The City of Norway's Treasurer performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative, and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the City. These functions include but are not limited to the following.
Supervising the positions of skilled and semi-skilled clerical and other employees in matters related to office policy; Managing operations to achieve goals with available resources; Planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments; Training, motivating, and evaluating staff; Reviewing progress and directing change as needed; Providing leadership and direction in the development of short- and long-range plans;
Gathering, interpreting, and preparing data for studies, reports, and recommendations; Coordinating interdepartmental activities as needed; Providing professional advice to supervisors; Makes presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public; Communicating official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public;
Assuring that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; Performing cost control activities; Monitoring revenues and expenditures in assigned areas to assure sound fiscal control; Preparing annual budget requests; Assuring effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time; Determining work procedures, preparing work schedules, and expediting workflow; Studying and standardizing procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations; Issuing written and oral instructions; Assigning duties and examining work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures; Adjusting error;
Maintaining harmony among workers, addressing complaints, and resolving grievances; Assisting subordinates in performing duties as needed;
Serving as chief financial advisor to the City Manager; Establishing and maintaining internal control procedures and assuring that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained; Supervising collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations; Maintaining financial records; Developing financial studies and plans; Forecasting, estimating, and monitoring the financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal well-being of the City; Preparing financial reports; Overseeing the central computerized financial management information system of the City; Assisting in budget preparation and execution; Overseeing the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts; Directing the preparation of State and Federal reports, including tax reports; Trains and develops finance staff; Overseeing accounts payable and payroll processing; Overseeing utility and other billing; Overseeing the investment of City funds; Developing finance-related ordinances and resolutions; Representing the City at various professional venues; Performing cost-of-service studies for utility rate considerations.