Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Rhea County Government Finance Department
Location of position: 
Dayton , TN
Date Posted: 
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Job Description: 

Rhea County, Tennessee is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Finance

The finance director oversees the operation of the department of finance and maintains a purchasing, payroll, budgeting, accounting, and cash management system for the county and schools.

Duties of the Director of Finance—The following are duties of the finance director which are related to purchasing and which apparently are to be performed by the finance director regardless of whether a separate purchasing agent is appointed under the act: • Accepting requisitions by the department, agency, or official and if such supplies are not currently on hand, transmitting the requisition to the purchasing agent. • Verifying budget appropriations before authorizing a purchase. • Approve invoices for payment that are properly authorized and do not exceed the unencumbered balance of the allotments or appropriations against which they are chargeable. • Paying invoices and obligations of the county. • Issuing disbursement warrants for approved obligations. • Establishing a system of preaudit of invoices, purchase orders, or other documents, including a comparison with any encumbrance document previously posted or filed authorizing the obligation. • Hire and supervise personnel for the finance department. • Work with the County Commission in establishing a county-wide annual budget. Qualifications: the director shall have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, finance or related field from an accredited college or university. It will be preferable for such person to have one of the following designations; either a CPA or CGFM and have state or local government experience, preferably in Tennessee. Salary commensurate with experience. Accepting resumes at the Office of Rhea County Executive, 375 Church Street, Suite #215, Rhea County, Tennessee 37321 through August 20, 2017,  Rhea County, Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in federally assisted programs or activities.