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Director of Finance

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The individual supports the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator and Department Directors and is responsible for long range financial planning, current budget preparation and analysis, and efficient and cost-effective business operations for Departments under the Commissioners and to provide as-needed technical assistance to Delaware County’s Elected Officials. The individual is also responsible for planning, coordinating, managing, analyzing, and reporting the fiscal operations for the Board of Commissioners. Individual performs routine budget analyses and recommends changes to current and long-range operational practices; prepares long range financial plans for capital, debt and operating expenditures as well as revenues. Individual works with Department Directors to implement performance management programs and establish routine tracking procedures. The Director of Finance reports to the County Administrator.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in financial management, accounting or related field combined with previous experience in performance management and process improvement programs along with the demonstrated ability to effectively manage and lead subordinate personnel. Demonstrated experience with public and/or private sector initiatives in government structure, operations, functions and practices. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain the ability to drive on county business as a condition of employment. All required licenses and certifications must be maintained as a continued condition of employment.

Plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the fiscal operations for the Board of Commissioners; coordinates and develops the County’s annual budget, including but not limited to preparation of the budget guidelines and providing guidance to County offices related to budget preparation; monitors expenditures; implements budgetary and financial reporting controls; completes financial trends analysis including productivity and key metrics; completed monthly reporting and ensures compliance with applicable county, state and federal regulations;
Reviews routine monthly, quarterly and yearly revenue and expense reports and prepares a forecast of revenues and expenditures; performs an analytical evaluation of the reports and prepares a description of the findings; works with Department Directors and Elected Officials to adjust current and long-term business operations as needed;
Prepares and maintains a long range financial plan for Delaware County that projects future revenue sources and expenditures and identifies a funding strategy for capital improvements projects;
Works with Department Directors, County Administrator, Commissioners and Elected Officials to recommend, evaluate and implement efficient and cost-effective business strategies that includes but is not limited to fleet management, purchasing programs, multi-department contracting, outsourcing of services, etc.;
Works with Department Directors and Elected Officials to prepare baseline performance metrics for their respective departments and establishes routine tracking procedures for use in the implementation of a merit based performance compensation model;
Provides financial technical assistance to Commissioners, Administrators, Department Directors and Elected Officials on evaluation of existing practices and the cost impact of implementing new business and strategic initiatives;
Prepares financial projections for tax levies and bond issues for County Services and evaluate requests from related agencies requesting Commissioner approval to place a levy on the ballot;
Ability to apply management principles and supervisory skills to work situations, to direct, motivate and manage subordinate personnel, to plan and implement department goals and objectives, to develop and implement programs and projects, to delegate duties, to develop collaborative relationships and to initiate and recommend corrective action;
Participates on various Boards and Committees as a Board of Commissioners appointee as necessary;
Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance;
Performs typing, word processing, and related computer operations;
Holds all aspects of the job as confidential;
Works outside of typical work schedule/business hours as required; and
Other duties as assigned.


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