Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), this employee will be responsible for the overall financial review, compliance verification and budgeting process for IT related budget and contracting matters for the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT). This position requires the ability to strategize and plan the financial resources in a way that is consistent with the goals of OIT as it carries out the Mayor’s vision for improving technology and its related services across the city.
Manage the OIT Finance Unit activities and provide guidance on problem solving issues related to budgetary, contracting and procurement functions
Analyze IT related budget items for OIT and various city departments and subsequently direct financial strategy around citywide programs and initiatives
Oversee other OIT financial related operations including vendor relations and payment processes
Review and monitor citywide IT spending and prepare periodic reports
Conduct a variety of special or recurring studies of fiscal and related operations
Meet with appropriate officials to discuss proposals, consider alternatives or modifications, and/or resolve problems
Provide policy recommendations in support of departmental goals and objectives
Performs related work as required
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Analyze and comprehend organizational and procedural problems and make recommendations related to budgetary requirements
Express ideas effectively, both orally and in written form
Prepare and interpret a variety of financial and budgetary reports and statements
Enlist the cooperation of officials to implement policy and procedural changes
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, administrative officials, departmental officials and the public
Analyze and resolve complex budgetary problems and make sound recommendations consistent with budgetary principles and departmental policies
Exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures consistent with overall strategy and objectives
Identify and evaluate significant trends in revenue and make budgetary recommendations based on such trends
The principles and practices of capital and operating budget formulation, evaluation, and administration
The principles and practices of budget administration as applied to the analysis of budgetary objectives and procedures
The principles of finance as applied to the preparation and control of operating and capital budgets
Principles and practices of administrative analysis and managerial operations
Principles and practices of administrative organization and management and their application in resolving a variety of operational and administrative problems
Principles and practices of revenue and expenditure forecasting
Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, finance, economics, accounting, business administration, or related field. Master’s degree a plus but not required.
Minimum of 7 years budget/fiscal/accounting/contracting experience within the City of Philadelphia
Minimum of 5 years of experience managing and supervising personnel
Expertise in the City’s accounting and procurement/contracting systems is required
Attention to detail is critical to prepare and interpret a variety of financial and budgetary reports and statements
Candidate must be comfortable with learning basic Information Technology subjects if that knowledge is not current held
An equivalent combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by Human Resources, the Chief Financial Officer and/or the agency department head will also be considered.
Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.
Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire and retain a residence in Philadelphia for the duration of city employment.
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