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Chief Financial Officer
Location: US-UT-Salt Lake City
Job Details:
Under broad policy guidance and direction from the Sheriff and the Unified Police Department (UPD) Board, assures proper administration of the financial affairs of the UPD including revenue and expenditure forecasting, bonding, budgeting, payroll, purchasing, contracts, grants, and provides fiscal support for all UPD units and programs.

• Directs the maintenance of a central accounting system in a manner consistent with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and in sufficient detail to produce adequate cost, financial and statistical data for management purposes and to meet statutory requirements.
• Oversees the UPD¡¦s financial planning activities including developing appropriate revenue forecasting and expenditure models and monitors the financial condition of the UPD.
• Manages cash positioning of the UPD; including amount and timing of money transfers and investments with approval of the UPD Board.
• Administers and coordinates annual preparation of the UPD budget and related interim financial reports; presents budget and responds to Sheriff and UPD Board at budget and financial committee meetings.
• In coordination with Legal Counsel and Human Resources, oversees the acquisition of liability, property, and employee fidelity and health insurances with insurance brokers, insurance companies and risk retention groups.
• Works with outside financial advisor to obtain tax anticipation notes and bond financing of major capital projects; makes presentations to rating agencies and bond insurance companies.
• Prepares Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports in conjunction with independent auditors.
• Examines division policy for practicality and efficiency; develops policy and implements new accounting efficiencies, procedures, policies, and systems to include GAAP and GASB; modifies and modernizes existing methods and procedures.
• Leads staff¡¦s performance and makes decisions affecting job retention, advancement and discipline; participates in the recruitment and selection of department staff; develops and conducts staff training.
• Plans, directs, and coordinates the division work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; assigns projects and new programs in area of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures.
• Attends UPD Board meetings as required.
• Performs a wide variety of additional financial management tasks.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• The Chief Financial Officer shall be appointed on the basis of his/her ability, integrity, and prior experience relating to the duties of the office, but not limited to, abilities in public administration and executive leadership.

• Any combination of experience, education and training will qualify if it provides the required knowledge and abilities equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor¡¦s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field and a minimum of six years of extensive and increasingly responsible experience in public or municipal accounting, revenue, and financial management including responsibility for a computerized finance/accounting system.

Knowledge of:
• Comprehensive knowledge of accounting theory, principles and practices and its application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems; thorough knowledge of budgeting; research methods; and statistical analysis.
• Comprehensive knowledge of governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) principles.
• Comprehensive knowledge of municipal finance including bonded indebtedness requirements and State laws as they pertain to governmental agencies revenues and expenditures.
• Comprehensive knowledge of principles of organization and management, public administration, municipal bonding, cash flow budgeting and property.
• Knowledge of accounting software products, preference given for knowledge of Caselle.

Skills and Abilities to:
• Ability to collaborate and work effectively with departmental personnel, governing bodies, outside agencies, and the public.
• Ability to analyze administrative and financial problems and make appropriate recommendations, conduct cost-benefit studies and evaluate alternate fiscal and managerial approaches.
• Ability to collect, organize and analyze complex information and convert it into clear, concise reports; skill in making complex accurate mathematical calculations; ability to keep complex financial records and prepare financial reports.
• Ability to effectively manage a division and supervise staff.

Work is performed primarily in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to use keyboards, handle, feel or operate office equipment such as computers and copiers, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms; walk and stand, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instruction, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.

This position is FLSA Exempt and serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff, who is CEO for the Unified Police Department, and the UPD Board of Directors.


Additional Job Instructions:
Please apply at www.updsl.org
Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), 457, Roth & Roth IRA

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Tracy, Cundick
Human Resources Department
3365 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT, 84119
P: 3854689668
F: 3854689663

1  Full-Time Position Open
Salary Range:
$113,794 - $170,941/Yearly

Degree Preferred:

Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field

Experience Req. Yrs:
6 years



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