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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job SummaryThis 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 andiCEO, develops and implements the mission of the utility.ResponsibilitiesPlans, negotiates, organizes, directs and guides the management of all utility finance functions to ensure the adequacy and reliability of the utilityis combined systems. Leads the development and execution of the utilityis strategic mission and business plan initiatives. Provides leadership on strategies, goals, and objectives identified in theiBPUBiStrategic Plan. Advocates organization and stakeholder change related to the utilityis 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 theiCFOithat there is an unencumbered balance in the appropriation and funds are available. Submits to the Board of Directors through the General Manager andiCEOia 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 utilityis policies and procedures. Prepares and reviews reports on departmental activities and recommends changes. Provides regular and timely status updates to the General Manager andiCEOiand the Board of Directors. Represents the utilityis 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 AbilitiesExtensive 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 or

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Brownsville , Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Other , Brownsville, Texas

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