Finance Director, City of Mebane (closes 1/15/21)

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Closing: 1/15/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $86,122 – $133,488 annually

Organization Description:

Discover Mebane, ideally located just off I-40 and I-85 in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, midway between the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the state’s beautiful barrier island coastline. A city population of 14,000, Mebane is the perfect mix of small-town charm and close proximity to larger cities, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro. Seeking an education? Parents are able to select from excellent public and private schools in the Mebane area. Residents pursuing an advanced degree have easy access to highly ranked universities and colleges, including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, and Alamance
Community College. In fact, twenty higher education institutions are within 45 minutes of Mebane. Mebane offers convenient, quality healthcare services. Home to more than 24 primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, imaging, outpatient surgery, cancer care, physical therapy, and lab services, we’ve got you covered. UNC Hospitals, Duke University Medical Center, and Alamance Regional Medical Center can be accessed in less than 20 minutes for inpatient care. Here, friendly neighborhoods, exceptional amenities, and growing global and local businesses come together to create a vibrant community. Our downtown boasts one-of-a-kind
shops, delicious eateries, and fun events for all ages. Visit and you’ll discover why Mebane is positively charming.

Services for Residents and Businesses
Residents and businesses depend on us for essential services, such as water, sanitation, street maintenance, and police and fire protection. The city also coordinates planning and zoning and building inspections. Beautiful parks, an abundance of youth and adult recreational opportunities, and the Mebane Arts and Community Center all serve to enrich our community.

The Organization
The City of Mebane operates with a City Council and City Manager form of government. The City Council includes the mayor and five council members who are elected by citizens of Mebane. The City employs 136 full time employees, in addition to part time and seasonal staff, across 11 departments.

A Rich History
Incorporated in 1881, Mebane was a sleepy little town of around 5,000 for many years, but recently has become an economic engine for the region. As one of the top ten fastest growing cities in North Carolina, Mebane has spent the past decade quietly attracting new industry, new jobs, and new residents. When the Dutch makers of Biscoff cookies, (familiar to anyone who’s flown on an airline) wanted to locate their first factory in the United States, they chose Mebane. The first US factory for a well-known Japanese candy maker, and new distribution centers for Walmart, Lidl and, currently under construction, a large medical supply company,
all have chosen Mebane in recent years as the place to be. Based on its prime location on an interstate right between the Triangle and Triad with access to an able work force, Mebane is uniquely situated to continue its growth. Maintaining the charm of the city while welcoming new residents and businesses is the primary challenge of the City.

Job Description:

Reporting to the City Manager, this position serves as the chief financial officer for the City. Emphasis of the work is in the exercise of managerial and professional accounting knowledge and abilities required to oversee the operations and supervision of the Finance Department including subsidiary functions for treasury, investments, budget, billing and collections of revenues and City services, and other accounting divisions and operations. Work is performed with broad discretion and judgment in managing the department and is performed under the general direction of the City Manager. Supervision is exercised over technical and clerical personnel. Work is evaluated based on attainment of individual and department objectives, accuracy of records, compliance with federal and state laws, and adherence to national general accepted accounting principles.


The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of experience in finance administration with five (5) years of supervisory experience above the first-line supervisory level; OR, a master’s degree in the aforementioned fields and eight (8) years of finance administration work experience, including five (5) years of supervisory experience above the first line supervisory level; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CPA licensure in the State of North Carolina, and significant municipal accounting experience are highly preferred.

Additional Information:

Compensation: The Finance Director’s salary range is $86,122-$133-488, depending on qualifications, along with an excellent comprehensive benefits package.
The Recruitment Process: If you are ready to be Mebane’s next Finance Director, apply online at The expected start date of the successful candidate is March 1, 2021.