Finance Director, Town of Knightdale (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Salary Range:  $86,270 – $128,445 annually


Under general direction of the Administrative Services Director, performs responsible professional work regarding the Town’s financial management and related operations; performs related work as required. This position is classified as exempt under the Executive Exemption and is not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and carries out financial management of the Town which includes treasury management, debt service, accounting, auditing, budgeting, planning, and reporting.
  • Supervises Finance staff members in accordance with the Town’s personnel policy.
  • Develops departmental goals and objectives and records related measures.
  • Advises the Administrative Services Director on pertinent matters pertaining to Town finances and operations of the department.
  • Prepares the Town’s annual operating and capital improvement program budgets.
    • Compiles requests and estimates for presentation at budget committee meetings.
    • Presents proposed annual operating budget to Finance Committee and Town Council.
    • Monitors budget expenditures.
    • Prepares budget amendments and budget transfers.
  • Responsible for preparation of the annual budget document and submission to Government Finance Officers Association.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements.
  • Prepares long range forecasts of revenues and expenditures as required.
  • Presents financial forecast information to Town Council as instructed.
  • Prepares required monthly, quarterly and annual reports pertaining to the Town’s finances.
  • Ensures Town financial records and reports comply with established and accepted municipal accounting principles and practices.
    • Provides sufficient detail to produce adequate cost, financial and statistical data for management purposes and to meet statutory requirements.
  • Validates the disbursement of all Town funds in accordance with officially established procedures.
  • Responsible for pre-audit duties for the Town.
  • Assists external auditors with annual audit.
  • Assists auditors in preparing the Town’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Responsible for Town investments.
  • Administers the Town’s debt service program.
  • Serves as the Town’s Grant Administrator.
    • Ensures that all state and federal laws are complied with in administering grant funds.
  • Responds to a variety of citizen inquiries and complaints as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of general laws, ordinances and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Town’s financial program, policies, records and related practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in local governments.
  • Ability to formulate and install standard accounting methods, procedures, forms and records, including internal auditing.
  • Ability to prepare informative financial reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with Town employees and governmental officials.
  • Ability to perform fiscal planning and to advise the Administrative Services Director on the formulation of fiscal policy.

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business management, or related field required.
  • Considerable financial management experience; local government financial experience preferred; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.