Centre County Government has an opening for the position of Director of Financial Management. The Director of Financial Management is responsible for the planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing of the County's financial activities including budgeting, financial planning, accounting, auditing, and contract management.
Base Pay: $71,260.80-$116,875.20/annually Grade: S-62 Shift Available: Full Time
Summary of Job Functions
Manages the preparation of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets. Coordinates budgetary information with Controller, Treasurer and other elected officials and department heads; amends budget as approved by Commissioners.
Develops and updates a multi-year operating and capital budget.
Develops and provides monthly financial and statistical reports including analyses of monthly closing, cash flow analysis, and actual expenditures vs. budget.
Develops and implements accounting and financial management policy and procedure.
Serves as a liaison between the Controller and Treasurer to ensure appropriate monitoring of County finances. Maintains a working relationship with the Controller’s and Treasurer’s offices and all departments with regards to financial management matters.
Identifies problem areas and makes recommendations to resolve issues assuring a stable fiscal structure within the County.
Conducts fiscal research and provides assistance to the Commissioners and staff regarding financial structure within the County.
Supervises Tax Assessment and Tax Claims and Collections departments.
Evaluates the County’s financial position and issues periodic financial and operating reports for all departments, including grant-in-aid agencies.
Assures compliance with all federal, state and local accounting principles, procedures and financial record-keeping requirements.
Manages the County’s purchasing and inventory control procedures and proposes recommendations in connection therewith.
Oversees the implementation and integration of the financial software within the County in cooperation with the County’s outside MIS contractor.
Administers and monitors all vendor contracts to assure compliance and consistency with County goals and financial resources.
Establishes working relationship with vendors and develops procedures for verification and approval of purchases within the County.
Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures and prepares cost reports.
Analyzes and conducts studies of economics, business and financial conditions and their impact on the County’s revenue and capital investments.
Analyzes all contracts and/or projects for their financial impact prior to recommending same to Commissioners.
Institutes policies and procedures to assure maximum reimbursement from Federal/State funding sources for County programs.
Oversees property and casualty management including the reconciliation of all assets for capital and other financial reporting.
Participates in monthly Department Head meetings as appropriate.
Participates in union negotiations and arbitrations.
Performs special projects as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.
Minimum Training and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required. Working knowledge of automated accounting systems and relevant technology. Five to ten (5-10) years progressive experience in financial administration and management, including 3-5 years supervisory experience desirable. Experience working in a government entity preferred.
Applications for this position will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.
Applications may be downloaded from www.centrecountypa.gov. To submit your resume with the completed application, for a detailed description, or for more information, contact Human Resources at: (814)355-6748 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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