Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Davis County Government Clerk/Auditor's Office
Location of position: 
Farmington, UT
$95,000 – $121,473
Date Posted: 
Monday, December 18, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Job Description: 

Under general guidance and direction from the Clerk/Auditor and Chief Deputy, the Finance Director is responsible for successfully implementing best practices in government financial management to plan, direct, and oversee all phases of the County’s accounting functions.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).

  • Provides technical expertise for all accounting functions to ensure the most effective, efficient, and accurate financial reporting.
  • Coordinates and oversees implementation of new Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements as necessary.
  • Works collaboratively with other departments to develop effective solutions to current processes. Provides technical advice, training and assistance to County departments to ensure effective administration, compliance, and reporting for all accounting transactions, processes and procedures pursuant to GAAP, GASB, and federal and state regulations.
  • Recommends, prepares, and oversees process change management in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliation, payroll processing, purchasing, reporting, and other subsidiary financial functions. Ensures business process documentation is created and training is provided to appropriate teams/employees.
  • Conducts ongoing review, development, and implementation of County-wide Financial Policies and Procedures, internal controls, and reporting. Maintains current documentation of all financial procedures used by County departments.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of finance personnel. Supervises finance employees, evaluates performance, resolves conflicts, addresses performance problems, and oversees training and professional development.
  • Oversees centralized purchasing functions and provides purchasing support for capital and maintenance projects, bid solicitation and analysis, and contract compliance issues. Reviews the general ledger system for proper entries and compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Approves invoices for payment, bank reconciliations, journal entries, fixed asset entries, and other reconciliations and transactions.
  • Performs the year-end closing of financial records and oversees annual external audit and CAFR development.
  • Manages all aspects of debt service administration, including general ledger reconciliation, schedules, and continuing disclosures.
  • Ensures that mandatory reports are accurately prepared and submitted within designated time frames. Plans, conducts, and coordinates special studies and projects as assigned.
  • Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or closely related field, plus a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory position and three (3) years in public finance.

  • · Preference for Master’s degree. · Preference for experience with enterprise resource planning systems implementation.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Preference given for following credentials: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Finance Manager, or Certified Public Finance Officer, or other applicable certification. Must pass a criminal history background investigation. Must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents). Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. FLSA exempt position.

TO APPLY: Interested individuals are required to complete an official Davis County application on line at An Applicant Instruction Sheet describing important information is available. Applicants are responsible for stating their qualifications in an understandable manner. Incomplete and/or vague information may disqualify an applicant from further consideration. All statements are subject to verification. Applicants requesting Veterans’ preference must attach a copy of form DD-214. If assistance is needed, call 801-451-3415. Equal Opportunity Employer.