Director of Finance & Budget
Contract position, 35 hours per week. Eligible for telework.
Responsible for the proper accounting and reporting of County finances, and for providing administrative, data processing, purchasing and financial services to County departments.
Plans, organizes and directs programs, activities and services of the department designed to ensure accurate and sound accounting and reporting of County finances, provision of computer, purchasing, and administrative services to County departments. The work involves design and implementation of appropriate accounting systems and procedures, computer systems and programs, and purchasing policies and procedures. The work requires extensive training and experience in government finance; the position reports to the County Administrator.
Plans, directs, controls and coordinates diverse work programs involved in accounting for and managing County finances, computer services and purchasing. Establishes and monitors controls to evaluate performance in meeting program and County objectives; takes appropriate actions to correct performance and to adjust programs to meet requirements.
Manages positions and personnel to make best use of employees; selects employees and develops their capabilities; plans for succession of key personnel; counsels employees and administers discipline; handles human resource matters in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
Establishes goals and objectives for the organization; approves work methods and procedures; reports on overall progress and effectiveness of programs.
Plans and uses resources economically; prepares accurate budgets and monitors expenditures. Develops appropriate informational resources and safeguards their use. Procures, stores and distributes supplies and material economically and efficiently. Ensures efficient maintenance and operation of physical facilities and equipment.
Establishes and maintains effective means of coordinating plans and schedules with other County departments and external organizations; takes appropriate actions to maintain effective coordination in the event of delays and other problems; ensures that unit activities do not conflict with organization goals.
Develops plans to meet unexpected situations, new developments and changes in programs; prepares for emergencies; understands the factors and conditions affecting programs and recommends appropriate responses when these change.
Directs preparation of management reports; develops and presents conclusions and recommendations.
Communicates understanding and support of organization goals and programs through actions and spoken and written words; interacts effectively with individuals and groups at all levels; maintains ties with external organizations; keeps all interested and involved parties informed of matters requiring their attention.
Ensures compliance with all applicable policies, rules, regulations and laws; stays abreast of legal, regulatory and policy developments affecting areas of responsibility; enforces legal and regulatory requirements impartially.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (These are pre-employment KSA that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
- Principles and practices of accounting and fiscal management as applied to government accounting.
- Administrative practices and procedures as applied to the operations of an accounting department.
- Management principles and practices as applied to computer services, purchasing and similar administrative operations.
- Effective techniques of supervision.
- Design, implement and direct the operation of County accounting system.
- Prepare financial reports and statements.
- Direct computer and purchasing services.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others encountered in the work.
- Manage staff, daily operations, and policy development and implementation.
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Deal effectively with the public.
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)
Training and/or Education:
Master's degree in accounting.
Five years of experience in governmental financial management which must include considerable experience managing staff, daily operations, customer service and policy development and implementation.
Licenses or Certificates:
Certified public accountant certificate desired.
Work is subject to deadlines and frequent interruptions.
Subject to background investigation.
Operation of keyboard devices.
May be required to work beyond normal scheduled hours.
Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.