporated four years later, Douglas was first established as a smelter site for the thriving copper mines in Bisbee. In the late 1800’s, the area’s open, grassy lands made Douglas the perfect area for roundups for many of the region’s largest cattle ranchers. And the entire valley is well known for its rich agriculture, which remains an important part of the local economy. But the city’s history pre-dates cattle ranching and copper mining. Spanish Conquistadores established presidios throughout the region and present day Douglas is close to the San Bernardino Presidio of the late 1700’s. The region also has a colorful Native American history, with names like Geromino and Cochise among the most famous Native American figures to define the southern portion of Cochise County.