Deputy Finance Director

Alex Rhoney
November 15, 2022
200 Avery Ave, Morganton, NC
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Position:                       DEPUTY FINANCE DIRECTOR

Vacancy Number:        1688

Department:                 Finance

Hiring Rang:                 $71,705.00 - $85,000.00

Pay Grade:                  33

Closing Date:               Open Until Filled with initial review beginning on 11.28.2022.


*Must submit a completed and signed Burke County Employment Application to be considered for this position. Apply online at*


Description of Work:

An employee in this class performs professional level fiscal operations and accounting functions for the County. The position has the responsibility for supervising personnel which can include any combination of Payroll, Purchasing, Accounting/Finance, and serves in the absence of the Finance Director with full authority. Work includes general ledger accounting, budgetary accounting, cost accounting, research, forecasting, spreadsheet development, and financial reporting. The employee must exercise considerable independent and sound judgment and initiative in identifying and resolving issues involving the financial operations of the County. Work is performed in accordance with established County finance procedures, standards established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government fiscal operations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy County Manager/Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and reviews of financial work.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class.

  • Interprets and advises on fiscal policies and practices for the County.
  • Assists in preparation of the County’s annual budget, analyzes historical trends in revenues and expenditures, assists County departments in preparing budget requests, participates in Manager/Department budget meetings as needed, sets up new budget accounts, and makes changes to recommended budget documents.
  • Supervises some Finance Department positions; conducts performance appraisals, trains and coaches employees.
  • Prepares, reviews, and/or presents financial analyses, records, and reports.
  • Reviews or reconciles bank statements and accounts.
  • Prepares and enters journal entries and budget amendments in the general ledger.
  • Assists departmental staff with financial matters as necessary.
  • Maintains adequate accounting records to document compliance with local, State and Federal laws and ordinances.
  • Assists with monitoring cash availability and investments.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.


Hiring Range: $71,705.00 - $85,000.00


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and local ordinances governing County financial practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of County Government.
  • Ability to evaluate financial systems and design and implement accounting methods, procedures, forms and records.
  • Ability to supervise, organize and evaluate the work of employees in the specialized fields of finance and accounting.
  • Ability to design and prepare accurate and thorough analytical and interpretative financial statements.
  • Ability to successfully establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, coworkers, governmental officials, and the public.
  • Ability to conduct long range fiscal and program planning.
  • Ability to work extended schedules as needed to carry out financial management functions.
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing and making decisions involving a variety of financial management areas.


Minimum Training and Experience Requirements: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, supplemented with considerable experience in public finance administration, including supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. NC Certified Local Government Finance Officer preferred

Special Requirements

*Must submit a completed and signed Burke County Employment Application to be considered for this position. Apply online at*


Application Process:    Burke County applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office during regular office hours at the address listed above or at the following address:  Completed applications should provide a complete work history, including a detailed and thorough list of job duties. Incomplete applications will not be processed. To receive consideration submit a completed application to Burke County Human Resources.