Budget and Management Analyst, Catawba County (closes 9/20/21)

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Closing: Open until filled, with initial application review starting 9/20/21
Hiring Range: $51,322 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

Catawba County is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed professional to serve as a Budget & Management Analyst.  If you want to be part of a dynamic team focused on driving positive community change, this position may be what you’re looking for. The successful candidate will perform advanced professional management analysis and evaluation in the preparation and administration of the County’s operating and capital budgets. The ideal candidate will have on point local government experience and a demonstrated passion for public service that supports the mission and values of Catawba County.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide departments and County Management with complex management and research analysis used to drive organizational and budgetary decision-making.
  • Perform thorough programmatic, service, and policy analysis of budget requests and make associated recommendations to County Management.
  • Work closely with department heads to understand services, assist in developing budgets and outcomes, monitoring progress, and developing solutions to budget issues that arise during the year.
  • Evaluate funding and program requests, develop alternatives in collaboration with department staff and recommend approaches.
  • Forecast revenues and expenses for the development of the annual budget.
  • Develop the budget document, presentations, performance dashboards, etc. used to message county services and performance.
  • Assist County Management, departments, and outside agencies as appropriate with grant development, administration, and management.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or a related field and preferably 1 year of professional experience in public administration, budget, program or operational analysis; OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field and 2 years of professional experience in public administration, budget, program, or operational analysis
  • Preferred: MPA with experience working in a budgeting and/or management analyst role for local, state, or federal government

Additional Requirements:

  • Capacity to work collaboratively and build/maintain effective working relationships with staff in all levels of the organization, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Impeccable judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions involving a variety of fiscal and business areas, and the ability to carry out that judgment with considerable professional and managerial discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including strong command of grammar and the ability to concisely communicate complex information while ensuring important details for decision-making are accurately reflected.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to turn complex information into easily consumable dashboards, infographics, etc.
  • Independent and self-directed initiative and drive, with the capacity to learn new things / appetite to take on new challenges over time.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, accompanied by a strong capability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong creative, analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to formulate recommendations/alternative ways of doing business that takes into account relevant viewpoints, alternative approaches, pros and cons.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team.
  • High proficiency in computer use, particularly Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat products.

Finance Officer, Town of Landis (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $59,899 – $89,849 annually

Job Description:

The Finance Officer plans and performs the disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the Town. Work involves performing the budgetary accounting, general ledger, financial reporting, accounts payable oversight and other fiscal task for the Town. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in performing the fiscal control responsibilities. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accountants. Work is performed under the direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports and by an independent audit of financial records.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans and performs fiscal operations for the town including accounting of municipal funds, financial reporting, journal entries, general ledger maintenance, budgetary accounting, accounts
    payable, fixed assets, cash investments, and advising the Board and Town Manager on fiscal issues
  • Maintains the general accounting systems for the Town
  • Maintains financial records for each department
  • Maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget
  • Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of the budget
  • Monitors revenues and expenditures
  • Oversees accounts payable to ensure appropriate coding & approval of invoices
  • Performs a wide variety of financial reporting and monthly, quarterly and annual close outs and reconciliations
  • Assists auditors during the annual audit and follows up on findings to improve financial systems
  • Advises Town Manager and Board on fiscal issues
  • Assists Town Manager with Budget Preparation
  • Assists departments with purchasing, budget monitoring and analysis
  • Prepares budget amendments
  • Serves as risk management officer responsible for managing property and liability insurance programs
  • Makes debt service payments and participates in financing strategy research
  • Any other duties assigned by Town Manager

Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of General Fund and Enterprise Fund accounting. The Town has a General Fund, Water & Sewer Fund, Electric Fund and Storm Water Fund.
  • Expertise of public finance to include principals, practices, laws, regulations, and administration of the aforementioned
  • Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to financial management and reporting including use of special financial software packages
  • Considerable knowledge of the Town’s budgeting and purchasing polices
  • Ability to evaluate financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records
  • Ability or prepare complex and interpretive financial analyses
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, departmental heads, governmental officials and with other town employees
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to stand and sit for shift duration
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, to operate a computer and to determine accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned.

Desirable Education and Experience: Graduation with a Master’s degree in Public Administration or a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business, and considerable experience in professional public finance administration; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements: Ability and willingness to obtain North Carolina Finance Officer certification from the School of Government.

Supplemental Information:

If you have any questions about this position you can call or email Ms. Dianne Seaford at (704) 785-1014 or dseaford@townoflandis.com.

If you would like to apply, you may do so by filling out an application at https://www.townoflandis.com/employment-opportunities-2/ and emailing it to alevi@townoflandis.com.

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

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

Job Description:

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

This position works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in governmental accounting preferred.

Budget and Management Analyst, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first round of application reviews beginning 9/13/21
Salary Range: $54,712 – $84,712 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to assist in the preparation, development, and analyses of departmental budgets assigned to determine the accuracy and impact of budget requests. This position will conduct fiscal and management analysis to determine efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal and programmatic management.

This position works under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Budget and Management Services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the preparation and distribution of the annual operating budget.
  • Advises and assists departments in the preparation and revision of their respective budget requests in conformity with county requirements and management expectations.
  • Receives budget transfers and amendments; reviews, edits, and analyzes departmental budget requests.
  • Compiles requests for review by Director of Budget and Management Services and County Manager.
  • Revises requests and helps produce the County Manager’s recommended budget based on management priorities and availability of revenues.
  • Provides information on budget alternatives and recommendations to Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager, County department heads, County Commissioners and to the public.
  • Attends budget workshops, budget hearings with County Commissioners and related meetings.
  • Develops revenue projections under the supervision of the Director of Budget and Management Services.
  • Maintains records and budget materials for assigned departments.
  • Assists the department heads and staff in the preparation of budget requests.
  • Reviews and analyzes the departmental budget requests of assigned departments and recommend funding of program requests, including personnel, information technology, vehicle requests and capital requests.
  • Monitors department budgets and inform management and departments of unusual spending patterns and potential problems in budget expenditures.
  • Assists in the production of final budget document and budget ordinances.
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues.
  • Works with and monitors departments to review and analyze departmental performance measures (and related data) in support of Strategic Plan initiative application, and budget request alignment.
  • Provides policy and process analysis of departmental programs and/or activities related to identified performance indicators.
  • Provides estimated budget and financial ramifications of policy and/or legal changes
  • Develops and provides oversight of the Non-Profit budget process, Performance Management systems, and others as assigned.
  • Provides oversight of the enterprise-wide budget system (used to collect budget development information).
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Preparation and oversight of the enterprise-wide budget system (used to collect budget development information).
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of local governmental budgeting.
  • Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval, and administration.
  • Knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies.
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware essential to carry out budget related functions.
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work with others.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and at least five years of experience in budget administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, finance, or a related field.
  • Budget experience in local government.

Strategic Initiative Manager, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first round of application reviews beginning 9/13/21
Salary Range: $67,024 – $93,000 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to is to lead and implement various high-level strategy, change and improvement initiatives for Durham County Government. Manage the strategic planning process and lead innovation efforts to build employee capacity to suggest ideas and make improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of work.

This position works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and oversees the development and implementation of Durham County’s strategic plans; manages timeline and provides technical support and quality control to process.
  • Provides internal consulting and conducts innovation activities with departments.
  • Manages and oversees performance measurement/management and community and governmental strategic initiatives.
  • Prepares, analyzes, reconciles and translates performance measures, benchmarking and related data into strategic recommendations and action plans.
  • Champions and coordinates innovation and process improvement strategies.
  • Builds capacity for change efforts within Durham County Government, such as through the County’s Facilitation Network and City-County Data Community of Practice.
  • Coaches Strategic Initiative Analyst and Management Fellow, continuing to empower, mentor and assist in the development of professional skills and abilities.
  • Researches and recommends strategic capacity building and resource investments needed to implement and support Managing for Results.
  • Fosters and manages strategic partnerships with peer governments and other organizations; Identifies, researches and analyzes no and low-cost options;
  • Manages and oversees special projects by ensuring deadlines and goals are met.
  • Ensures all processes related to the preparation, review, and maintenance of assigned projects are completed with accuracy.
  • Communicates change initiatives through Strategic Plan Updates, employee newsletter and other internal communication methods.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or related field supplemented with two (2) years of experience in strategic planning, business process mapping, management reviews/studies or related experience or a Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of experience in strategic planning, business process mapping, management reviews/studies or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of supervisory experience.

Chief Financial Officer, City of Durham (closes 10/1/21)

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Closing: 10/1/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $122,040 – $195,276 annually

About the Organization:

Motivated, strategic leaders can make a difference in Durham, and make their mark, visioning and implementing innovations that shape our future. 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!

The City of Durham Finance department is primarily responsible for enhancing the City’s financial position. With a city budget of $500 million, the Finance department has 41 full time employees. The department is divided into seven divisions: the office of the director, accounting services, treasury management, billing and collections, risk management and safety, purchasing, and the print shop.  For additional information you can see the FY22 Adopted Budget Book here (pgs. 161-166). A strategic focus, passion for public service, collegial atmosphere and award-winning results combine to make the City of Durham a great place to work.  It starts with management. Our council-manager form of government provides stability and professional management that enhances long-term planning and results.

Next comes strategy. Our Strategic Plan and Performance Management System Dashboard guide decision-making, work and resource allocation for staff, administration and Council. That gives administrative leaders clear direction and support to move their service areas forward. Finally, service. Our Culture of Service Initiative focuses employees on service – to self, to co-workers and to the community. It creates a collaborative workplace where staff members feel valued, co-workers help you succeed and citizen needs are met.
The result: innovative programs and services that deliver stellar customer service and quality work, as well as national and international acclaim.

Durham is one of only 40 U.S. cities that maintains top-level AAA debt ratings from all three major rating agencies – Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch.  We’ve received top awards for performance management, engaging citizens, technology innovations, community development, our green fleet of vehicles and Park+, our parking management analysis tool.

Job Description:

As a Chief Financial Officer, you are responsible for serving as the director of the City Finance department as well as serving as the knowledge leader for a mission-critical function of the City that supports and/or frames all other City operations. Position applies advanced management principles with critical impact on residents and the organization. Exercise strategic and visionary thinking having long-term organization-wide application and impact; develop and implement programs critical to the City; and exercise control and supervision of multiple assigned functions and/or divisions and significant resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic direction and management oversight to the Finance department and functions and serves as a knowledge leader; applies advanced management principles with critical impact on citizens and the organization; exercises strategic and visionary thinking having long-term organization-wide application and impact; develops and implements programs critical to the City; and exercises control and supervision of multiple assigned functions and/or divisions and significant resources.
  • Provides leadership and management direction for the department, policy formulation and analysis for the City, and support for the finance-related modules in the ERP system.
  • Overall responsibility for departmental programs such as:
    • Biweekly payroll checks for approximately 2,450 City employees.
    • Accounts Payable for approximately 78,000 invoices per year.
    • Financial Reporting including CAFR, annual and quarterly financial reports, and federal, state, and other agency reports.
    • Provides a centralized approach for purchasing and bid specifications and solicitations for apparatus, supplies, equipment, and materials for all departments.
    • Contract compliance and disposal of surplus property.
    • Treasury Management and provides cash, investment portfolio, debt management, and banking services oversight and management.
    • Interlocal Tax Contract, Interlocal property tax collection contract with Durham County.
    • Billing and Collections providing a centralized approach for non-utility billing and coordinates collections of delinquent accounts due the City.
    • A Print Shop unit that provides a full service copy and printing shop as well as mail services.
    • Risk Management & Safety that provides claim management, supports departments in occupational safety and OSHA compliance, and coordinates occupational health services.
  • Directs the implementation of policy and operational goals through department divisions and programs in response to service demands, and consistent with performance and regulatory standards; establishes annual and long-range department goals including ongoing confirmation and/or recommended updating of strategic direction.
  • Directs the preparation and implementation of department operating and/or capital improvement budgets; directs the monitoring expenditures and revenues; directs the researching and analysis of financial, operational, and related data; directs the preparation of financial forecasts; responds to budget requests from management and the City Council; and serves as final authority for making and approving budget and purchasing recommendations.
  • Directs the preparation of, and reviews/approves complex, financial, technical and other reports, plans, and documentation; directs data collection and analysis; develops and conducts oral and written presentations to management, the City Council, boards, commissions, other governmental agencies, and community groups; ensures that work is accurate and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Coordinates with, and serves as a liaison to, the City Council, the general public, City departments, and/or external agencies; serves as the official department representative on committees, and attends meetings, workshops, and conferences; and provides consultation and subject-matter expertise to mitigate high-impact and complex issues and concerns.
  • Incumbents oversee the conduct of performance evaluations, training, and hiring, discipline and termination procedures as well as directly supervise management, professional, paraprofessional and support staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration or directly related filed
  • 10 years of progressively responsible related professional experience that includes significant management and supervisory experience.
  • There is a residency requirement to live within the corporate city limits of Durham within 18 months of appointment to the position.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license
  • Experience with implementing a new ERP/accounting system
  • Relevant Graduate degree.

Finance Director, City of Brevard (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $68,800 – $108,000 annually

Job Description:

The City of Brevard is seeking an experienced Finance professional to serve as its next Finance Director.  This is a hands-on, working director position reporting directly to the City Manager and serves as a member of the City’s Management Team.  This position is the principal accountant and primary financial resource to the City Manager and City Staff and performs complex professional and administrative work planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of the City.  Responsible for a broad spectrum of finance areas to include maintaining and reconciling the general accounting system and financial records of the City, ensuring responsible investment of the City’s funds, debt management, preparation of the annual budget, coordination of the annual audit process, and oversight and direction of various functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing and collections, purchasing, tax collections, and payroll.  The City, operating with an annual budget of approximately $35.2 million is governed by the Mayor and a 5-member City Council elected for four year terms.

 

About the Organization:

Nestled in a quiet valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Brevard is a family-oriented small town with abundant cultural and natural resources. Visitors from around the world come for the shops, music, festivals, waterfalls, trails, rivers, quiet forests, and our easy-going small-town charm.  If you like mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, camping, rock climbing, or a myriad of other outdoor activities, Brevard is the place for you.  Brevard is widely known as the “Cycling Capital of the South” and has taken the lead on securing funding of the Brevard-Transylvania County portion of the 19.4-mile Ecusta Trail in addition to the completion of the Estatoe Trail.  With an incredible climate (average temperature of 71 degrees) and exceptional quality of life, development is booming. Be sure to bring your raincoat, too. Brevard averages 67-inches of rain annually.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Accounting or a related field and considerable experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information:

The City offers a generous benefit package including membership in the NC Local Government Retirement System; 401k match; 100% employee-only paid health, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance, 12 paid holidays, 10 paid vacation days, 12 paid sick days, onsite Employee Health and Wellness Center, fitness reimbursement program, and a variety of voluntary products to meet your needs.

If interested please complete the City of Brevard application at https://www.cityofbrevard.com/Jobs.aspx.

The City of Brevard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accounting and Finance Manager, Town of Holly Springs (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $59,000 – $69,000 annually

Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to perform complex financial work in organizing and preparing reports for the fiscal areas of finance.  The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and auditing, including local government financial administration. This employee will provide supervise of the day-to-day activities for general accounting staff including accounts receivable and payable, payroll and general ledger functions. This employee will also assist with fiscal analysis, grant administration and compliance, financial reporting, bank reconciliation and the fixed assets process. In addition the candidate will provide assistance to the external auditors with annual audit process and internal controls.  This position will report directly to and work closely with the Finance Director.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or a related field and considerable progressively responsible experience in public sector accounting or finance administration, including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Prefer MBA, CPA or Certified Financial Officer.

Financial Rates Manager, Public Works Commission, Fayetteville, NC (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 the production of data and analysis for predicting/reporting/planning all aspects of the power supply requirements for PWC. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to managing the collection of data and analysis for establishing pricing for the sell of power, reviewing historical data – electric and natural gas records to minimize budget impact for the purchase of required power; forecasting and developing plans for power supply needs on a monthly/long range basis; working with Key Accounts Agent by providing data/analysis for industrial/commercial customers; managing the calculation of rate comparison analysis; verification of industrial monthly billings; analyzing frequency report depicting electric, water and
sanitary sewer billing information; managing the development, maintenance and distribution of a comprehensive rates and policies manual; providing cost and benefit analysis on the evaluation and appraisal of water and sanitary sewer utilities; monitoring/recommending appropriate action from FERC, NCUC, and other regulatory entities for activities/changes which may affect PWC and its general operation; Provides managerial oversight on cost of service studies and designs electric, water, wastewater rates and fees. Manages and develops the coordination of periodic load research data review by customer class. Provides guidance and oversight on the review rate and revenue impacts and develops recommendations for rate adjustments. Coordinating, Managing and Updating Rate Schedules and Procedures for adoption by PWC Board. Provides oversight and management of the operational and statistical data used internally and externally interfacing with inside and outside consultants concerning all utilities; preparing information concerning rates, short range/long range forecasting; projecting rate changes through use of the financial and/or power supply model; driving/operating vehicles in performing work assignments/responsibilities. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. Operating under general supervision of the Director of Financial Planning, leeway is allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out the details of the work. Direct supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 solution;
  • Delegates authority to departmental supervisors with full recognition that delegation of authority does not relieve overall responsibility;
  • Recommends approval of travel/vacation/leaves of staff;
  • Processes requisitions for departmental budgetary expenditures;
  • Performs timely employee reviews in accordance with PWC policies/procedures; subordinates, collectively, meeting their standards;
  • Manage revenue adequacy for electric, water and sanitary sewer.
  • Monitors power supply purchase and alerts senior management as required.
  • Manages, organizes, delegates and performs support of the rate schedules ensuring all rate schedules are adhered to throughout the company.
  • Manages development, preparation and interpretation of reports, dashboards, graphs in support of cost of service and financial models.
  • Develops efficient processes for problem solving and resolution; communicates, utilizing proper media, when problems occur as well as upon resolution; identifies root cause and institutes appropriate solutions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of safety rules/regulations/ procedures, as appropriate; thorough knowledge of standards/methods/procedures used in projections of power supply requirements for large utility application; thorough knowledge of power generation including application/power supply requirements/related costing procedures, etc.; thorough knowledge of supply side/demand side power supply option in the power industry, and plant supply analysis/forecasting/accounting procedures; thorough knowledge of power systems, power systems characteristics, and gas/fuel oil markets; good knowledge of power plant and purchase power application/demand side management programs; good knowledge of the operation of personal computers and various applications; ability to interface with other power plant staff/professionals in the power supply field; ability to prepare oral/written reports/presentations; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to perform technical computations/provide comprehensive recommendations to solve operational problems; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, vendors, contractors, and all levels of employees.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college/university with a degree in accounting/math/computer science or related field and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience with concentration on power supply, cost of service and rate development working in/for an electric or water/wastewater utility.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess/maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position

Budget Manager, Public Works Commission, Fayetteville, NC (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 Functions:

  • 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.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.