GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To oversee all phases of the financial administration of a large department including budgetary, expenditure control, financial planning and program evaluation; to develop, implement, oversee and be responsible for a financial planning and reporting system; and to do related work as required.SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under administrative direction of a superior with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative; work is reviewed through consultation and review of submitted reports for conformance to laws, rules, regulations and policies.SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Plans, organizes, supervises and reviews the work of professional, technical, clerical staff assigned to assist.
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles, procedures and practices; a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of program development and fiscal management; the ability to incorporate practices of business administration and fiscal management in developing complex programs for funding and budgeting; the ability to evaluate existing programs and to develop plans for their expansion, modification, or elimination; a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques involved in operating a financial reporting system; the ability to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation of the foregoing or related services; the ability to prepare and submit reports, studies and analyses relating to such services for use of a superior; the ability to establish effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, departments, and with private vendors; a thorough knowledge of computer hardware and software; a thorough knowledge of computer systems networking; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: Possession of a Master’s Degree from a college of recognized standing with specialization in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or Certification as a Certified Public Accountant; andExperience: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment in a highly responsible administrative position involving significant responsibility for governmental financial management.Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.
To provide oversight and implementation of EOHHS’s federal funding, accounting and auditing functions in accordance with state and federal purchasing rules and regulations in addition to leveraging resources across the HHS agencies for streamlining finance. Completes a wide variety of finance and budget activities. Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding federal and state finance rules and regulations. Provides information, advice and guidance to management and program staff regarding finance and budget methods. Provides oversight and implements financial processes and requirements. Coordinates with other areas of Finance including across HHS agencies for leading and project managing finance activities including subrecipient monitoring and auditing corrective action activities. Supports and initiates finance initiatives with the intent of the creation of EOHHS. Uses software and applications to support and report on activities.The preferred candidate should have the following interpersonal & behavioral competencies: