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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - City of Trenton

The City of Trenton, located in Mercer County, is seeking a dedicated and responsible person for the cabinet-level, full-time position of Director of Finance. The annual salary is $131,844, and the Director of Finance position is subject to advice and consent of the City Council.

The City of Trenton operates on the State Fiscal Year (July 1 – June 30) and is currently a Transitional Aid community. Trenton’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget was $216 million, with Water, Sewer & parking utilities totaling an additional $69 million. Budgets, AFS & Audits are available on the City’s web site.      

The Finance Director is responsible for managing the four Divisions within the Department of Finance:

1. Accounts and Control - responsible for the City’s reporting, accounting and bill payment functions. 

2. Treasury - responsible for all debt and cash receipt functions along with bank reconciliations. 

3. Tax Collection - responsible for all billing functions related to city properties except utilities.

4. Tax Assessment - responsible for setting the assessment, exemptions and deductions for all city properties, taxable & exempt. 

Each of these divisions has a Division head, whom report to the Director of Finance.

The Director of Finance is also responsible for working with the Business Administrator preparing the City’s Budget. The Department of Finance additionally prepares all audit schedules and all documents that are filed with the Division of Local Government Services.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree in accounting or another financial related major;
  • Significant experience in New Jersey municipal government finance (preferably at least 10 years although fewer years of experience will be considered based upon prior responsibilities);
  • Fluency with the Edmunds financial package;
  • A Municipal Financial Officer certification (preferred);
  • Significant experience with the leadership and supervision of staff; and
  • Prior experience in testifying before a governing body on financial matters.

Please email cover letter and resume to Adam Cruz, Business Administrator at acruz@trentonnj.org by July 29, 2020.

 

ASSISTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - Township of Neptune

The Township of Neptune is seeking experienced applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Chief Financial Officer.  The position is responsible for assisting in all statutory requirements and duties of the CFO.  Duties include but are not limited to assisting the CFO with preparation of the municipal budget/AFS and ADS, reviewing expenditures for compliance with budget policies, maintenance of general ledgers, bank reconciliations, monitoring internal financial controls with regards to receipts and disbursements, supervision payroll and daily operations.  Applicants must be proficient with Microsoft Office and MSI software.  Candidate should have experience in municipal debt issuance and reporting.  Candidates should possess strong interpersonal, organizational and supervisory skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills.  

Education/Experience:  BS/BA in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university; MBA/MPA, RMA or CPA a plus.  At least five (5) years' experience in municipal finance.

Certification:  Must be a New Jersey Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) in good standing and must have held such Certification for a minimum of 3 years.

Compensation and Benefits:  This is a full-time position eligible for enrollment in NJ PERS.  The Township offers a competitive salary and benefits package based upon experience and and qualifications.  

Please email resume with salary requirements to Stephanie Oppegaard, Director of Human Resources, at soppegaard@neptunetownship.org, by July 15, 2020.  

 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/CFO - Township of Florence

The Township of Florence in Burlington County has a population of 12,500 + seeks an experienced Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position reports directly to the Business Administrator, and plans, directs, and administers all work pertaining to the management of the financial resources and fiscal operation, and other related work as required. The candidate must be organized, attentive to details, communicative and be a problem solver.

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, and cost benefit analysis; 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; assist all Township departments with financial matters review expenditures for compliance with budget policies; authorize the disbursement of funds; estimate revenues and expenditures; monitor internal financial controls; prepare and sign all federal and State documents, statements, and reports requiring the signature of the CFO; consultation and coordination with municipal finance advisors, 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, in accounting, business administration 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; preferred Certified Municipal Financial Officer certification issued by the Division of Local Government Services of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; 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. Knowledge of Edmunds and Primepoint Payroll software is a plus. Qualified Purchasing Agent certification is preferred, or must be obtained within sixteen (16) months of employment.

All applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume to Administrator Stephen Fazekas, Florence Township Municipal Complex, 711 Broad Street, Florence, NJ 08518 by July 6, 2020.

Florence Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

ASSISTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - Township of West Windsor

West Windsor is seeking experienced applicants for the full time Assistant Chief Financial Officer position, assisting the Chief Financial Officer in planning, directing, and administering work pertaining to the financial management of the Division of Finance. Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field. Five years of responsible accounting and/or finance experience in a local government environment. Certified Municipal Finance Officer designation required. Send completed application/resume to: West Windsor Township Human Resources, PO Box 38, West Windsor, NJ 08550 or e-mail HR@WestWindsorTwp.com.  SUBJ:  Assistant Chief Financial Officer.  Please apply July 2, 2020. No phone calls please.  EOE/Affirmative Action.  

 

 

 

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