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.