Under general supervision, works with staff to understand and document business needs in support of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following: Develops, implements, and supports the automated business applications within the City.
Reviews existing and proposed applications and recommends, implements, and tests solutions.
Receives training on related software. Trains and assists staff on use of applications.
Serves as the liaison to the Information Services Department (ISD) for all financial system related matters.
Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves reported financial system problems.
Works closely with end-users to identify system limitations and develops potential solutions.
Documents accounting procedures and training material.
Assists professional staff in the use, maintenance, troubleshooting, and development of reports using automated business applications, including those related to purchasing, accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other applications.
Ensures the day-to-day accuracy and integrity of the information provided by the City's automated financial systems.
May drive on City business depending on the needs of the position.
Ensures Department services are provided with the highest customer service and ethical standards.
Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of this position are performed in a safe, efficient manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of: Advanced accounting and business principles. Automated client-server financial systems. Modern training methods. Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
Skill in: Automated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial systems to include report development, generation and inquiries. Utilizing automated desktop programs and ERP systems. Applying common sense and logic in decision making. Making independent judgments and decisions based on standard policy or procedure.
Ability to: Analyze and report on complex financial system matters. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Deal with all levels of employees and the public. Effectively speak before groups. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public. Foster a teamwork environment. Maintain accuracy in completing financial and other reports. Make presentations and provide training for groups of employees. Model and practice the highest standards of ethical conduct. Prepare clear and concise written reports. Provide exceptional customer service to those using the Finance Department. Read, write and comprehend directions in English. Troubleshoot computer problems and make effective recommendations.
Other Characteristics Willingness to: Work necessary hours and times to accomplish goals, objectives, and required tasks. Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment. Initiate, recommend and carry out personnel actions.
Experience One year of progressively responsible governmental accounting, budgeting or auditing experience.
Education/Training Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Management Information Systems.
Desirable Qualifications Experience in business process re-engineering and policy and procedure development. Experience in system implementation, change management and/or project management. Familiarity with finance operations including accounting, budgeting, fixed assets, AP/AR, Purchasing concepts, Inventory, Grants and Financial Reporting. Working knowledge of SQL, SSRS, and ERP financial systems. Background in public sector.
License(s)/Certification(s) Valid California Class C driver's license.
Note An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation and an oral, with the evaluation as a qualifying step and the oral 100%. All applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to the oral examination. Any evaluation will be based on the candidate's education and experience as related to the position. Any examination will be to evaluate the candidate's education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. The selected candidate will be subject to a background investigation, including LiveScan fingerprinting. TIME AND PLACE OF THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.
About City of Glendale
The City of Glendale was incorporated on February 16, 1906 and spans approximately 30.6 square miles with a current population of approximately 203,054 people (US Census 2017 Population Estimates). Located minutes away from downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Burbank, Hollywood, and Universal City, Glendale is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County and is surrounded by Southern California's leading commercial districts.
As one of its core functions, Glendale provides well-maintained streets and a variety of transportation services. The City's historic success at attracting employers is partially attributed to the result of its location at the center of four major freeways including the I-5 Golden State Freeway, SR-2 Glendale Freeway, ST-134 Ventura Freeway, and the 210 Foothill Freeway; all provide easy access for residents, workers, and customers from around the region. Glendale also offers its own bus services, the Beeline, with 13 routes connecting customers to Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the City of Burbank, and the Metrolink Stations in both Burbank and Glendale.
The Bob Hope Airport in Burbank serves the Los Angeles area including Glendale, Pasadena and the Sa...n Fernando Valley. It is the only airport in the greater Los Angeles area with a direct rail connection to downtown Los Angeles. The City of Glendale is located about 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is a commerce leader and designated as a world-class airport for its convenient location, modern facilities, and superior sea/air/land connections.
Businesses and residents alike have taken advantage of Glendale's central location, reputation for safety, excellent business environment, outstanding schools, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, and growing restaurant and entertainment options. Glendale is also one of Southern California's leading office markets featuring a wide range of properties and amenities. The City has over six million square feet of office space and is home to such recognized firms as Walt Disney Imagineering, ServiceTitan, IHOP / Applebees, DreamWorks, LegalZoom, and Public Storage.
Glendale prides itself on the quality of services it provides to the community. It is a full-service City, which includes a water and electrical department. The City operates its own power plant capable of serving the electrical needs of the entire city, although the majority of power is currently imported from other areas for cost savings. Water comes primarily from the Metropolitan Water District, along with a small portion from local wells.