Director of Financial Management

Director of Financial Management
Centre County Government Finance Department
 Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Job Description

Summary of Job Functions

  • Manages the preparation of the County's annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Coordinates budgetary information with Controller, Treasurer and other elected officials and department heads; amends budget as approved by Commissioners.
  • Develops and updates a multi-year operating and capital budget.
  • Develops and provides monthly financial and statistical reports including analyses of monthly closings, cash flow analysis, and actual expenditures vs. budget.
  • Develops and implements accounting and financial management policy and procedure.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Controller and Treasurer to ensure appropriate monitoring of County finances.
  • Maintains a working relationship with the Controller's and Treasurer's offices and all departments with regard to financial management matters.
  • Identifies problem areas and makes recommendations to resolve issues assuring a stable financial structure within the County.
  • Conducts fiscal research and provides assistance to the Commissioners and staff regarding financial decision making and special projects.
  • Supervises Tax Assessment and Tax Claims and Collections department.
  • Evaluates the County's financial position and issues periodic financial and operating reports for all departments, including grant-in-aid agencies.
  • Assures compliance with federal, state and local accounting principles, procedures and financial record-keeping requirements.
  • Manages the County's purchasing and inventory control procedures and proposes recommendations in connection therewith.
  • Oversees the implementation and integration of the financial software within the County in cooperation with the County's outside MIS contractor.
  • Administers and monitors all vendor contracts to assure compliance and consistency with County goals and financial resources.
  • Establishes working relationship with vendors and develops procedures for verification and approval of purchases within the County.
  • Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures and prepares cost reports.
  • Analyzes and conducts studies of economic, business and financial conditions and their impact on the County's revenue and capital investments.
  • Analyzes all contracts and/or projects for their financial impact prior to recommending same to Commissioners.
  • Institutes policies and procedures to assure maximum reimbursement from Federal/State funding sources for County programs.
  • Oversees property and casualty management including the reconciliation of all assets for capital and other financial reporting.
  • Participates in monthly Department Head meetings as appropriate.
  • Participates in Union negotiations and arbitrations.
  • Performs special projects as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Attends seminars, internal and external meetings relating to financial operations as necessary.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by County Administrator and Commissioners.