This is a senior level professional position in the County Executive form of government wherein the responsibilities of Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue are performed by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Deputy Director of Finance reports directly to the CFO and oversees the day to day operations of the multiple divisions of the Finance Department which serves both the local government and Albemarle County Public Schools. The Deputy Director of Finance provides operational and financial leadership, advice, and consultation that will significantly impact the operations of the Finance Department and the County as a whole.
As the Deputy Director of Finance, the successful candidate will assume direct responsibilities for the day to day operations of the Finance department, leading a staff of over 60 employees who in aggregate possess a wide-array of professional experience and education. The Deputy Director is responsible for ensuring the difficult, varied, and complex tasks are performed in conformance with the policies and practices imposed by the CFO, the County Executive and the Board of Supervisors, consistent with governing local, state, and federal laws, and regulations promulgated by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Virginia Department of Taxation, Department of Motor Vehicles, Auditor of Public Accounts, and other oversight entities. The successful candidate for this position will be an inspiring leader who embraces team work, collaboration and the principles of high performance organizations.
Qualifications Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Thorough knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices related to government accounting (GAAP, GASB) and reporting requirements; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices and regulating laws of modern pension funds, retirement plans and employee and general liability insurance administration; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees in the specialized field of accounting; ability to exercise strong leadership skills and HPO principles; ability to formulate long-range fiscal planning. Basic knowledge of principles and practices of real property assessment, and general knowledge of federal, state, and local tax laws; basic knowledge of fiscal modeling and forecasting, risk management, and financial systems and business processes oversight.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, business, finance or related field is required and master's degree in public administration or business administration is preferred. General knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, government accounting and financial reporting, property assessment and local taxation, purchasing, risk management, and accounting is essential. At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible related experience, to include supervisory or management experience preferably in a local government setting; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) designations are desired.
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts:
Conducts work in a sitting position; however, job requires frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping and light lifting. Requires frequent operation of a variety of office machines. Occasional air or motor transportation to attend meetings. Regular and frequent contacts made at all organization levels (internally and externally) for the purpose of achieving organization goals and mission, requiring interpretation of policy and committing the organization to a future course of action.
Communication may: (a) not be cooperative but requires tact and discretion; and (b) reflect need to motivate, persuade or influence individuals or groups. Regular contact made with the highest appointed and elected officials or the most influential persons in the community. Communications often: (a) defend, justify, negotiate, and settle highly significant or sensitive issues; (b) require skills in diplomacy, persuasion, and negotiation; and (c) incorporate a developed sense of strategy and timing.
Compensation and Benefits
Full salary range $84,825-$138,461; Hiring range $84,825-$101,790 dependent upon candidate education and experience. Excellent benefits including vacation and sick leave, health insurance options and Virginia Retirement System benefits. This is a full time, FLSA Exempt position. For detailed information, we invite you to use the following link: http://www.albemarle.org/upload/images/Forms_Center/Departments/Human_Resources/Forms/misc/ Deputy_Director_of_Finance.pdf