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Finance Supervisor

Job Details

Golder Ranch Fire District - Oro Valley, AZ
Full Time
$75,233.11 - $75,233.11 Salary/year


Position: Finance Supervisor FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Finance Director Status: Full-Time
Supervises: Finance Specialist I & II Safety Sensitive: Yes



Primary Function: 

The Finance Supervisor plays an important role in supporting the mission of GRFD.  This position is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of the District’s operating and capital budgets, and providing a high level of financial support in the form of analysis and reporting. The Finance Supervisor may assist with grant application processes and the management of awarded grants. The Finance Supervisor oversees Finance Specialist personnel and ensures accuracy in Accounts Payable, Receivable, and Payroll functions, while supporting the Finance Director.



Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development of the District’s annual comprehensive financial report, as well as other external and/or internal financial reporting requirements.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the budget process to help develop strategies that would focus on continuous improvement and change.
  • Under limited direction, supports, and monitors the creation and development of the District Budget by analyzing historical data and trends; determines the cost of service and/or programs.
  • Works with stakeholders and makes recommendations regarding current and future needs, monitors expenditures, and performs variance analysis.
  • Provides information and guidance to departments regarding budgets, forecasts, surveys, financial trends, and other requested data.
  • Partners with Finance Director to prepare the executive summary for budget study sessions, track revisions, maintain control logs, reconcile version changes, and prepare budget books.
  • Performs a full range of professional level accounting duties including the review and approval of journal vouchers, analyzing and reconciling accounts, implementing and maintaining internal controls, preparation of financial statements, schedules, and note disclosures.
  • Participates in ensuring compliance with legal requirements and governmental reporting regulations pertaining to finance functions.
  • Provides financial services associated with the grant management process including financial reporting, internal controls, and program compliance.
  • Provide opportunities for training to assigned staff, assign work, monitor performance, coach and reward staff, and address and resolve any issues. Ensures all positions have been cross-trained for continuity of essential services within the Finance Department. These supervisory duties will be conducted in accordance with GRFD policies and applicable laws.
  • Serves as a backup for general accounting functions including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
  • Supports the strategic plan by conducting research on organizational goals, creating workflow for implementation, providing financial impact guidance, and developing metrics for individual departmental planning.
  • Fosters cooperative and collaborative partnerships throughout the district to cultivate a positive workplace culture.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices, statistical methodology, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of financial analysis and economics.
  • Supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge and ability to conduct cost-benefit analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Provide thoughtful and thorough analysis, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.
  • Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 
  • Ability to skillfully perform detailed statistical analyses of budget activities.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Ability to support ongoing financial disclosure requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and complete work on schedule.
  • Ability to interpret financial data contained in reports and ledgers.
  • Understands and applies policies and procedures in order to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with various employees, vendors, stakeholders, public partners, and other interested personnel. 
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of the staff as assigned, including training, scheduling, written performance evaluations, and possible disciplinary actions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience in a similarly related field AND Two (2) years of full-time experience in budget, audit, financial reporting, or general accounting work.


  • A minimum of six years combined experience of relevant education and related professional work that would provide the necessary skills and expertise to be successful in this position. (NOTE: Must be able to obtain a bachelor’s degree of job relevance within four (4) years of employment).
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Arizona Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.


Preferred Qualifications:

  •   Governmental accounting and/or audit experience.


Safety Sensitive: This job is designated by GRFD as a safety-sensitive position because it includes tasks or duties that GRFD, in good faith, believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others (ARS 23-493). An applicant or incumbent may be disqualified, disciplined, or terminated, if they are determined to be positive for marijuana or its metabolites, regardless of cardholder status.


Open Until Filled


Selection process may consist of: Application screening, skills assessment, credibility assessment, and interview(s). The pre-employment process for the successful candidate may include but is not limited to background checks (i.e. driving record, criminal history, etc.), physical examination, drug screen, and reference checks.


Candidate Notification: All candidate notifications will be completed by email.  Please ensure you have entered your email address correctly before submitting your application. In case we need to reach you by phone, please ensure your voicemail is set-up and not full.


Benefits for this position: We have an amazing benefits package, worth approximately 35% of your salary! Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurances, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Time Off (PTO), 12 Paid Holidays annually, Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the opportunity to participate in self-funded 457 Plans and a variety of supplemental insurance plans. But, the best benefit of all is our people! We have amazing team members and enjoy working together. What better way to spend your working hours than with people you enjoy.


Preference Points defined: The District will apply civil service preference points for veterans pursuant to ARS §38-492.


Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this process must contact Human Resources at (520) 825-9001 option 6. 


Golder Ranch Fire District is a Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace, and an Equal Opportunity Employer