Closing: open until filled
Salary Range: $48,195-$75,374 annually
An employee in this class exercises considerable initiative with wide latitude for independent judgment and is expected to resolve problems of a professional and technical nature. Work involves Budget Management, Public Speaking, Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement and Trend Analysis. This employee performs complex professional and difficult administrative work, and is responsible for consolidating data for the presentation of the budget and performance measures. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes. Work is performed under the direction of the Finance Director.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Leads the construction of the annual budget and capital improvement plan along with guidelines and procedures for staff to follow when submitting their budget and CIP requests.
- Analyzes budget and financial data to create forecast models and uses these to determine financial impacts of large purchases and long-term debt.
- Gathers and compiles department level budget information and relays/presents the information to town management and Town Board.
- Researches and implements budgeting innovations and best practices.
- Works with department heads to create and monitor benchmarks and performance measures.
- Creates strategic reports and presentations.
- Evaluates the performance of a program.
- Manages the strategic planning process.
- Leads or participates in specific research projects and reporting.
- Performs trend analysis and related financial management tasks.
- Prepares a wide variety of financial reports requiring various analyses.
- Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal budget preparation and financial practices and procedures.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of finance, budgeting and strategic planning.
- Thorough knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal agencies.
- Ability to communicate complex ideas, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
- Ability to develop and conduct technical training programs.
- Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business from an accredited college or university and five to seven years of experience in public finance administration, (Master’s Degree in Public Administration preferred); or an equivalent combination of education and experience.