Finance Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of Matthews Finance Department
Location of position: 
Matthews, NC
up to $90,000 depending on qualifications
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Job Description: 

The Town Of Matthews, NC is seeking an experienced Finance Officer who will report to the Assistant Town Manager.

The Finance Officer, with a staff of three, develops and manages the town budget of $22.4m, and carries out the functions of accounting, financial reporting and treasury management, accounts payable, revenue collections and payroll processing. the next finance officer will also be actively involved in project management and capital improvement planning, strategic planning and performance measurement. this position has the opportunity to strategize on funding options for the capital improvement program (CIP) over the next five to 10 years, work with others to manage ongoing CIP projects, and identify and update financial policies and practices to meet local government finance best practices. the Town of Matthews does not have any enterprise funds.

The successful candidate is:

  • Knowledgeable of North Carolina general statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures, principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting, and principles and practices of automated systems and their use in a municipal environment;
  • A collaborator who has experience in partnering with department heads to effectively budget and manage financial resources;
  • Expert in capital improvement budgeting, and financing and implementation of capital projects;
  • Savvy with financial management technology solutions and software;
  • Able to effectively develop and engage staff to deliver excellent customer service to both internal and external customers;
  • Practiced in developing and applying performance measurement metrics;
  • An excellent and effective communicator including one on one, small groups and public speaking who makes complex financial topics understandable to citizens, staff and commissioners;
  • A results-oriented project manager who can effectively incorporate the input of multiple stakeholders;
  • A responsive, detailed and deadline-oriented professional who continuously improves customer service in a service-driven organization.

Qualifications and compensation minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business, with five or more years of experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference given to CPA and local government finance administration certification, or direct local government experience. CPA’s performing work for a public entity will also be considered.

The hiring rate for this exempt position is up to $90,000 based on experience and qualifications.