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Job Details

Finance Manager

Berkeley County SC Government - Moncks Corner, SC , US

Job Description:

This position typically provides direction of the day to day operations of the department, staff supervision and departmental budget preparation; and deals courteously and effectively with fellow employees and citizens.


  • Plans, organizes and directs the financial operations of the County under the guidance of the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Provides administrative and technical leadership in accounting, budgeting, investment, debt administration, EMS Billing and State/Local/Community Development Grants. 
  • Creates processes and prepares various reports and spreadsheets including the Annual County Budget and CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report). 
  • Develops and implements accounting procedures and practices. 
  • Prepares an annual operating budget. 
  • Directs and controls the processing of payroll, accounts payable and the tracking of grant funds. 
  • Coordinates annual audit with an independent accounting firm. 
  • Reconciles funds and accounts, maintains records of all budget transfers and allocations, accounts for all fixed assets and performs other miscellaneous accounting functions.
  • Reviews and analyzes financial statements as prepared by staff and report status to upper management. 
  • Reviews statistical reports for other activities such as water/sewer sales, landfill tonnages etc. and other pertinent performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
  • Reports to management about asset utilization and audit results and recommends changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Determines staffing requirements and interviews, hires and trains new employees or oversees those personnel processes.
  • Supervises employees performing financial reporting, accounting, billing, collections, payroll and budgeting duties.
  • Attends and participates in meetings of staff, County council and others.
  • Organizes and directs bond work with bond attorneys, financial advisor and staff to prepare documents for bond issuance and presentation to county council and supervisor.
  • Reviews subordinates’ journal entries and documents prepared for audit for accuracy.
  • Performs routine data entry and other office support activities, including creating, sorting, photocopying, distributing and filing documents.
  • Manages and monitors bank accounts and investments for Water & Sanitation accounts.
  • Oversees annual budget preparation and presents to County council and upper management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field;
  • Seven (7) years of related accounting/finance experience;  
  • Five (5) years management/supervisory experience.

Special Requirements: 

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred;
  • Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation and auditing background preferred;
  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview;  
  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Skill in using mainframe systems and advanced personal computer systems including Word and Excel.
  • Skill in communication, both oral and written. 
  • Skill in the operation of all basic office equipment.
  • Ability to manage grant funds and department budget.
  • Ability to use small office equipment and computers.


This position requires the employee to sit and use hands to handle, finger, grasp or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


The work is regularly performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Must be able to attend evening County Council meetings and various social functions as requested. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.

Contact Information

D. Allen Milburn
1003 US Highway 52
Moncks Corner, SC 29461, US
Phone: NA
Fax: NA
[email protected]


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