The HBPW Finance Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining all aspects of the Utility’s finance operations. Primary responsibilities of the Finance Director include financial reports, statements, cash managements and investments for the Utility System. The Finance Director shall review information from all utility departments. Oversee the Business Office personnel. The Finance Director shall be the primary liaison with the City of Hannibal/HBPW’s Auditor, maintaining a system of records and reports satisfying public accounting principles.
Business Office Supervise the Business Office personnel, including the Billing Service Coordinator and Customer Service Coordinator and other office personnel. Perform Business Office month-end processes, including: calculate, prepare and file monthly sales tax returns with the State of Missouri; summarize and communicate monthly Business Office operations to the General Manager for reporting to the Board of Directors; calculate and communicate to the Accounting Assistant Business Office payables.
Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance from an accredited college or university and/or a minimum of 5 years of related public accounting experience, CPA or CMA preferred.
The Finance Director shall be responsible for complete and accurate utility finance records, including financial and statistical data. General forecasting and analysis trend reporting, payment requirements imposed by bondholders, financial institutions, and accounting standards shall be addressed in an organized and timely manner. Utility investment portfolio shall be managed so as to maximize returns and to satisfy utility cash flow needs. All routine and end of the year reports shall be prepared, including furnishing of all data required by the City/HBPW Auditor. Compliance with State and Federal Laws, City of Hannibal Codes, Board of Public Works’ Policies, and accepted accounting principles, with respect to all financial affairs, shall be sustained.
Finance Director shall have extensive knowledge of GASB, GAAP and FERC accounting and reporting. Must be capable of operating all office equipment keyboards by touch with both speed and accuracy. Documents from other operating areas shall be received, checked, corrected, and verified as to insure accurate financial and statistical reports. All matters pertaining to utility finances and statistics shall be treated as confidential, and shall not be disclosed to others unless specifically requested under public disclosure requirements. The records, data, and reports shall be neat, orderly, accurate and timely. The Finance Director shall assist associates in the development of acceptable and accurate formats for finance utility data.
Conduct shall comply with safety rules, standard operating procedures, verbal instructions, working rules, personnel policies, and other applicable standards. While on duty, the interaction with the General Public and other workers shall be courteous, and a positive attitude shall be displayed.
Represent the HBPW at meetings and conferences involving financial and fiscal considerations.
Understand and implement safety regulations and policies of the HBPW, including those in various manuals, as well as, those directly taught in Safety Meetings. Attendance at Safety Meetings is required, as well as, the immediate reporting of accidents, incidents, violations, improper acts and effective equipment. All work shall be performed safely, with equal emphasis on the safety of the employee, fellow workers and the general public.