Behavioral Health and Justice Analyst, Buncombe County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications starting December 14, 2021
Salary Range: $72,650 – $96,252 annually

Job Summary:

This position provides direct support and assistance to County Leadership and Departments through strategy, innovation, process evaluation, and data-informed decisions that result in the advancement of the organization’s strategic goals and vision.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct systematic and methodical evaluation and analysis of data and facts to inform decision making by Department Directors and County Leadership; make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Assist in Departmental Business Planning through a process that defines and documents goals, initiatives, actions, and measures that align with and assist in the execution of the County’s strategic vision and plan.
  • Provide Enterprise Level project management by planning, coordinating, communicating, and governance to achieve an organization wide result with a defined beginning and end.
  • Develop and design performance metrics and indicators that demonstrate effectiveness of key business initiatives.
  • Create and maintain data management tools for use by internal and external stakeholders of the County.
  • Analyze data from multiple sources in order to provide cost-benefit analyses and other information that inform important decisions.
  • Provide departmental support including informing decisions related to business operations, process improvements, policy compliance, and gathering best practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in project management, data analysis, change management, program evaluation, statistical application, or consultation; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to assess business and management data needs.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions from the analysis pertaining to the evaluation of project / program objectives.
  • Ability to assess the accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.
  • Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of other county, state, federal and private agencies whose work impacts the County, with which the County partners with, along with a high degree of resourcefulness and judgement in determining applicability of the guides in unusual circumstances.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, funding streams, and policies that govern programs.

Supplemental Information:

This grant-funded position is expected to end January 23rd, 2023 unless the grant is extended.

  • Grant funded positions are eligible for pro-rated Medical, Dental, Vision, and retirement benefits.
  • Grant funded positions are eligible for pro-rated PTO and to accrue leave time.
  • Grant funded positions are considered at-will.
  • Grant funded positions are not eligible for Cost Living Increases (CPI) or probationary increases.

Project Manager – Benchmarking, UNC School of Government (closes 12/15/21)

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Closing: 12/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: Dependent Upon Qualifications & Experience

Job Summary:

The School of Government (‘SOG’) works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens (‘clients’) understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Project Manager-Benchmarking will include collecting data from program participants, analyzing data to produce graphs and tables, consolidating the results in a report format, and discussing the primary findings. The person in this position will closely work and coordinate with project partners; compile, review, and clean data; consolidate data in specified formats; run descriptive analytics; produced tables and graphs in specified format; incorporate the tables and graphs in benchmarking reports; and discuss the major findings.

The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School’s commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/diversity-and-inclusion.

Qualifications:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues. At least five years’ experience working in a supervisory role and managing performance data. Ability to work effectively with diverse audiences, and strong data analysis and communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Managing performance data with city or county governments and a commitment to public service.

State Budget Management Analyst II, Office of State Budget and Management (closes 12/6/21)

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Closing: 12/6/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $66,000 – $95,000 annually

Job Summary:

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst II position within our Budget Execution Section that will serve as a Team Lead for the Natural and Environmental Resources and General Government (NER/Gen Gov) team. Team Leads provide supervision of staff, guide the work of their team and work with other Team Leads and OSBM leadership to ensure consistency in the interpretation and application of statutes and policies across State government. Additionally, employees in the State Budget and Management Analyst II Team Lead role exhibit a high level of independence and considerable technical knowledge and experience with the budget process, program evaluation, policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis.

The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is the primary fiscal and budgetary advisor to the Governor and performs the following duties:
1) Works with senior officials across State government in developing the Governor’s recommended budget, negotiating the State budget with the General Assembly, and certifying the budget as approved by the Legislature;
2) Executes the enacted budget in accordance with the State Budget Act (G.S. 143C), special provisions outlined in Session Law, and other applicable general statutes;
3) Estimates and monitors revenue during the course of the fiscal year in order to insure availability of funds for expenditure by agencies;
4) Provides economic analysis for budget preparation and execution;
5) Controls the allotment of funds for compliance of maintaining a balanced budget;
6) Seeks to improve state government operations by coordinating agency strategic planning, overseeing performance management activities, evaluating program performance, and managing and reporting state data; and
7) Serves as staff and support to the Council of Internal Auditing in its implementation of the NC Internal Audit Act (Article 79, Chapter 143 of the NC General Statutes).

Job Requirements:

Budget Execution Analysts are primarily responsible for interpreting legislation and other governing language and developing and issuing budget policies and procedures to assist agencies. Budget Execution analysts provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. Budget Execution Analysts also monitor and consider requests to make budget adjustments within the framework of the State Budget Act, other relevant state and federal legislation, and rules and policies. State Budget Management Analyst IIs are expected to be exhibit the ability to work at a high level of independence with considerable knowledge and experiences with the budget process, program evaluation, policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis; train new analysts; lead and/or supervise projects and assume budget management of complex agency assignments.
The role and function of OSBM is to formally certify the legislatively enacted budget and to administer the budget to ensure that appropriations are expended for the purposes for which they were authorized. OSBM provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. G.S. 143C-6-1(a) provides that all appropriations of state funds made to agencies and non-state entities shall only be expended for the purposes for which they were authorized as recommended by the Governor to the General Assembly, as amended and enacted by General Assembly. It further provides that the Governor is responsible for ensuring that appropriations are expended in strict accordance with the budget enacted by the General Assembly. Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform North Carolina’s highest-level public policy decisions, the State budget, and legislation.

For the last 40 years, work at OSBM has been high-impact public service. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, staff provide strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

In a typical fiscal year, the State will collect more than $23 billion in taxes from North Carolina citizens and businesses. Through the budget, OSBM ensures the best use of public resources. This mission uniquely positions OSBM as an organization that offers its staff the opportunity to develop professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all state agencies and universities.

OSBM invests in staff by providing business-solution application training and sponsoring the attendance of statewide and national knowledge-sharing and budget-related conferences. Lastly, telecommuting and flex-time opportunities enable OSBM staff to make a difference, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the flexibility to enjoy North Carolina’s high quality of life.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management Preference: Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics.  Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of and extensive skills in applying the principles and practices of public administration, budget and program analysis, and performance evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of the assigned agency programs is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, interpret, and summarize complex data and identify clear findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to assist leadership, staff and agencies with identifying and solving problems.
  • Ability to successfully lead and manage a project or initiative.
  • Proficiency in developing, organizing, and effectively communicating and presenting material of a complex nature in an understandable and informative style, and ability to respond knowledgeably to questions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction; to exercise discretion; and maintain confidentiality and integrity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, and ability to use advanced tools and functionality.

Supplemental Information:

Management is requesting that applicants submit the following documents attached to their online application:

  1. A detailed cover letter that should address:
    a) all the applicant requirements listed above
    b) employment or educational experience relevant to the position
    c) reasons for interest in working at OSBM
  2. A current résumé (maximum length – 2 pages)
  3. If you have a Master’s degree and less than one year of applicable work experience, please list all internships you completed. For each internship, please identify if you received course credit or if the internship was required as part of a degree program.

The Office of the State Budget and Management (OSBM) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with qualified individuals. Applicants are encouraged to submit an online State Application which may be obtained from the following address: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html to the Human Resources Division of OSBM by 5:00 pm on the closing date or the application will be deemed untimely and will not be processed.  

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

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications 12/1/2021
Salary Range: $85,000 – $105,000 annually

Job Description:

Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 12,000+, with market area of 40,000+) is seeking a Director of Finance/Budget. 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. Poquoson offers a peaceful lifestyle, friendly people, and amazing beauty. It is a unique way of life that embraces family, community, neighbor, and tradition – Poquoson is the place to be!

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Finance/Budget helps develop an all funds budget of $36 million. The four-member finance team 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 Director of Finance/Budget will select the next Assistant Finance Director to round out the team and provide leadership and support to an outstanding organization. Business hours are 8:30-4:30. Attendance at an occasional evening Council meeting may be necessary.

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 preferred but not required. 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.

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.

Supplemental Information:

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above. This position is open until filled; however, the first review of resumes occurs on December 1, 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.

Accountant – Grants, City of Wilson (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $41,060 – $43,113 annually

Job Description:

This position is responsible for performing complex and technical accounting work in support of the City’s financial accounting functions, with a primary focus on administrative and fiscal management of federal, state, and local grants.    Primary tasks will include managing and overseeing the life cycle of the grant processes, monitoring and tracking costs, overseeing any sub-recipients, collaborating with external and internal partners, filing periodic required reports with the grant agencies and creating transparent reporting for the City.

This position will assist departments and budget team with questions regarding the monitoring and development of budgets related to grants and monitor and oversee audit compliance and reporting. The successful candidate will also provide general professional and technical support to the Accounting division in the overall preparation and management of the city’s financial operations; performs complex analysis of financial data to prepare reports, and performs tasks to support daily operations of the accounting division.  Strong interpersonal skills required for correspondence with representatives from granting agencies to identify and implement new and evolving grant requirements.  Ideal candidates will be experienced, hard-working, highly motivated, detail oriented, innovative, driven by a passion for public service, and flexible to adapt to a fast paced work environment and able to handle large volumes of work accurately and efficiently to accomplish division goals.

Successful performance ensures compliance with all grantor requirements to ensure continual grant funding opportunities that will positively impact the City and community, and ensures completion of accurate and timely prepared financial records.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Depending on assigned responsibilities, the employee may perform some or all the duties below:
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate financial activity of grant-funded projects/programs to ensure that objectives are accomplished according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Interpret laws and regulations pertaining to grant compliance and translate into operational City policies and procedures, as required.
  • Maintain and update the City’s grant policy and collaborate with city departments to provide training, financial guidance, and oversight to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding.
  • Set up and maintain project master to properly track and record all grants within the City’s financial accounting system.
  • Manage and coordinate creation of grant project budgets; monitor all expenses, and verify availability of funds and allowable costs (direct and indirect) are properly recorded, as dictated by grant guidance; evaluate all budgets and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work is within appropriate deadline and funding allocations, and that appropriate approvals are in place for strong internal controls.
  • Manage applicable sub-recipient grant application and award process; train and aid any sub-recipients to assist in proper management of grant funding; provide comprehensive monitoring of sub-recipients.
  • Work with department staff to coordinate and prepare reimbursement requests and track fund disbursement to ensure timely reimbursement of expenses.
  • Complete and submit required grant reporting (both internal and those required by grantor agencies).
  • Gather documentation to prepare for the annual Single Audit requirements and prepare the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal and State Awards each year.
  • 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.
  • Participate in yearend and audit preparation process; prepare complex yearend journal entries and calculations; reconcile and balance general ledger accounts; review all financial output thoroughly for accuracy and completeness; gather data for external auditors and assist in the annual financial report preparation and federal and state required grant reporting.
  • Perform duties in the role of backup of other accounting functions as needed to fill vacancies and to assist to meet operating demands.
  • Design and develop spreadsheets for data collection and analysis; establish methods and procedures for data accumulation in order to prepare and analyze financial data and reports.
  • Assume a continuous quality approach to all accounting processes and bring forward suggestions for process flow efficiency and customer service excellence; maintain technical knowledge by attending conferences and educational workshops.
  • Perform all other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Guidelines include GAAP and GASB standards, The North Carolina Budget and Fiscal Control Act, relevant federal and state laws, specific grant requirements, city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business and 3-5 years of experience in a government/non-profit finance position or experience in finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Verifiable history of positive attendance and punctuality is required.
  • The ability to be bonded is required.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
  • Ability to interpret statutes, regulations, and policies at the federal, state, and organizational levels and to apply these interpretations.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment and discretion in researching and communicating information.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other related work.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and diverse groups (both internal and external stakeholders).
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to be highly self-motivated, capable of working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; and to be a team oriented employee.
  • Knowledge of techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning, and monitoring work.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of general accounting, financial management, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of governmental fund accounting.
  • Knowledge of Single Audit requirements for federal grant awards.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies.
  • Knowledge of principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Knowledge of best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Knowledge of project management principles.
  • Knowledge and effective use of customer service principles to provide excellent       customer service.
  • Skill in gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Skill in exercising political acumen, tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Skill in utilizing a computer and relevant software applications, and other modern office technology; plus demonstrated high level knowledge and experience in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Skill in 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.
  • Skill in problem-solving, identifying alternative solutions and the consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals.
  • Skill in attention-to-detail in accuracy and timeliness of work.
  • Incumbents must possess the physical and mental capacity to work under the conditions described in this document and to perform the duties required for the assigned position.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements: The work is performed in a standard office environment and involves light physical demands; majority of work is using a computer and involves sitting for extended periods of time. Infrequent overtime may be required during certain times of the year to meet work demands.

Senior Financial Analyst, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $58,402 – $74,447 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team! Position is devoted to providing fiscal support and professional fiscal analysis and management for the City’s accounting, treasury, payroll, and accounts receivable/payable support. Incumbents serve as a designated subject matter expert, performing complex financial analysis and/or fiscal program administration, which may include providing  level supervision to employees. Decision-making includes providing input into management objectives, establishing work goals and objectives of a unit to carry out management direction, and selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.

Responsible for monitoring and coordinating fiscal programmatic activities such as procurement; supervising and performing complex professional accounting duties; preparing complex analytical spreadsheets; monitoring expenditures and payments and correcting issues; serving as a liaison between different financial-related activities and/or units; conducting studies and analyses and making recommendations; approving/recommending approval of expenditures; and as assigned, incumbents may supervise a department fiscal unit or central financial/accounting staff.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs complex analysis and/or program administration, serving as a subject matter expert and consult; as assigned, supervises a department fiscal unit or central financial/accounting staff; monitors and coordinates financial programs; oversees and approves expenditures and payments; manages financial accounts and portfolios; develops and evaluates financial controls; manages projects; and ensures compliance with financial and other applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews, approves, maintains, and/or submits complex, financial, analytical, legal, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, contracts, bid documents, and other documentation; performs advanced financial research for use in conducting studies and performing complex data analyses, financial modeling, forecasting and projecting; and uses data to develop and make recommendations.
  • Coordinates with, and/or serves as a subject matter expert and consultant to, other financial units, vendors, City management and departments, and/or external agencies; responds to inquiries; leads special projects; participates in making policy- and procedure-related decisions; and investigates and resolves staff, operational, and/or customer dispute issues.
  • Overseeing cash management for the City’s investment programs, debt management and issuance and banking services.
  • Updating and reconciling portfolio transactions, transferring funds, receiving updates on market activity, coordinating debt payments and issuance and reviewing monthly statements.
  • Consulting with bond attorneys.
  • Managing banking services and software.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field
  • Five years of experience in work related to assignments.

Financial Analyst, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $54,834 – $69,919 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team! Devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and professional fiscal analysis and management for the City’s accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, and accounts receivable/payable support. Perform fully proficient journey-level accounting, financial analysis or grant administration that requires independent evaluation and analysis of issues and the exercise of judgment, education and experience to select and apply criteria to resolve problems and make recommendations. Decision-making includes selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction. Decision-making involves assisting with development of operational policies and procedures, providing direction to lower level staff in the execution of operational tasks, and ensuring quality control activities.

Responsible for oversight and correction of transactions; development of financial tools; analyzing financial transactions, trends, cost and expenditure and revenue information; producing and maintaining complex analytical reports and spreadsheets; and adhering to and monitoring financial deadlines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs journey-level accounting, financial analysis, and/or grant administration, including overseeing and correcting transactions, developing financial tools, maintaining and monitoring financial portfolios, setting up and managing accounts, preparing correspondence, maintaining the general ledger, preparing salary allocations, assisting with identifying funding alternatives, and ensuring compliance with financial practices, procedures, and deadlines, and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews, maintains, and/or submits complex financial, analytical, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, and other documentation; processes checks, purchase cards, invoices, and other financial information and materials; maintains databases and online systems; researches and analyzes financial transactions, trends, cost, expenditure, revenue, and related information; and makes recommendations based on financial data.
  • Coordinates with, and/or serves as a liaison to, contractors and City departments and/or external agencies; provides professional assistance; trains and/or monitors staff and contractors; assists with or coordinates projects; and plans and improves department business processes.
  • Researching complex financial issues.
  • Creating and maintaining financial models and analyzing and interpreting financial information.
  • Assisting with financial planning and projects.
  • Assisting with the annual budget process and comprehensive audit.
  • Supervising, training, assigning and/or directing the work of other staff.
  • Overseeing cash management for the City’s investment programs, debt management and issuance and banking services.
  • Updating and reconciling portfolio transactions, transferring funds, receiving updates on market activity, coordinating debt payments and issuance and reviewing monthly statements.
  • Consulting with bond attorneys.
  • Managing banking services and software.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or public administration or a directly related field
  • Two years of experience in area of assignment

Finance Manager, Durham County Emergency Medical Services (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $62,639 – $112,750 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to direct and manage work related to the financial functions and day-to-day operations of a large County department. Position manages a team of associate, technical and professional employees. Position requires an extensive depth of expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the department’s business strategies. This class works under general supervision of the department head. or 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 represents 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.

  • Directs the preparation of a wide variety of regular and special financial reports, including the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), Budget, and other federal/state reports.
  • Develops the annual department plan, operating budget, and capital plan for the department and monitors the implementation of these to ensure that the financial targets are met.
  • Manages the preparation and implementation of the Department’s operating budget including strategic planning and performance measurement.  Communicating needs to internal and external stakeholders including elected officials and senior County leadership.
  • Maintains complete financial records and maintains and improves operational and financial processes within the department and the County.
  • Manages processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the organization.
  • Performs responsible professional duties that ensure compliance with Federal, State, local and department regulations regarding pre-hospital emergency care, health care reimbursement (Medicare and Medicaid), and related regulatory matters.
  • Analyzes, develops, and documents policies and procedures as well as controls related to all finance operations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Conducts and supervises agency policy analysis and prepares complex, routine, and non-routine financial reports for the public and elected officials.
  • Prepares and presents agenda action items before the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Assesses the operations of the department and implements changes as necessary to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services provided.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Monitors the performance of the outside contracts including but not limited to, auditing, actuarial, bill printing, banking services and meter reading.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries, budget transfers and other transactions which are put into the financial accounting system. • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Performs various analyses in the areas of policy analysis, program evaluation, financial analysis, financial forecasting, performance management, and cost analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the department’s business strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, financial planning principles and practices, generally accepted accounting and budgeting principles as applied to governmental accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws rules and regulations that apply to governmental financial and human resources operations.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation.
  • Knowledge of financial data processing systems.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of ambulance vehicles.
  • Knowledge of OEMS rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and related software.
  • Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of HIPAA and Billing Compliance
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and local procedures policies and regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records and reports.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication that’s sufficient to handle projects and problems, develop strong working relationships with divergent groups and communicate technical concepts to lay persons.
  • Ability to develop complex, strategic and operational plans for assigned area of responsibility, and to participate as a team member for development of same for other divisions of the department.
  • Knowledge of current trends (national and state) and legislation relating to emergency services field.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of County and Departmental policies, procedures and forms used.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form in order to provide an environment conducive to learning.

Qualifications:

Requires Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related discipline supplemented by six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental financial management; an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant.

Finance Director, Town of Belhaven (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications 11/2/21
Hiring Range: $53,000 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Belhaven seeks an experienced individual to serve as the Finance Director, performing professional and administrative work planning, organizing and directing the Town’s financial activities including, but not limited to: supervision of utility accounts, customer service, accounts payable/receivable and payroll; disbursement and accounting of municipal funds; preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports; works with staff and governing body in preparation and administration of operating and capital budgets; manages receipt and investment of all Town revenues; assist auditors during annual audit and preparation of financial statements; reports to the governing body regarding the financial condition of the Town and prepares budget amendments; assist with grant administration. Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures including municipal accounting and budgeting.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or directly related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in a local government setting including 2 years supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Local Government Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant preferred.

Supplemental Information:

Must possess a valid NC driver’s license and ability to work flexible hours, including evenings. The successful applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background investigation, and credit check. Hiring range: $53,000-$65,000, excellent benefits package including LGERS membership, paid medical, dental and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. A copy of the job description may be requested at: psanders@townofbelhaven.com. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, application, and resume. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Open until filled. First round of applications will be reviewed on November 2, 2021.

Belhaven is a scenic waterfront town that is fast becoming a destination for retirement.  The Town is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Pungo Creek.  Most recent population estimates show that 1400 people call this town home.  Belhaven provides water, sewer, and electricity to its residents.  The community has an active Senior Center, youth recreation program, and budding downtown.  Two waterfront development projects are slated for 2022 that will greatly enhance the Town’s economy.

Budget Manager, Fayetteville Public Works Commission (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $88,777 – $110,972 annually

Job Description:

This class is responsible for managing, coordinating, planning, and prioritizing the full realm of budget activities for the Public Works Commission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to,
preparing the annual budget, including a ten-year Capital Improvement Program, for the Public Works Commission; conducting budget meetings; monitoring revenues and expenditures; operating/driving vehicles in performing work assignments/responsibilities; advising the Chief Financial Officer about PWC budgetary matters; participating in periodic financial presentation preparations and subject matter expert working meetings, reporting on certain key performance indicators, budget to actual, variances, purchase order rollovers and encumbrances; assuming role of budget software administrator and liaison between outside consultants, IT/IS and other departments. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. Operating under the general supervision of the Director of Financial Planning, latitude is allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out the details of the work. Extended hours may be required. Performs related work as required.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

  • Assures safety rules are enforced and no lost time accidents occur;
  • Advises/assists supervisor and appropriate staff in carrying out the functions/responsibilities within the department; develops/establishes objectives/long range plans; assures all goals are met;
  • Assures development/enforcement of effective safety and training programs;
  • Pursues the application of management concepts throughout the department in order to promote the growth of employees and the business;
  • Provides accurate/timely reports to supervisor, in all areas of responsibility;
  • Develops annual work plans, programs, staffing requirements, equipment requirements, and related budgets;
  • Develops/recommends, to supervisor, the departmental organizational structure best suited to carry out the department’s objectives;
  • Monitors contractors for satisfactory performance and budgetary compliance;
  • Interviews, selects, hires, promotes, demotes, transfers, and recommends termination of employment to supervisor; reviews the performance of staff to encourage growth and development;
  • Assures that position descriptions are prepared for all positions in the department and are maintained current;
  • Conducts staff meetings to improve communication/address problems; recommends solutions;
  • Delegates authority to departmental supervisors, or accepts delegated authority from management, with full recognition that delegation of authority does not relieve overall responsibility of the grantor;
  • Recommends approval of travel/vacation/leaves of staff;
  • Processes requisitions for departmental budgetary expenditures;
  • Performs timely employee reviews in accordance with PWC policies/procedures;
  • Plans annual budget calendar in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes; specifies budget requests deadline; conducts budget workshop(s);
  • Reviews operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs; testifies about proposed budgets before examining and fund-granting authorities to clarify reports and gain support for estimated budget needs;
  • Consults with Chief Officers to ensure adjustments are made in accordance with program changes in order to facilitate long-term planning; interacts with other departments/divisions/other utility agencies; assures information affecting other employees/departments/divisions is communicated to the proper recipients;
  • Directs preparation of regular and special budget reports to interpret budget directives and to establish policies for carrying out directives; submits reports to supervisor and to the CFO with recommendations; prepares and submits annual budget document to GFOA in consideration of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award;
  • Prepares comparative analysis of operating programs by analyzing costs in relation to services performed during previous fiscal years; submits reports to supervisor and the CFO with recommendations for budget revisions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of safety rules/regulations/procedures, as appropriate; thorough knowledge of corporate divisions/departments/cost centers;
  • Thorough knowledge of budget policy, its application, and the budget process;
  • Thorough knowledge of the procedures/ techniques used in cost analysis and cost effectiveness studies;
  • Thorough knowledge of program monitoring to ensure adherence to budgetary constraints;
  • Good knowledge of supervisory concepts and practices;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to research, plan, coordinate, schedule, project, and prioritize work;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain reports and records;
  • Ability to manage/supervise people and multiple projects;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with customers, the general public, all levels of employees, officials, and contractors.

Qualifications:

Graduation from a four (4) year accredited university/college with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management with concentration on governmental budget preparation and analysis in a managerial/supervisory capacity.

Supplemental Information:

Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

This job description is general and illustrative of the kind of duties required of this position. It is not exhaustive and does not contain a detailed description of all the duties that may be assigned to the incumbent occupying this position.