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Deputy Director of Finance
Jefferson County Commission Finance Department
 Birmingham, Alabama
Job Description

The Deputy Director of Finance plans, organizes, and directs Jefferson County financial and administrative operations. This includes tasks related to investment management, accounting, budget administration, debt management, sewer billing, auditing, payroll, and purchasing divisions. This individual directs the functional areas or operations, ensures employees have the necessary resources to accomplish goals, resolves complex business issues, oversees the flow of cash, and generally assists the Chief Financial Officer in the execution of his/her authority and responsibilities in the areas of executive leadership, managerial and organizational effectiveness, fiscal planning, and budget accountability. The work of the Deputy Director of Finance is reviewed by the Chief Financial Officer for departmental efficiency and effectiveness. This is an at-will position which is exempt from Civil Service and serves at the pleasure of the County Manager.

The Finance Department:

As of fiscal year-end 2019, the Commission maintains a general fund budget that consists of approximately $185 million in annual revenue. The Commission has total assets of $989 million and $2.6 billion, for governmental and business-type activities, respectively. Business type activities consist primarily of a sanitary operations enterprise fund with assets of $2.2 billion, and annual revenues in the amount of $237 million. Warrants payable as of September 30, 2019 were $448 million and $2.0 billion for governmental and business-type activities, respectively. Total government wide current assets were $828 million, with current liabilities totaling $176 million, as of September 30, 2019. The Commission also maintains separately reported revenue funds with annual revenue of approximately $423 million. Expenditures of federal awards were $14.6 million for the year ending September 30, 2019. Additionally, the Commission’s General Obligation warrants have been upgraded to AA - by Fitch and S&P. The County utilizes the MUNIS general ledger system.

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The Jefferson County Human Resources Department has tentatively scheduled a full-day Assessment Center on September 15, 2020 for those named as finalists.

For questions, contact:

  • Candace Harris at 205-381-1500 |
  • Valarie Nealey at 205-516-6982 |
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