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Deputy Finance Director

Three Rivers Regional Commission

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Deputy Finance Director

Job Summary:

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:

  • Oversees the maintenance of general ledger and budgetary control accounts for the Commission to insure records are balanced and all Commission revenues and expenditures are properly recorded and accounted for.
  • Assures that funds are deposited in proper accounts.
  • Reviews contracts, budget revisions financial reports, and any other financial data before presented to individuals outside the Commission.
  • Designs and implements fiscal budgets, budgetary monitoring and control, idle funds investment, grants management and reporting, and purchasing and payroll administration.
  • Monitors funds allocations to ensure that staff divisions operate within budgetary limitations and in accordance with grantor agency guidelines.  Provides periodic financial reports to division directors, the Executive Director, and federal and state grantor agencies.  Functions as staff liaison to the Audit and Finance Committee.
  • Performs cash flow analysis, forecasting cash flow expectations, monitoring receipt and allocation trends, and investing idle funds.
  • Maintains contact and liaison with grantor agencies to insure that proper allocations and reporting requirements are adhered to.  Negotiate indirect cost agreements with designated federal and state agencies.
  • Provides information and assistance to external auditor as requested.
  • Assists Executive Director and division directors in overall management of Commission activities through inter unit coordination, administrative and planning support, grantor liaison, regional network maintenance, and information management and referral.
  • Works with subcontractors as a resource person answering questions relating to accounting system and report preparation.
  • Selects, trains, evaluates and directs the activities of department employees.
  • Coordinate the development of bi-monthly financial statements, quarterly reports, annual budget, reimbursements and journal entries.


  • Prepares and submits to Council a bi-monthly progress report outlining the budgeted and year-to-date expenditures and revenues for each budgetary line item.
  • Develops accounting policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and accounting regulations; reviews other agency policies for compliance with various laws and regulations.
  • Manage payroll.
  • Perform related duties as required.


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.





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