Director of Finance

Director of Finance
City of Georgetown Finance Department
 Georgetown, South Carolina
Job Description

The City of Georgetown is now accepting applications for a Director of Finance in the Finance Department. Under limited supervision, plans, directs, controls, administers, and supervises the financial activities and programs for the City of Georgetown including cash management, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, meter reading, inventory control, and purchasing. Consults with and advise to the City Administrator concerning the City's financial affairs, development of financial operating policies and procedures, and the City's financial goals and objectives. Manages and directs the overall financial and general accounting operations and reporting for the City, which includes financial controls. Exercises independent judgement in applying established generally accepted accounting practices and municipal accounting principles and practices. Provides information and recommendations to department heads regarding financial processes a nd procedures. Performs financial approval duties of the City Administrator in his/her absence and serves as the interim City Administrator in his/her absence. Reports to the City Administrator.

Requires a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field with four (4) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible managerial experience in local governmental accounting, auditing, finance, and budgeting and or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires excellent analytical skills in public finance, and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements.