Work Location: Chattanooga City Hall, 101 E 11th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (EST)
*Hours may vary depending on work assignments or projects.*
FLSA Status: This is an EXEMPT position.
**This is an Appointed position which must be confirmed through the City Council.**
Incumbents in this classification has oversight responsibility to maximize collection and timely deposit of all City funds; ensures prudent investment of cash in accordance with state and local law and that funds are properly recorded and deposited into City accounts. Duties include overseeing billing and collection of current and delinquent property and business taxes, related permits and water quality fees; administering the City’s portion of the Property Tax Relief Act; authorizing all refund requests related to property, business and water quality fees; overseeing revenue collections from all City departments and government entities; negotiating investment purchases and ensuring City funds are properly secured and conforming to all state and local statutes. Work is performed with general direction, working from broad goals and policies.
Essential Functions: Supervises lower level treasury staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations.
Directs and oversees City-wide treasury activities and operations which includes planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating programs, projects, strategic planning, processes, procedures, systems, standards and/or service offerings; ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes and/or standards; coordinating activities between multiple service areas and working to integrate and coordinate service areas.
Serves as the tax collector for the City, oversees billing and collection of current and delinquent property taxes, water quality fees, as well as business licenses and permits; records payments from the Hamilton County Trustee for City portion of county-wide sales taxes and hotel/motel occupancy taxes; files delinquent accounts with collection agencies and/or Clerk & Master.
Administers the City’s portion of property tax relief for elderly low-income and disabled taxpayers.
Maintains files and collects payments for PILOT agreements.
Authorizes refund requests related to property, business taxes and water quality fees.
Oversees revenue collections from City departments and government entities, ensuring deposits are properly accounted for and deposited in a timely manner.
Negotiates investment purchases with banks in an effort to obtain the highest yield for the City; maintains investment files and reports, ensuring funds are properly secured and conform to applicable state and local statutes governing the investment of public funds; creates journal vouchers for purchases and maturities and obtains bank credits and debits for documentation.
Serves as the internal administrator for the on-line treasury management system, updating users and authorizing and setting limitations on access; processes reports from the on-line system for daily bank reconciliation on cleared accounts payable and payroll warrants and checks; City Court online payments for camera and speed violations and, prepares credit and/or debit reports and advises applicable departments of incoming wires and funds for timely collection.
Initiates or approves wire transfers on bank modules.
Monitors City bank accounts, ensuring availability of funds for accounts payable and/or payroll control pay warrants and checks, as well as for investment purchases; monitors bank accounts for lockbox deposits and incoming and outgoing wire transfers; confirms bank debits related to tax liability and deferred compensation funds; verifies bank balances are in sync with applicable internal reports; reports account discrepancies; monitors stop payment and mismatch reports for City warrants and updates applicable systems on interest and fees associated with accounts.
Serves as the primary contact with bank representatives in order to maintain and update required documents, signature cards and/or resolutions, wire transfer agreements and various banking service agreements.
Participates on a variety of software implementation projects related to property taxes, business licenses and other applicable financial packages.
Collaborates with tax attorneys in the collection of delinquent taxes related to bankruptcies, cases under appeal and municipal lien collection decisions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field; five (5) years experience in business or governmental financial management, including two (2) years of experience relating to either cash management, investments, tax, or treasury; and two (2) years supervisory experience.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Supplemental Information: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of managerial principles; advanced treasury principles and practices; project management principles; applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies, procedures and standards; report preparation methods; budgeting principles; statistical techniques and applications; advanced financial analysis principles and methods; research methods and techniques; automated treasury systems; policy and procedure development and implementation practices.
Skill in monitoring and evaluating the work of subordinate staff; prioritizing and assigning work; managing treasury operations; coordinating, managing and correlating a variety of financial data; exercising judgment in making management decisions; performing mathematical calculations; preparing and analyzing complex treasury reports; reading, comprehending and reviewing financial information; managing projects; managing and adapting to a rapidly changing environment; interpreting and applying applicable laws, ordinances, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions and making recommendations in support of organizational goals; handling multiple tasks simultaneously; managing and manipulating data; collaborating with external agencies; communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Positions in this class typically require fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Safety Sensitive: N
Department of Transportation – CDL: N
Child Sensitive: N
The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.
All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.
Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.
Original source: Indeed