Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $32.41/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $44.25/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This position is for the Fire Department and 911 Communications Bureau.

    Under direction of a Chief or Department Director, incumbent directs and administers all finance and accounting systems, reporting and financial programs, including budget preparation, financial analysis and cost accounting for a department.

    Major duties and responsibilities may also include oversight and coordination of other administrative functions such as: grants & contract administration; inventory & asset management; auditing; purchasing; oversight of payroll; and, other administrative activities.

    This is a senior management position requiring critical decision-making skills and responsibilities necessary to inform, advise and assist executive leaders and elected officials with policy and financial decision making.

    Incumbents at this level manage the financial program (or a set of programs) in a small to medium-sized department, which may include supervision of other staff. Requires six to eight years of increasingly responsible experience.


    1. Evaluates financial reports, plans, capital expenditures, billing/assessments, revenue management, operating records and financial statements. Directs and/or assists in the preparation of special studies, reports, analyses and recommendations in areas such as budgets, forecasts, financial systems/plans, capital improvement planning, internal controls, legislative requirements, statistical reports and business forecasts for management use.
    2. Make recommendations to improve the organization by providing comprehensive reports regarding improvements or changes needed to reach current and future goals. Ensure the timely and effective tracking of allocated resources, responsibilities and timelines associated with the department objectives; assist with monitoring progress on metrics.
    3. Ability to work cooperatively with representatives of public and private agencies. Ability to supervise work of others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    4. Supervises and directs staff to carry out varied administrative, business management and fiscal activities, including but not limited to: Operation and capital improvement budgets, accounting, auditing, personnel, property management, strategic planning, policy and procedural development, public relations, emergency management, safety and other related services. Trouble shoots division problems and assists in formulating efficient problem-solving techniques. Acts as a resource to assist in resolution of problems.
    5. Maintains close working relationship with City administration, City Council office, departmental customers and vendors.
    6. Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or a closely related field plus work experience, as stipulated for each level noted above. Education and work experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
    • Thorough knowledge of principals of organization and management, public administration, public and governmental accounting, control of accrual and cash flow budgeting as well as organizational development techniques.
    • Proficiency with office software applications such as MS Word and Excel, accounting programs and electronic data processing Systems.
    • Ability to analyze administrative and financial problems and make appropriate recommendations; conduct cost benefit studies and evaluate alternative administrative and fiscal approaches. Ability to perform research, prepare and deliver presentations, and answer questions regarding findings and recommendations.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with representatives of public and private agencies. Ability to supervise work of others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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