Director of Finance and Administration

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of Bluffton Finance Department
Location of position: 
Bluffton, SC
$ 91,972 – $ 147,155
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
Job Description: 

General Definition of Work Position participates with Town Manager in the implementation of Town policies, procedures, plans, and ordinances, to include providing overall support in the management of daily administrative Town functions. Position is responsible to plan, organize, direct and review the activities and operations of Finance, Business License, and Administration.

Essential Functions Provides overall direction and judgment at management level for Town Manager in recommending and establishing ordinances, policies, procedures, and priorities necessary to meet Town needs; to include ensuring implementation of Town Manager directives. Chief Financial Officer for Town. Plans, manages, and directs Town financial planning and accounting practices including annual budget preparation and annual independent financial audit. Directs the funding development and implementation of a continuing Capital Improvements Program. Supports or designates staff to support the financial activities, such as recordkeeping, financial reporting and budgets for the Don Ryan Center for Innovation, the Town’s non-profit Economic Development related division. Develop and implement long and short-term strategic plans in support of department and Town-wide goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial reporting for various transaction types; knowledge of principles and practices of internal control procedures and practices as they apply to a public agency; knowledge of principles and methods of finance administration; ability to interpret and apply Federal, State, local and department policies, procedures, laws and regulations; ability to prepare complex financial statements, reports and analysis; ability to identify and respond to public and Town Council issues and concerns. Comprehensive knowledge of all Federal, state, and local codes related to required work.

Education and Experience Master’s Degree and 6 years or more of governmental accounting experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in government accounting or related field.