Financial Projects Coordinator



JOB CODE: 1456

PAY GRADE: 2270

SALARY RANGE: $52,474 - $88,454

LOCATION OF WORK
Finance Department

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director, performs highly responsible professional and administrative work in assisting in directing municipal financial operations. Work involves responsibility for assisting in the administrative, accounting, reporting, auditing, revenue collection, and budgetary functions of the Finance Department, as well as conferring with agency heads and other officials concerning financial and related problems. The employee of this class assists the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director in coordinating the work of a large staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel. Work is of an independent nature and is reviewed for end results. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Monitors the activities of the State Legislature and prepares financial impact statements on items of proposed legislation that would have a financial impact on the City-Parish. Assists in the monitoring of major capital improvement programs such as the Parish-wide sewer improvement projects. Assists in the compilation of the Monthly Gaming Report for distribution to the Mayor-President, Metropolitan Council, and members of the press. Assists in the preparation of revenue estimates for the City-Parish Annual Operating Budget and other purposes. Compiles and monitors the status of the department-wide Annual Operating Budget to ensure the department is operating within budgetary constraints. Performs special projects as assigned by the Director and/or Assistant Director of Finance. Assists in coordinating the work of all divisions of the Finance Department. Reviews and approves all Finance Department payment vouchers and purchase requisitions. Coordinates and reviews the annual renewal of all contracts for professional services for the Finance Department.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of modern principles, practices and procedures of public financial administration with emphasis on accounting, auditing, and budgeting procedures. Knowledge of The Plan of Government provisions, ordinances, and state laws governing the financial administration of local government. Knowledge of the functions, organization, staffing and operating procedures of various City-Parish agencies and state fiscal agencies. Knowledge of procedures and techniques used in office administration. Ability to evaluate established accounting systems, procedures, records and controls. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. Ability to analyze accounting, financial and statistical statements and reports. Ability to plan and carry out the accumulation and analysis of fiscal and operational data for administrative purposes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, City-Parish employees, and officials, and to exercise initiative and judgment in difficult situations. Ability to use a computer for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree with at least twenty-four semester (thirty-six quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum or Master's degree with at least twenty-one semester (thirty-one and a half quarter) hours of a university professional accounting curriculum, and five years of professional level experience in accounting (auditing, budgeting, revenue collection, etc.).

SUBSTITUTIONS
Equivalent higher education in accounting may substitute for work experience; CPA may substitute for one year of work experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.