City of Celina
  • Celina, TX, USA
  • Range: 70-85K
  • Salary
  • Full Time


It is an exciting time to work for the City of Celina.  We are growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative people to join our team of talented and valued employees.  High performing organizations have a set of principles, core values that are used to implement their goals and objectives.  Those values represent what we are deeply passionate about and guides the decisions of the individual employees and the organization.  At the City of Celina, we demonstrate our high performance by modeling the Values of Integrity, Community, Excellence and Service and it is expected of all we employ.

Summary:   Under general supervision, directs the planning and preparation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement program including monitoring expenditures and revenue data to conform to procedures and regulations; perform a variety of advanced technical and analytical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility; and perform other duties as assigned.

This is a single-incumbent classification. The employee receives general supervision from the interim Director of Finance and exercises no supervision.

Our ideal candidate will not only be a servant leader but will also understand the significance of this opportunity to shape our City through the development of an organization that values its people first.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) duties include but are not limited to the following.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Budget preparations for all funds (annual, multi-year, long range plan). Work closely with departments on the City's annual budget process from the initial training stage to the final compilation submitted to Council for approval, as well as other regulatory bodies or associations.
  • Integrate CIP budgets, expenditures, bond authorizations, and multi-year capital planning into the City's overall budget planning and preparation process.
  • Manage and track alignment of departmental goals, objectives and key performance measures to the City's Strategic Plan and integrate results into the budget process.
  • Track all capital projects from inception to completion by communicating with various departments ensuring proper financial reporting and compliance through the City's project accounting software.
  • Manage the annual arbitrage requirements of the City's Bond issues to include oversight and development of data for third party consultant to provide calculations and reporting.
  • Monitor and manage bond revenues and grants as they relate to capital improvements using generally accepted accounting principles and specified requirements stated in the official statement and grant agreements.
  • Prepares city-wide personnel salary and benefits projections, in addition to pay plan changes and integration into the step plan for annual budget and forecasts.
  • Review and process budget amendments and departmental budget transfers in accordance to City's financial policies.
  • Prepare and discuss monthly quarterly financial reports including year-end estimates and explaining fluctuations and trends. 
  • Stay up to date on State and Federal laws related to budget and taxation, and monitor economic changes that may have financial impact to City.
  • Assist during the audit and bond issuance process by completing necessary schedules as needed.
  • Regular scheduled attendance at the work site is required.
  • This position may provide oversight on assigned resources or teams for related work and projects.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Attention to detail in dealing with numbers, words, documents, and ideas.
  • Communicating ideas and information in writing so that others can understand.
  • Skills in effective interaction with City Staff, Senior Management, City Council, and the public.
  • Intermediate to advanced-level skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Proven knowledge of local government budget process and preparation of the adopted budget book in accordance with the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Program
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to create and provide presentations to Management and Council.
  • Works well independently and in a team setting.
  • Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
  • Identifying and defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
  • Proficient organizational skills with ability to multi-task/work multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work as a positive team member, actively looking for ways to help external and internal customers and improve processes.
  • Knowledge of Mainframe/ERP financial system. Ability to learn system quickly.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and operate standard office equipment, such as computer keyboard, printer, telephone, calculator, copier and fax machine.

Typical Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field.
  • At least four to six years of experience in local government budgeting and reporting.
  • Certified Government Finance Officer or similar certification is preferred, but not required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • May be subject to repetitive motion such as typing, data entry and vision to monitor.
  • May be subject to exposure to extended periods of standing or sitting when presenting educational information, negotiating contracts or agreements, or attending meetings.
  • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling and lifting such as when retrieving files, records and reports. Be need to lift up to 25 pounds and push/pull up to 30 pounds on occasion.

Equipment and Tools Utilized:

  • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, (Microsoft Office), copier, calculator, fax machine, and telephone and City vehicle.
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