Finance Director

Finance Director
Town of McAdenville
 McAdenville, North Carolina
Job Description

The Town of McAdenville, a quaint, historic riverside community just minutes from downtown Charlotte, is seeking applicants for the Town’s first Finance Director position.

Located in highly desirable Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord metropolitan area, the Town of McAdenville, nestled along the South Fork of the Catawba River, has a blend of rich history and a vibrant downtown filled with great dining, boutique shops, and wonderful recreational activities.

McAdenville offers an outstanding quality of life featuring a unique combination of beautiful natural spaces; parks and recreational amenities; excellent schools; great healthcare options; family-oriented neighborhoods; and much more. McAdenville is known as Christmas Town USA, attracting visitors from across the country each year during the month of December. The McAdenville Christmas Town tradition began in 1956 and has grown to include more than 250 evergreens, 100 meticulously decorated homes, half a million lights, and, most impressively, a lake full of floating Christmas trees.

The Town (pop. 890) operates under a Mayor-Council form of government and is currently staffed with two full-time positions. The Town of McAdenville provides utility billing for water and sewer services with police and fire services provided by the neighboring Town of Cramerton. The current operating budget is $2,173,865.

The Finance Director will have the unique opportunity to strategically grow the position to meet the needs of the community and the Town. The position will plan and oversee finance operations including budgeting, grant management, cash management, accounts payable, and payroll. Duties may include assisting the Town Administrator with the annual budget preparation and maintenance, coordinating the annual audit, grant administration and management, the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and the supervision of internal control procedures.

Successful candidates should have knowledge of basic governmental accounting principles, strong administrative skills, ability to perform complex financial transactions, and the ability to communicate effectively with other Town staff, the Town Administrator, and Town Council. The Director should be proactive, responsive, adaptable and an excellent problem-solver.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field and preferably 3-5 years of local government finance or accounting experience.

The Town offers a competitive benefits program. Hiring rate is $67,000 - $72,000 based on relevant experience.

Interested applications should submit a resume and cover letter to Lesley Dellinger, Town Administrator, at