Williamsburg County is seeking a dedicated financial professional who is committed to financial accountability, efficiency, transparency and progressive improvements to financial and accounting operations while leading Williamsburg County’s Department of Finance towards a technology driven future. This position offers you an exceptional career in Governmental Finance and the opportunity to share a vision of economic growth and prosperity of a rural county.
The ideal candidate for the Chief of Finance for Williamsburg County must possess the skill sets to oversee all financial functions including accounting, budgeting, and auditing and perform analytical and financial reporting to maintain the fiscal records and systems of the County. Special emphasis on governmental accounting and updated GASB guidelines. The successful candidate must have a Certified Public Accountant designation.
Work under the general direction of the County Supervisor.
Exercise general supervision over the Department of Finance staff to include the Deputy Director of Finance, Accounts Payable Clerk, and Capital Projects Sales Tax Coordinator.
Plan and organize workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage and supervise financial operations of the County to achieve goals within available resources. Oversee, monitor, and manage all financial matters for the County, including but not limited to financial strategies to accomplish strategic goals of the County.
Provide leadership and direction in the development of short and long financial strategies and goals, gather, interpret, and prepare data for financial reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Assist County Supervisor and County Departments in preparing detailed annual budgets. Work closely with the County’s department heads and officials to monitor and track each department’s budget to control spending and assure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, and material.
Develop cash flow analysis, financial forecasts and estimates to monitors the financial condition of the County to assure the fiscal well-being of the County.
Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports for use by the County Supervisor and decision- making purposes.
Maintain financial records and monitor internal and controls for conformance to County’s financial policies and procedures, state, and national standard accounting procedures.
Oversee the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts.
Attend regular and special County Council meetings as needed.
Prepare reports and presentations for Council Meetings as directed by County Supervisor
Prepare the County’s annual reports to State and Federal agencies.
Provide professional and financial advice to other department heads and County Supervisor.
Maintain the responsibility for closing out year-end and provide trial balance reports to independent auditor.
Coordinate the annual financial audit process.
Develop finance related ordinances and resolutions.
Represent the County at various conferences and meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned by the County Supervisor.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
(A) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration, or a closely related field;
(B) Five (5) years of progressively responsible governmental finance work;
(C) Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
(D) Equivalent combination of education and experience that provides a candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job will be considered.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices; considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems; considerable knowledge of office automation and computerized financial applications; considerable knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning; considerable knowledge of payroll and accounts payable functions; working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP, and GASB; considerable knowledge of cash flow and investment practices; working knowledge and experience in the use of financial software.
(B) Skill in operating the listed tools and equipment.
(C) Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures; ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, employees, and County officials; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
The candidate with a CPA designation must successfully complete the certification to become a Certified Government Finance Officer of South Carolina within a year of employment with the County.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Personal computer, including word processing and spreadsheet software; mainframe computer system; 10-key calculator; phone; copy machine; fax machine.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with ADA disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with ADA disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Valid through: 4/22/2021