CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Company: Brownsville Public Utilities Board
Posted on: May 3, 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.
Plans, negotiates, organizes, directs and guides the management of
all utility finance functions to ensure the adequacy and
reliability of the utilitys combined systems. Leads the development
and execution of the utilitys 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 utilitys
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 utilitys 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 utilitys 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
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
Bachelors 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. Masters 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.
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. 39:
It is the policy of the BPUB not to hire more than two related
persons; and 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
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?
Yes No * Do you have a certification as a Certified Public
Accountant (CPA)? Yes No
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