Finance Director, Town of Siler City (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Hiring Salary:  $80,821 annually

Performs complex administrative and professional work planning, organizing, managing and participating in the financial activities and financial reporting for the Town, managing Finance, Billing and Collections, License Plate Agency and Grant Administration operations and staff, and assist with annual operating budget development and administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and evaluates License Plate Agency, Water/Sewer Customer Service and Billing personnel and the Grant Administrator.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Finance Department, including supervision of staff responsible for disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, purchasing, collections, and preparation of the payroll and maintenance of payroll and time records.
  • Recruits and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions.
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the Town; maintains financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget; supervises and participates in payroll, accounts payable, risk management, debt financing, accounts receivable, utility billing and collections, fixed assets, grants administration, investments, tax collections, and related functions.
  • Advises Town Manager and Board on financial issues.
  • Participates in the budget process; develops revenue and expenditure projections for the annual budget; prepares budget related analyses; reviews/assists with budget requests and evaluations from other departments; prepares the line item budget form; monitors expenditures for compliance with the annual budget; prepares annual budget amendments and capital project ordinances.
  • Approves and assists with grant reimbursement requests and other required financial information to grantor agencies as needed.
  • Enters a variety of data into computer system.
  • Reviews accounts payable checks with documentation for accuracy; reviews and approves purchase requisitions.
  • Makes all changes to software system (e.g. employee deductions, addition of or deletion of employees, etc.).
  • Administers Town’s insurance programs (e.g. workers compensation, property and liability, etc.).
  • Receives and responds to citizen questions, and or complaints.
  • Authorizes all checks for payroll and vendors on recurring basis.
  • Prepares various monthly, quarterly, and annual fiscal reports.
  • Reconciles bank statements.
  • Manages the annual external audit process; schedules audit and related workflow; requests audit related information from other departments; prepares required schedules, reports and work papers.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports required by the Town Manager, Board of Commissioners, Local Government Commission, and other State and Federal agencies; tracks and maintains cash flow analysis; develops and maintains financial records related to capital projects.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Town policies and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of automated fiscal systems and their use in a municipal environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in preparing detailed reports, forms, and other forms of correspondence.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the use of standard accounting software.
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.
  • Ability to understand and apply governmental accounting practices in maintenance of financial records.
  • Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of employees in fiscal operations and maintenance of Town records.
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, department directors, government officials, the Town Board, and Town employees.
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field.
  • Three years’ experience in governmental finance administration.
  • Three years’ supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Bilingual preferred

Finance Director, Town of Granite Falls (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Recruitment Range:  $60,000 – $81,024 annually

The Town of Granite Falls is seeking a qualified professional for the position of Finance Director. The Finance Director serves as an integral part of the Town’s leadership team and reports directly to the Town Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Finance Director will have the skills to effectively manage staff and the accounting knowledge and abilities required to plan, organize, direct, and oversee all of the Town’s financial operations including payroll, treasury and investments, billing and collections of taxes, utilities, and other municipal services, financial reporting, purchasing, the annual audit and internal controls. The Finance Director will also assist the Town Manager with budget preparation and monitoring, updating the capital improvement plan annually, risk management, pay plan administration, and other duties as assigned. Work is performed in accordance with NC General Statutes, local ordinances, and municipal finance procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge and competence in the principles, practices and laws of accounting for local governments including but not limited to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), as well as the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Education and Experience

Minimum education requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration, or public administration from an accredited university and three to five years of experience in local government finance. Preference will be given to candidates that are Certified Local Government Finance Officers, Certified Public Accountants, and candidates with personnel management experience.

Town Manager, Town of Benson (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled; first review of applications 8/15/19
Hiring Range:  $90,000 – $105,000 annually

BENSON, NC, population 3,500, is seeking qualified candidates for the Town Manager position.  Located in Johnston County, this growing town is just 22 miles south-southeast of Raleigh, situated at the intersection of I-95 and I-40, within a two-hour drive of the Atlantic Coast and three hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Town of Benson employs a full time equivalent staff of 70 employees, whom provide a full-service range of services including electricity, water, sewer, police, fire, parks and recreation, cultural arts facilities, planning/zoning and code enforcement, as well as public works.  The approved Fiscal Year 2020 budget is $12,063,258.

The town is governed under a Council-Manager form of government with the board consisting of a mayor, three district commissioners and three non-partisan commissioners.  The Town Manager is responsible for the general direction of the Town’s operations and recommending policies and programs to the Town Council and implementing their visions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A successful candidate will be a strategic-thinker and a visionary with effective management styles.  The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to raise the staff to the next level.  The candidate should have a strong commitment to enhancing the community and proactively marketing and growing the Town of Benson.  The candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of citizens, business leaders, elected officials and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

The Town of Benson is looking for a seasoned professional with five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in local government including experience in economic development, revitalization, and budgeting.  A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred but the Board of Commissioners may consider a Bachelor’s Degree based on experience.