Finance Director, Town of Fuquay-Varina (closes 2/12/19)

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Closing:  February 12, 2019
Salary Range:  $88,650 – $109,758 annually

Description

The Town of Fuquay-Varina is seeking a Finance Director. Fuquay-Varina, located in southern Wake County within 30 minutes of both downtown Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina. The population reached 30,000 in July 2018 and is expected to approach 35,000 by 2020. Fuquay-Varina offers a rich quality of life, an extensive park system, two vibrant downtowns poised for significant new investment, and a commitment to maintaining and enhancing its historic charm and sense of place. The Finance Director plans, directs, organizes and administers a variety of fiscal and administrative functions including disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures, monitoring and administering the budget, accounting, purchasing, revenue collections, information systems, billing and payroll operations, customer services, and grant administration. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control and procurement system. Work is performed in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes and State regulations governing the responsibilities of local government financial operations, local government purchasing, contracts and bidding, and Town policies and manuals. Work is performed under the supervision of the Town Manager.

Essential Duties

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the Finance Department including financial programs and operations, accounting, utility and miscellaneous accounts receivable billing, revenue collections, purchasing, fixed assets accounting, budget, investments, accounts payable, payroll, grant administration, and assessment levying; develops and implements departmental goals.
  • Assists the Town Manager in preparation of the general operating and capital improvements budgets; projects revenues and performs historical research on spending and trends in previous years; forecast capital and financing schedules and cost estimates.
  • Works with the Manager in directing the formulation of Town financial policies; assist other departments with the development and implementation of financial systems.
  • Directs the general accounting system for the Town; maintains financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget; monitors expenditures and obligations on accounts.
  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of budget: monitors revenues and expenditures; coordinates activities and changes with Town departments.
  • Manages the Finance Department staff and resources; prepares annual departmental budget; hires, trains, provides performance coaching and evaluation, staff communications, leadership, motivation, and work assignment; identifies and manages technology needs.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, and the preparation of other reports on the fiscal condition of the Town; monitors the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for payroll.
  • Assists external auditors with annual audit and coordinates the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Coordinates efforts of underwriting, forecasting, and the preparation of the official statement for bond issues and other financing agreements; administers the debt service program for the Town.
  • Monitors grant agreements for financial and award compliance; directs the timing of drawdowns for expenditures; tracks capital project revenue and expenditures.
  • Approves purchase orders.
  • Manages receipt and investment of all Town revenues; manages the meter reading, utility billing, collections and customer accounts function for the Town.
  • Coordinates the levying of paving, water, sewer, and storm water assessments.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures, purchasing of materials, supplies and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of fiscal support activities such as purchasing, technology, payroll, and budget analysis and preparation.
  • Skill in collaborative conflict resolution and customer service excellence.
  • Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records.
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, vendors, departmental heads, governmental officials, and with other Town employees.
  • Ability to develop bid specifications and evaluate bids.

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or business (required) and considerable experience in public finance administration including considerable supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience (required).
  • Preference given to candidates with a CPA, Certified Local Government Finance Officer certification, or Master’s in Business or Public Administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in government finance.

Fiscal Analyst I, North Carolina General Assembly (closes 2/6/19)

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Closing:  February 6, 2019
Salary Range:  $55,551 – $75,000 annually

The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) seeks dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills who excel under pressure.  FRD analysts are non-partisan and serve as the primary budget and finance staff to the North Carolina General Assembly’s 170 members as well as its funding and policy committees.  The budget issues are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas.  FRD analysts, along with other General Assembly non-partisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working directly with Legislators to develop the State’s budget and other legislation
  • Analyzing and presenting information on existing and/or proposed programs and policies
  • Providing accurate and reliable data and analysis
  • Making presentations and answering legislators’ questions in public committee meetings
  • Developing options to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
  • Composing analyses on the fiscal impact of proposed legislation
  • Collaborating closely with teammates and colleagues to support the legislative process
  • Monitoring agency actions to ensure compliance with legislative intent
  • Working objectively and impartially and adhering to strict confidentiality requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To meet the duties outlined above, candidates should be flexible, highly-motivated thinkers and communicators.  In addition, the following specific attributes are sought:

  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain composure under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, colleagues, and the public on a daily basis
  • Clear and concise oral and written presentation skills
  • Demonstrated aptitude for providing high-quality program development and advice
  • Willingness and ability to work extended schedules and to provide on-call support
  • Comfort and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products

Management prefers individuals who are:

  • Energized about public policy and delivering nonpartisan objective analysis
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Skilled at quantitative analysis
  • Excellent writers
  • Equally capable of successfully working independently or in a team environment.
  • Proficient public speakers

Education and Experience

We will only consider candidates with either:

  • A bachelor’s degree plus three years’ experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting; or,
  • A master’s degree plus one year of experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting.

Work experience (internships, client projects, etc.) accumulated while in an academic setting can be applied to meet the experience requirements.  Candidates anticipating the completion of a relevant master’s degree by May 2019 are encouraged to apply, provided that she or he meets all other requirements.

Public Policy Background: Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of government functions and experience performing programmatic analyses.

Computer Skills: Candidates will be expected to demonstrate Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency in any potential in-person interview.

Accountant II, City of Durham (closes 1/28/19)

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Closing:  January 28, 2019
Hiring Range:  $46,654 – $55,984 annually

The purpose of this position is to administer grant-related and general fund accounting and financial procedures for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. This is accomplished by interpreting federal and state regulations and City policies; managing accounting expenditure activity; initiating, managing and monitoring grant funded purchases; overseeing invoice procedures; managing property inventory; reviewing and executing contracts and amendments to ensure contractual compliance; developing and executing grant logistics; performing financial monitoring of contractors’ records; and handling other duties that include but are not limited to preparing journal entries and maintaining financial records for the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts difficult special or general review of accounting records and reports and verifying the correct application of accounting principles. Analyzes, reconciles, prepares, and enters journals for accounts, generates spreadsheets to audit general ledger, reviews documentation assessing for completeness and accuracy, prepares electronic copies and backup documentation to attach to journals.
  • Plans and develops charts of accounts, procedures, and systems for preparing fiscal reports and for maintaining special fund or special project control accounting records; and studies and recommends revisions in existing accounting forms and procedures.
  • Responsible for formulating, monitoring and reporting for the department’s federal, state, local and private grants and contracts related to Workforce Development.
  • Prepares and reviews contracts for conformance and compliance.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and requisite reporting.
  • Prepares documentation to support monthly federal drawdowns and salary allocations.
  • Maintains required grant reports and documents.
  • Monitors inventory.
  • Conducts monitoring visits of contractors and file reviews.
  • Prepares reports for Workforce Development Board.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting
  • 2 or more years in Accounting work
  • Experience with MUNIS and Federal/State grants strongly preferred

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 1/20/18)

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Closing: January 20, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $88,618 annually

This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management.  Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function.  Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and audits the payroll functions for all departmental employees.  All payroll adjustments related to over and under payment, leave adjustments, call and auto stipends.  Departmental liaison for Payroll, Finance, Human Resources and Worker’s Compensation; Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all payroll functions in the Emergency Communications Center.
  • Performs analysis and reviews to ensure accuracy of financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings.  As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Monitors and administers fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
  • Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Position Specific Responsibilities Might Include:
  • Providing assistance and/or responds to inquiries from citizens, other stakeholders or first responders regarding technology projects and the emergency communications center as a whole.  Coordinates and serves as an active participant in WECO and 911 board meetings. Develops and maintains service level agreements and interlocal agreements
  • Preparing program budgets; schedules and attends staff meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining CALEA standards and accreditation for the department
  • Performing operational studies and provides recommendations;
  • Researching issues affecting policy development and municipal operations;
  • Facilitating public involvement and responding to citizen inquiries and complains;
  • Attending City Council and other meetings and providing follow-up briefings for depart director; public safety partners, and staff;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill in:

  • Managing fiscal processes, project or program.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Grants Analyst, Gaston County (closes 1/3/19)

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Closing:  January 3, 2019
Pay Range:  $22.83 – $36.52 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform pre- and post-award management, including grant application, management, reimbursement request, budget revisions, amendments and closeouts.
  • Collaborate with Grants Administrator to identify and pursue funding opportunities from federal, state, and other sources.
  • Research, analyze and interpret grant rules and regulations to ensure compliance with federal, state and local grant requirements.
  • Stay current with grant rules changes; communicate potential impact to appropriate staff through emails.
  • Determine grant eligibility for spending requests by reviewing state and federal OMB guidelines.
  • Monitor all reporting deadlines in various federal, state, and local systems, (e.g. NC/GCC Grant Enterprise Management Systems, Department of Justice reporting websites)
  • Monitor sub-recipient grant compliance by reviewing grant award requirements and/or special conditions.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating documentation for potential audits with both paper and electronic files.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field and at least one (1) year of experience and/or an internship working with grant preparation and management preferably in the public sector. A Master’s Degree or significant progress toward a Masters Degree can be substituted for required experience.

Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 12/30/18)

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Closing:  December 30, 2018
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with assigned departments on budget development and strategic projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives.
  • Participate in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements.
  • Research best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost.
  • Respond to requests from County or local municipality government.
  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved.
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed.
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports.
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices.
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Confer with managers to ensure that the changes are working.
  • Work in environment that will require serving on a team of enterprise management analysts to complete major assignments.
  • Provide consulting, project management, training and support to assigned agencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in government/public sector
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.
  • Ability to effectively handle confidential/sensitive matters and effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of financial systems and/or statistical analysis tools.

Education and Experience

Two years of related professional experience. Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field; or Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and extensive progress working toward a Master’s Degree; or Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and two years of related experience.

Economic Development Program Manager, City of Charlotte (closes 1/6/19)

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Closing:  January 6, 2019
Salary Range:  Up to $88,222 annually

Description

The City of Charlotte’s Housing & Neighborhood Services Department is hiring for the position of Economic Development Program Manager.

This position is primarily responsible for: the compilation, maintenance, and analysis of data on housing and neighborhoods in Charlotte; management and enhancement of the Quality of Life Explorer indicators project; and serving as a liaison to the Citywide Data & Analytics Initiative.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Housing & Neighborhood Services and works closely with the City’s Office of Data & Analytics.

Responsibilities

Data Analysis & Business Intelligence

  • Compile and maintain comprehensive data on affordable housing supply and demand in the Charlotte region to include subsidized housing units, housing market conditions, affordable and available units, and analysis of neighborhood change
  • Create data dashboards and other decision support tools to track the City’s progress towards affordable housing goals and tell the story of how the City’s investments impact our community
  • Provide data collection and analysis for program planning and evaluation across functional areas in the Housing & Neighborhood Services and Economic Development Departments including Housing, Code Enforcement, Community Engagement, CharMeck 311 and Business Grants
  • Analyze spatial and non-spatial data using a range of methods and strategies; communicate findings through presentations, dashboards, web maps, story maps, and other compelling visualizations

Quality of Life Explorer

In collaboration with the cross-institutional Steering Team, manage the Quality of Life Explorer neighborhood indicators project (mcmap.org/qol) and guide its continued development and enhancement, to include:

  • Project management to include maintaining project plan, schedule and timeline, monitoring contract with UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and Mecklenburg County, and convening the Quality of Life Steering Team.
  • Annual data and metadata updates for 36 variables
  • Serve as primary point person for training/presentations, outreach, communication, and technical assistance
  • Facilitate use of Quality of Life Explorer by neighborhood and community groups for planning and advocacy efforts (e.g., Char-Meck Community Collaborative, Freedom Communities, Neighborhood Board Retreats).
  • Integration of neighborhood indicators with other data and applications, such as cltex/
  • Enhancement of data visualization and reporting tools available on the dashboard

City-Wide Data Program

  • Participate on the Charlotte Data Co-Lab, maintain the HNS Dataset Census and Departmental Data Guide, facilitate sharing of HNS data, and champion the use of shared data to improve services, inform decisions, and solve problems
  • Build capacity for putting City data to work within HNS and across the organization through peer training and technical assistance
  • Attend Office of Data & Analytics team meetings and report out to Data & Analytics Director on work plan and activities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to integrate, clean, analyze, and interpret data from disparate data sets
  • Proficiency with a variety of software programs that aid in data access and preparation, statistical analysis, and graphical presentation of data (e.g., Excel, GIS, R, SPSS, SAS, Python, SQL, Tableau, etc.)
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills
  • Strong communication skills, ability to translate data and research for diverse audiences, and experience engaging with residents and community groups
  • Preferred experience in the analysis and use of housing, economic, and social science data sources

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience. Degree in data science, analytics, math, or statistics preferred.

Budget Analyst, City of Durham (closes 12/26/18)

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Closing:  December 26, 2018
Hiring Range:  $50,386 – $60,463.20 annually

Description

Provide an overall review of operational issues, administer and prepare City budgets, and manage analysis of City programs. This is accomplished by evaluating budgets, conducting cost-benefit, productivity, and management analyses, conducting research, evaluation, and assessment of City programs, and assessing community needs. Other duties include performing special projects as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Develops annual operating budget systems by gathering and analyzing data; demonstrating financial understanding; monitoring financial budgets; analyzing cost-benefit productivity and funding appropriation; and providing reports and documentation of annual budget.
  • Performs special projects by planning and performing management analysis; providing budget analysis; communicating with other City employees and the general public; evaluating alternative solutions; and recommending actions and follow up tasks to a resolution.
  • Provides staff support by solving analytical problems; analyzing information; developing conclusions and recommendations; improving departments’ financial understanding; and preparing financial reports.
  • Assists with ongoing departmental engagement activities, including working with departments to incorporate resident feedback into the design of current and new initiatives for departmental and strategic plans.
  • Helps increase organizational capacity to effectively implement strategic plan initiatives through providing means for communicating  about and evaluating projects

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two or more years of related experience

Preferred

  • Master’s Degree (MPA, MBA)
  • Local government and enterprise system experience
  • Knowledge of performance measurement / management, priority based budgeting, and using data to make budget decisions

Capital Budget & Financial Analyst, City of Charlotte (closes 12/31/18)

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Closing:  December 31, 2018
Salary Range:  $62,863 – $69,848 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the leadership of the Budget and Financial Services Manager and/or supervision of the Senior Budget Analyst, this position will perform to complex level financial forecasting, analysis, and reporting in support of Aviation’s $3 billion capital improvement program and plan of finance.

Involves a high-level of engagement and facilitation of information between both internal and external stakeholders in evaluating revenues and expenditures and validating funding structures to determine capital budgeting for projects.

This position also performs budget and rates/charges financial activities for purposes of planning and developing the Aviation Department’s operating budget of approximately $175 million annually.  Supports the Finance Leadership team and staff with special projects and other assigned duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with one year of relevant work experience or an Associate’s degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience in business finance or related field. Degree in finance, economics, statistics, aviation management, or mathematics preferred.

Controller, City of Gastonia (closes 12/14/18)

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Closing:  December 14, 2018
Recruitment Range:  $80,000 – $95,000 annually

Description

Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and supervising financial activities related to accounting, accounts payable, payroll, capital assets, the general ledger system, interim and annual financial reporting, purchasing and warehouse and parts inventory; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Financial Services. Divisional supervision is exercised over the Accounting, Payroll and Purchasing staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge in financial administration, reporting and accounting at the supervisory level with three or more years in governmental accounting. Comprehensive knowledge of North Carolina State Statutes concerning purchasing procurement, as well as a thorough knowledge of modern governmental purchasing principles, methods and procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting and reporting standards, City’s financial reporting system required along with the ability to analyze financial data and prepare reports, ability to implement methods, procedures, forms and record systems, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and extensive experience in public finance administration and considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain CPA upon hire. Must possess a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history.