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Director of Finance

City of Chester - Chester, SC , United States

Job Description:

City of Chester
Finance Director Internal/External Posting
1 Position – Finance Department


Under limited supervision, serves as Financial and Budget Officer for the City of Chester, ensuring efficient and effective financial and cash management of the City's various funds. Develops and implements internal financial controls. Maintains fiscal control of the City's budget and oversees the management of cash receipts, payment of accounts payable invoices, payroll reconciliation, report preparation, management of bond proceeds and debt repayment, preparation of financial projections, and assistance to auditors with the external audit. Attends and records the minutes of the Finance Committee meetings, forwards minutes to Council, Administrator and Clerk. Reports to the City Administrator.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting supplemented by eight to ten years of continuous progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting, auditing and cash management, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that the City Administrator, with the advice and consent of City Council, determines provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Preference will be given to candidates who are registered as a Certified Public Accountant. Certified as a Government Finance Officer (CGFO), Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Application for Position: Internal employees interested in this job opportunity should submit in writing a request of interest letter to Carla Roof, Human Resources Director no later than 12 noon, July 17, 2019. External interest should submit a resume/application to , no later than 12 noon, July 17, 2019. The City of Chester is an EOE-H.

Position is Subject to the following Background Checks: Credit Check, Criminal History, Driving History, Drug Test, Medical/Physical and psychological.

Contact Information

Carla Roof
100 West End Street
Chester, SC 29706Phone: 803.581.5056
Fax: 866.270.6599


South Carolina Human Resources