Finance Manager, Durham County Emergency Medical Services (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:

The functions listed below are those that represents majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • 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.

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.


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.