Financial Management Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Department
Location of position: 
Charlotte, NC
Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Job Description: 

General Summary:

The Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police Department Financial Manager is a key member of the Charlotte – Mecklenburg Police Department Leadership team directly responsible for planning, directing and managing the Department’s Financial Management Division.

Position is responsible for the supervisory, administrative and professional work in directing the activities of the Financial Management Division. Position provides financial and budget management, audit and consulting services, to Department Leadership and employees, to including providing assistance in strategy and policy interpretation, problem resolution and compliance.

Under general direction from the Business Services Manager the position is directly responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the Department’s Financial Management functions to include but not limited to: • Operating budget, capital budget, development in implementation of the Department budget objectives, grants, contracts, asset forfeiture, travel, accounts payable/receivables, • Performance Management and Reporting inclusive of Balanced Scorecard and Service Level Budgeting. • Facilitate and implement cross Divisional work processes. The work involves the ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative and involves extensive contact with other internal service providers and customers. Must demonstrate the ability to serve on citywide level committees and work teams to make sound recommendations and establish collaborative relationships. Work involves extensive public contact and collaboration with employees, officials of other city departments, and representatives of other units of government and agencies; and the general public.


  1. Provides leadership to a professional staff responsible for Finance and Accounting, and Budget and Procurement Processes.
  2. Identifies problem areas; directs the analysis of data, the review of available options, the development of detailed policies and plans, and the implementation of approved procedures and programs.
  3. Maintains continuing evaluation of systems and supervises necessary modifications.
  4. Serves on citywide level committees/work teams to make sound recommendations and establish collaborative relationships.
  5. Builds collaborative working relationship with staff across the divisions of the Department and with city Finance, Budget Office and other customers.
  6. Participates in the review, formulation, and implementation of departmental policies, programs, rules, and regulations.
  7. Responsible for coordination of the Department’s Balanced Score Card process.
  8. Works to ensure the proper monitoring of allocated resources to the various Divisions and Offices.
  9. Supervises and provides oversight and direction to the work of subordinates to ensure effective staff utilization and development.
  10. Coordinates cross Divisional operational methods and procedures for overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  11. Serves on various City-wide committees on as needed basis to ensure that Department is effectively working to address issues that impact the City as a whole.
  12. Selects, directs, and evaluates staff. Works with employees to ensure effective performance, corrects deficiencies; implement and administer disciplinary and termination procedures when necessary.
  13. Performs other duties as necessary.

Education and Experience:

Incumbent must have the ability to learn and apply extensive financial and business administrative management practices to support a diverse Department. Incumbent must be adept using various productivity and software analysis tools such as Micro Soft Word, Excel, as well as many other internal software applications. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and preferably a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field of study and seven to ten years of work experience. Qualified candidates should have progressive management experience in budget and/or finance, municipal operations and program evaluation. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in setting and achieving strategic goals; demonstrating leadership in support of the Department and City missions and values; providing excellent customer service, and being an agent for change. Additional requirements include excellent interpersonal, public relations and communication skills and the ability to build strong business relationships.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Considerable knowledge of the laws, principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration, and finance and accounting. • Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinates in the development and coordination of administrative planning and support services. • Ability to analyze financial reports, discern trends, and apply analytical techniques. • Must possess strong organizational and leadership development skills. • Ability to plan, organize, administer, and effectively and efficiently manage a broad range of administrative services. • Ability to analyze problems, provide alternatives, identify solutions in support of established goals. • Strong leadership skills with ability to plan, prioritize and organize work in a team environment. • Ability to think strategically and facilitate problem identification and resolution processes across various departmental and City functions. • Ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other Departments, governmental agencies and the public. • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures. • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing. • Ability to identify and effectively respond to issues, concerns and needs. • Ability to administer a complex departmental budget and allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner. • Good computer skills; knowledge of various software applications and the continual ability to acquire additional skills as the tools become enhanced. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Departments, officials, employees, and the general public. • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

Sensory Requirements:

• Hearing • Vision • Touch

Physical Requirement:

• This position is primarily sedentary in nature and may require long periods of sitting in a confined area.

General Information:

FLSA Status – Exempt Band – Job Code –