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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - County of Monmouth

The position of Deputy Director Finance performs supervisory and highly technical accounting and financial control work, assisting the Chief Financial Officer with the financial affairs of Monmouth County and managing the daily operations of the Finance Department. Under direction, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises accounting work involved in the maintenance of the accounting system, preparation of financial statements and reports, and other related duties as required. This is a strategic management position in addition to carrying out accounting responsibilities in accordance with the County's policies, procedures and applicable laws. The position includes high-level responsibility for personnel management and oversight and/or the performance of tasks in keeping financial accounts of the County related to budgeting, accounting, tax collection and payroll processing. Work involves the application of governmental accounting principles, state and federal reporting requirements and practices within the limits of policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assists in the overall direction of the Finance Department performing highly technical accounting and financial control work as well as personnel management tasks.

  2. Manages and oversees accounting and reporting functions.

  3. Supervises staff which support business operations, prepares and monitors departmental budget and personnel reviews. Coordinate and assist in the preparation and review of major departmental work products.

  4. Responsible for generating and/or maintaining accounting and financial records of funds including reconciling bank statements and invoices, financial reports, bond payments, drafting checks, accounts payable and receivable, grant funding allocation, etc.

  5. Prepares monthly and special finance and accounting statements and payroll reports as well as Annual Statements.

  6. Prepares quarterly payroll taxes and annual payroll reporting.

  7. Reviews and approves expenditure reports.

  8. Reviews and approves budget modifications.

  9. Reviews and approves county vouchers.

  10. Responsible for Federal, State and County Grants.Setting up temporary grant budget and accounts, approvals and closeouts.

  11. System administrator for County banking and operations.

  12. Prepares and approves Annual Financial Statements.

  13. Supervises the work of accounting and clerical employees engaged in accounting functions.

  14. Work closely with other departments to prepare resolutions for Board of Freeholder approval.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, including or supplemented by a minimum of twenty-one (21) semester hour credits in professional accounting subjects.
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Financial Management or Mathematics preferred.
  • Experience in NJ State, County and/or Local government highly preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) plus years of professional supervisory accounting experience in work involving the operation and maintenance of large-scale accounting operations required.
  • Ten or more years of related accounting experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Certified County and/or Municipal Finance Officer certificate highly preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred.
  • Valid New Jersey driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:       

  • Knowledge of principles, theories, and practices of professional accounting; specifically NJ government accounting.

  • Knowledge of applicable guidelines used to resolve accounting problems.

  • Knowledge and ability to implement, establish and maintain large-scale accounting programs.

  • Knowledge of trends, current development, and plans for future developments in financial management.

  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.

  • Strong customer service and people skills.

  • Strong computer skills, including knowledge of accounting software; Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Excel; Word, and PowerPoint); knowledge of Edmunds and/or other financial systems; ePersonality or other payroll systems; and NJ State systems such as NJ-SAGE and NJ-EPIC.

  • Ability to plan and direct an accounting program.

  • Ability to supervise and provide staff training.

  • Ability to conduct negotiations and reach agreement on accounting problems.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of structure, functions, procedures, and legislation of the organization served in solving accounting problems.

  • Ability to develop methods for implementing prescribed accounting systems, to develop, establish, and prescribe accounting systems, and visualize effect of changes recommended or instituted.

  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the County or related units.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or business associates. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and Board of Freeholders.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function as well as possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the position. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible if they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

BENEFITS:

Regular full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package, including: generous paid holidays; vacation and sick leave; participation in pension plan; basic life insurance; voluntary participation in medical and dental programs; Section 457 deferred compensation; long-term disability compensation; optional life insurance for self, spouse and children; medical and dependent care reimbursement plans; and, access to membership in credit union.

HOW TO APPLY:

In order to be considered for the position, you must fill out an application. Applications can be obtained by going to www.visitmonmouth.com. Hover of "Employment" on the top of the page, then click "How to apply."

Please fill out the application. Please send the completed application along with a resume and cover letter via fax to 732-431-7924 or email to mc.humanresources@co.monmouth.nj.us by June 15, 2020

The application may also be delivered in person or mailed to

Monmouth County Human Resources Department
Hall of Records
One East Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728-2273


FINANCE DIRECTOR/CFO - Township of Bridgewater

Under direction, the Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer plans, directs, and administers all work pertaining to the management of the financial resources and manages the fiscal and financial operation, and other related work as required. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the entire financial management program which encompasses coordinating and synthesizing all functional activities associated with budget preparation, accounting, financial analysis, managerial financial reporting, cost benefit analysis, and auditing; develop, coordinate, and implement financial policies, procedures, and plans as well as develop, coordinate, and maintain a comprehensive system for the analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of financial data to provide management; advise and assist the Mayor and Council on the development of fiscal plans and forecasts; provide financial assistance to all boards, commissions, and Township departments; conduct continuous studies and collect data to serve as a basis for future financial recommendations; review expenditures for compliance with budget policies and follow-up on all questioned vouchers and requisitions; authorize the disbursement of funds; estimate revenues and expenditures; monitor internal financial controls; prepare and sign all federal and State returns, statements, and reports requiring the signature of the CFO; consultation and coordination with bond counsel and other appropriate authorities concerning the issuance of bonds, indebtedness, and negotiable obligations pursuant to the New Jersey Local Bond Law; manage and oversee the following functions: Treasury, Tax Assessment, Tax Collection, Utility Collection, Purchasing, and Payroll, and is responsible for the day-to-day functions along with long range projections, assessments, and planning; and assign and supervise the work of staff. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in accounting or finance; five (5) years of experience of related experience in a municipal or comparable governmental or quasi-governmental setting, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; Certified Municipal Financial Officer certification issued by the Division of Local Government Services of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; familiar with requirements of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated and the Faulkner Act; knowledge of the laws and administrative policies governing municipal finance including, but not limited to the requirements of the New Jersey Local Bond Law, Local Budget Law, Local Fiscal Affairs Law, Local Public Contracts Law, and the Faulkner Act; thorough knowledge and understanding of computer operations and data processing; and must be familiar with financial software packages, spreadsheet design and development, databases, and word processing. SALARY GRADE & RANGE: Grade T – Range: Minimum $84,864.00/Maximum $142,943.83. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: US citizenship is not required.  Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the US according to Department of Homeland Security, US Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the "New Jersey First Act," all persons newly hired must establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are required to submit a resume and fully completed employment application to personnel@bridgewaternj.gov no later than 5:00 pm on 06/05/2020. The employment application is available at https://www.bridgewaternj.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Bridgewater-Township-Employee-Application_2019.11.20.pdf  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

CFO - City of New Brunswick

The City of New Brunswick, a dynamic urban center with a population of 56,000+ seeks an experienced public sector finance manager to serve as the City’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO reports directly to the City Administrator. New Brunswick has a current fund budget of approximately $95,000,000 as well as two utility budgets consisting of water and sewer. The CFO is responsible for the development, organization, implementation and strategic management of all processes and procedures relative to all financial activities of the City. Duties include overseeing: Treasury, Tax, Tax Assessing, Utility Collections, and Payroll. The CFO is responsible for day-to-day processes, flows, long-range projections, assessments, and planning. Candidate must have comprehensive knowledge of laws and administrative policies governing municipal finance; experience in key decision making and financial matters regarding budget development, administration and capital planning. Strong experience with interlocal agreements, shared services, municipal bonds, debt issuance and PILOT agreements are favored. Additionally, strong computer skills, flexibility in financial software packages, spreadsheet design and development, database and word processing. Minimum requirements include New Jersey Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) in good standing, BS/BA in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration from an accredited college or university; MBA/MPA or CPA/RMA a plus. Candidate should be seasoned in public finance and management in governmental organizations. Consideration is for full-time and part-time applicants. NJ residency is required, candidates should email MDrulis@cityofnewbrunswick.org a cover letter, resume and references.

 

 

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