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Police Jury accepting resumes for Treasurer



Applications are now being accepted for the position of Bossier Parish Police Jury parish treasurer.


Please forward all applications to: Bossier Parish Police Jury; Attn: Lisa Wilson; P.O. Box 70; Benton, LA. 71006.


Individuals who are interested in the job may email as quickly as possible.


Listed below is information on the post including duties and responsibilities, qualifications and necessary skills required.


Bossier Parish Police Jury

Parish Treasurer



Directs and manages parish fiscal and information technology functions in accordance with governmental and banking principals and current IT trends and regulations respectively.  Responsible for receiving and disbursing all police jury funds according to the law.  This position is responsible for analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, and reporting financial data, designing and modifying accounting systems, establishing internal controls, analyzing costs, and providing financial oversight and control of agency accounting functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state and local governments as defined by Governmental Accounting Standards.



DISCLAIMER: This description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job as established by State LRS Statues.  The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all duties which may be required from day-to-day.

·      Manages planning processes, including the preparation of annual budget and periodic forecasts.

·      Develops and tracks key analytics in order to assess and communicate performance.

·      Supports efforts to drive ongoing efficiency by providing an independent review of performance measurements.

·      Researches complex financial issues and assesses the impact to the parish.

·      Responsible for special projects, which may include meetings with outside consultants, developers, and attorneys

·      Ensure timely and accurate budget analysis and financial review for presentation to and for the police jury.

·      Provides strategic financial leadership and support on the evaluations of all related parish transactions.

·      Stays abreast of trends and regulations to ensure effectiveness and compliance for the finance and information technologies functions.

·      Works with various other parish agencies to ensure compliance, receipt of funds and sound accounting practices.

·      Works to optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiates needed strategies for improvement.

·      Prepares annual budget and submits estimates to authorized elected officials for approval.

·      Builds, develops and manages finance and IT team capable of carrying out needed initiatives.

·      Coordinates the plan for control of operations. Such planning, expense budgets, accounts receivable, cost standards, savings opportunities, and capital investments.

·      Maintains and monitors the financial records and fiscal operations of the parish.

·      Cash management of all bank accounts.

·      Responsible for maintenance of all official financial records of the Police Jury

·      Designs or participates in the design, implementation and maintenance of fiscal systems, financial and statistical analyses, and financial reporting systems that usually involve data-processing applications.

·      Establishes procedures and develops accounting forms and records.

·      Provides consultative services to management regarding fiscal and accounting procedures, operations and controls.

·      Monitors, reviews and/or audits accounting data for compliance with contracts, grants, special funds and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), etc.

·      Analyzes complex financial and statistical data and prepares comprehensive financial reports using presentation tools within MIP and commercial tools such as those in Microsoft Office.

·      Provides financial projections, trends, cost analyses and recommendations to management.

·      Collects and compiles budget data for monitoring funds and staffing levels.

·      Analyzes proposed legislation for impact on agency’s fiscal operations.

·      Assists with the supervision of the agency’s business activities, accounting systems and establishment and maintenance of accounting records including allocations, distributions, controls, receipts, encumbrances and expenditures.



Supervises the Assistant Treasurer, Data Analyst, Payroll Specialist and Accounts Payable Specialist.   Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the police jury's policies and applicable parish and state laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·      A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

·      The ability to think ahead and plan over a 1-2 year time span.

·      The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·      Maintain high performance teams and a strong team player



Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in business, finance, accounting or public administration from an accredited four-year college or university; or six to 12 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or police jury.



Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced statistical, accounting, banking and finance theory. Ability to work with concepts such as quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.



Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.



Valid State Drivers License; MBA, CPA, CFA, or CFO designations preferred.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to use fingers and hands.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



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