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Financial Manager of Shared Financial Services

Recruitment #140512-UNCD-44

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 Financial Manager of Shared Financial Services with the Agency Business Services (ABS) in Oklahoma City. We offer a comprehensive Benefits Packet, and a competitive annual salary based on education and experience.
 
ABS currently has 28 individuals on staff and is providing services for 51 state agencies.  The client list is expected to grow due to state mandates for agencies to move to a shared services environment.

The Financial Manager of Shared Financial Services will manage the day-to-day accounting services operations of Agency Business Services (ABS), the State’s provider of shared financial services.  ABS is charged with providing financial services to other state agencies in accordance with approved “service level agreements” with such contracting agencies.  The accounting services include accounts payable, budget support, reconciliations, financial reporting, and other financial support as requested by contracting agencies.  Other ABS services include billing, accounts receivable, and purchasing.  The Financial Manager is responsible for managing workloads for ABS accounting services teams, attending contracting agencies’ board meetings, holding informational meetings, and assisting with contracting with agencies to provide services. 

Principal Activities:

•Promote a strong customer service environment in the organization;
•Guide the day-to-day operations of accounting services teams in such areas as accounts payable, budget support, reconciliations, financial reporting, and other financial support;
•Meet regularly with client agencies.  Make presentations to agency Boards and others;
•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 DCAR managers and others throughout OMES;
•Work with other 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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree (4 year) in accounting, business, public administration, or a closely related field and at least two (2) years of experience in an accounting or financial reporting environment is preferred.  However, additional years of quality work experience may be used to offset the formal education year preference.  Candidates must possess strong analytical, management, customer service, communication skills, both verbal and written. In addition, must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, including Power Point) and must be a team-oriented person.

Preference may be given to individuals with professional certifications and candidates with governmental accounting experience and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for governments.

Preference may be given to those candidates with experience working with general ledger and integrated database systems, ERP systems and queries.

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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