·Hired five new staff members: Director of Finance; Revenue Manager; Accounting Supervisor; Permit Specialist; and Administrative Specialist.
·Obtained approval to reclassify the Fiscal Services Manager to Finance Manager and to replace the Accounting Manager position with a full-time and a part-time Accountant position to better serve the department’s functions.
·Coordinated the two Strategic Planning Sessions held in 2016 to set long-term objectives instead of addressing them on an annual basis.
·Implemented many changes in the budget process to simplify the presentation with the goal of making the budget document more transparent and user-friendly.
·Completed the annual financial audit against many challenges due to significant staffing issues and vacancies in key positions.
·Completed and awarded the RFP for Police Towing and Storage Services.
·Brought several key areas of the Finance Department’s workload current after being 12-18 months behind due to vacancies.
·Provided assistance in labor negotiations and in the implementation of new contracts for retirees’ health insurance.
·Implemented a new business discovery project to identify non-compliant businesses and coordinated with departments to cross-reference databases to ensure permits and licenses are current.
·Implemented additional internal controls in water billing and in accounts payable which eliminated duplicate processing of invoices for recurring purchases of office and other operating supplies.