Reporting to the City Manager, this position is responsible for managing a combined staff of 16 within multiple divisions/functions of the Finance Department including Accounting, Payroll, Water Billing, Municipal Court and Purchasing. Serves by statute as board Trustee to the City’s Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund and as ex-officio member of the board of Marshall Downtown Development Corporation. Responsible for setting financial goals; assist with budget planning and preparation; revenue forecasting; preparation of financial statements, reports and schedules; and reconciliation of cash, investments and money market accounts. Administer the city’s investment program; approve maturing and reinvestment actions; and advise the city manager on investment policies which optimize interest revenues while ensuring the security of the funds invested. Maintain General Ledger control of fixed assets and provide for annual inventory and recording of depreciation.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field with five (5) years of progressive experience in public sector financial management and supervision. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation strongly preferred. Requires thorough knowledge of all aspects of financial and governmental accounting principles and practices; local, state and federal tax laws related to payroll, issuance of debt, payment of vendors, sales tax, hotel occupancy tax and ad valorem tax; state investment laws and portfolio management; and state and local purchasing laws and practices. Must have proven prudent financial management practices and conservative fiscal approach; and success with external contract negotiations. Must have excellent time management/organizational skills; ability to prepare analytical reports and deliver presentations; and ability to communicate effectively with elected officials, staff, vendors, community leaders and the general public. Strong working knowledge of accounting software (STW is preferred), and standard programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must successfully pass physical and drug screen; must have a valid Texas driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
Internal Number: 202102
About City of Marshall
Ideally situated in the northeast Texas just two hours east of Dallas and 45 minutes west of Shreveport, Louisiana, the City of Marshall has a population of just over 24,000. Interstate Highway 20 runs along the southern boundary of the city, with U.S. Highway 59 bisecting the community and U. S. Hwy 80 running east and west along its northern boundary. The City serves as the county seat for Harrison County, which has a population of over 68,000. Marshall is a major cultural and education center in East Texas and the tri-state area, with four institutions of higher learning located within the city.