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.

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

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.

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.

Budget Systems Manager, Wake County (closes 4/24/20)

 

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Closing:  April 24, 2020
Hiring Range:  $70,510 – $126,920 annually

Wake County Budget and Management Services (BMS) seeks an ERP Budget System Manager to support our Budgeting module and its integration with Human Resources and Finance modules. The ERP Budget System Manager collaborates with BMS staff, other ERP system managers and administrators, technical team leaders, and vendor Managed Services staff to support the operational needs of the ERP Budget Module – CGI Performance Budgeting.  The position executes the daily operations of the budget system administration, support, and maintenance.  In addition, the position is responsible for promoting defined budget processes and best practices by providing needed system access, training, overall support and coordination assistance to other County departments. The role will provide a high level of technical and functional expertise in the management and configuration of the application, internal modules and reporting tools. The position is fully responsible for the management of the budget application and all associated activities, in support of Budget and Management Services activities and objectives and the ERP overall.

Duties and Responsibilities

This job may include the following job duties and is not an all-inclusive list of all job duties that may be required. Employees will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Provide overall system maintenance and data integrity for budget system components, which includes forms, consolidations, dimensions, applications, queries, reports, workflow, security access, audit functions and associated configurations, within the context and objectives of annual budget development processes
  • Serve on leadership and technical teams to understand enterprise wide topics and adjacencies; elevate budget module issues, goals and initiatives and solve cross-system issues; participate in ERP user community; explore and research enhancements and understand impacts
  • Maintain the budget module Chart of Account accounting string information in conjunction with the Finance Department
  • Perform application system analysis towards continuing improvements to automated processes where applicable; work closely with department users and Budget and Management Services team members to understand and evaluate ongoing business needs to recommend potential system changes
  • Oversee and execute system upgrades
  • Provide departmental training on County budget system processes, budget system uses, and maintain related documentation; provide general customer service regarding user issues and questions
  • Provide high level functional expertise to configure and execute Wake’s baseline reports and collaborate with business intelligence resources to develop custom reports
  • Manage interfaces between HR, Finance and Budget modules in coordination with fellow Advantage system managers; gather requirements, determine methods for interfacing, test interfaces and transition interfaces into production
  • Manage development of annual budget document work products, manage vendor contract and relationship, and coordinate with Director and other Budget and Management Services staff members
  • Validate system generated data in testing reports, user data issues and budget document tables
  • Maintain written documentation of all processes and procedures related to various job functions, i.e. configurations, forms, applications, budget document generation, and user profile, i.e. system administrator, BMS user, Department User, technical liaison

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues, at times in an iterative fashion
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision; become a subject matter expert
  • Ability to prioritize and change priorities as needed with minimal notice
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions
  • Ability to build a strong understanding of how configuration and/or changes within the application affect downstream processes
  • Ability to listen to symptom descriptions, analyze problems, respond effectively and provide constructive feedback to the client on problem resolution
  • Ability to train and guide others to develop new skills or knowledge; and design, develop and/or deliver training programs
  • Ability to communicate information in a manner suited to the needs of the audience, either verbally or in writing to ensure understanding
  • Ability to build and maintain ongoing, collaborative working relationships with coworkers to achieve our goals

Education and Experience

Required

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field. Four years of experience as a System Analyst or Administrator. Equivalent education or experience is accepted.

Preferred

Two years of industry experience, which includes knowledge of enterprise-level budget, finance, or planning tools and related reporting environments. Recent experience working in ERP with Finance, HR/Payroll, Budget modules. Proficiency with MS Excel and SQL queries. Project management experience.

Budget Analyst, Alamance County (closes 4/3/2020)

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Closing:  April 3, 2020
Starting Salary:  $45,740 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

Under limited supervision, this position will perform analysis and complex administrative work in the planning, coordination and preparing of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets. This role will be responsible for assisting with compilation and reporting of the Alamance County Capital Plan along with helping to forecast revenues and expenditure projections.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Compiles, reviews and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the operating budget.
  • Responsible for compiling, reviewing and analyzing data submitted for inclusion in the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Analyzes and reviews budget expenditures and revenue estimates in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws and policies.
  • Provides guidance to departments on budget issues; responds to department questions and inquiries regarding budget issues.
  • Assists departments to link budget requests with strategic initiatives and performance metrics.
  • Assists with various research and analysis projects; researching issues and preparing reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
  • Within this role the expectation is the Budget Analyst will perform all duties above and others as assigned and trained in a prudent and sensible manner, following established County policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical – Ability to analyze statistical data, keep accurate records and complete reports.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Confidentiality – Ability to maintain confidential information secret or private.
  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful, maintain high level of confidentiality and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Independent Discretion – Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when needed to ensure successful department functioning
  • Integrity – Being forthright, honest and respectful within interactions with coworkers and members of the public at all times, building and reinforcing confidence within daily actions for county government.
  • Judgment – Ability to use good judgment and discretion as it relates to interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Multitasker – Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Prioritization – Ability to decipher the relative importance or urgency of tasks and duties.
  • Safety-Minded – Creating a safe work environment; managing risks; reducing exposure liabilities.
  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for experience.
  • One to three years of administrative experience preferably in governmental accounting and budget analysis experience, and/or auditing experience. Prior knowledge of the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.
  • Prior experience with Tyler Munis, preferred

Fiscal Analyst, Town of Waynesville (closes 3/16/2020)

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Closing:  March 16, 2020
Salary:  $40,400 annually

The purpose of the class is to perform technical, administrative, planning, coordinating and executing the accounting functions of the Town’s Finance Department. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor cash balances in the central depository
  • Maintain all payroll GL accounts, to include expense and subsidiary accounts reconciliation
  • Review monthly and quarterly reports to ensure proper agencies have received required remittances and reporting
  • Maintain fringe benefit GL accounts
  • Maintain disbursement records
  • Reconcile all bank and investment accounts monthly
  • Reconcile cash deposits to the ledger daily
  • Compile and submit reporting for OPEB, LEO, and Retirement Pension Plans
  • Compile annual financial reports to include but not limited to LGC 203 and COLL 91
  • Coordinate and prepare accounting, and related financial statements and reports
  • Prepare and provide payroll related schedules and reports for the annual audit
  • Assist in procedures for annual fiscal and calendar year end close
  • Conduct independent research and analysis
  • Managing fiscal processes, projects or programs
  • Municipal Accounting
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands
  • Providing customer service
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.

Education and Experience

Required

Associate’s degree in accounting/finance.

Preferred

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.