Budget and Finance Director

 #22-20-The Oklahoma Insurance Department has an opening in the Comptroller Division for a Budget and Finance Director. The salary for this position is $85,000. This position is open until filled. To apply: Go to https://www.jobapscloud.com/OK/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=220721&R2=UNCD&R3=145 and click “Apply Online” at the bottom of the page. Please read the instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application. 

DEFINITION 

This position will report directly to the Comptroller and will have responsibilities of managing the budget and finance matters of the agency, as well as supervising Comptroller staff. This position performs analytical work involving the collection and evaluation of agency financial data, budgetary control records and other information concerning agency expenditures and revenues. Includes the analysis of financial information concerning expenditures for payroll, capital projects, operating expenses, supplies and equipment and professional contracts. Develops and oversees systems, procedures, and staff necessary to accurately report revenues and expenditures for the agency. 

JOB DUTIES 

  • Prepare Budget Work Program, Budget Requests and Budget Revisions as necessary. 
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements and reports. Communicate with management benchmarks and variations of these analyses. 
  • Process requests for expenditures by analyzing available budgets to requests. Maintain appropriate levels of authorization for requests. 
  • Supervisory responsibilities will include managing all Comptroller staff and updating Comptroller on performance of staff, personnel progress, data metrics, project updates, etc. 
  • Process daily revenue as needed through various electronic platforms. Prepare daily bank deposit. 
  • Create end of month expenditure reports for management. Research variances and communicate effectively with team members on questions. 
  • Manage the agency asset record keeping system. Provide reports on assets as requested. On an annual basis perform a physical inventory of assets. 
  • Responsible for monthly grant expenditure reports. Filing quarterly and annual reports for federal grants as required. Perform draws on federal funds as requested. 
  • Preparation of documents and analysis as needed for annual financial agency audit(s). 
  • Organize and present facts clearly and concisely. 
  • Meet deadlines and conduct several projects simultaneously. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

This position will be filled as a supervisory role, additional duties will include: 

  • Handle personnel matters within the Comptroller team (disciplinary actions, inter-office meetings, etc.). 
  • Recruit, train, supervise, mentor, and coach team members to enhance their ability to perform job duties and facilitate their professional development. Communicate job expectations and appraise employee performance. 
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate office coverage, including approving/disapproving leave time. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

  • Experience developing and analyzing budgets in governmental settings. 
  • Proficiency in PeopleSoft Financial module and Microsoft Excel and Word. 
  • Ability to conduct several projects simultaneously. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment and willingness to provide courteous, consistent, efficient communication through the performance of prescribed job duties. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate when necessary. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration or a closely related field AND five years of experience in professional accounting or auditing or closely related work, including two years in a supervisory role; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one additional year of professional accounting or auditing experience for each year of the required education. 

Preferred: State government experience including work with federal grants, and a working knowledge of PeopleSoft financials. 

NOTE: 

Upon hire, any applicant who is licensed as a producer/agent, adjuster or is otherwise affiliated with any entity that is regulated by the department must surrender their license and terminate any financial or non-financial affiliation with the entity that is regulated by the department. The selected applicant must pass a background check. Individual may be required to pursue NAIC designations as job duties require. 

TELEWORK: 

This position may be eligible for one day of telework each week under OID’s Telework Program. 

To see a complete list of benefits offered by the State of Oklahoma to employees of the state click on the following link. https://oklahoma.gov/omes/services/employee-benefits.html

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Location Oklahoma OK
Open Date July 22, 2022
Salary $85,000
Job Type Full Time