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Finance Director

Town of Moncks Corner - Moncks Corner, SC , USA

Job Description:

The Town of Moncks Corner is accepting applications for the position of Finance Director.  Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting, Masters degree is preferred. Five years experience in financial accounting with at least three years of governmental accounting. Familiarity with GASB, municipal government annual audit requirements, and payroll administration.  Experience with municipal budgeting and funds oversight. Professional certification as a Certified Government Finance Officer and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred.  Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  Mid-point for this position - $80,000.   Applications can be obtained at or Mail to:  Marilyn Baker, Town of Moncks Corner, Post Office Box 700, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.   EOE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.  Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

Department: Administration 
Pay Grade: 113
FLSA Status: 113

Job Summary:  Work is performed under the managerial direction of the Administrative Services Director.  The Finance Director supervises and administers all Town accounting records, financial reporting, accounting systems, financial policies and procedures, budgeting and grant compliance.  Other duties as assigned by the Administrative Services Director.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise accounting staff that process Payroll, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipts, and various billing. This includes providing accurate accounting for the distribution of said processes to the various Funds via the use of the Town’s general ledger accounting system.
  • Create and ensure compliance with Town accounting policies and procedures, in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements, designed to increase timeliness, accuracy, transparency as well as reduce inefficiencies and opportunities for fraudulent activities.
  • Monitor all Town internal financial and accounting controls.
  • Assist Town management in preparing detailed department annual budgets. Work closely with the Town management to track each department’s budget to actual variances to control spending and conduct appropriate reporting.
  • Assist with the creation and presentation of the Town-wide annual budget to Mayor and Town Council.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for use by the Town in administrating the annual operating budget.
  • Maintains all funds in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board and General Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Manage and report Special Revenue Funds of the Town for financial and compliance purposes.
  • Review all financial transactions to include Business Licenses, Building Permits, Court Judgments, and other income-generating activities benefiting the Town.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for all bank accounts, government fund accounts, and securities.
  • Manage the investment portfolio of the Town in accordance with the Town’s investment policy.
  • Conduct year-end closeout and prepare auditable financial statements.
  • Prepare annual CAFR.
  • Work with the Town’s external auditor to facilitate the completion of the annual Town-wide external audit. This includes aiding with the information gathering process, reporting on the Town’s internal controls, and explaining the Town’s accounting policies and procedures, and preparing the annual detailed Management and Discussion Analysis paper to be included with the annual audit as required by the Government Accounting Standards Board.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance strategic goals for the Administration Department in alignment with the Town initiatives.
  • Prepare the Town’s annual reports for County, State, and Federal agencies.
  • Conduct timely and efficient fiscal year close of all accounting modules and set-up of accounts for subsequent year.
  • Conduct financial analysis and provide guidance to Town management as required in contract negotiations and agreements with outside third parties.
  • Conduct ad-hoc special reviews related to Town finances and/or accounting activities as directed.

Other Duties:

  • Seek professional continuing education and certifications related to position to further facilitate primary duties and responsibilities.
  • Conduct annual counseling’s, or as conditions warrant, of Administration Department personnel to formally document subordinate individual performance, training completion, and goal re-evaluation.
  • SAFETY: It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with the established policies, procedures and safe work practices.  Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injuries or illnesses. Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations.  In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting. Master's degree is preferred. Five years of experience in financial accounting with at least three years of governmental accounting.  Familiarity with governmental accounting standards, municipal government annual audit requirements, and payroll administration. Experience with municipal budgeting and funds oversight. Professional certification such as Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred.

Language skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and procedure manuals and forms of instructions written in English.  Ability to write advanced professional reports and correspondence in English.  Ability to speak English and communicate effectively with customers and/or employees of the Town.

Mathematical skills: 

  • Capture relevant financial information, formulate appropriate mathematical formulas and derive logical solutions. Calculate and analyze statistical measures, proportions, and percentages. Apply concepts of basic algebra and econometric analysis. 

Reasoning Ability: 

  • Ability to concisely define abstract problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in various forms to include written, diagram, and verbal.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be physically able to operate an automobile and a variety of automated office machines.  Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Work is sedentary and involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. Work involves fingering, feeling, reaching, handling, mental acuity, stooping, visual acuity and kneeling. Must be able to talk and hear.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal office conditions. The noise level of the work environment is usually quiet. The employee must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress and work in a relatively safe, secure and stable work environment.

Safety and Housekeeping:  

  • Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards. Ensures such standards are not violated.

The Town has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

E.O.E.  The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

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Contact Information

Marilyn Baker
PO Box 700
Moncks Corner, SC 29461, USA
Phone: 843-719-7906
Fax: NA


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