Finance Manager, Durham County Sheriff’s Office (closes 7/21/17 – extended)

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Closing: July 21, 2017 (extended)
Salary Range: $54,000 – $97,200 annually

The Finance Manager oversees all financial affairs, cash controls and asset inventory for the Office of the Sheriff. This work entails organization and supervision of all fiscal, financial and budgetary operations including purchasing and other managerial functions. Work is performed under the supervision of the Chief Deputy.

Do you have Accounting Knowledge/Background? Are you a driven Analyst with Experience in Budget preparation? Are you ready to take on new and exciting opportunities as a Division Manager? Well, this job may be right up your alley!

Prepares recommended budget for the Office of the Sheriff and the Durham Detention Facility for review by the Sheriff and consults with County officials regarding financial management. Supervises the administration of contracts and fiscal grant reporting between the Office of the Sheriff and the service providing vendors. Monitors, evaluates and implements measures to maintain financial/fiscal accountability of the Office. Prepares complex, routine and non-routine financial reports. Reviews the operating budget regularly to ensure all transactions are properly recorded. Analyzes trends effecting budget needs, making appropriate recommendations to the Chief Deputy and Sheriff. Reviews and makes recommendations for financial policy changes to the Chief Deputy and implements changes as needed. Conducts program and policy audits for agency and contractors as necessary. Prepares and presents all fiscal related agenda action items before the Board of County Commissioners. Supervises, trains and directs the staff of the Fiscal Services Division. Represents agency administration at meetings and conferences as requested. Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office procedure, practice, equipment and software applications.
  • Ability to plan and direct fiscal and business services.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to make high level management decisions.
  • Ability to select, train and supervise financial staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with associates, County and State officials, as well as the public.

Minimum Requirements
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university, preferably with a degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Public Administration or equivalent combination of training and experience commensurate to the position and two years experience in business management; experience in the administrative business or government financial systems.

Preferred Experience
Knowledge of SAP highly preferred.
Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA),Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Local Government Finance Officer (CLGFO) is highly preferred
Five years experience in budgeting/finance preferred
Minimum of three years supervisory experience preferred.