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Direct financial activities, such as planning, procurement, and investments for all or part of an organization.

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  1. Evaluate needs for procurement of funds and investment of surpluses and make appropriate recommendations.
  2. Delegate authority for the receipt, disbursement, banking, protection, and custody of funds, securities, and financial instruments.
  3. Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and external accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.
  4. Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
  5. Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  6. Develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities, such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
  7. Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities of all or part of an organization.
  8. Receive cash and checks and make deposits.
  9. Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, or reports required by regulatory agencies.
  10. Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals.
  11. Analyze the financial details of past, present, and expected operations to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed.
  12. Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.
  13. Advise management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions.
  14. Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
  15. Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
  16. Lead staff training and development in budgeting and financial management areas.
  17. Prepare and file annual tax returns or prepare financial information so that outside accountants can complete tax returns.
  18. Supervise employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll, and budgeting duties.
  19. Perform tax planning work.
  20. Compute, withhold, and account for all payroll deductions.
  21. Handle all aspects of employee insurance, benefits, and casualty programs, including monitoring changes in health insurance regulations and creating budgets for benefits and worker’s compensation.
  22.  Determine depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advise management on actions regarding the purchase, lease, or disposal of such items.

Top Skills

  • Reading Comprehension.
  •  Instructing.
  • Writing.
  • Speaking.
  • Active Listening.
  • Critical Thinking.
  •  Persuasion.
  • Learning Strategies.
  • Monitoring.
  • Judgment and Decision Making.
  • Complex Problem Solving.
  • Service Orientation.
  • Social Perceptiveness.
  • Time Management.
  • Coordination.
  • Management of Personnel Resources.
  • Negotiation.
  • Active Learning.
  • System evaluation.
  • Mathematics.


Bachelor degree in Finance , Accounting , Public Finance

Average Salary​

33751/ Month

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