Assistant Director of Financial Services

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Gastonia
Location of position: 
Gastonia, NC
$87,000 – $100,000
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Closing Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Job Description: 


GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK: Performs professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing financial activities related to the billing, collection, verification and balancing of all City revenues; responsible for all customer service activities related to new or transferred utility services, business licenses and other miscellaneous billings and revenues; responsible for evaluating and directing cash management activities, including the analysis and selection of securities for the investment of idle funds; does related work as required. Supervision is exercised over all personnel within the revenue, accounting and purchasing divisions, including Audit, Capital Assets, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Warehouse. Departmental supervision is exercised over all departmental personnel in the absence of the Director. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Financial Services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and business office operations; comprehensive knowledge of general and state laws and City ordinances and procedures governing municipal financial practices and procedures; ability to establish effective working relationships with subordinates, other departments and employees, elected officials and the general public; thorough knowledge of cash management and investments; ability to analyze financial data and prepare reports; ability to read and interpret state and federal financial regulations; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain and improve an effective system for the collection, receipting and reporting of large sums of money; comprehensive knowledge of computer operations and software utilized to maintain records for the billing, verification and collection of revenues and financial analysis, as well as Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and considerable experience in financial administration, accounting, cash management, investments and grant administration including considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA certification is strongly preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid North Carolina driver’s license. NIMS IS 700, 100, 200, 300 and 400 training within 12 months of hire

Drug screening, criminal background, verification of references and credit check and a POET (post offer employment testing) are required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Gastonia is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/H