Finance Director

County of Gates
March 2, 2023
PO Box 148, 115 Court Street, Gatesville, NC
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PO Box 148, 115 Court Street
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Finance Director - The primary purpose of this position performs managerial, professional, and administrative work in the development, planning, management, and execution of the financial activities of the County as directed by the NC General Statutes, the County Manager, and the Board of Commissioners.

An employee in this class plans organizes and manages the financial resources for the County. Work involves supervising and participating in processes for the receiving, disbursing, and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the County and assisting the County Manager on strategic and tactical matters related to budget management, cost/benefit analysis, forecasting and evaluating needs, and securing of funding for programs and projects. Work involves supervision of purchasing and contracts, accounting, collections, billing, cash controls, risk management, grant accounting, debt management, and investment of funds. The role also supervises the information technology function of the organization. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system and engaging with elected and public officials. Work is performed in accordance with established County finance procedures, local ordinances, NC General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government fiscal operations, generally accepted accounting principles, and GAAFR. Work is performed under the supervision of the County  Manager, and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and an independent audit of financial records.


Annual Salary Range $58,521 - $90,708


Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in business, public administration, or accounting, and considerable management experience in local government finance administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer a Master of Public Administration degree.

Special Requirements

NC Finance Officers' Certification from the School of Government.

Ability to be bonded in the State of North Carolina.


The complete job description and County Application can be found on the Gates County website. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and work-related references along with a completed County Application in confidence to Christy Byrum, PO Box 148. Gatesville, NC 27938; (252)357-2411 Ext. 01005. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will be ongoing. Gates County is an equal-opportunity employer.