CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Company: Brownsville Public Utilities Board
Posted on: February 25, 2021
This is a senior executive level position with fiduciary
responsibility for administering all financial proceedings of the
Brownsville Public Utilities Board ( BPUB ). Provides internal and
external leadership and overall direction for all financial
services, including the following assigned divisions and their
respective departments: Finance Division, Customer Service and
Information Technology Division, and Environmental Services
Division. Working directly under the General Manager & CEO ,
develops and implements the mission of the utility.
Responsibilities Plans, negotiates, organizes, directs and guides
the management of all utility finance functions to ensure the
adequacy and reliability of the utility's combined systems. Leads
the development and execution of the utility's strategic mission
and business plan initiatives. Provides leadership on strategies,
goals, and objectives identified in the BPUB Strategic Plan.
Advocates organization and stakeholder change related to the
utility's mission. Recommends, develops, and supports the
implementation of new business initiatives and opportunities for
the organization to achieve its business objectives. Certifies as
to the availability of funds for all expenditures and ensures that
no appropriation is encumbered and no expenditure is made unless
certified by the CFO that there is an unencumbered balance in the
appropriation and funds are available. Submits to the Board of
Directors through the General Manager & CEO a monthly statement of
revenues and expenses in sufficient detail to show the exact
financial condition of the utility. Oversees the development of
cost of service and rate studies to meet bond ordinance
requirements. Ensures compliance with Federal, state, and local
requirements in connection with the issuance of debt obligations.
Oversees the development of fiscal budgets for all utility
departments. At the end of the fiscal year, oversees the
preparation of a complete financial statement and report for
submission to the Board of Directors. Formulates policies and
planning recommendations; directs and ensures compliance with the
utility's policies and procedures. Prepares and reviews reports on
departmental activities and recommends changes. Provides regular
and timely status updates to the General Manager & CEO and the
Board of Directors. Represents the utility's interests at the
local, state, and national level and on agencies, boards, councils,
and commissions. Recruits, develops, and evaluates senior
management and professional staff to ensure compliance with
established policies and objectives of the utility. Ensures
compliance with all safety, reliability, and environmental
standards and requirements. Attends meetings of the Board of
Directors and City Commission to explain, justify, and defend
utility programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves
sensitive, significant and controversial issues. Attends meetings
outside normal working hours and in the evenings as required.
Handles other duties as assigned. Responsible for the full range of
supervisory activities, including selection, training, evaluation,
counseling, and recommendation for dismissal of all Finance
organization employees. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Extensive
knowledge of financial management and budgeting principles and
practices of public utilities. Extensive knowledge of inter-local
agreements and practices, inter-local agency governmental budgetary
practices, and inter-local agency government purchasing laws and
practices. Extensive knowledge and experience in strategic planning
and execution. Knowledge and experience in formulating policy, and
developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal law and city ordinances.
Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Skill in
examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
Professional oral and written communication skills. Interpersonal
skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations. Computer
software skills using Microsoft Office. Ability to plan, assign,
delegate, direct, and control the work of administrative and
supervisory personnel. Ability to develop long-term plans and
programs, and to evaluate work accomplishments. Ability to make
sound decisions and take or guide courses of action. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with
directors, department managers, representatives of various
organizations, and the general public. Ability to analyze and
interpret financial data. Ability to deliver public presentations.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in
priorities. Ability to analyze and resolve irregular events.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and to travel. Education &
Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in Business
Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field and ten (10)
years of relevant municipal or utility financial management
experience, at least five (5) of which were in a managerial or
executive capacity. Master's degree is preferred and may substitute
for two (2) years of the required experience up to a maximum of two
(2) years. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations A valid Texas
Driver License and a safe driving record as measured by company
policy is required. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant
( CPA ) is required. Physical Demands The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Limited
amount of physical effort required associated with walking, lifting
and carrying light objects (less than 40 lbs.). Work is done in a
normal office environment with frequent exposures to outdoor
temperatures, dirt and dust, and/or disagreeable sights and odors.
Position requires frequent weekend and evening work and frequent
overnight travel. Eligibility for Employment In addition to any and
all other qualifications required for employment stated under the
Brownsville P.U.B Personnel Policies and Procedures Policy No.
- It is the policy of the BPUB not to hire more than two related
- Based on certain prohibitions of the Charter and Statute on
nepotism, no person can be hired who shall be related to any member
of the Board of Directors, City Commission, Executive Management,
any Director, or the Audit
Manager within the third degree of consanguinity or second degree
by affinity. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration,
Accounting, Finance, or related field and ten (10) years of
relevant municipal or utility Financial management experience, at
least five (5) of which were in a managerial or executive capacity?
- * Do you have a certification as a Certified Public Accountant
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