Location: Bellefonte, PA
- Supervises the department and oversees office functions.
- Acts as the Controller in the event of an absence.
- Prepares and compiles audit information, and assists auditors in understanding accounting system.
- Analyzes financial information and ascertains financial needs within the County.
- Assists in management of County’s budget.
- Maintains County chart of accounts.
- Acts as a liaison between Controller’s department and other County departments and Fiscal Technicians.
- Assists with cash management/investing process within the County.
- Performs various accounting duties; i.e., journal entries, year-end closing, etc.
- Ensures proper coding of all financial transactions.
- Reconciles and maintains federal and state revenues/accounts receivables.
- Reviews all bank reconciliations for accuracy.
- Prepares reports and input for federal and state agency reports.
- Attends meetings and training sessions as required, including a permanent member of the County’s Finance Committee.
- Assists payroll or other departments as needed.
- Serves on committees and boards as requested.
- Performs other job related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Three (3) years’ experience in government accounting and/or auditing; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training and experience.
Compensation And Benefits:
Salary Grade: $45,415.50 – $74,470.50/annum Exempt Full-Time (75 Hours) – based on experience. Medical/Vision/Dental benefits plus defined benefit pension.
Location: Borough of Millvale
POSITION SUMMARY The Administrative Accountant / Treasurer is responsible for managing the Borough’s accounting operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and associated taxes, budget preparation and monitoring, general ledger administration, purchasing supervision, and cashiering controller. Additionally, the Administrative Accountant / Treasurer assists with human resource administration and benefits management.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The duties described below are indicative of what the Administrative Accountant / Treasurer may be asked to perform. This position performs both administrative and accounting functions. Other duties may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF JOB The Administrative Accountant / Treasurer serves at the pleasure of the Borough Council and is in direct support of the Borough Manager and shall provide staff support to all Borough departments and supervision at the direction of the Borough Manager.
Perform Accounts Payable duties including coding, posting to A/P system, payment, and filing.
Perform Accounts Receivable duties including supervision of cash receipts coding, posting to A/R ledgers, review, and filing.
Aid in yearly budget preparation by providing financial reports as required.
Maintain General Ledger.
Retains purchasing logs and aids in the authorization of purchase requests.
Reviews and processes payroll for all employees.
Perform all required federal, commonwealth, and local reporting and payment processing required for the borough.
Perform monthly reconciliation of all accounts and funds.
Keeps all accounting filing up to date and ensures copies of all support and billing information are kept in proper files.
Prepares information for all audits associated with Borough accounts.
REPORTS / RECORDS
Perform accurate maintenance and care of records of proceedings for official meetings, documents, and correspondence about the Borough. This includes all required filings.
Purge documents as allowed by appropriate Pennsylvania law.
Produce spreadsheets used for analysis, cash account balances, etc.
Monthly reporting of budget to Borough Manager.
BENEFITS / HUMAN RESOURCES
Administration of benefit plans which include active medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and deferred compensation plans, etc.
Perform employee enrollment, modifications, and closure of benefit plans.
Develop and prepare communication materials as needed including summary plan documents, plan programming, and other media for communicating benefit information to employees.
Management of benefits related projects.
Assists with pension plan compliance-related activities for pension plans and 401k plans.
Process new hire paperwork.
Maintain and keep secure employee files.
Track and support human resource management.
Assist the Borough Manager with other duties as assigned.
Support Borough personnel by performing a variety of administrative duties as needed.
Provide technical assistance to Borough staff and community groups.
Maintains records and files for assigned areas.
Attend Council workshop meetings monthly and make presentations and attend other meetings as required.
Meets with other governments, professional associations, a citizens group, interest groups, and taxpayers.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required at the time of hire or for continuation of employment.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.
Any combination of experience and education that results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work may be considered.
3 years minimum relevant experience in accounting. Preferred experience in public administration / local government.
SKILLS AND ABILLITIES
Knowledge of payroll systems and associated local, Commonwealth and Federal tax filling.
Knowledge of accounting practices, policies and systems.
General understanding of internal accounting control procedures and processes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Preferred knowledge of Freedom Systems Government Software.
Strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal.
Strong organizational skills; attention to detail.
Compensation And Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Full health care package with no employee contribution.
Paid time off and holidays
Application Deadline:October 30, 2020
Full job description: www.millvalepa.com. Please send a resume and salary history to Millvale Borough, attn. Borough Manager, 501 Lincoln Avenue, Millvale, PA 15209 or firstname.lastname@example.org (subject AA/T job app). Resumes will be accepted through 12:00 PM, October 30, 2020.
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Lower Paxton Township Finance Department is accepting applications for the full-time position of Finance Manager. This position provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to be innovative and offers the prospect of implementing changes as we consider how some functions of the Finance Department might be reordered. The Finance Manager participates in the oversight of the receipt and expenditure of all municipal funds and the management of all budgets. Annual operating, enterprise, capital, and fiduciary funds under management total more than $50 million. An employee in this position prepares regular and special financial and statistical statements and reports; balances bank accounts; oversees receipts, payroll and accounts payable. He/she assists the actuary in the administration of the Township pension plan and handles pension calculations, including for the actuary’s tabulation of the Minimum Municipal Obligation, prepares annual pension data and filings for the actuary and State, files retiree paperwork and changes, calculates employee payouts, inputs retirees into the pension payments system, and works with the State pension auditor on the annual audit. He/she may also prepare and submit for some grant reimbursements, resolve credit card issues, and other duties as needed. He/she manages vehicle insurance updates and requests new vehicle identification cards.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field with a minimum of fifteen (15) college semester credit hours in accounting required. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of accounting or financial management experience required, preferably in municipal government. Or, any acceptable combination of education, experience, and/or training. Experience in payroll operations is desirable.
A favorable criminal background check and a valid driver’s license are required.
Compensation And Benefits:
$76,366.00 salary. A competitive Lower Paxton Township benefit package is available to all full-time employees beginning the first day of employment including medical, prescription, dental, vision and term life insurance; paid time off and holidays; pension plan and deferred compensation plan.
Application Deadline:October 7, 2020
Interested persons should submit a Lower Paxton Township Application for Employment, available from https://www.lowerpaxton-pa.gov/Jobs.aspx or the Municipal Center, and resume, to Kay Lengle, Human Resource Manager, Lower Paxton Township, 425 Prince Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109, email@example.com.
Location: Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA (pop 18,000) seeks a financially skilled and experienced individual to serve as its Finance Director. The Township has a total budget of $40m (GF $23m). The Director will administer all financial activities, including payroll, record keeping, payment of expenses, recording of revenue, and financial reporting; and supervise 2 employees. Candidates should have (1) an Associates or Bachelor Degree; (2) minimum of 10 yrs accounting/finance experience, preferably in government; (3) excellent computer aptitude and software skills; and (4) a positive approach to customer service. Municipal experience preferred, but not required. Salary range $90-115,000 with excellent employer-paid benefits. Send cover letter and resume with salary expectation all in one attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on October 22, 2020. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled and experienced municipal finance individual. The current Finance Director is leaving for a position in a larger municipality. The Township is in sound financial condition and is looking for an individual who will continue the excellent financial services that have been provided for many years. The salary is very competitive with excellent benefits; Whitemarsh’s geographical location is nicely situated in the middle of northern, suburban Philadelphia.
Candidates should have (1) an Associates or Bachelor Degree; (2) minimum of 10 yrs accounting/finance experience, preferably in government; (3) excellent computer aptitude and software skills; and (4) a positive approach to customer service. Municipal experience preferred, but not required
Compensation And Benefits:
Salary range $90-115,000 with excellent employer-paid benefits
Application Deadline:October 22, 2020
Send cover letter and resume with salary expectation all in one attachment to email@example.com by noon on October 22, 2020.
Location: 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101
Performs a variety of tasks including planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all significant fiscal and administrative functions for the delivery of effective and efficient accounting and financial systems, policies and processes that meet the current and future requirement of the City.
The Director of Finance works under the supervision of the Mayor and Managing Director.
The Director of Finance is responsible for oversight of the Finance Department which includes direct supervision of departmental employees. Financial services provided by the department include budgeting, accounting, financial reports, investment of city funds, financial policy development, debt management, billing, purchasing, pension fund support, and related functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans and directs the above areas, establishing departmental goals and monitoring performance through weekly managers’ meetings, monthly reports, and defined work schedules.
Develops, proposes, and implements financial policies and procedures pursuant to Pennsylvania law and the City Charter. Invests city funds pursuant to approved policies. Produces timely investment reports stating the effectiveness of the chosen investment policy.
Oversees the direction of budgeting procedures, development of financial trends, fiscal forecast, annual audit, and budget monitoring programs.
Monitors and modifies the budget during the fiscal year by reviewing budget transfers and preparing ordinances amending the adopted budget.
Coordinates with local, state and federal agencies charged with collection and disbursement of all City revenues, including taxes, assessments, fees, charges and other impositions.
Prepares monthly financial reports showing revenues and expenses to date in comparison with budget estimates.
Represents the Department of Finance at various meetings, including the Mayor’s cabinet, City Council and the public.
Serves or acts as staff liaison on Boards, Authorities, and Commission at the direction of the Mayor, to include the Pension Boards.
Develops financing plans in support of the City’s capital improvement program including debt refinancing. Represents the City in bond sales and meetings with rating agencies. Maintains proper fund accounting procedures.
Performs related work as may be required.
Education and Experience:
(A) Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting, including local government experience in a management capacity including the supervision of professional staff; or
(B) Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field, and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting, including local government experience, five (5) years in a management capacity including the supervision ofprofessional staff.
(C) The ideal candidate must possess extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of local government financial administration, including generally accepted principles for state and local governments.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(A) Experience in preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
(B) Experience with Federal and State single audit requirements
(C) Working knowledge of governmental accounting and GASB pronouncements
(D) Skilled in detailed oriented budgetary and fiscal controls and adept at effectively utilizing limited resources while maintaining a high level of service
(E) Politically astute with a management style that fosters trust, loyalty, and respect
(F) Excellent communicator, both orally and in writing, with an ability to make effective presentations
For a complete job description and to apply, please visit our webiste at: www.allentownpa.gov
To apply for this career opportunity, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with the application.
The cover letter must discuss the following topics in this order: your relevant professional background, including details of the scope and depth of the fiscal and administrative responsibilities of your most current position; a specific work-related example that best demonstrated your ability to analyze financial data, develop fiscal projections, and make recommendations to management; and your experience managing staff and what you have done in your career to maintain employee engagement and motivation.
Location: 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, PA 19038
Springfield Township, Montgomery County, has a full time opportunity for a Finance Director. Position reports directly to the Township Manager and is responsible for the township’s day to day finance operations including payroll, pension, accounts payable, accounts receivable, debt and cash management, banking, financial reporting, budgeting, and insurance coverage. This is a professional, but hands on position with no dedicated support staff. Data entry such as accounts payable and receivable processing, payroll entry, and account reconciliations are primarily performed by the Finance Director.
Bachelor’s degree with major course work in accounting/finance, and extensive experience in government accounting and financial management is required along with a minimum of 4 years of directly related experience.
Compensation And Benefits:
$85,000 – $95,000 DOQ
The position requires a person who is both knowledgeable of fund accounting and municipal government finance software and is capable of efficient data entry and account reconciliation. The Finance Director is responsible for producing an accurate and timely monthly financial statement accompanied by an analysis of significant budgetary trends, major events, and items of importance which are provided to the Board of Commissioners and staff. The Township Manager will rely on the Finance Director to provide guidance and analysis in budgeting, financial statement interpretations, and all other aspects of municipal finance.
Application Deadline:October 23, 2020
Job description is available at www.springfieldmontco.org. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and three (3) professional references to Finance Director Search, Springfield Township, 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, or email all documents in a single .pdf format to Brandon Ford at BFord@Springfieldmontco.org no later than October 23, 2020.
Location: Penn Township, Westmoreland County
The Township of Penn, Westmoreland County is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Finance Director within the Penn Township Administration Department. The Finance Director is responsible for developing and overseeing a general operating budget of approximately $10 million, various other funds, human resource management including benefits administration for 47 full-time employees, payroll, financial reporting, contract negotiations, debt management and fiscal policy. A complete job description may be viewed on the Township’s website at www.penntwp.org.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or a related field and have at least 10 years’ experience in municipal administration. Strong interpersonal skills and effective written and verbal communication skills are also required.
Compensation And Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefit package available.
Pre-employment drug testing and extensive background investigations will be conducted and the successful candidate must be able to be bonded.
Application Deadline:October 2, 2020
Interested invididuals should submit a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to Mary Perez, Township Secretary/Manager at 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA. 15636 or to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM. All questions are to be emailed to Ms. Perez. Penn Township is an Equal Oppurtunity Employer.
Location: Norwalk, CT
(Norwalk, CT) The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is seeking candidates to serve as its Director of Research and Technical Activities. This position reports to the GASB Chair, is the leader of the GASB staff and is the principal advisor to the GASB Chair and other GASB members. Candidates must have a passion for the GASB mission, a dedication to servant leadership and deep technical knowledge of state and local government financial accounting and reporting.
The GASB members are appointed by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) an independent, private-sector organization with responsibility for the oversight, administration, and finances of its standard-setting Boards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and their Advisory Councils.
The GASB mission is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports, and guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.
GASB fulfills its mission through the standard setting process by establishing and improving financial accounting and reporting standards—known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP—for state and local governments in the United States. The Director of Research and Technical Activities has a critical leadership role in the overall management of projects on the GASB’s technical and research agendas, GASB project related communications and interaction and engagement with stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities for the Director of Research and Technical Activities Position
- Lead, direct and monitor 25 staff members’ work on all technical accounting projects on the GASB board technical agenda and considering topics (in conjunction with the GASB members) for the future agenda. Ensure that detailed project plans, priorities, and timetables are consistent with the goals and priorities identified by the Board and recommend changes when appropriate. Leadership and management skills must promote a positive workplace culture and a collaborative, team-oriented approach.
- Ensure quality control review of all draft documents (including board memos, due process pre-ballot/ballot drafts and documents, pre-agenda research activity proposals, project prospectuses, and others) for completeness and technical accuracy.
- Oversee the technical inquiry process including quality control of GASB staff responses, issue resolution and review and documentation of issues with a mindset of fostering continuous improvement.
- Hire, train, assign, and evaluate performance of GASB staff; ensure appropriate development of staff for purposes of professional growth, promotion, and succession planning. Seek opportunities to coach staff members to realize their potential.
- Represent the GASB as a spokesperson on technical issues at a variety of speaking engagements, authorship of articles and other publications, and responses to press inquiries. Serve as a primary GASB liaison with key stakeholder groups (such as AICPA, IPSASB, NASACT, GFOA, and others).
- Oversee development of GASB/GASAC budget for the review and approval by the GASB Chair before submission to the FAF Board of Trustees.
The FAF is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. The FAF strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital or civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, military service, mental or learning disability or physical disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. All Employees are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. This Policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
Required Skills and Experience
- Extensive experience with state and local governmental financial accounting and reporting, and its practical application in the state and local government environment.
- Detailed technical knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments and the conceptual framework.
- Broad general knowledge of private sector accounting standards, including conceptual framework, and international standards, including governmental standards.
- Thorough understanding of the management functions of planning, budgeting, organizing, and directing activities to accomplish results and increase efficiencies.
- Demonstrated leader with a servant leadership approach in managing, developing, motivating, and mentoring high-performing staff.
- A critical thinker with the ability to analyze problems, identify key issues, and offer constructive alternatives where appropriate.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex messages across a variety of audiences.
- A strong listener who is open-minded to alternative views and able to reconcile divergent views. Have a record of open, engaged and inclusive interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholder groups both external and internal.
In addition, candidates should possess a minimum of 15-20 years of experience (senior management level) in a public accounting firm, university, government agency or comparable organization. A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration is required. A CPA is strongly desired. Extensive involvement with the accounting standard setting process (for example, task forces, advisory committees, or GASAC membership) is highly valued.
The GASB Director of Research and Technical Activities is a key leadership position in the GASB organization. The FAF offices are located in Norwalk, Connecticut and the successful candidate will be expected to relocate to the Norwalk region within a reasonable amount of time. Qualified candidates are encouraged to indicate interest as soon as possible by contacting the recruiter, Heidi Voorhees, President of GovHR USA at HVoorhees@govhrusa.com or via telephone at 847-902-4110.
Application Deadline:October 30, 2020
Application materials, including resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references should be submitted online no later than October 30, 2020 to www.GovHRjobs.com.
Location: Hartford, CT
The capital city of Connecticut, Hartford is one of the oldest cities in America, combining a rich blend of history, culture, and architectural gems with a progressive attitude toward business, education, and neighborhood economic development. It has been recognized as a place of growth and opportunity for a diverse population of almost 123,000, and it is the fourth largest city in Connecticut, as well as the primary city in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area (population 1.2 million). Encompassing 18 square miles, it is located at the intersection of New England’s I-84 and I-91.
The City of Hartford operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. The CFO is a new position for the organization, with the goal of coordinating a comprehensive administration and delivery of the City’s overall financial matters. The position will be part of the City’s Senior Staff and is expected to actively participate in all issues that have a financial impact on the organization, including the development of recommendations regarding operational efficiencies.
The position of Chief Financial Officer requires a bachelor’s degree or in organizational development, business administration, finance, economics, public administration, or a related field. Management-level experience in a large government agency or other large entity, with experience deploying enterprise-wide performance management strategies, and proven excellent strategic outlook and planning abilities are required. A master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred. Ten years of increasing responsibility in positions related to financial management and budgeting preferred. Residency required within six months of date of hire and required to maintain for duration of the appointment.
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For more information on this position contact:
Vice President, Executive Recruitment
The position of Chief Financial Officer requires a bachelor’s degree or in organizational development, business administration, finance, economics, public administration, or a related field.
Application Deadline:October 5, 2020