Administrator of Finance

Administrator of Finance
Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services
 Norristown, Pennsylvania
Job Description


Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Administrator for the Finance Office drives alignment between HHS contracting and fiscal procedures and Departmental vision and strategic plans. The Finance Administrator provides adept leadership and training practices for all contracting and fiscal/budgeting teams which support HHS, develops and ensures compliance with all related policies and procedures and ensures the accuracy and consistency of financial reports. Knowledge of Medicaid and county government financing preferred.

This position is situated in the Offices of Strategy Management (OSM) in the Department of Health and Human Services which uses a person-centered, holistic and integrated approach to collaboratively provide an accessible network of resources that support Montgomery County residents. As part of OSM leadership and a member of the Health and Human Services Cabinet, the Administrator works collaboratively with all other HHS Offices. Work is performed with a high degree of independent administrative judgment.

The Finance Administrator is responsible for overseeing consolidated and streamlined fiscal and administrative functions for HHS which include human resources and information technology. Department fiscal matters are centralized and the Administrator works in close conjunction with the County’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on matters related to HHS budget development and execution to ensure that funds are allocated effectively among all HHS Offices. The HHS Finance Office is also responsible for procurement among the Department Program Offices, in particular ensuring that procurement processes are streamlined, coordinated, and clear to County stakeholders.

Additional responsibilities include supervision of management staff, program and policy development, implementation and monitoring of state and federal mandates and regulations, personnel management, performance evaluations, and other administrative duties. Completes all other tasks as assigned by Deputy Director of Health and Human Services.


Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Administrator

  • Effectively builds, maintains and leads a positive, high-performing, outcomes-driven team through effective recruiting, training, performance management, coaching, team building and succession planning.
  • Effectively upholds, cultivates and communicates HHS core values, ensuring they are operationalized in all areas of oversight.
  • Develops and manages initiatives with measurable outcomes
  • Works with the Office of Performance and Planning to implement valid, reliable, and scalable processes to capture outcomes for use in quality improvement and value-based contracting.
  • Demonstrates proactive problem solving and ensures management of issues and trends
  • Maintains alignment with Director of HHS and Office of Strategy Management.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Develops, manages and implements consistent processes and procedures for the interface of a complex Health and Human Services system
  • Monitoring and allocation of Human Services Block Grant Funding
  • Oversight of fiscal procedures and their compliance and integration in accordance with County, State, and Federal requirements
  • Department-wide budget preparation, implementation, monitoring, & reporting
  • Contract administration, monitoring and compliance for fiscal elements (in partnership with the Office of Performing and Planning)
  • Fiscal management, compliance, & reporting
  • Grant and contract monitoring (outcomes and reporting)
  • Invoice and claims administration for state & federal funds
  • Procurement process
  • Evaluate and coordinate office support staff


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA Accounting Healthcare Administration preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree that includes 12 credits in one of these areas finance/business/social services.
  • Plus four years combined experience in Senior level accounting, budget, business management supervisory and management OR Any equivalent of experience and training.
  • Knowledge of principles of public administration
  • Knowledge of basic principles and practices of supervision and administration
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in interpreting and implementing departmental, state, federal and local policies and procedures


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands or arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


  • Budgetary/Fiscal, accounting skills;
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills
  • Negotiation/conflict resolution skills
  • Organization & time management skill
  • Problem solving skills/techniques
  • Short & long range planning techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent analytical and planning skills
  • Excellent supervisory skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Computer proficiency required for basic computer programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.


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