Assistant Chief Financial Officer, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $67,024 – $120,643 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to manage the accounting, financial reporting and financial data analysis for Durham County.  This position also assists external departments with implementation of accounting, financial reporting, data analysis for new processes, manages the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and provides reports to management. This position works under 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 represent the 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.

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Manages the accounting, financial reporting, data analyses for the County’s finances.
  • Assists in the planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of the County’s financial operations.
  • Assists in managing financial analyses, financial reporting, and the annual financial and compliance audits.
  • Monitors, reviews, updates and develops accounting processes and procedures using best practices ensuring sound internal controls.
  • Provide guidance and training to accounting staff.
  • Work closely with external auditors in preparation and completion of the annual financial audit and compliance audit.
  • Manages the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and provides reports to management.  Conducts financial statement and note preparation/review and audit coordination.
  • Work closely with external auditors in preparation and completion of the annual financial audit and compliance audit.
  • Performs monthly operating account reconciliation.
  • Conducts detailed quarterly trial balance review.
  • Coordinates County allocation plan.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration or related field, supplemented by six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Special Certifications and Licenses: Requires Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in governmental accounting preferred