Finance Director, Town of Belhaven (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications 11/2/21
Hiring Range: $53,000 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Belhaven seeks an experienced individual to serve as the Finance Director, performing professional and administrative work planning, organizing and directing the Town’s financial activities including, but not limited to: supervision of utility accounts, customer service, accounts payable/receivable and payroll; disbursement and accounting of municipal funds; preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports; works with staff and governing body in preparation and administration of operating and capital budgets; manages receipt and investment of all Town revenues; assist auditors during annual audit and preparation of financial statements; reports to the governing body regarding the financial condition of the Town and prepares budget amendments; assist with grant administration. Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures including municipal accounting and budgeting.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or directly related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in a local government setting including 2 years supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Local Government Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant preferred.

Supplemental Information:

Must possess a valid NC driver’s license and ability to work flexible hours, including evenings. The successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation, and credit check. Hiring range: $53,000-$65,000, excellent benefits package including LGERS membership, paid medical, dental and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. A copy of the job description may be requested at: Candidates must submit a letter of interest, application, and resume. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Open until filled. First round of applications will be reviewed on November 2, 2021.

Belhaven is a scenic waterfront town that is fast becoming a destination for retirement.  The Town is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Pungo Creek.  Most recent population estimates show that 1400 people call this town home.  Belhaven provides water, sewer, and electricity to its residents.  The community has an active Senior Center, youth recreation program, and budding downtown.  Two waterfront development projects are slated for 2022 that will greatly enhance the Town’s economy.