Salt Lake City


    Requisition ID
    Minimum Salary
    USD $44.73/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $93.95/Hr.
    Post End Date
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under the general administrative direction of the Director or Public Utilities, this position plans, organizes, and directs all financial functions for the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU), including budget, accounting, financial reporting, purchasing, payroll, asset control, debt issuance, management of outstanding debt, customer service, meter reading and bill collection, and rate analysis and calculation.


    This is an appointed, at-will position without tenure and exempt from the career service system.


    • Directs staff of SLCDPU’s budget, accounting, financial reporting, audit, purchasing, and payroll functions.
    • Develop, implement and maintain financial procedures, policies and training for the Department of Public Utilities, with results that meet departmental needs and contribute significantly to the attain­ment of departmental goals.
    • Keep Director of Public Utilities, Public Utilities Advisory Board, and others fully advised on financial matters impacting timely decisions and plans.
    • Resolve customer complaints not remedied at lower levels.
    • Maintain communication with outside agencies such as bond attorneys, bond trustee, City Treasurer, Director of IMS, Financial Director and others.
    • Ensure thorough training and appropriate guidance of customer service, accounting, billing, and meter reading for the Department of Public Utilities.
    • Design, implement and maintain accounting, billing and management systems, which optimize the department's efficiency.
    • Monitors progress of overall financial plans and directs the preparation of all necessary reports. Reviews effectiveness of current financial and accounting systems and implements change if necessary.
    • Coordinates development of annual budget in accordance with established city procedures and the SLCDPU capital and operating requirements.
    • Maintains all financial records, and causes to be prepared all necessary reports on fiscal status of the SLCDPU.
    • Monitors current outstanding debt, establishes guidelines for future debt issuance, and supports the preparation of debt instruments for capital financing.
    • Responsible for cash management for the SLCDPU including: invoicing; collection of monies due; forecast of cash needs; and preparation and evaluation of cash flow analysis. Supports collection of delinquent accounts in conjunction with other relevant City offices.
    • Directs the development and implementation of standard operating policies and procedures for proper internal controls to insure accuracy and reliability of financial data.
    • Oversees annual audit of the SLCDPU records by an independent C.P.A.
    • Directs preparation of payroll.
    • Coordinates with other city, state, and federal agencies as necessary for compliance with governmental guidelines and/or requirements related to public utilities finance.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other City Departments, and gov­ernmental agencies to ensure smooth, ongoing financial and administrative operations.
    • Ability to travel to different locations.
    • Performs related duties as required.


    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or related field, and seven years of increasingly responsible experience including two years' experience in accounting with a Public Utility or other municipal enterprise.
    • Thorough knowledge of principles of organization and manage­ment, public administration, public and governmental ac­counting practices and controls, municipal bonding, cash flow and budgeting
    • Ability to analyze financial problems and make appropriate recommendations, conduct cost benefit studies and evaluate alternate fiscal and managerial approaches
    • Ability to prepare and analyze governmental financial statements.
    • Ability to supervise the work of a highly professional staff.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees, officials and employees of other agencies, and the general public.
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card
    • One year of experience with a computerized billing system.
    • A Certified Public Accountant certificate would be desirable.


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