Assistant Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Charleston
Location of position: 
Charleston, SC
Wage/Salary: 
$60,603 - $73,000 / Year DOQ
Date Posted: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Job Description: 

Please note: The City is not accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this open position at this time. Any resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at the City via e-mail, internet, or directly to hiring managers in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of the City, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by the City.

Assists in the overall direction and coordination of the daily activities of the Finance Division by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Assists with managing the accountants and General Ledger operations of the Finance Division. Assists with developing and implementing policies and internal controls procedures related to City financial record keeping. Manages financial projects and assigns work priorities among the accountants. Monitors, reviews and reconciles the general ledger accounts for accuracy. Provides technical expertise and training with complex accounting issues as needed. Assists the Finance Director with the preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial report. Assists with CFO and Finance Director in the preparation and review of the financing mechanisms, including bond issuances and tax incremental financing districts. Assists the Finance Director with cash flow management. Assists the Finance Director with the City’s annual audit process with the outside auditors. Responds to inquiries pertaining to the City’s financial records. Communicates with other departments to report and resolve financial problems. Consults with department managers to develop system solutions consistent with organizational objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Requires: Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field; plus six – eight years of related experience of which at least two must be at a managerial level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software. Knowledge of One Solution financial software helpful. Valid state issued driver’s license.