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Job Details

Chief Financial Officer

South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) - Columbia , SC , USA

Job Description:

Here at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), we are laser-focused on connecting every jobseeker who comes through our doors with their next great career opportunity!  Are you looking for a meaningful position at an agency brimming with optimism and camaraderie that also offers job security, affordable health insurance, great retirement benefits, and work-life balance? If so, continue reading to discover your chance to make a difference at DEW!

Job Responsibilities

  • You will serve as the Chief Financial Officer leading Finance, Facilities and Procurement.
  • You will direct the development of the department’s comprehensive budget by working with the Executive Director, Chief of Staff, Chief Legal Counsel, and others to ensure a sound fiscal position.
  • You will oversee GAAP financial reporting and all financial statements and A-133 (single) audit engagements for over $1 Billion in annual state and federal funds managed by DEW.
  • You will ensure that federal grants and state funding are aligned with the agency’s mission and strategic direction.
  • You will direct the implementation of adequate financial controls to assure compliance with federal, state, contractual, budgetary, accounting and audit guidelines.
  • You will oversee the agency’s accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, and expense reimbursement processes and build policies and procedures that work effectively for our internal staff and vendors.

Minimum Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business administration.
  • Five years of professional experience including three years of experience managing a financial system with both accounting and budgetary responsibilities OR three years directing a major organizational unit within a complex financial system.

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to interpret complicated federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to direct the activities of others in the execution of complex financial, budgetary, and automated program systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, concepts and practices of financial accounting and budgetary systems.
  • Ability to plan and implement a complex financial management system.

Benefits Offered

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance for employee, spouse, and children
  • 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
  • 15 days sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited, to lactation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Qualified applicants may apply at: Chief Financial Officer - Columbia | Job Details tab | Career Pages (

Contact Information

Katie Hermann
Phone: 803-737-2582
Fax: NA
[email protected]


South Carolina Human Resources