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Director of Shared Financial Services

Recruitment #140417-UNCD-35

Introduction

A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency providing services to other Oklahoma government agencies. We work toward the goals of capitalizing on available resources, continuing to seek cost saving opportunities and elevating our level of service. Our mission is to be a “FAST” agency: Flatter, Agile, Streamlined, and Technology-enabled.  We are seeking a full time, unclassified Director of Shared Financial Services for our Agency Business Services (ABS) in Oklahoma City. We offer a comprehensive Benefits Packet, and a competitive annual salary up to $84,000 based on education and experience.  

The Director of Shared Financial Services will direct the day-to-day operations of Agency Business Services (ABS), the State’s provider of shared financial services.  ABS currently has 28 individuals on staff and is charged with providing financial services to 47 state agencies in accordance with approved “service level agreements” with such contracting agencies.  These services include budgeting, accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, purchasing, reconciling, and financial reporting. The client list is expected to grow due to state mandates for agencies to move to a shared services environment. The Director of Shared Financial Services is responsible for advancing the shared services environment in the State by evaluating agencies that would benefit from shared services, holding informational meetings, and contracting with agencies to provide services, and develop fair and consistent rates for services.

Principal Activities:

Promote a strong customer service environment in the organization;

Guide the day-to-day operations of both managers and staff in such areas as budgeting, reconciling, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and purchasing;

Meet regularly with Directors of client agencies.  Make presentations to agency Boards and others;

Evaluate state agencies annually; determine the agencies most likely to benefit from shared services, meet with agency Directors to educate them on the shared services concept, and work towards an implementation of shared services at the agency;

Work with others within the Office of Management and Enterprise Services and throughout the state to implement new systems, structures, and efficiencies;

Work with other Division of Central Accounting and Reporting - DCAR managers and others throughout OMES;

Work with other Division of Central Accounting and Reporting - DCAR managers and staff in the review and analysis of the State's accounting policies and procedures; make recommendations for appropriate changes; draft legislation when required;

Ad hoc Reporting as assigned - such reports may include in-depth analysis of various funds and accounts or current accounting trends; and

Other duties and projects as assigned.

Education and Experience:   Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or a closely related field and at least four (4) years of experience in an accounting or financial reporting environment.  Must possess strong analytical, communication and personal computer skills, and must be a team-oriented person.  Preference may be given to individuals with post-graduate education or professional certifications and candidates with governmental accounting experience and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles for governments.  Preference may be given to those candidates with experience working with general ledger and ERP systems.

Knowledge of governmental accounting and an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for governments is preferred. Additionally, knowledge of integrated database systems, ERP systems, queries, and Microsoft Office applications, including Power Point are beneficial.  The Director must possess strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as strong analytical, management, and customer service skills.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

Conclusion

Veteran's Preference Points apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.



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