Process Improvement & Strategy Manager, Gaston County (closes 6/26/2020)

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Closing:  June 26, 2020
Salary:  $62,231 – $99,570 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to analyze needs and/or to facilitate program and process evaluation; employs a variety of research and data analytic methods to analyze and evaluate data; develops and reports recommendations; and ensures data-gathering deliverables are met.
  • Designs evaluations to assess new initiatives; evaluates outcomes and performance; recommends corrective action; ensures effective and appropriate tools, methods, and systems are used to monitor performance.
  • Produces technical and general reports, articles, graphics, dashboards, and/or other layouts for documents to present information and facilitate data-driven decision making; and reviews technical articles and other documentation to identify and align stakeholder insights with offered solutions.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and project manager for highly visible and complex County projects and public policy initiatives, sponsored by the County Manager’s Office.
  • Performs and coordinates research studies, and leads projects; supports public policy, civic engagement, and service delivery initiatives; reviews, evaluates, and develops metrics; provides training as assigned.
  • Leading cross-functional process improvement studies and teams in developing and refining systems and processes.
  • Leading cost/benefit analysis and methodology studies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate the ability to drive teams in reducing waste and improving efficiency.
  • Work history of achieving results through implementation of large-scale projects and value-added change.
  • Strong project management and analytical/problem solving skills in scoping and analyzing cross-functional problems and generate/implement effective solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and related programs.
  • Solid understanding of business processes and system wide thinking.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement concepts.
  • Experience in using process improvement tools and basic techniques.
  • Understanding and experience utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing projects at one time.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 2 years of related experience.

Budget Management Analyst II, City of Alexandria, VA (closes 6/28/20)

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Closing:  June 28, 2020
Salary:  $62,657.92 – $79,272.44 annually

Description

The Budget Management Analyst II (Mid-level) position performs a wide variety of budget and management analysis work for their portfolio of departments and agencies.  The work performed is fast-paced and often time-sensitive.  A significant aspect of the work involves performing fiscal analysis and producing annual operating and capital budget documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists departments in developing budgets, and reviews departmental budget submissions;
  • Monitors departmental operating budget expenditures to include expenditure and revenue projections;
  • Writes, develops, recommends and interprets financial policies;
  • Prepares summaries, analysis and recommendations on budgetary requests and programs;
  • Analyzes and recommends reductions, increases and alternative methods for meeting departmental and budget goals;
  • Researches and writes memoranda and management analysis regarding policies, procedures, budget items and capital improvement projects as directed, and prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables to aid in the presentation and consideration of the budget and programs;
  • Makes detailed projections and analysis of City revenues/expenditures and monitors revenue and expenditure trends for budget and cash flow impact;
  • Attends City Council work sessions and public meetings, as needed, to answer questions and justify recommendations;
  • Answers procedure and policy questions from departments;
  • Uses intermediate and/or advanced features of Microsoft products, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint;
  • Participates and assists in the design, implementation, and installation of new and revised programs, systems, procedures, methods of operation, and forms;
  • Reviews and monitors federal and state grant funds;
  • Provides leadership, training and direction to less experienced analysts; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, possess outstanding multi-tasking abilities and bring a variety of technology related talents (ERP experience, Excel, Powerpoint, SharePoint).  Some previous work with budgeting and analysis is preferred.

Qualifications

Minimum

To minimally qualify for the Budget Management Analyst II (mid-level) you must possess a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in budget and management analysis; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Preferred

To be considered an ideal candidate, applicants will possess the above as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a directly related field of study, experience in budget and management analysis in a municipal or other government environment, advanced skill level in Microsoft Excel, experience working with a financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (ex. Tyler Munis), possess a process improvement and/or project management certification, experience building complex financial models, and experience in budgeting for capital projects or long-term assets.

Finance Officer (part-time), Village of Marvin (closes 7/1/2020)

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Closing:  July 1, 2020
Salary:  $42,000 annually

Description

The Village of Marvin is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed, and experienced Finance Officer. The Finance Officer reports to the Manager and works in partnership with all Village departments to provide financial leadership. The Finance Officer is responsible for effective administration and management of the Village’s financial planning, reporting, audit, cash flow management, general accounting functions, fixed asset inventory, capital projects, and financial data. This position works closely with the Manager and Council on financial policies and prepares, analyzes, and monitors the Village’s operating and capital budgets.

Qualifications

Working knowledge of QuickBooks and/or governmental accounting software required. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field; and two (2) years of professional experience in accounting and budgeting in a comparable size organization. Preference given to candidates with North Carolina municipal experience.

Finance Director, Town of Holly Springs (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled; priority to applications received by June 26, 2020
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

Description 

The Town of Holly Springs seeks an innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable professional in local government finance who can elevate the Town’s financial business processes, policies, use of technology, and guide town-wide financial practices in a fast-growing community. The projected Fiscal Year 2020-21 total town budget is $68 million and includes the General Fund, Utilities, Stormwater, and other capital and grant funds. The Finance Director is a key member of the Town’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the Town Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities 

The Finance Director is responsible for the management and oversight of all Town finance activities and functions including financial planning, preparing analysis and projections, cash flow management, disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures, monitoring and administering the budget, accounting, purchasing, contracts, fixed assets, debt management, financial reporting, revenue collections, billing and payroll operations, audit, grant administration, and the efficient operation of all aspects of the Finance Department.  The Finance Director is also actively involved in project management and community infrastructure planning, strategic planning and performance management.  Experience in managing personnel is also key to success in the position as there are 17 staff in the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

The ideal candidate is someone who works collaboratively with others; promotes accountability and transparency; exhibits the highest level of professionalism and integrity; values engagement and relationship building; has a reputation of motivating colleagues and building a strong team environment; and provides a collaborative and strategic approach to managing the fiscal affairs of the Town.

Education and Experience 

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or directly related field with at least five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in accounting and financial management for a governmental agency or other large entity. Experience handling municipal finances and certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is strongly preferred.  Certified Government Finance certification or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred or the ability to obtain in a reasonable period of time.

Virutal Conference is a Go!

Here’s the story
Of a lovely conference
That was originally planned at the beach

‘Til the one day when a virus made an entrance
And who knew it had such a crazy reach
That’s the way we have a virtual conference!

Registration for the 2020 Virtual Summer Conference is now open!

Head over to the Conferences page for all the details.

Virtual Conference Frequently Asked Questions

How many CPE can I receive by attending?

  • There will be up to 5.5 CPE from the one-day conference.

What if I already registered?

  • We have already reached out to all those that previously registered and will be issuing refunds (full or partial) based on whether they will be attending the virtual conference or not.

Will there be any opportunity to take the certification exams?

  • We are working on opportunities for you to take the exam at the School of Government in August and the planning meeting in September. This will keep people on track if they are expecting to pass all exams and get their certificate by the 2020 Winter Conference. We are still trying to figure out exact dates for these options. Registration for exams and payment for exams will happen after conference is complete.

Will certificates be sent directly to those that should be receiving them?

  • For those that might be close to the Triangle, Paarth may be able to get them to you in a safe and social distancing manner. Otherwise, we will ship the certificates at no cost to you.

If you have any questions, please direct them to conference@nclgba.org.

Finance Officer, Town of Snow Hill (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Starting Salary: Negotiable

Description

The Town of Snow Hill, NC is seeking a finance professional who can perform the duties enumerated in NCGS 159-25. Snow Hill is the Greene County seat with General Fund and Water and Sewer Fund budgets of approximately $1,000,000 each and smaller Cemetery and Solid Waste Funds.

The Town desires to hire an individual who has had positive work experience in the functional areas of general accounting, payroll, purchasing operations, risk management, capital budget administration, and supervision.

Qualifications

Minimum

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, and/or considerable experience in the above referenced complex financial activities.

Preferred

CPA and/or Finance Officer certification

NCLGBA Announces Webinar, Surveys

In response to the feedback received on the 2020 Summer Conference Survey, the NCLGBA Board is providing a webinar prior to our 2020 Virtual Conference. In partnership with the UNC School of Government, we are hosting Budgeting in the Pandemic on May 13, 2020 from 1PM – 2:30PM. Please click on the link below to register for the free webinar. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Budgeting in the Pandemic (webinar 05-13-2020)

In addition, NCLGBA currently has one survey in rotation and the second survey will be available late May. The intent is to capture feedback from members to make informed decisions and better serve you all. Please see below.

  • Budget Impact Survey – partnership survey with NC League of Municipalities to receive input on revenues from each NC jurisdiction
  • CBEO Survey (coming soon) – gauging your perspective on our Certified Budget Evaluation Officer Program

If you all have any questions about the webinar, feel free to reach out to Christopher Williams or Whitney Afonso.

Stay safe and healthy!

Finance Director, Town of China Grove (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Recruitment Range:  $62,421 – $99,874 annually 

Performs complex executive work planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of the Town, and related work as required. Work involves setting financial policies and goals under the direction of the Town Manager. Provides leadership and exercises supervision over departmental personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Finance Department, including disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, preparation of the payroll and maintenance of payroll and time records, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. Serves as a member of the team, along with the Town Manager in the preparation of the general operating and capital budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures; works with the Manager in directing the formulation of Town financial policies and in the preparation of the annual budget; prepares budget amendments and journal entries.

  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of budget, monitors revenues and expenditures
  • Performs fiscal analysis, trend analysis, revenue forecasting, debt service planning, capital budgeting and planning, financial reporting, and related financial management tasks
  • Submits periodic statements of financial condition to Town Manager and Board, as directed
  • Meets with department directors to discuss financial issues, oversees maintenance of financial records for each department
  • Reviews budget system and financial conditions and develops methods of improvement
  • Assists auditors during the annual audit of Town financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the Town
  • Maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget
  • Performs other tasks as required
  • Prepare the Financial statements and related notes for year end

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing financial practices and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government. Must have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a local government purchasing system; the practices, methods and laws relating to local government bond financing; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports and develop long range financial plans; ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Town officials, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree with coursework in accounting, finance, or related field and extensive experience of an increasingly responsible nature in public financial management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Government accounting experience is preferred. Possession of Certified Local Government Finance Officer designation or ability to obtain.

2020 Summer Conference COVID Update

After much deliberation and careful study of the survey responses, the Board has determined to alter the format for the 2020 Summer Conference from in-person to a virtual one-day option instead. Planning for this virtual conference option is still in the early stages and more information will be coming your way.

For now, those that have:

  • already booked their rooms, please go ahead and cancel your reservations. There should be no penalty for your cancellation of those rooms.
  • registered for the conference previously, hang tight, and we will get back to you shortly. We still need to determine how best to re-deploy registration and cost.
  • been planning sessions, continue working with Brian per his e-mail messages
  • contributed to our organization as sponsors, continue working with Stephen per his e-mail messages

Thank you all so much for what you do. We know this is a difficult time for all your shops as you may be scrambling to revisit your budgets. We are sad that we will not be able to meet in Atlantic Beach this summer, but we will create an awesome opportunity for our members in July virtually, continuing our role as a premier local government association in North Carolina.

Please send any questions about the cancellation or virtual conference to Paarth. He will compile and send an FAQ by Wednesday, April 22.

We hope you, your friends, family, and colleagues continue washing hands, staying at home, and keeping in good spirits!

Budget Director, Guilford County (continuous)

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Closing:  Continuous
Recruitment Range:  $99,009 – $122,276 annually

Guilford County North Carolina is excited to offer an exceptional career opportunity to an experienced Budget, Management and Evaluation professional. While serving a growing community, the successful candidate will assist other departments, County management, and the Board of Commissioners in the preparation and management of a balanced budget, and the implementation of the county’s open data and innovation initiatives. In addition, the department assists with performance measures and leads the County’s data and innovation strategy to support a more innovative and inquisitive workforce. The Budget Director plays a major role in ensuring the County continues to be a national leader by maintaining its AAA bond rating with all major agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

An employee in this class plans, organizes, and directs the county budget process, and assists the Manager through special projects assignments.  Work involves the supervision of a staff of professional and support personnel engaged in the activities such as operations budget compilation, explanation, and monitoring, capital budget preparation, grants management, accounts auditing, and program evaluation.  The employee works closely and frequently with department heads and their representatives, and the Manager and county administrative employees; the employee appears frequently before the Commissioners to explain budget content.  Work is performed independently under the policy guidance and review of the Manager.

  • Plans, directs and coordinates the preparation and administration of the annual operating budget in accordance with state/local/ requirements and the County’s strategic priorities by collecting, evaluating, and recommending department/program funding/operational requests and revenues.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the preparation and administration of the Capital Investment Plan in accordance with state/local requirements by collecting, evaluating, and recommending project funding requests and revenues.
  • Coordinates and conducts financial and operational research studies/projects and analysis of county services to determine the most appropriate allocation of county resources, levels of service, and meaningful performance measures and benchmarks.
  • Coordinates and prepares long-range financial and operational forecasts and plans to assist in the achievement of County priorities and the evaluation of future revenues and expenditures.
    Supervises and directs the work of department staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and governmental budgeting and accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of the fiscal and operational policies of state and county governments.
  • Considerable knowledge of the organizational, financial structure, accounting systems, and financial procedures of the county.
  • Ability to research and evaluate programs, budgets, and financial reports.
  • Ability to supervise the work of varied specialists in the budget process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively before a group and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental employees, elected officials, representatives of other governmental jurisdictions, and the general public.

Education and Experience

Minimum

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in accounting, business administration, economics, public administration or related field and three years experience at manager level in governmental budgeting.

Preferred

Masters degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or public administration. Experience in analytics, innovation and open data management.