Capital & Debt Fiscal Administrator

Capital & Debt Fiscal Administrator
Mecklenburg County
 Charlotte, North Carolina
Job Description


Responsible for supervising complex processes and/or staff and are responsible for oversight in area of assignment. At this level, incumbents have input into process/ operations policies and serve as a resident expert or resource and provide guidance to others.

This position oversees the planning and operations of the Capital and Debt section of the Central Finance Division and the person in this position must be able to make decisions that meet the goals of the Central Finance Division while also meeting the distinct needs of capital and debt reporting requirements for the County with various government agencies and the related rules and regulations. Therefore, the person in this position must oversee the Capital and Debt fiscal and reporting process and integrate the Capital and Debts team’s work with other departments within the County and external agencies. The administrator for this team is responsible for insuring all reporting is in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for governments, in compliance with any applicable Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements or Government Finance Officers Associations best practices, all applicable State technical and reporting requirements, and County policies and procedures.


  • May supervise staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Plans, develops, and manages the operations of an assigned fiscal section that provides financial support to County operations; develops goals and objectives for work unit; develops and recommends procedures and policies to ensure efficient operations.
  • Participates in and manages the County’s budget development activities; monitors and maintains section budget.
  • Provides technical accounting assistance and guidance to other departments in planning and monitoring their financial operations.
  • Oversees the preparation of financial reports; ensures reports are completed and submitted in a timely fashion
  • Prepares and/or reviews financial projection documentation and analysis
  • Prepares, reviews, and submits various financial reports to comply with statutory and regulatory compliance


  • Experience: Five years’ journey level experience related to the area of assignment.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  • Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted? Yes
  • Licenses and Certifications: Positions may require a CPA and/or professional certifications.


  • Five years’ experience in debt and capital planning as well as supervisory experience.


Knowledge of:

  • In depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements and Technical Pronouncements, North Carolina Statutes for local government
  • Budgetary principles
  • Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations
  • Governmental accounting procedures
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skilled in:

  • Proficiency in financial analysis
  • Interpretation of financial documents
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Using mathematics to solve problems.


  • Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Building Partnerships – Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Information Monitoring – Setting up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Developing Others – Planning and supporting the development of individuals’ skills and abilities so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.


In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts; health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.