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Finance Director

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Open Date:January 23, 2018
Close Date:January 29, 2018
Salary Range:$95,000 - $121,473 Annually (Starting salary commensurate with qualifications)
Number of Openings:1
Employment Type:Full-time

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general guidance and direction from the Clerk/Auditor and Chief Deputy, the Finance Director is responsible for successfully implementing best practices in government financial management to plan, direct, and oversee all phases of the County’s accounting functions.
Example of Duties
(Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class).  Provides technical expertise for all accounting functions to ensure the most effective, efficient, and accurate financial reporting. Coordinates and oversees implementation of new Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements as necessary.  Works collaboratively with other departments to develop effective solutions to current processes.  Provides technical advice, training and assistance to County departments to ensure effective administration, compliance, and reporting for all accounting transactions, processes and procedures pursuant to GAAP, GASB, and federal and state regulations.  Recommends, prepares, and oversees process change management in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliation, payroll processing, purchasing, reporting, and other subsidiary financial functions. Ensures business process documentation is created and training is provided to appropriate teams/employees.  Conducts ongoing review, development, and implementation of County-wide Financial Policies and Procedures, internal controls, and reporting. Maintains current documentation of all financial procedures used by County departments.  Participates in the recruitment and hiring of finance personnel. Supervises finance employees, evaluates performance, resolves conflicts, addresses performance problems, and oversees training and professional development.  Oversees centralized purchasing functions and provides purchasing support for capital and maintenance projects, bid solicitation and analysis, and contract compliance issues.  Reviews the general ledger system for proper entries and compliance with state and federal guidelines. Approves invoices for payment, bank reconciliations, journal entries, fixed asset entries, and other reconciliations and transactions.  Performs the year-end closing of financial records and oversees annual external audit and CAFR development.  Manages all aspects of debt service administration, including general ledger reconciliation, schedules, and continuing disclosures.  Ensures that mandatory reports are accurately prepared and submitted within designated time frames.  Plans, conducts, and coordinates special studies and projects as assigned.  Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.  Performs related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or closely related field, plus a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, including at least three (3) years in a supervisory position and three (3) years in public finance.

Preference for Master’s degree.
Preference for experience with enterprise resource planning systems implementation.
Special Qualifications
Preference given for following credentials:  Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Finance Manager, or Certified Public Finance Officer, or other applicable certification.  Must pass a criminal history background investigation.  Must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).  Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of:  accounting principles, practices and techniques; auditing standards as recommended by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; government fund accounting theories, principles, standards, and practices; governmental accounting standards including GASB and Federal Single Audit requirements; statistical methods, techniques, and financial planning; applicable laws, codes, and regulations; effective supervisory principles and practices.  Considerable knowledge of:  organizational research methods; financial/statistical analysis; centralized financial processes; public administration.  Skill in: supervision and staff development; implementation and use of enterprise resource software/systems, operating ten-key calculator; all computer hardware and applicable software including MS Word and Excel; applying correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.  Ability to: effectively lead, train and motivate employees and evaluate staff members’ work; apply accounting principles and auditing standards to a public sector environment; work independently in determining priorities, methods, projects; prepare and analyze complex reports, financial statements, budgets, grants and other documents; conduct in-depth fiscal research; effectively communicate ideas and concepts verbally and in writing; make presentations in public forums; quickly assess critical situations and solve problems; work effectively under stress, meet established deadlines and adjust as work priorities change; operate all applicable computer hardware and software  and master new technologies; follow oral and written instructions; communicate effectively (verbally and in writing); establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with employees, elected officials, the media, professional contacts, and the public.
Important Information
Davis County is a drug-free workplace.  All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment.  This is an FLSA exempt position.

Contact Information

Physical Address
Davis County Admin Building
61 South Main Street, Suite 305
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
Davis County Human Resources
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 451-3415 :: Main
(801) 451-3228 :: TDD

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except legal holidays)

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