Finance Manager, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $62,639 – $112,750 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to direct and manage work related to the financial functions and day-to-day operations of a large County department. Position manages a team of associate, technical and professional employees. Position requires an extensive depth of expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the department’s business strategies.

This class works under general supervision of the department head. or administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs the preparation of a wide variety of regular and special financial reports, including the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), Budget, and other federal/state reports.
  • Develops the annual department plan, operating budget, and capital plan for the department and monitors the implementation of these to ensure that the financial targets are met.
  • Manages the preparation and implementation of the Department’s operating budget including strategic planning and performance measurement.  Communicating needs to internal and external stakeholders including elected officials and senior County leadership.
  • Maintains complete financial records and maintains and improves operational and financial processes within the department and the County.
  • Manages processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the organization.
  • Performs responsible professional duties that ensure compliance with Federal, State, local and department regulations regarding pre-hospital emergency care, health care reimbursement (Medicare and Medicaid), and related regulatory matters.
  • Analyzes, develops, and documents policies and procedures as well as controls related to all finance operations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Conducts and supervises agency policy analysis and prepares complex, routine, and non-routine financial reports for the public and elected officials.
  • Prepares and presents agenda action items before the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Assesses the operations of the department and implements changes as necessary to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services provided.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Monitors the performance of the outside contracts including but not limited to, auditing, actuarial, bill printing, banking services and meter reading.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries, budget transfers and other transactions which are put into the financial accounting system. • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Performs various analyses in the areas of policy analysis, program evaluation, financial analysis, financial forecasting, performance management, and cost analysis.

Qualifications:

Requires Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related discipline supplemented by six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental financial management; an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the department’s business strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, financial planning principles and practices, generally accepted accounting and budgeting principles as applied to governmental accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws rules and regulations that apply to governmental financial and human resources operations.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation.
  • Knowledge of financial data processing systems.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of ambulance vehicles.
  • Knowledge of OEMS rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and related software.
  • Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of HIPAA and Billing Compliance
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and local procedures policies and regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records and reports.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication that’s sufficient to handle projects and problems, develop strong working relationships with divergent groups and communicate technical concepts to lay persons.
  • Ability to develop complex, strategic and operational plans for assigned area of responsibility, and to participate as a team member for development of same for other divisions of the department.
  • Knowledge of current trends (national and state) and legislation relating to emergency services field.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of County and Departmental policies, procedures and forms used.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form in order to provide an environment conducive to learning.

Police Fiscal Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 9/27/21)

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Closing: 9/27/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $75,000 annually

Job Description:

This is non-sworn technical and administrative work. Work involves responsibility for fiscal management and budget development for the police department. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports to superiors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs as the budget officer by compiling divisional budget requests to prepare the department’s budget request; supplemental programs and equipment requests; and transfer of funds requests.
  • Performs as the fiscal manager by monitoring department expenditures, revenues, and reserves.
  • Performs as department procurement card administrator; responsible for monthly reconciliation of all department procurement card accounts.
  • Acts as liaison with the City’s Finance and Budget Departments.
  • Maintains financial records and deposits funds including but not limited to those received from the courts, forfeiture, and various fees.
  • Approves requisitions and purchases.
  • Coordinates major purchases for equipment such as radios, vehicles, uniforms, and computers.
  • Performs other assigned duties including the preparation of budget notes and other special analyses and projects.
  • Provides supervision to the Fiscal Services Unit.
  • Supervision Exercised: Supervises Grants Manager, False Alarm/Facilities Coordinator, and Budget Specialists comprising the Fiscal Services Unit under the Office of the Chief.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a closely related field (such as criminal justice or political science and five years of professional finance, budget development/analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Of applicable police department operations, procedures, policies, practices, and methods; or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.
  • Of financial and budgetary processes and systems including but not limited to purchasing and accounts payable procedures.
  • Of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Of principles and practices of public administration and/or project management. of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Ability:

  • To analyze technical and administrative problems, to make sound recommendations for their solution, and to prepare working solutions.
  • To express ideas clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other police personnel, City employees in other departments, other City officials, members of other criminal justice agencies, and the general public.
  • To plan and administer complex projects with minimum instructions or supervision.

Skill:

  • In the operation of standard office equipment.
  • In the operation of a personal computer.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

ARPA Grant Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 9/21/21)

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Closing: 9/21/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $78,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is looking to hire a grant position as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding released by the US Treasury will require incremental administrative and fiscal management efforts as the City works to make this once in a lifetime funding positively impact our community for years to come. These tasks include managing and overseeing the life cycle of the grant processes, monitoring and tracking costs, overseeing sub-recipients, collaborating with external and internal partners, filing periodic required reports with the Treasury and creating transparent reporting for City Council and the larger community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate financial activity of grant-funded projects/programs to ensure that objectives are accomplished according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding.
    Manage federal grant funding as mandated by federal grant guidance.  Coordinate budget development, allowable direct and indirect costs, funding allocations, and appropriate approvals.
  • Create new grant project budgets, monitor all expenses, verify availability of funds and allowable expenses as dictated by federal grant guidance.
    Interpret laws and regulations pertaining to federal grants and aligns grant projects for compliance.
  • Prepare status reports for Grants Committee, Executive Team and City Council.
  • Evaluate all budgets and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work within appropriate deadline.
  • Manage subrecipient grant application and award process.
  • Train and aid all subrecipients to assist in proper management of grant funding.
  • Provide comprehensive monitoring of subrecipients.
  • Monitor grant-funded projects and their budgets to ensure compliance with grant specifications.
  • Complete and submit required grant reporting to grantor.
  • Work with Finance staff to review reimbursement requests and track fund disbursement.
  • Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed.
  • Have working knowledge of funding sources and associated requirements and regulations, including 2 Code of Federal Regulation 200 – Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Have working knowledge of procedures related to financial administration of grants.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Ability to analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
  • Ability to independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other related work
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of individuals and diverse groups, and to develop a consensus on specific issues.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).
  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.? Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting (based on assignment).
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Management & Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 9/21/21)

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Closing: 9/21/21 5:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $70,000 – $77,000 annually

Job Description:

The Mecklenburg County Office of Management & Budget (OMB) is excited to announce that we are recruiting to fill a vacant Management & Budget Analyst position. Come join our high-performing team who work together to provide critical analytical services on behalf of our more than 1,100,000 residents. The Office of Management & Budget serves as an objective policy advisor to the County Manager on all decisions regarding our $2B operating budget and resource allocations across the organization. We have been recognized by GFOA with Awards of Excellence for our quarterly budget monitoring report process, as well as our comprehensive budget public engagement process. The Enterprise Management & Budget Analyst is responsible for completing budget, program, and policy analysis. Analysts regularly present research, findings, and recommendations to County leadership to facilitate informed discussion and decision making.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and monitoring
  • Participate in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable, and quantifiable budget related process improvements
  • Research best practices to develop recommendations to reduce overall cost or improve services
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring and forecasting of expenses and revenues for assigned departments
  • May also be responsible for managing projects involving public engagement and stakeholder groups
  • May be responsible for drafting policies and contracts for a wide range of government services
  • Gather, maintain, and analyze data from multiple reporting systems
  • Conduct data analysis using excel, PowerBI, and other tools
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and personnel reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices based on sound logic and data
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Work in environment that will require serving on a team of analysts to complete major assignments
  • Provide consultation and customer support to assigned departments

Qualifications:

Experience: Minimum of two years of performing professional financial and administrative work
Education: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field
Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certifications: May require a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Business English, and arithmetic.
  • Overall function, responsibilities, and services in assigned area.
  • Research principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Data visualization.
  • Local governmental budgetary principles.

Skills: Perform statistical analysis and conducting research.

Abilities:

  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the information provided
  • Basic Project Management –Plan, Manage and track tasks to complete individual and group research/analysis projects.
  • Facilitating Change: Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace
  • Formal Presentations: Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience
  • Information Monitoring: Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise
  • Collaboration: Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships
  • Advanced proficiency in various computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite

Administrative Coordinator/Analyst, City of Durham Emergency Communications (closes 9/23/21)

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Closing: 9/23/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,416 – $55,613 annually

Job Description:

The Durham Emergency Communications Center works to provide City and County residents the fastest, most-efficient emergency call response possible while ensuring the safety of our police, fire and emergency medical services responders. Our state-of-the art center was the first, and currently one of only three, in the nation to hold both emergency medical dispatch accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies and Project 33 agency training program certification from APCO International. We’re constantly finding ways to improve the quality of assistance we provide to the community, knowing service is our one and only product. If innovating and serving in a fast-paced environment are for you, bring your talent and skills to Durham!
Devoted to providing clerical and/or office support activities for city functions and staff. Incumbents assigned to this class perform complex and advanced administrative support for the City’s top executives; perform paraprofessional management analysis work; or supervise an administrative support unit of non-exempt employees. Decision-making involves the coordination of transactions and processes at the highest level of standard operating tasks, including providing direction to lower level staff in the execution of operational tasks and review and verification of work.
Responsible for budget coordination; basic analysis; logistical support for politically sensitive and high-visibility programs; basic research, compiling data and formulating preliminary recommendations; creating reports; coordinating workflow; and developing, proposing and implementing operational policies and procedures. Work involves outreach and collaboration with all levels of the organization as well as outside agencies, citizens and elected officials.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates department fiscal activities that may include budget development and budget administration; compiles data and performs basic analyses; and coordinates contract processing/administration and/or procurement activities
  • Conducts basic research, maintains statistics, performs basic analysis and/or statistical calculations and formulates preliminary recommendations
  • As assigned, serves as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or serves as a supervisor including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Provides logistical support for politically sensitive and high-visibility programs and events, including programs and events involving the city council; serves as escalation point for resolving customer services issues/inquiries; ensures follow up communication and quality assurance.
  • Gathers and compiles data; extracts information from data systems; drafts reports from others notes or own research; prepares documents, reports, presentations, confidential correspondence and policy/procedure manuals.
  • Serves as lead user for specialized databases and software systems; participates in database and/or software testing; coordinates workflow and implements improvements to processes.
  • Provides general administrative support to the city’s top executives including receiving and processing calls, visitors and correspondence; calendaring; records management; customer service; mail processing; quality assurance and follow-up.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent in business or related field
  • Three years of advanced administrative support experience.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Data Analysis
  • Intermediate experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Experience with Timekeeping
  • Intermediate experience with MS Excel
  • Experience with MUNIS

Budget and Management Analyst, Catawba County (closes 9/20/21)

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Closing: Open until filled, with initial application review starting 9/20/21
Hiring Range: $51,322 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

Catawba County is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed professional to serve as a Budget & Management Analyst.  If you want to be part of a dynamic team focused on driving positive community change, this position may be what you’re looking for. The successful candidate will perform advanced professional management analysis and evaluation in the preparation and administration of the County’s operating and capital budgets. The ideal candidate will have on point local government experience and a demonstrated passion for public service that supports the mission and values of Catawba County.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide departments and County Management with complex management and research analysis used to drive organizational and budgetary decision-making.
  • Perform thorough programmatic, service, and policy analysis of budget requests and make associated recommendations to County Management.
  • Work closely with department heads to understand services, assist in developing budgets and outcomes, monitoring progress, and developing solutions to budget issues that arise during the year.
  • Evaluate funding and program requests, develop alternatives in collaboration with department staff and recommend approaches.
  • Forecast revenues and expenses for the development of the annual budget.
  • Develop the budget document, presentations, performance dashboards, etc. used to message county services and performance.
  • Assist County Management, departments, and outside agencies as appropriate with grant development, administration, and management.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or a related field and preferably 1 year of professional experience in public administration, budget, program or operational analysis; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field and 2 years of professional experience in public administration, budget, program, or operational analysis
  • Preferred: MPA with experience working in a budgeting and/or management analyst role for local, state, or federal government

Additional Requirements:

  • Capacity to work collaboratively and build/maintain effective working relationships with staff in all levels of the organization, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Impeccable judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions involving a variety of fiscal and business areas, and the ability to carry out that judgment with considerable professional and managerial discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including strong command of grammar and the ability to concisely communicate complex information while ensuring important details for decision-making are accurately reflected.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to turn complex information into easily consumable dashboards, infographics, etc.
  • Independent and self-directed initiative and drive, with the capacity to learn new things / appetite to take on new challenges over time.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, accompanied by a strong capability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong creative, analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to formulate recommendations/alternative ways of doing business that takes into account relevant viewpoints, alternative approaches, pros and cons.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team.
  • High proficiency in computer use, particularly Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat products.

Finance Officer, Town of Landis (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $59,899 – $89,849 annually

Job Description:

The Finance Officer plans and performs the disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the Town. Work involves performing the budgetary accounting, general ledger, financial reporting, accounts payable oversight and other fiscal task for the Town. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in performing the fiscal control responsibilities. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accountants. Work is performed under the direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports and by an independent audit of financial records.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and performs fiscal operations for the town including accounting of municipal funds, financial reporting, journal entries, general ledger maintenance, budgetary accounting, accounts
    payable, fixed assets, cash investments, and advising the Board and Town Manager on fiscal issues
  • Maintains the general accounting systems for the Town
  • Maintains financial records for each department
  • Maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget
  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of the budget
  • Monitors revenues and expenditures
  • Oversees accounts payable to ensure appropriate coding & approval of invoices
  • Performs a wide variety of financial reporting and monthly, quarterly and annual close outs and reconciliations
  • Assists auditors during the annual audit and follows up on findings to improve financial systems
  • Advises Town Manager and Board on fiscal issues
  • Assists Town Manager with Budget Preparation
  • Assists departments with purchasing, budget monitoring and analysis
  • Prepares budget amendments
  • Serves as risk management officer responsible for managing property and liability insurance programs
  • Makes debt service payments and participates in financing strategy research
  • Any other duties assigned by Town Manager

Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of General Fund and Enterprise Fund accounting. The Town has a General Fund, Water & Sewer Fund, Electric Fund and Storm Water Fund.
  • Expertise of public finance to include principals, practices, laws, regulations, and administration of the aforementioned
  • Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to financial management and reporting including use of special financial software packages
  • Considerable knowledge of the Town’s budgeting and purchasing polices
  • Ability to evaluate financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records
  • Ability or prepare complex and interpretive financial analyses
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, departmental heads, governmental officials and with other town employees
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stand and sit for shift duration
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, to operate a computer and to determine accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Desirable Education and Experience: Graduation with a Master’s degree in Public Administration or a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business, and considerable experience in professional public finance administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to obtain North Carolina Finance Officer certification from the School of Government.

Supplemental Information:

If you have any questions about this position you can call or email Ms. Dianne Seaford at (704) 785-1014 or dseaford@townoflandis.com.

If you would like to apply, you may do so by filling out an application at https://www.townoflandis.com/employment-opportunities-2/ and emailing it to alevi@townoflandis.com.

Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $67,024 – $120,643 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to manage the accounting, financial reporting and financial data analysis for Durham County.  This position also assists external departments with implementation of accounting, financial reporting, data analysis for new processes, manages the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and provides reports to management.

This position works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Manages the accounting, financial reporting, data analyses for the County’s finances.
  • Assists in the planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of the County’s financial operations.
  • Assists in managing financial analyses, financial reporting, and the annual financial and compliance audits.
  • Monitors, reviews, updates and develops accounting processes and procedures using best practices ensuring sound internal controls.
  • Provide guidance and training to accounting staff.
  • Work closely with external auditors in preparation and completion of the annual financial audit and compliance audit.
  • Manages the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and provides reports to management.  Conducts financial statement and note preparation/review and audit coordination.
  • Work closely with external auditors in preparation and completion of the annual financial audit and compliance audit.
  • Performs monthly operating account reconciliation.
  • Conducts detailed quarterly trial balance review.
  • Coordinates County allocation plan.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or related field, supplemented by six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Special Certifications and Licenses: Requires Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in governmental accounting preferred.

Budget and Management Analyst, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first round of application reviews beginning 9/13/21
Salary Range: $54,712 – $84,712 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to assist in the preparation, development, and analyses of departmental budgets assigned to determine the accuracy and impact of budget requests. This position will conduct fiscal and management analysis to determine efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal and programmatic management.

This position works under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Budget and Management Services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the preparation and distribution of the annual operating budget.
  • Advises and assists departments in the preparation and revision of their respective budget requests in conformity with county requirements and management expectations.
  • Receives budget transfers and amendments; reviews, edits, and analyzes departmental budget requests.
  • Compiles requests for review by Director of Budget and Management Services and County Manager.
  • Revises requests and helps produce the County Manager’s recommended budget based on management priorities and availability of revenues.
  • Provides information on budget alternatives and recommendations to Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager, County department heads, County Commissioners and to the public.
  • Attends budget workshops, budget hearings with County Commissioners and related meetings.
  • Develops revenue projections under the supervision of the Director of Budget and Management Services.
  • Maintains records and budget materials for assigned departments.
  • Assists the department heads and staff in the preparation of budget requests.
  • Reviews and analyzes the departmental budget requests of assigned departments and recommend funding of program requests, including personnel, information technology, vehicle requests and capital requests.
  • Monitors department budgets and inform management and departments of unusual spending patterns and potential problems in budget expenditures.
  • Assists in the production of final budget document and budget ordinances.
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues.
  • Works with and monitors departments to review and analyze departmental performance measures (and related data) in support of Strategic Plan initiative application, and budget request alignment.
  • Provides policy and process analysis of departmental programs and/or activities related to identified performance indicators.
  • Provides estimated budget and financial ramifications of policy and/or legal changes
  • Develops and provides oversight of the Non-Profit budget process, Performance Management systems, and others as assigned.
  • Provides oversight of the enterprise-wide budget system (used to collect budget development information).
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Preparation and oversight of the enterprise-wide budget system (used to collect budget development information).
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of local governmental budgeting.
  • Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval, and administration.
  • Knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies.
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware essential to carry out budget related functions.
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work with others.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and at least five years of experience in budget administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, finance, or a related field.
  • Budget experience in local government.

Strategic Initiative Manager, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first round of application reviews beginning 9/13/21
Salary Range: $67,024 – $93,000 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to is to lead and implement various high-level strategy, change and improvement initiatives for Durham County Government. Manage the strategic planning process and lead innovation efforts to build employee capacity to suggest ideas and make improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of work.

This position works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and oversees the development and implementation of Durham County’s strategic plans; manages timeline and provides technical support and quality control to process.
  • Provides internal consulting and conducts innovation activities with departments.
  • Manages and oversees performance measurement/management and community and governmental strategic initiatives.
  • Prepares, analyzes, reconciles and translates performance measures, benchmarking and related data into strategic recommendations and action plans.
  • Champions and coordinates innovation and process improvement strategies.
  • Builds capacity for change efforts within Durham County Government, such as through the County’s Facilitation Network and City-County Data Community of Practice.
  • Coaches Strategic Initiative Analyst and Management Fellow, continuing to empower, mentor and assist in the development of professional skills and abilities.
  • Researches and recommends strategic capacity building and resource investments needed to implement and support Managing for Results.
  • Fosters and manages strategic partnerships with peer governments and other organizations; Identifies, researches and analyzes no and low-cost options;
  • Manages and oversees special projects by ensuring deadlines and goals are met.
  • Ensures all processes related to the preparation, review, and maintenance of assigned projects are completed with accuracy.
  • Communicates change initiatives through Strategic Plan Updates, employee newsletter and other internal communication methods.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field supplemented with two (2) years of experience in strategic planning, business process mapping, management reviews/studies or related experience or a Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of experience in strategic planning, business process mapping, management reviews/studies or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience.