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Deputy Finance Director
An individual in this classification works under the general direction of the Finance Director. The department is responsible for overseeing and administering the organization’s budget, and finance activities, as well as certain administrative functions. Finance responsibilities of the department include maintaining financial records, preparing budgets and financial analysis, account and financial reporting and compliance, and managing payroll. The individual serving in this role must be capable of understanding, managing, and complying with state and federal grants associated with the organization. Additional duties include management of staff and overseeing certain administrative activities as assigned.
Examples of Duties:
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Knowledge of: The concepts, theories, principles and practices of financial management, accounting and budget preparation as well as the principals and practices of office management. The laws governing public sector budgeting and financial reporting and Governmental Standard Board Regulations. The administration and compliance with state and federal grants.
Skill In: The use of office technology.
Ability to: Work independently and proactively with little supervision to support the goals and activities of the department. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local government officials, Commission staff members, independent and state or federal auditors, liaison agency personnel and representatives of state and federal grantor agencies. Effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of a number of staff support specialists engaged in a variety of tasks. Perform complex accounting tasks and operate basic calculating equipment with speed and accuracy. Must interpret local, State and Federal directives and guidelines as well as interpret computer data and assist with solving computer problems. Develop and monitor sound accounting systems and procedures, audit complex accounting records, exercise independent judgement, prepare detailed reports, and work under limited supervision.
Minimum Qualifications: Training & Experience Requirements
Graduate’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration and 1 to 2 years’ experience in accounting, particularly governmental accounting or auditing.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business and 2 to 3 years’ experience in accounting.
3 to 5 years of related experience in public accounting, managerial accounting, or other senior finance department positions.