Job Posting – Finance Director Position

Nether Providence Township seeks a Finance Director to manage the funds and finances of the Township. The Finance Director will report to the Township Manager and Board of Commissioners, will oversee a General Fund budget of approx. $8M, a sewer fund of $3M, and other funds totaling $1M. The Finance Director will be responsible for all aspects of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, sewer rental, pensions, cash management, banking, auditing, internal controls, budgeting, and financial reporting. The Township seeks someone with at least 3-plus years of municipal accounting or auditing experience. A CPA license is a plus. More information can be found at www.netherprovidence.org.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications. The Township is an EOE. Please contact Dave Grady (dgrady@netherprovidence.org) with interest. Deadline is April 13th.

Finance Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a financial and administrative position that is responsible for the management and maintenance of all finance records and transactions in the Township.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: This job description is designed to accurately reflect job duties. However, it may not be all-inclusive and other job-related duties might be required.

  • Collects and prepares financial data needed for the construction of the annual budget; assists in preparation of annual
  • Maintains a modified accrual system of accounting showing assets, liabilities, resources and cost of operations to facilitate accurate current understanding of financial status and preparation of budgets, reports and tax
  • Supervises and implements all aspects of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, sewer rental, pensions, cash management, banking, auditing, internal control, budgeting, and financial
  • Oversee debt service
  • Assists with development and provides oversight of departmental purchases and budgets.
  • Prepares and approves journal entries, subsidiary entries and account
  • Establishes and distributes escrow funds as directed by
  • Oversees all accounting and recordkeeping systems; reviews general ledger accounts and computer reports; prepares new
  • Provides oversight of cash
  • Maintains petty cash. Set standard operating procedure for petty cash and procurement card program.
  • Knowledge of employee handbook and employee contracts; implementing the details of the contracts as it relates to salary, benefits, time off and other financial and employee benefit
  • Performs a variety of human resource functions including oversight of the Township’s insurance plans and health
  • Prepares and manages pension information
  • Handle preparation of all reports associated with Liquid Fuels receipts and expenses
  • Reviews and approves all purchase requisitions and invoices for
  • Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly
  • Works with Manager and Board to oversee the Township’s short-term and long-range financial planning
  • Supervises collection of all funds due the Township; coordinates with Tax Collector to ensure accuracy of funds
  • Attends appropriate seminars and learning opportunities to stay current on all GFOA mandates and other changes that will impact the Township
  • Interacts with Township officials and employees, actuaries, insurance consultants and outside auditors to provide financial assistance and
  • Compiles reports and correspondence; researches, prepares and files required reports and forms to federal, state and local agencies; oversees preparation of all year-end financial
  • Performs related duties as assigned by Township Manager, including possible attendance at Board of Commissioners
  • Occasionally assist with answering phones and the front window, as staffing needs dictate.
  • Other duties, as necessary.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of modern approved governmental fiscal and related
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook for report writing, spreadsheet manipulation, database, and electronic communication

SKILLS:

  • Possess skill in oral and written
  • Possess organizational and management
  • Possess ability to research, write and edit statistical and financial information.

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with employee information and
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the tasks of the Finance
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complicated
  • Ability to interact with the public, associates and Township

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public or Business Administration or similar fields. Certified Public Accountant’s license a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional accounting experience involving fiscal and budgetary activities in a governmental, private or non-profit
  • Considerable knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning, organization and functions of municipal government, payroll and accounts payable functions, budgetary and accounting and reporting
  • Any equivalent experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will b

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to sit, stand, talk, hear, use office machines such as computers, telephone, copier, fax and other related office
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 25