Controller’s Office Fiscal Administrator – Department of Finance

City and County of Denver
November 11, 2022
Denver, CO
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About Our Job

The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed,at a city site and/or in the field several days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

This posting will accept applications until November 20th. Please apply as soon as possible.

About the Department of Finance

The Department of Finance manages the city's investing, fiscal analysis, budgeting, debt and asset management, tax assessment and collection, and accounting functions as well as establishing, maintaining and enforcing fiscal policies, practices and procedures for the entire City and County of Denver. The Department commits to Denver residents the delivery of these services through a financial structure that mirrors the best practices of both the public and private sectors. This commitment promotes better service, enhanced performance measures, maximum accountability and improved business processes.

About the Controller's Office

The Office of the Controller keeps the City's ledgers and books, manages payroll and accounts payable; establishes and enforces Citywide financial policies, procedures and internal controls; produces the financial reports including the annually audited financial statements of the City; and works with agencies to improve financial skills. The Controller's Office is a dynamic environment that seeks innovative ideas that promote effective, efficient, and accountable government while maintaining the highest level of integrity.

Diversity in the City

The City and County of Denver is committed to cultivating a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is woven into our values and belief that we are strongest when we embrace and celebrate our differences. We aim to have employees who are as diverse as our residents, with different perspectives and unique ways of thinking. If you share these values and our enthusiasm for equity, we encourage you to apply to join our team.

The Department of Finance is currently seeking a top-notch, highly dedicated Fiscal Administrator to serve in our Financial Services Division within the Controller's Office. As the Fiscal Administrator, you will be challenged to provide financial management services to multiple City agencies. The work will be fluid, dynamic, and require the highest level of customer service to our internal clients. The Financial Services Division values innovative individuals with a strong commitment toward public service. We are looking for candidates who possess exceptional leadership abilities, effective knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and the ability to interpret and apply fiscal policies to agency operations. In this position, you will manage a team of two to three professional and nonprofessional financial staff providing accounting, budget, and financial management support to multiple City agencies.

Specifically, the Fiscal Administrator is responsible for performing the following tasks:

  • Manage specific fiscal activities and projects within accounting, budgeting, or finance
  • Participate in the development of short-term and long-range planning initiatives and serve as a liaison with other departmental officials, community groups, and other units
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that impact business operations and administrative activities at the division level, provide advice and interpretative information pertaining to current practices, evaluate business processes and impacts of change, and make recommendations for modifications
  • Assist with the review of financial, cost or general ledger data to identify accounting data problems, errors in coding or trends in revenues/expenditures and assists in the implementation of corrective action
  • Perform accounting functions for grants, including setups, drawdowns, financial monitoring and reporting
  • Conduct studies and research projects within the scope of the functional area, prepares comprehensive reports that reflect findings and conclusions, and recommend solutions in areas that require attention or change and implement approved recommendations
  • Evaluate the overall effectiveness of the team, ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies, and assist in establishing processes and controls to ensure compliance
  • Develop and administer contracts, which includes drafting RFPs for professional and services contracts, forming committees for evaluation and selection of applications, monitor expenditures, evaluate performance, and ensure contract compliance
  • Develop and implement a division budget and approves expenditures
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

About You

We are looking for a collaborative, optimistic, and motivated team member who enjoys building relationships and working with all levels of an organization to join our team. The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills, strong leadership qualities, and the ability to communicate effectively with employees, peers and leadership. In addition, our ideal candidate will have some or all of the following skills:

  • Exemplary leadership skills
  • The ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing conditions
  • A team orientation and mindset

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of full performance, professional level experience overseeing and administering functional or operational aspects of fiscal business operations.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CV2310 Fiscal Administrator I
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Position Type

Position Salary Range
$72,887.00 - $120,264.00

Starting Pay
Based on education and experience

Department of Finance

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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