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Job Details

Finance Manager

Richland Library - Columbia, SC , USA

Job Description:

Richland Library is seeking to hire a Full-Time Finance Manager at our Main location.

Sample Duties:

  • Effectively demonstrates characteristics of being enthusiastic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented, including the application of the Richland Library’s customer engagement standards.
  • Greets customers & successfully ascertains individualized needs and/or requirements for each customer.
  • Engages, encourages, and assists diverse customers in all areas of the Library in a welcoming, professional, and respectful manner.
  • Supervises finance staff, overseeing work priorities and deadlines. Monitors and evaluates employee performance. Ensures established policies and procedures are maintained. 
  • Ensures compliance with relevant federal, state, and local legal requirements; researches legislation, consults with outside advisors, and files financial reports.  Advises management of actions and potential risks.
  • Oversees financial transactions for the Friends and Foundation of Richland Library.  This includes review and post revenue transactions, reconcile donor database to financial database, reconciliation for transactions between the Library and the Friends and Foundation, creating financial reports as needed, etc.
  • Manages month end closing and reconciliations, develops deadlines for staff to verify that everything is recorded and reconciled timely.
  • Manages the GL chart of accounts to include adding new accounts, departments, funds, grants, etc.
  • Treasury management of the Library’s accounts to include transferring funds to maintain appropriate balances in all of the Library checking, saving and investment accounts, records monthly interest and transactions for internal transfers and investment income, etc.
  • Oversees fixed assets inventory management. Develops, monitors, and enforces procedures to safeguard assets.
  • Supervises and maintains the Library’s payroll operations to ensure efficient handling of employees’ pay, deductions       and benefit payments. Also serves are backup for payroll processing in UKG and accuracy of transmittal.
  • FYE Audit Reporting, maintaining records for yearly audits, grant reporting, contract management, and all other financial reports as needed.
  • Reviews contracts for approval and develops file management system for record keeping.
  • Audits 1099s and vendor management process.
  • Reconciles bank statements monthly through Munis banking reconciliation modules, journals, and banking statements.  Keep track of restricted accounts, updating interest, etc.
  • Manages workflow of Accounts Payable and Purchasing.
  • Backup approver for all A/P invoices and periodically audit to ensure internal controls are followed.
  • Audits purchasing process to ensure internal controls are followed.
  • Receives and credits to proper account all revenue; county appropriations education lottery, surplus property sales taxes, staff purchases, donations/grants, and any other miscellaneous revenue received.
  • Conducts reporting for workers compensation auditing.
  • Works with Human Resources to support payroll and benefits audits.
  • Supervise RFP process and assists with staff training and updates.
  • Maintains all official accounting records to conform to generally accepted government accounting principles and GASB rules. Prepares, supervises, and maintains accurate accounting, payroll, and other financial records, statements, and files.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge thru website tutorials, educational workshops and seminars.
  • Prepares various reports as requested.
  • Oversees the operation of the Library’s finance/payroll data processing system, and analyzes and recommends data processing alternatives. 
  • Performs other associated duties as required or assigned.



  • Completion of a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration, or business administration.  Transcripts must be presented upon hire.
  • At least five (5) years accounting and management work experience, preferably in work pertinent to governmental or public agencies.  
  • Preference may be given for master’s degree in business administration, accounting, or other pertinent area; and/or CPA or CMA certification. Designation as a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) or CPA preferred
  • Clean criminal record. Satisfactory report from state and national criminal background checks.  
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of internal controls, principles and guidelines governing financial practices and procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate financial systems, forms and records for informative financial reporting.
  • Understand and appreciate the responsibility of confidentiality and maintaining working relationships with all associates.
  • Strong communication skills.

Location, Salary & Hours:

Where: Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Salary Range: $66,514.50 - $89,787.75 annually plus excellent benefits.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week: 

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30 pm to include evening, weekend and/or emergency hours possible.

Job Classification Level 117 (FLSA Status: Exempt)

** Richland Library may change location and schedule of any library job.

How to apply:

Please click this link to apply.

Deadline: Open Until Filled. However, we reserve the right to close this posting without notice. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

No phone calls and/or in person inquiries regarding status of applications. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone.

Why the Richland Library?

Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a great variety of literary and cultural programs and 12 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customized, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike. 

The Richland Library is an award-winning, forward-thinking public library system because of our exceptional, diverse staff, who are passionate about serving our community. Be a part of our team and help us to continue to fulfill our mission to help our customers learn, create and share.

We are guided by our shared Vision: “to enhance the quality of life for our entire community”; and by strategic objectives including advancing our community, having an engaged staff who make a significant positive difference, and enhancing the experience and outcomes of customers who interact with Richland Library.



Contact Information

Phone: 803.988.0895 Ext. 3895
Fax: NA


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