General Statement of Duties
Performs complex professional and responsible supervisory work in the preparation, analysis and development of the County’s operating and capital improvement budgets, and oversight of specific financial operations.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class exercises considerable initiative with latitude for independent judgment and is expected to resolve problems of a professional and technical nature. Work involves supervision of assigned staff, management of the budget, debt service, and other accounting functions as needed. Performs duties related to payroll processing as needed or assigned. Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences and the overall effectiveness of the duties and responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Tasks
- Follows policies, guidelines and instructions related to County personnel in the formulation of payroll and financial reporting.
- Coordinates and prepares budget documentation, including budget transfers and amendments, revenue projections, statistical data and other fiscal information.
- Coordinates and prepares the preliminary and final compilation of the recommended annual operating budget and capital improvements budget for review by the Finance Director and County Manager. Plans, organizes and directs the Finance Department functions relating to payroll and other accounting functions as needed.
- Supervises and maintains financial accounting systems for the County in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, the Budget and Fiscal Control Act, and other applicable Federal and State laws.
- Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff, assigns and prioritizes work, coordinates and provides training and staff development and provides technical assistance on financial issue
- Participates in the analysis of current operating expenditures and the estimating of future expenditures.
- Supervises and participates in specific research projects concerning payroll and budget issues.
- Monitors payroll and budget and management activities of County operations.
- Plans with Finance Director and County Department Heads, assists and trains in performing tasks associated with payroll and budgeting, resolves issues as they arise, and maintains an efficient operating process.
Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as assigned.
Annual Staring Salary Range: $39,288 - $40,920
Recruitment and Selection Guidelines:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of the State and Local ordinances applicable to budget preparation approval and administration.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles practices and techniques of governmental accounting, finance, and budgeting.
- Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of County Government and the financial issues that impact them.
- Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
- Ability to plan and supervise the work of employees.
- Ability to develop and conduct technical training programs.
- Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
- Considerable knowledge of computer applications and specialized software applicable to budgeting and financial management in governmental accounting.
- Comprehensive knowledge of performance measurement and program evaluation technique
- Ability to successfully establish and maintain effective relationships with auditors, County employees and officials, employees of other governmental units, and the general public.
- Must be able to perform the basic life operational skills of crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.
- Must be able to perform light physical tasks, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently.
- Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.
Minimum Education and Training
Associate’s Degree in accounting, public finance, or related field of study. Three to five experience in public finance administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Job Officer Contingent Upon
- Background Check: Driving Record, Sex Offenders and Criminal
- Drug urinalysis test
Please submit a Caswell County Application / Resume & Cover Letter to:
Human Resources Director
PO Box 98
Yanceyville, NC 27379
Applications can be found on the Caswell County Official Website: http://www.caswellcountync.gov
Please no phone calls or inquiries should be made directly to the Caswell County Finance Director, Human Resources Director or County Manager.