Finance Director

Bertie County
November 21, 2023
106 Dundee Street, Windsor, NC - North Carolina
Billing Address
P.O. Box 530 Windsor, NC 27983
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Closing Date
Open Until Filled


  • Supervises and participates in the operations of the Finance Department, including
    disbursement and accounting of County funds, preparation of the payroll and maintenance of payroll
    and time records, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, preparing journal entries.
  • Recruits and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions.
  • Advises County Manager and Board regarding financial and budgetary matters; provides advice on financing options, internal control systems, financial projections, and other related fiscal analysis.
  • Coordinates with the County Manager in the development of the annual operating and capital improvement budgets; works with department heads to project revenues and expenditures; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures; works with the County Manager in developing financial policies and in the final preparation of the budget.
  • Prepares accounting records including detailed records for ledgers; ensures compliance with GASB requirements; monitors the accounting of capital improvement funds or special funds to ensure compliance with regulations; performs grant accounting and internal audit; maintains a general accounting system for the County and financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget, including amount of the appropriation,
    amounts paid, unpaid obligations against the account, and the unencumbered balance.
  • Manages receipt and investment of all revenues; reviews budget system and financial conditions and develops methods of improvement.
  • Maintains the capital asset system.
  • Coordinates and assists the auditors during the annual audit of County financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems.
  • Submits to the County Manager and the County Commissioners periodic statements detailing the financial condition of the County.
  • Attends various meetings.
  • Attends conferences and trainings to stay abreast of financial matters that affect local government.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Starting Salary Range: $72,723 - $112,721 

Employees are eligible to receive up to a 5% increase after successful completion of their probationary period.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and extensive experience with government accounting and public finance; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master's degree preferred. Certified Local Government Finance Officer (GFOA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and General Governmental Finance and Fiscal Policy Training is highly preferred. Experience in MUNIS financial accounting software is strongly desired.

Special Requirements

Complete Introduction to Local Government Finance training within one year of hire.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.


The County offers a competitive benefits package to include Health Insurance through BCBSNC State Health Plan, 100% paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, FSA employer contribution, 401(k) plan with 3% contribution match, NC Local Government Retirement Pension contribution, 13 Paid Holidays, Vacation & Sick leave, Tuition Reimbursement and PSLF Qualifying Employer.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit:

Submit a Bertie County application, resume and transcript(s) to:

Latoria Harrell, Director of Human Resources/Risk Management

P.O. Box 530

Windsor, NC  27983

Email:  [email protected]


An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.