Finance Director

Nash County Government
May 24, 2024
120 W. Washington Street, Nashville, NC
Billing Address
120 W. Washington Street
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Closing Date
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General Statement of Duties

Performs complex professional and responsible managerial and administrative work in planning, organizing, and executing the financial activities of the County.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

Work involves supervision of the budget, accounting, purchasing, collections, billing, cash investments, and payroll operations.  Considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system is required.  Work is performed in accordance with established local government finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government fiscal operations.  The Finance Director works in an office setting and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Manager and Board of Commissioners, and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and an independent audit of financial records.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Finance Department including financial programs and operations, budgetary accounting, accounts receivable billing, revenue collections, purchasing, fixed assets accounting, budget development and administration, investments, accounts payable, payroll, grant administration, and assessment levying; develops and implements departmental goals.
  • Supervises a staff of professional and technician positions; performs supervisory duties of assigning, monitoring and evaluating work; interviews, hires and trains employees.
  • Oversees compliance with local, State and Federal laws and ordinances for financial activities of the County.
  • Maintains knowledge of changes in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and implements those changes into County policies and procedures and ensures that financial reporting is performed in accordance with those standards.
  • Coordinates projects with information systems staff.
  • Works with the County Manager coordinating the annual general operating and capital improvements budgets; projects revenues and expenditures; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures; 
  • Works with the County Manager for the preparation of the annual County budget and subsequent submission to the Board of Commissioners; makes all necessary budget adjustments throughout the fiscal year.
  • Oversees the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, and the preparation of other reports on the fiscal condition of the County; monitors the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for payroll.
  • Manages the receipt and investment of all revenues and the posting of all revenues and expenditures; and account reconciliations.
  • Reviews and monitors on-going administration of budget, accounting and billing processes; reviews budget systems and develops methods for improvement.
  • Directs the annual audit of the County financial records; following up on findings to improve financial systems.
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the County including financial records for each department and other funds.
  • Oversees County debt management program and coordinates the administration of technical financing arrangements for securing debt and other long-term obligations of the County.
  • Works with County Manager in the formulation and development of policies and procedures pertaining to capital improvement and fiscal control.
  • Responsible for production of monthly and annual reports detailing the financial position of the county, including key revenues and expenditures.
  • Serves as Finance Officer of the Nash Tourism Development Authority including maintenance of accounting records, annual financial reports and audit.


Salary commensurate with education and experience


Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting, preferably supplemented with a Master’s degree in business or public administration and considerable experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  
Preference will be given to applicants with a Master’s in Public Administration or Business Administration; Certified Public Accountant; and/or Certified Local Government Finance Officer designation
Local government finance experience is preferred.

An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Special Requirements