Senior Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 8/15/21)

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Closing: 8/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $78,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is looking to hire a grant position as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding released by the US Treasury will require incremental administrative and fiscal management efforts as the City works to make this once in a lifetime funding positively impact our community for years to come. These tasks include managing and overseeing the life cycle of the grant processes, monitoring and tracking costs, overseeing sub-recipients, collaborating with external and internal partners, filing periodic required reports with the Treasury and creating transparent reporting for City Council and the larger community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate financial activity of grant-funded projects/programs to ensure that objectives are accomplished according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding.
    Manage federal grant funding as mandated by federal grant guidance.  Coordinate budget development, allowable direct and indirect costs, funding allocations, and appropriate approvals.
  • Create new grant project budgets, monitor all expenses, verify availability of funds and allowable expenses as dictated by federal grant guidance.
    Interpret laws and regulations pertaining to federal grants and aligns grant projects for compliance.
  • Prepare status reports for Grants Committee, Executive Team and City Council.
  • Evaluate all budgets and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work within appropriate deadline.
  • Manage subrecipient grant application and award process.
  • Train and aid all subrecipients to assist in proper management of grant funding.
  • Provide comprehensive monitoring of subrecipients.
  • Monitor grant-funded projects and their budgets to ensure compliance with grant specifications.
  • Complete and submit required grant reporting to grantor.
  • Work with Finance staff to review reimbursement requests and track fund disbursement.
  • Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed.
  • Have working knowledge of funding sources and associated requirements and regulations, including 2 Code of Federal Regulation 200 – Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
    Have working knowledge of procedures related to financial administration of grants.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Ability to analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
  • Ability to independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other related work
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of individuals and diverse groups, and to develop a consensus on specific issues.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • 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:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).
  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.? Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting (based on assignment).
  • 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.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes 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.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Budget Analyst/Senior Budget Analyst, City of Asheville (closes 8/15/21)

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Closing: 8/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $57,636 – $91,312 annually

Job Description:

The City of Asheville’s Finance Department is seeking a motivated and talented team member to support the management and development of the city’s capital and operating budgets.  This is a professional position requiring strong analytical ability, effective communication skills and a penchant for collaboration. The position will provide professional budgetary support to departments, complete financial and economic research, provide analytical and forecasting support and conduct technical analytical work. Budget Division staff work as a team to support city initiatives and goals, including ongoing work to integrate equity, sustainability, performance management, and community engagement into the budget process.

The ideal candidate will have experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis or consulting and possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, and/or business administration. Must be a self-starter, strong communicator, flexible, customer-focused, skilled in problem-solving and project management, and have the ability to work collaboratively.

Candidates will be considered for the Senior Budget Analyst grade based on their years of experience and demonstrated ability to perform more advanced analysis. The Senior Budget Analyst will also be expected to independently lead high-profile, complex projects in collaboration with senior-level city staff and management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with departments to identify, analyze, prioritize and evaluate needs.
  • Providing professional consultation and guidance to departments in formulating budget requests, estimating costs, and projecting revenues.
  • Developing recommendations in response to questions from directors, city management, and City Council by analyzing financial, staffing and other data.
  • Supporting significant interdepartmental projects and plans by assessing financial and organizational impact.
  • Gathering and analyzing information for annual projects, including data for benchmarking, changes to fees and charges, and the cost allocation plan.
  • Reviewing departmental and capital project budgets during the fiscal year, including requests for budget revisions and amendments.
  • Developing and preparing internal and external reporting, including budget documents, presentations, staff reports and other publicly available information about city services and projects.
  • Manipulates data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP systems, as well as other systems.
  • Conducts analysis to identify and recommend process improvements, prepare reports on administrative and financial issues, provide recommendations on program design, development and implementation.
  • Uses analysis of internal and external trends, pressures and changes to forecast revenues and expenses over the short, medium and long range; develop models for analysis with multiple variables.
  • Independently coordinates and conducts special projects to recommend prioritized strategic options in collaboration with Department staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, including fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, personnel compensation and benefits, etc.

Skills:

  • Communicating effectively, including developing presentations, memoranda and summaries of complex data.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to management.
  • Providing complex financial analysis including debt modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Customer service to support departmental partners, management, elected officials, boards and commissions, and the public.

Abilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization, including collaborating with others from across the organization to assess options and optimize solutions.
  • Plan, initiate and manage complex projects simultaneously.
  • Clearly and concisely articulate policy recommendations based on advanced research of organizational policies, procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Work independently with limited supervision, delivering work products on time and meeting expected outcomes.
  • Conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Resolve complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or a related field.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of professional experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis and consulting for the Budget Analyst Position.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis and consulting for the Senior Analyst Position.
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field is desirable and may be substituted for experience.

Applicants with equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.

Budget & Management Analyst I, Fauquier County, VA (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $57,408 – $101,634 annually

Job Description:

Performs intermediate professional work in the preparation and analysis of budgets and management issues including the development of financial reports for presentation to departments, County Administration, and Board of Supervisors, and grant management; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

Essential Functions & Typical Tasks:

Assisting with the review and analyses of proposed budgeted revenues and expenditures; assisting with proposed and adopted budget presentation; assisting with monitoring budget revenue and expenditures; preparing and maintaining budget and other related fiscal reports, records and files. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Assists with preparation, monitoring and administration of assigned budgets by providing research, analysis and recommended funding/staffing levels to ensure the most effective, efficient use of resources; responds to requests from County and School officials and citizens for information/assistance; provides interpretation and explanation of budget related information.
  • Assists in constructing, compiling, advertising and publishing the proposed budget; analyzes resource requests and needs; provides recommendations for funding support while ensuring use of resources maintains a balanced budget.
  • Provides support for Board of Supervisors’ Committees including Finance and others as designated; including attend meetings; prepares analysis including economic updates, spreadsheets and other documentation as needed; analyzes budget requests; makes recommendations on actions to be taken; tracks committee decisions and prepares Board of Supervisors’ resolutions, summary reports and budget transaction documentation.
  • Monitors and reconciles revenue and expenditures to ensure the budget remains balanced; performs varied analysis on budget data to include comparison of projections to actual expenditures and revenues; performs statistical, account and costs analysis.
  • Drafts resolutions, timelines, policies and procedures to be considered by the Board of Supervisors on budget and financial issues.
  • Assist in developing and implementing the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and County Asset Replacement Fund including development of submission guidance documents, departmental briefings, review submissions for accuracy and adequacy, coordination of documentation and providing updated financial and statistical data throughout the process; provides staff support to the Capital Review as necessary.
  • Reviews and approves Capital Improvement (CIP) Fund and County Asset Replacement Fund purchase orders; monitors the financial status and total costs of each project to ensure they remain within budget; resolves any year end CIP fund rollover funding issues and determines year end funding reserve for contracts and services encumbered.
  • Works with departments in the preparation, submission, and management of grants.
  • Prepares and collects data for benchmarking studies of the County through multiple communication networks, in coordination with the budget process.
  • Acts as a Liaison to accounting and administrative staff in County departments and agencies on budgetary processes and procedures, including providing training sessions.
  • Prepares clear and concise complex financial reports, with the ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to adjust workload changes, to manage competing task requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Works with County department and agencies to address questions and concerns related to the daily budgetary transactions.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the functions and operations of County organizations; thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting; thorough knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration; general knowledge of research techniques, methods and procedures; ability to analyze and develop budget estimates; ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public administration or related field and considerable experience in budget preparation and analysis.

Physical Requirements:
This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex (closes 8/13/21)

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Closing: 8/13/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

The Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Fiscal Analyst. This position provides 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, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow. 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits 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.
  • Attending City Council and other meetings and providing follow-up briefings for City Manager and staff;
  • Promoting Fellowship program and coordinating recruitment process.
  • 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 City Manager and staff;
  • Promoting Fellowship program and coordinating recruitment process.

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.

Qualifications:

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.

Director of Financial Services and Accounting, Greenville Utilities Commission (closes 8/15/21)

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Closing: 8/15/2021
Hiring Range: $109,179 – $136,427 annually

Job Description:

Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) is an award-winning local utility providing electric, gas, water, and wastewater services to the residents and businesses of Greenville, NC and the surrounding communities. We are your neighbors, and we are dedicated to our mission of enhancing the quality of life for those we serve by providing safe, reliable utility services at the lowest reasonable cost, with exceptional customer service. Our dedicated team members are committed to doing their best for our customers and co-workers every day. We recognize that our employees are our most valuable resource and encourage innovation and promote excellence through lifelong learning. GUC employs a staff of approximately 475 team members and produces approximately $270M in annual operating revenue.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leadership for the Financial Services Division of the Finance Department, whose work includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, utility accounting, budgeting, auditing, cost accounting, and financial reporting and analysis.
  • Strategizing and directing accounting and disbursement functions.
  • Monitoring the Greenville Utilities functions for appropriation control and budgetary accounting, disbursement, and financial reporting.
  • Developing, analyzing, and maintaining the utility’s budget, identifying cost savings opportunities, and authorizing expenditures.
  • Directing accounting, financial reporting and analysis, cost accounting, internal controls, inventory control, fixed assets, and auditing.
  • Assisting with financial planning and analysis.
  • Planning and assisting with audits.
  • Reviewing accounting policies and procedures and recommending changes which are designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting operations.
  • Coordinating overall accounting activities.
  • Studying present accounting practices to ensure conformance with established policies and procedures applicable to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOC).
  • Further developing internal process to create uniformity of financial transactions across the organization.
  • Collaborating with internal and external staff and business partners.

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements

  • Over nine years’ related experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

The ideal candidate will possess proven experience and success in managing people, financial services, timely and accurate financial reporting and analysis information, and the efficient and accurate processing of financial transactions and payroll, with exceptional skills in leadership, communications, process management, data management, computer processes, and excel at working in a fast-paced team environment.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting and encourage employee productivity
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of internal and external staff and business partners
  • Ability to strive for continuous improvement

Fiscal Supervisor, City of Raleigh (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $65,241 – $95,000 annually

Job Description:

The Finance Department’s Management Accounting Office (MAC) provides a wide range of financial management services within the Finance Department and to City departments and management. Services performed are generally within the broad areas of financial planning, financial analysis and evaluation, ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations as well as decision support, financial performance monitoring, and accountability.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees assigned fiscal services program, unit or function ensuring the adherence with quality standards, policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion.
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates meetings, resources, activities and special projects in addressing deadlines, system applications and interfaces, customer service and/or operational issues.
  • Provides direction and guidance to department heads and staff on processes, projects and issues of assigned area; provides subject matter expertise to internal and external customers; manages resolution of escalated issues.
  • Performs and oversees financial analyses and reporting initiatives; supervises special projects related to functional process improvement, policy development, resource studies, forecasting and/or program review/evaluation.
  • Oversees and administers financial policies, procedures and processes of assigned area; researches complex standards and legislation; implements changes and improvements for streamlining processes.
  • Manages, monitors and assists in administering assigned budgets, expenditures, contracts and/or proposal requests.

General Management Accounting Office (MAC) duties include:

  • Performs duties and projects of a generally advanced nature in the following general areas: Financial Analysis, Business Modeling, Decision Support, Policies and Controls, and Budget support.
  • Provides support to Finance divisions, which may include (but not limited too) debt management and associated debt operational management, grant fiscal reviews, and various financial reporting needs.
  • Provides supports for continued uses and implementation of technology to enhance the City’s compliance, efficiencies and risk reduction strategies.
  • Serves as a Subject matter expert (SME) on many aspects of fiscal matters, examples include business efficiency and re-engineering, reconciliation and fiscal compliance matters.
  • Develops and prepares business intelligence data for decision making and performance analytics.
  • Maintains key business models and partners with citywide departments providing governance and analysis to help in operational or strategic decision making.
  • Has advanced understanding of general ledger content and fund accounting.
  • Serves as a technical representatives and liaison with internal and external customers, program stakeholders, and partner organizations; provides consultation and subject matter expertise related to assigned area; handles escalated issues; implements program and project solutions.
  • Reviews financial statements, journal vouchers, transaction documents, schedules, reports, presentations, contracts and other documentation; ensures timely and accurate reporting in accordance with applicable standards, policies, requirements and regulations.
  • Develop, collect and maintenance of Finance performance measures for dashboard reporting to support decision making.
  • Creates and develops reports and provides value added analytics in partnership with citywide departments.
  • Has advanced understanding of general ledger content and fund accounting.
  • Works independently without significant supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based upon assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based upon assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and practices of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and practices of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill in:  

  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implantation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data or information, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring, and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentation.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Using 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.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting and two years of supervisory experience.
Prior working knowledge of Enterprise-wide Financial Systems, annual reporting process and internal reporting processes and principles and practices supporting policies and procedures Highly Desirable.
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.

Licensing/Certifications
None Required
Certification as a CMA, CPA, MPA or MBA is preferred

Assistant Finance Director, Person County (closes 8/24/21)

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Closing: 8/24/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $60,081 – $76,603 annually

General Statement of Duties:

Under general direction of the Finance Director, manages the financial activities and accounting functions, computer operations and supervises assigned accounting staff; performs difficult and complex statistical analyses; assists with capital project and debt management and annual budget preparation; provides oversight and assistance with the annual financial audit and acts as the Department Head in the absence of the Finance Director.

This is a full-time, professional position requiring significant expertise in administrative, supervisory and accounting functions, including the maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, debt service, cash reconciliation, and audit management.  The employee supervises and coordinates the duties and activities of accounting professionals and paraprofessionals. Extensive judgment, discretion, and technical knowledge are required.  Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences and the overall effectiveness of the accounting functions.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Establishes work methods, researches and recommends policies related to the daily operations of the department including revenue collections, accounts payable, payroll and other activities; provides trouble shooting for unusual financial issues;
  • Analyzes fiscal transactions to assure conformity and compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures and practices as well as County policies and ordinances;
  • Plans, organizes and directs the Finance Department functions relating to cash management, budget, payroll, debt service, audit reporting and other accounting functions as needed;
  • Supervises and maintains financial accounting systems for the County in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, the Budget and Fiscal Control Act, and other applicable Federal and State laws;
  • Performs financial analysis on complex financial matters and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports; produces special financial reports and statement for Finance Director, County Manager or Commissioners as needed;
  • Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff; participates in selection decisions, assigns and prioritizes work, provides training and staff development, conducts performance evaluations, provides technical assistance on financial issues and handles difficult personnel problems;
  • Primary coordinator for the collection, analysis, and reconciliation of financial data for external auditors in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR);
  • Coordinates and prepares budget documentation, including budget transfers and amendments, revenue projections, statistical data, budgetary analysis, and other fiscal information;
  • Plans and prepares recommended policies, guidelines and instructions to be followed by County personnel in the formulation of annual and capital improvement budget requests;
  • Prepares and disseminates to departments materials for the completion of the annual operating and capital budgets; assists departments with budget issues; receives and reviews completed departmental budget requests and collaborates with Assistant County Manager to assemble a draft budget document for review by the Finance Director and County Manager;
  • Prepares responses to surveys and other requests for information from regulatory agencies; coordinates and prepares accounting reports and reconciliations for capital improvement projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern governmental accounting.
  • Extensive knowledge of the fiscal policies and statutory requirements governing county funds including State and County laws, Governmental Accounting Standards board (GASB) pronouncements and North Carolina General Statutes.
  • Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of county government and the financial issues that impact them.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer applications and specialized financial software applicable to accounting and financial management in governmental accounting.
  • Working knowledge of modern supervisory principles and practices and of the County’s personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the activities of professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and make decisions involving a variety of fiscal and business management areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to successfully establish and maintain effective relationships with auditors, County employees and officials, employees of other governmental units, and the general public.

Qualifications:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a B.S./B.A. in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible governmental accounting and financial management experience with supervisory experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Munis software is preferred.

Finance Director, City of Poquoson, VA (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications starting 8/17/21
Salary Range: $85,000 – $105,000 annually

Job Description:

Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 12,150) is seeking an experienced Finance Director. With its outstanding quality of life, Poquoson has been ranked one of the safest cities in Virginia and one of the “10 Perfect Suburbs in America” (CNBC). Poquoson is located on a peninsula in the Hampton Roads region, about an hour north of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Reporting to the City Manager, the Finance Director oversees an FY2022 budget of $511,643 and is part of a four-member team that delivers general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, sewer and solid waste utility billing, computer support services, the risk management program, and administers employee benefit programs. The new Finance Director will select the next Assistant Finance Director to round out the team and provide leadership and support to an outstanding organization.

Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in accounting, business or finance, or related field; a Certified Public Finance Officers certificate from GFOA or CPA designation is strongly preferred. Extensive experience in governmental financial management or progressively responsible governmental accounting positions, or equivalent combination of education and experience is also required. The successful candidate will have an expertise level of basic computer programs, comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures, GASB standards, and principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government.

Supplemental Information:
The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $105,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. The City also provides a comprehensive benefits package including participation in Virginia Retirement System, paid vacation and sick leave, life, disability, a 457 deferred compensation through MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), and TLC health insurance. Residency is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged.
Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at: https://bakertilly.recruitmenthome.com/postings/3035. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than August 17, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in the brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at anne.lewis@bakertilly.com or 703-923-8214.

Finance Director, Town of River Bend (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications starting 8/6/21
Hiring Range: $61,000 – $73,000 annually

Job Description:

River Bend (population 3,100) in Craven County, just 5 miles from New Bern, seeks applicants for the position of Finance Director. Current Director is retiring after 24+ years with the town. This position is classified as exempt as defined by FLSA, responsible for performing complex planning, organizing, and supervisory duties in the Finance Department, and reports directly to the Town Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work involves maintaining and reconciling the general accounting system and financial records of the town which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, collections, purchasing, payroll, grants and capital project accounting, and debt management.  Performs risk management for the town’s insurance programs and payroll-related HR. Position supervises one direct-report assistant. Assists Town Manager in preparation and development of approximately $3 million annual budget. Position is responsible for coordinating the annual audit report process and development of the Annual Financial Report.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in governmental finance and accounting and a 4-year college degree in accounting, finance or related field. Master’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration and/or local government finance officer certification or ability to obtain is preferred.

Supplemental Information:

Position is open until filled. First review of applications on August 6, 2021. Hiring salary range is $61,000 – $73,000 DOQ. Competitive benefits package includes medical insurance, local government employees’ retirement system, and 401(k). Interested candidates must submit resume and cover letter to manager@riverbendnc.org or mail to Town Manager at 45 Shoreline Drive, River Bend, NC 28562. Visit https://www.riverbendnc.org/employment-opportunities for more details.

Public Services Director, Town of Liberty (closes 8/20/21)

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Closing: 8/20/2021
Starting Salary: $53,362 annually

Job Description:

Plans, organizes, and manages the operations and services of the Public Services Department. Includes streets, signage, water distribution, sewer collections, Public Services facilities, wells, waste water plant, right-of-way maintenance, equipment, vehicles, meter reading, landfill and yard waste pick-up, garbage collection, location of underground utilities, and other related duties.
An employee in this class manages and directs the operations and maintenance of public service buildings, streets, sidewalks, curbing, rights-of-way, water and sewage piping systems, and other municipal infrastructure. Work includes planning and organizing work of supervisory and non-supervisory staff, preparing annual and multi-year budgets, assessing and reporting conditions of streets and sidewalks, reports on status of construction and repair projects, and fulfilling goals and objectives established by the Town Manager. Work also includes establishing preventive maintenance schedules and training staff in effective construction and maintenance requirements. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Town Manager and is evaluated based on achieving performance objectives.

 

Examples of Duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs assignments of work crews maintaining streets including patching and resurfacing potholes, failed areas, top patching water and sewer cuts and culverts, repairing or replacing broken water or sewer lines, construction or remodeling facilities, and other maintenance issues
  • Develops annual budget for operations as well as multi-year capital improvement plans; approves subcontracts for various trades functions; determines materials required for projects and creates or approves all purchase orders.
  • Interviews, selects, trains, and evaluates personnel; approves leave and time records of employees; promotes and authorizes continued training of staff in multiple areas of work to enhance skills; takes or recommends disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal.
  • Reviews and approves maintenance of equipment including trucks, heavy equipment, mowers, and related equipment
  • Prepares project reports and appears before management committees and Town Council to provide information or explain other issues
  • Identifies and inspects needed replacement or repair of storm sewers on rights-of-way; determines need for repair or replacement or cleaning of catch basins and grates and maintenance needs for sidewalks; determines condition & quantity of sidewalks to maintain
    safety and access
  • Supervises debris removal from streets and sidewalks; determines methods of prevention and removal and assigns personnel and equipment to priority areas; supervises special projects in construction with other departments including construction and maintenance, road widening, parking lots.
  • Receives public citizen complaints regarding services and responds with corrective measures and explanations
  • Supervises the Water Treatment and Sewer Treatment Plant Superintendents, oversees hiring, promoting and training of staff, facilities and operations of these facilities.
  • Performs related work as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of building construction and maintenance, snow and ice removal and control, water drainage systems, water and sewage piping construction and maintenance, and asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance
  • Thorough knowledge of various federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to the work performed including those related to worker safety, environmental regulations, and engineering construction
  • Thorough knowledge of fundamental soil characteristics of the region
  • Thorough knowledge of the operational, maintenance, and safety characteristics of all equipment utilized in the department
  • Thorough knowledge of management and maintenance of collection and distribution systems
  • Thorough knowledge of Wells and water treatment
  • Thorough knowledge of Waste Water Treatment plant operations
  • Thorough knowledge of safety regulations when work is in a high vehicle traffic environment
  • Thorough knowledge of locating underground utilities
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal budgeting, purchasing, and developing capital improve plans
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and principles and practices of supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees, citizens, business representatives, other governmental officials, and elected officials
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of employees; ability to establish performance objectives and evaluate personnel on their performance; ability to perform work of subordinates as required due to staff shortages or based on skill sets acquired
  • Ability to establish department goals and develop measurement criteria sufficient to identify attainment of objectives
  • Ability to train employees in the proper operation and maintenance of specialized equipment
  • Ability to develop and manage an annual operating budget and multi-year capital improvement plan
  • Ability to interview, hire, train, and discipline employees within the guidelines and legal parameters and personnel policies
  • Ability to respond to emergency work requirements and work long hours

Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and five (5) or more years supervisory and management experience in the construction and maintenance of streets, buildings, grounds, facilities, water and sewage piping systems, and facility management, wastewater and well
operations; or any combination of related training and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the position.

Special Requirements

  • NC Driver’s License
  • Water, Collections, or/and Wastewater certifications desirable