Director - Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Charleston
Location of position: 
Charleston, SC
$73,002 to $93,000 / 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.

Directs and coordinates the daily activities of the Finance Division by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Manages the daily operations of the General Ledger and the Finance Division including the Treasurer’s office, payroll and accounts payable. Manages, directs and evaluates assigned staff and provides discipline as necessary. Provides technical expertise and training with complex accounting issues as needed.

Develops and implements policies and procedures related to City financial internal controls and record keeping. Ensures the safekeeping of City’s financial and other assets. Ensures wire transfers are accurately processed on a timely basis. Oversees the daily recording and deposits of cash receipts, including bank reconciliations. Oversees the City’s disbursement to ensure properly approved and recorded. Monitors, reviews and reconciles the general ledger accounts for accuracy. Assists the CFO with the preparation and review of financing mechanisms, including bond issuances and tax incremental financing districts. Prepares the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial report. Oversees and coordinates 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 a minimum of 10 years of related experience of which at least four must be at a managerial level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Official (CGFO) required. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Excel and Word or similar software. Knowledge of IFAS financial software helpful. Valid state issued driver’s license.