FINANCE DIRECTOR

Cabarrus County Government
Published
May 24, 2022
Location
65 Church St Concord, NC, Concord, NC
Billing Address
65 Church St Concord, NC
First Name
Paula
Last Name
McNair
Phone Number
7049202200
County
Cabarrus
Closing Date
OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Description

 Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The application review process will take place immediately and continue until the position is filled. This recruitment may close any time after the first review or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. 


The normal minimum hiring range for this position is $90,272.00 - $107,910.40 (pay grade 31). However, the County Manager may approve salary beyond the minimum range depending on qualifications. Cabarrus County also offers an excellent benefits package. 
 

Cabarrus County, North Carolina is conducting a comprehensive search for a results driven leader with a passion for public service to be our next Finance Director. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and support for one of the fastest growing and diverse counties in North Carolina.

Cabarrus County seeks an experienced and analytical professional with extensive experience in local government, financial management, and organizational effectiveness to drive our organization’s financial operations. The Finance Director must be collaborative, forward-thinking, innovative, and a problem-solver by nature.

The Finance Director should harmonize financial operations, develop effective financial strategies, guide efforts towards financial stability, monitor all financial activities, promote revenue growth, ensure compliance with accounting regulations, and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Finance Division 
The Finance Department is responsible for maintaining Cabarrus County's accounting and reporting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

The department provides critical information for both financial and strategic planning at all levels of management. Finance records the receipt and disbursement of County funds, as set forth in the budget ordinance and North Carolina General Statutes.

An integral part of the department's function involves managing cash to maximize investment income while still meeting the organization's cash flow needs. The department also manages capital assets, debt, grants and payroll.

 
About Cabarrus County:

Cabarrus County - America Thrives Here! Cabarrus County is the tenth largest county in the state, with a population of more than 226,000. The community relies on forward-thinking and innovative leaders to manage the rapid growth.
 
 Cabarrus is home to Atrium Health Cabarrus and the North Carolina Research Campus. Other industries include biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial and business parks, warehousing and distribution, entertainment and hospitality, retail and aviation. 

General Definition of Work:
The Finance Director is responsible for accounting, debt administration, cash management, payroll and investments. Work is performed under the supervision of a Deputy County Manager. The Finance Director leads the Finance Department.

Examples of Duties

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Responsible for all the financial transactions of the County including but not limited to cash management, payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, banking, investing, and debt issuance.
  • Foster strong working relationships with the Board of Commissioners, County leadership, the Chief Internal Auditor and other departments to understand organization needs and solve complex financial issues.
  • Ensure compliance with NC General Statutes governing Local Government Finance.
  • Identify, develop and implement best practices, process re-engineering, data analysis and the maximum use of technology.
  • Manage Finance Department staff; prepare annual departmental budget; lead, hire, train, motivate, coach and evaluate staff; assign work; and maximize the use of new and innovative technology.
  • Lead the development, implementation and administration of County policies, procedures and business processes.
  • Oversee and co-prepares in-house preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Oversee external auditors responsible for the completion of the county’s annual audit.
  • Responsible for all budgeting and annual reporting of County debt and capital projects.
  • Coordinate debt issuance and administer the county’s debt service program and reporting in coordination with bond attorney, County attorney, financial advisors, underwriters, Local Government Commission, Trustee, Rating Agencies and County Manager.
  • Participates in the annual County budget process; project revenues; verify financial data; review estimates; calculate fund balance for appropriation.
  • Establish and maintain the design and installation of the accounting control, records and filing systems.
  • Assist personnel in implementation of accounting policies, system and programs.
  • Engage service providers for auditing, banking, arbitrage calculations, cost allocation, underwriting, trustee services and other professional services.
  • Review and pre-audit contracts, purchase orders, journal entries and wire transactions.
  • Work closely with both School Districts and Community College for financial operational and capital needs.
  • Attend Board of Commissioners, staff and professional meetings.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of governmental accounting, finance and budgeting; comprehensive knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing public and county government financial matters; thorough knowledge of modern office methods, practices and equipment; knowledge of effective supervisory practices; general knowledge of the organization and functions of County government; ability to prepare and maintain complex financial reports and records; ability to analyze and evaluate complex financial systems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials and associates; ability to express technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities; ability to maintain confidentiality; and to attend work regularly. 
 

 

Salary

The normal minimum hiring range for this position is $90,272.00 - $107,910.40 (pay grade 31). However, the County Manager may approve salary beyond the minimum range depending on qualifications. Cabarrus County also offers an excellent benefits package.  

Qualifications

 

Minimum Education / Experience requirements

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting or finance.
  • Eight years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including three years of supervisory experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Management (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field
  • Five years of experience at the Deputy Finance Director/Deputy Chief Financial Officer level or higher. (strongly desirable)
  • Certified Public Accountant (plus)
  •  Local Government Finance Officer Certifications (plus)

 

Special Requirements

Special Requirements:
Requires possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the state of North Carolina.  Requires occasional evening work for board meetings. Certified Public Accountant and Local Government Finance Officer Certifications preferred.

Miscellaneous

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. The application review process will take place immediately and continue until the position is filled. This recruitment may close any time after the first review or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. 

 

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO APPLY:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Cabarruscounty