Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
County of Adams Finance Department
Location of position: 
Brighton, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$122,682.75 - $171,755.85 annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Closing Date: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Job Description: 

What Success Looks Like In This Job
Join a dynamic leadership team driving an agenda of innovation and inclusion across the growing Adams County community. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position provides strategic leadership, collaboration, and planning related to Adams County government's mission, vision, and values, as well as creates a culture in which employees thrive and as excellence is delivered to our community.

In this critical leadership role, the Finance Director advises county management and the Board of County Commissioners regarding financial matters and plans, organizes, and directs the County's financial management program including: accounting and financial reporting, debt issuance and administration, centralized purchasing, fixed asset system management, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

The Finance Director is responsible to county management for advice relative to financial management, revenue administration, and the efficient administration of the department. This position ensures that effective financial processes safeguards assets and regularly and accurately reports on the County's financial status. The incumbent exercises supervision over other managerial employees making assignments, setting priorities, training, reviewing work, and is responsible for preparing evaluations, selecting candidates for employment, and making and recommending disciplinary action. The person in this position acts with a high degree of independence of action in the assigned area of responsibility to attain objectives according to policy guidelines. The incumbent is expected to develop methods and procedures and solve problems encountered. This is an exempt position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the County Manager.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Plans, organizes, and directs accounting, financial reporting, debt issuance, administration and compliance, purchasing, fixed asset, payroll, revenue administration, and financial system services provided by the department.
  • Reviews and exercises fiscal control over invoices, payroll, and all other payments.
  • Maintains supporting records of financial transactions.
  • Directs the custody, handling and safekeeping of customer payments.
  • Directs physical inventories of County property.
  • Directs coordination with external auditor
  • Directs implementation of accounting systems and procedures.
  • Manages financial system services to the departments.
  • Prepares financial statements and reports for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners, reflecting the financial standing of the County.
  • Reviews and approves the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Conducts various analyses and reports that include findings and recommendations.
  • Represents the County in meetings of the public or other agencies.
  • Serves as technical and professional finance adviser and provides support to various stakeholders including: administrative staff, senior leadership, the executive leadership team, Board of County Commissioners and Commissioner-appointed boards and committees.
  • Directs preparation of departmental budget.
  • Selects personnel; conducts performance evaluations; explains policies, procedures, and objectives of the County to staff by written directive and by oral communications; establishes standards of performance for each position supervised; conducts staff meetings; develops and oversees staff development programs.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

Experience:
A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional finance experience, with at least three (3) years of director or assistant director-level experience.
Preference given to local governmental financial management experience.
Education and Training:
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or a closely related field. A Master's degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
License or Certificate: CPA and/or CPFO is desirable.
Background Check: Must pass a criminal and credit background check

URL to Apply for Position

What Success Looks Like In This Job
Join a dynamic leadership team driving an agenda of innovation and inclusion across the growing Adams County community. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position provides strategic leadership, collaboration, and planning related to Adams County government's mission, vision, and values, as well as creates a culture in which employees thrive and as excellence is delivered to our community.

In this critical leadership role, the Finance Director advises county management and the Board of County Commissioners regarding financial matters and plans, organizes, and directs the County's financial management program including: accounting and financial reporting, debt issuance and administration, centralized purchasing, fixed asset system management, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable.

The Finance Director is responsible to county management for advice relative to financial management, revenue administration, and the efficient administration of the department. This position ensures that effective financial processes safeguards assets and regularly and accurately reports on the County's financial status. The incumbent exercises supervision over other managerial employees making assignments, setting priorities, training, reviewing work, and is responsible for preparing evaluations, selecting candidates for employment, and making and recommending disciplinary action. The person in this position acts with a high degree of independence of action in the assigned area of responsibility to attain objectives according to policy guidelines. The incumbent is expected to develop methods and procedures and solve problems encountered. This is an exempt position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the County Manager.

Examples of Duties for Success
Plans, organizes, and directs accounting, financial reporting, debt issuance, administration and compliance, purchasing, fixed asset, payroll, revenue administration, and financial system services provided by the department.
Reviews and exercises fiscal control over invoices, payroll, and all other payments.
Maintains supporting records of financial transactions.
Directs the custody, handling and safekeeping of customer payments.
Directs physical inventories of County property.
Directs coordination with external auditor
Directs implementation of accounting systems and procedures.
Manages financial system services to the departments.
Prepares financial statements and reports for presentation to the Board of County Commissioners, reflecting the financial standing of the County.
Reviews and approves the County's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Conducts various analyses and reports that include findings and recommendations.
Represents the County in meetings of the public or other agencies.
Serves as technical and professional finance adviser and provides support to various stakeholders including: administrative staff, senior leadership, the executive leadership team, Board of County Commissioners and Commissioner-appointed boards and committees.
Directs preparation of departmental budget.
Selects personnel; conducts performance evaluations; explains policies, procedures, and objectives of the County to staff by written directive and by oral communications; establishes standards of performance for each position supervised; conducts staff meetings; develops and oversees staff development programs.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional finance experience, with at least three (3) years of director or assistant director-level experience.
  • Preference given to local governmental financial management experience.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or a closely related field. A Master's degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, or a related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience

License or Certificate:

  • CPA and/or CPFO is desirable.

Background Check:

  • Must pass a criminal and credit background check