Deputy Finance Director, Cabarrus County (closes 2/7/20)

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Closing:  February 7, 2020
Hiring Range:  $69,326 – $79,019 annually


Cabarrus County seeks a dynamic professional with extensive experience in local government, financial management, and organizational effectiveness to serve as Deputy Finance Director. The Deputy Finance Director must be collaborative, analytical, detail-oriented, and a problem-solver by nature. The Deputy Finance Director performs difficult professional and executive work planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of Cabarrus County.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates, assists with and reviews the comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR).
  • Coordinates and manages the annual external audit; assists auditors by preparing and assisting with requested information and answering questions.
  • Works on special projects for the Finance Director and County Management.
  • Participates in the maintenance, design and installation of the accounting control, policies, records and filing systems.
  • Assists personnel in implementation of accounting policies, system and programs.
  • Responsible for directing, training, evaluating staff and has substantial influence in hiring and employment decisions; reviews and approves timesheets.
  • Assists in the budget process by providing financial data analysis and estimates for revenues; verifies financial data; reviews estimates.
  • Pre-audits contracts, wires, and purchase orders.
  • Oversees the annual sales tax return for refund and coordinates data during external audits related to sales tax returns.
  • Oversees the state, federal and county grants reporting for the single audit.
  • Preparation of the annual cost allocation report.
  • Oversees the preparation and submittal of the annual EMS Medicaid Cost Report.
  • Oversees financial analysis of revenues/expenditures of enterprise, internal service and special revenue funds.
  • Participates in the the review of County internal control policies and procedures.
  • Supplies financial information to appropriate persons, organizations, and citizens.
  • Works closely with Munis representatives.
  • Supervises daily operations of accounting operations and payroll processing including reporting to federal, state, and local entities.
  • Oversees the annual processing and reporting of W-2’s and start of year payroll benefits.
  • Oversees and reviews the AFIR (Annual Financial Information Report) to the state.
  • Responsible for the operations of the Finance Department and authorized to act on management team matters in the absence of the Finance Director.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of accounting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial matters
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office methods, practices and equipment
  • Ability to prepare and maintain complex financial reports and records
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex financial systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials and associates
  • Ability to express technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting and considerable experience in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Other extensive accounting experience may be considered.

Certified Public Accountant and Local Government Finance Officer Certifications preferred.