Assistant Finance Director

JOB CODE: 1334


SALARY RANGE: $73,836 - $123,392

Finance Department

Under the direction of the Finance Director, performs highly responsible administrative work in assisting in directing municipal financial operations. Work involves responsibility for assisting the Finance Director in managing the City's fiscal programs and services, making recommendations concerning the operations of various activities of the Finance Department and conferring with all agency heads or other public officials concerning financial and related problems and performing other administrative duties. The employee of this class assists the Finance Director in supervising a large staff of professional and clerical/fiscal personnel through subordinate supervisors. Work is of an independent nature and is reviewed for end results. Performs other work as requested.

Assists in financial policy and procedures development; prepares periodic and special financial reports. Attends meetings of the Metropolitan Council and other committee meetings to provide technical information on matters relating to municipal finances. Assists in directing and coordinating the work of all divisions of the Finance Department engaged in various phases of fiscal administration. Monitors activities of the State Legislature and provides input relative to proposed legislation in order to protect City-Parish financial interest. Prepares revenue estimates for the City-Parish government. Performs special projects for the Director of Finance. Analyzes alternative financing mechanisms of Capital Improvement Projects. Reviews and analyzes budget estimates for specific operations; studies work plans and administrative practices, and reports on their relationship to the budget. Confers and works with outside auditors on audit programs, system development and special projects; investigates and recommends changes in the operations of the Finance Department. Serves as Finance Director in the absence of the Director. Serves on numerous advisory committees to assist in developing City-Parish policies.

Knowledge of modern principles, practices and procedures of public financial administration, with emphasis on accounting, auditing and budgetary procedures. Knowledge of The Plan of Government provisions, ordinances and state laws governing the financial administration of local government. Knowledge of the functions, organizations, staffing and operating procedures of the various City-Parish agencies. Knowledge of the procedures and techniques used in office administration. Ability to evaluate and to develop and install revisions in established accounting systems, procedures, records and controls. Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a large staff of professional, sub-professional and clerical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. 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.


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 ten years of professional level experience in accounting (auditing, budgeting, revenue collection, etc.), including six years of administrative experience.

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

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


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.