TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Financial activities include: supervision of cash and checks received through the Authority’s Business Office;
Daily deposit of cash and checks and all other revenues received at the Authority’s Business Office;
Invests available cash on a long or short-term basis depending on the Authority’s needs for operating expense, payroll and capital expenditures;
Works with Budget Director on monthly spending requests by department heads;
Prepares monthly journal entries on interest earned on investments and interest paid on the Authority’s bonds;
Supervises reconciliation of all bank statements in a timely manner;
Assists Comptroller with monthly financial report for the Board of Commissioners;
Maintains an on-going relationship with the banking community.
Supervises the Business Office employees in the billing, opening and closing of services, customer service, and collecting;
Sets the tone of relations with customers by instructing employees in policy and procedural matters;
Personally helps in settling customer complaints regarding billing, and in setting up payment arrangements on customer accounts;
Oversees the preparation of regular and special reports of accounts and operations to the Accounting Division;
Oversees and participates in correspondence to Authority customers;
Oversees the administration of customer contracts for water main extensions;
Oversees and participates in the design and implementation of new meter reading, billing, and collecting systems;
Assists in the preparation of the Authority’s annual budget.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Thorough knowledge of financial administration and the practices and procedures of investment of utility revenues; thorough knowledge of the financial organization and accounting methods of the Authority; thorough knowledge of Federal, State and local legislation relating to financial administration of a utility; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; thorough knowledge of modern business administration procedures and equipment; good knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; good knowledge of modern methods of customer billing; demonstrated ability to establish harmonious customer and employee relations; ability to present oral and written comments and reports clearly and concisely; good knowledge of large scale account keeping practices, initiative; resourcefulness; sound judgment; thoroughness; dependability; neat appearance; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and five (5) years administrative experience in general accounting of which two (2) years shall have been in the investment field; or:
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester credit hours in accounting and six (6) years of administrative experience in general accounting of which two (2) years shall have been in the investment field; or:
(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in the limits of (A) and (B).
NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting fulltime experience requirements.