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Director of Finance

City of Georgetown Georgetown, SC

  • Expired: May 26, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

The City of Georgetown is now accepting applications for a Director of Finance in the Finance Department.

Under limited supervision, plans, directs, controls, administers, and supervises the financial activities and programs for the City of Georgetown including cash management, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, meter reading, inventory control, and purchasing. Consults with and advise to the City Administrator concerning the City's financial affairs, development of financial operating policies and procedures, and the City's financial goals and objectives. Manages and directs the overall financial and general accounting operations and reporting for the City, which includes financial controls. Exercises independent judgement in applying established generally accepted accounting practices and municipal accounting principles and practices. Provides information and recommendations to department heads regarding financial processes and procedures. Performs financial approval duties of the City Administrator in his/her absence and serves as the interim City Administrator in his/her absence. Reports to the City Administrator.


Plans, organizes and directs all programs and activities of the Finance Department, with emphasis on developing and maintaining effective procedures and procedural improvements to the City's fiscal management system.

Supervises the operation of the Finance Department, including procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue, utility billing, payroll, and information technology; assigns workloads and establishes work schedules; directs and supervises duties of assigned staff. Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; selecting new employees; acting on personnel matters; approving employee discipline, and recommending employee promotions, transfers, discharge and salary changes.

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.

Provides for the adequate training and development of department staff.

Performs or assists subordinates with assigned duties; investigates and corrects technical errors.

Serves as the City's chief financial officer (CFO), providing direct assistance to the City Administrator and City Council in financial matters and regarding various special projects.

Establishes and maintains internal control procedures, and ensures City compliance with recognized accounting and reporting methods.

Develops, analyzes and interprets statistical and accounting information in the evaluation of the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the City.

Coordinates the daily management and investment of all City funds, including determination of cash needs.

Forecasts and monitors the financial condition of the City and prepares related reports.

Directs the preparation and administration of the City's annual budgets; reviews operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs; monitors revenues and expenditures and performs appropriate cost control activities.

Develops and administers the department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time.

Directs and/or reviews the financial aspects of various City projects to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.

Directs City accounting activities. Directs, reviews and coordinates the work of City staff related to annual audits by external auditors, and conducts periodic reviews of the City's finances to detect and resolve discrepancies and other problems.

Prepares a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes; prepares periodic and special financial reports as required by the City and other agencies.

Directs the preparation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Assists with City-wide administrative initiatives and projects; makes recommendations to the City Council and the City Administrator regarding rate changes, tax increases, changes in levels of services provided by the City, and other issues as appropriate.

Coordinates department activities and functions with those of other City departments and outside agencies as appropriate.

Conducts and attends various staff meetings as required; represents the City at various local, regional and national conferences and meetings; attends training, conferences and seminars as appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills.

Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns, complaints and requests for assistance from City personnel, elected officials and citizens regarding general municipal financial matters; presents financial information and issues to external groups as required.


It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.

Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained. Works closely with the Human Resources/Risk Manager and the Fire Chief to implement safety programs and minimize the City's exposure.


Maintains rapport with consultants and auditors.

Serves on interview panels.

Performs related duties as required.


Requires a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field with four (4) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible managerial experience in local governmental accounting, auditing, finance, and budgeting and or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires excellent analytical skills in public finance, and knowledge of Generally AcceptedAccounting Principles(GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements.


Certification as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer, or comparable professional designation preferred.

Please see attached job description for full details.

Deadline for all applications:June 12, 2020

City of Georgetown is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Georgetown


Georgetown, SC
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