Assistant Finance Director
Posted On: 6/14/2021
Company or Entity: Township of Marple
Location: Broomall, PA

Job Description:

Job Particulars:
•    Work location – Broomall Administration Office
•    Normal work week – Monday through Friday, 7:30AM to 4:00PM
•    Exempt salaried position
•    Strong analytical, financial, and problem solving skills

Job Responsibilities:
•    Manage a staff of three fulltime employees to ensure all financial data is accurately and timely completed and recorded in the general ledger.
•    Timely preparation and issuance of several periodic financial reports and accounting schedules.
•    Coordinates and completes the monthly close process.
•    Maintains accurate general ledgers for the General Fund, Enterprise Funds (3), Special Revenue Funds (4), Pension Funds (4), and Healthcare Trust Fund (1).
•    Cash management and daily monitoring of online banking activity.
•    Review and approve A/P edit reports and cash receipts entries prior to G/L posting.
•    Performs analysis of budget to actual revenue and expense accounts.
•    General ledger reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
•    Monthly pension analysis and journal entry.
•    Working knowledge of Township’s collective bargaining agreements.
•    Address contractual union matters involving payroll (Uniformed and Civilian).
•    Maintain employee pension “life-to-date” contribution schedule.
•    Calculate average monthly salary for pension benefit calculation pursuant to collective bargaining agreements as needed.
•    Completes monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts.
•    Identify budget line-item overages each month and coordinate budget transfer resolutions with Accounts Payable Associate as required.
•    Prepare, enter, and post all journal entries into the general ledger for all Funds.
•    Posts all AP, PO, and CR journals to the general ledger on daily basis.
•    Coordinate various audits with outside agencies as required.
•    Oversees bi-weekly payroll processing through year-end W-2’s.
•    Works closely with Director of Finance and independent auditors during annual audit.
•    Knowledge of debt management and maintaining amortization schedules.
•    Compile ad hoc reports as requested by Township Manager.
•    Update fixed asset worksheet on a quarterly basis.
•    Assist with annual budget preparation.
•    Assist in the development/implementation of internal accounting controls as needed.
•    Initiates monthly online electronic transfers and payments via online banking.
•    Maintains financial department personnel attendance and petty cash custodian.
•    Fulfill open records requests regarding financial inquires as requested.
•    Assist with addressing resident’s concerns and collections of annual refuse/sewer payments in-house and/or telephone.

Education/Skill Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university.
•    Certified public accountant with current active license required.
•    Minimum 8 years of experience in all aspects of general accounting. Government/municipal accounting experience preferred.
•    Proven supervisory experience required.
•    Working knowledge of governmental accounting principles promulgated by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
•    Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word, ability to learn specific financial accounting, utility billing and various types of “stand-alone” software programs.
•    DocStar – an electronic filing system utilized by employee staff.
•    Ability to work independently as well as function as part of a team.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•    Working knowledge of fund accounting, encumbrances, deferred revenue, accruals, defined benefit, defined contribution, and deferred compensation plans.
•    Valid PA driver’s license at time of hire.

Compensation And Benefits:

This exciting opportunity offers a salary range of $80k – $90, benefits include healthcare, dental, vision coverage plus vacation, personal, and sick days, company funded pension, and a 457 deferred compensation savings plan.  This position has potential for advancement.

Other Details:

•    Must pass pre-employment drug test and random drug testing.
•    Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure.
•    Ability to lift light objects; up to 10 lbs. frequently; ability to lift medium objects up to 25 lbs. occasionally.
•    Ability to proofread and validate financial reports and documents.
•    Ability to perform work in a busy office environment with frequent interruptions.  Work generally performed in conjunction with other departments and personnel.

Application Requirements:

Applicants are welcome to mail a cover letter and resume to Marple Township, 227 S. Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008 Attn: Ed O’Lone, Finance Director or email to eolone@marpletwp.com.

DISCLAIMER:    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be misconstrued as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required to perform the job.

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Finance Director
Posted On: 6/9/2021
Company or Entity: Plymouth Township
Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA

Job Description:

Plymouth Township (population 17,000) a Home Rule Municipality located in Montgomery County, PA is seeking resumes for the position of Finance Director.  The Finance Director is responsible for the management of a $40 million budget and all associated finance functions, including but not limited to administration of the Township’s municipal funds, accounting systems, accounting controls, financial forecasting and planning, budgeting and financial reporting, systems development, central accounting, auditing, investments, revenue collection, and pension administration.  This leadership position involves complex supervisory, administrative and technical maintenance of financial and accounting systems.  The Township has a demonstrated history of tenure in its administrative staff and is in sound financial condition.

Education/Skill Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of fiscal procedures and policies, strong interpersonal, organizational, written, oral and computer skills.  A minimum of five years’ experience in a progressively responsible financial management position required.  Local government experience strongly preferred but not required.   Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public or business administration required.

Compensation And Benefits:

Salary dependent on experience with exceptional employer-paid benefits.

Application Requirements:

Please submit resumes with salary expectations to hr@plymouthtownship.org.

Plymouth Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Staff Accountant
Posted On: 6/7/2021
Company or Entity: Northampton Township, Bucks County
Location: 55 Township Road, Richboro, Pa 18954

Job Description:

PURPOSE:

Performs a variety of technical and administrative accounting tasks required to maintain the fiscal records of the Township.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Works collaboratively with departments to process accounts receivable invoices and bills and maintain associated records.
  • Collects and reconciles cash deposits throughout the Township Departments.
  • Delivers cash to the bank every Friday and every final business day of the month.
  • Oversee banking activity including automated clearing house (ACH) wire transfers, check processing, outstanding checks, and overall cash flow.
  • Reconciles escrow accounts monthly and resolves issues as necessary.
  • Receives, processes, and files tax reports from the Tax Collector or a designated agency.
  • Creates and recommends improved accounting methods and processes.
  • Prepares credit applications with businesses.
  • Assists in the annual auditing process by providing financial documents and reports as requested.
  • Tracks Grant expenditures, processes and submits for reimbursements
  • Assists with preparation and schedules for annual Township Budget.
  • Maintains Township personnel clearance records.
  • Run seasonal payroll through ADP services; assists Managers with onboarding of employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience

  • Two years of accounting or related experience.  Experience in a local government is preferred.
  • Applicants who do not possess the Bachelor’s degree, but do possess twenty-one (21) semester credit hours in accounting may substitute the remaining education with experience as indicated above on a year-for-year basis.

Knowledge

  • Considerable knowledge of accounting principles and the ability to acquire considerable knowledge of their application to accounting situations in accordance with statutory or established Township procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of the federal and state laws and rules on the installation and maintenance of accounts of the Township.
  • Considerable knowledge of the records and systems used in keeping accounts of financial transactions.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel.
  • Thorough knowledge of the accounting responsibilities of the Township.
  • Wide knowledge of the nature of discrepancies in financial data and of the proper form of financial documents.
  • Wide knowledge of the interpretation of accounting and other financial reports on an accrual basis.

Abilities

  • Ability to analyze laws and rules on the installation and maintenance of the accounts of the Township and to apply them to specific situations.
  • Ability to initiate changes in accounting procedures when required.
  • Ability to provide assistance to accounting staff and other employees involved with financial records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with associates and the accounting staff.
  • Ability to assign work, as required, provide advice when accounting problems arise, and review their work to assure compliance with reasonable standards.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and reports based on extensive financial standards.
  • Ability to make involved mathematical computations and compilations accurately and with reasonable speed and to use calculating equipment.
  • Ability to prepare financial and other reports.
  • Ability to maintain accounting and related records and files.
  • Ability to utilize the various types of electronic and/or manual equipment and information systems used by the Township.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to use office machines such as computers, calculators, telephone, and other related office equipment.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work is usually performed in an office setting with a quiet environment.
  • Periodic use of a motor vehicle is required.
  • A 37.5 hour work week is normal for this job. Occasionally, during budget preparation times or other unforeseen circumstances, the employee may be required to work additional hours.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position

Education/Skill Requirements:

SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education

Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree, including or supplemented by substantive coursework in accounting or related business field.

Experience

  • Two years of accounting or related experience.  Experience in a local government is preferred.
  • Applicants who do not possess the Bachelor’s degree, but do possess twenty-one (21) semester credit hours in accounting may substitute the remaining education with experience as indicated above on a year-for-year basis.

Compensation And Benefits:

Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits offered- health, dental, vision, disability, life, DC Pension match, vacation and sick time, paid holidays and more.

Application Requirements:

Visit www.northamptontownship.com/departments/human-resources/ for job description and application. Questions: Email Human Resource Director, Stacey Schwengels at sschwengels@nhtwp.org

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Finance Director
Posted On: 6/3/2021
Company or Entity: Township of Concord
Location: Glen Mills, PA

Job Description:

Concord Township, Delaware 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 $15m and is financially stable. The Director will administer all financial activities, including payroll, record keeping, payment of expenses, recording of revenue, and financial reporting, and will supervise 2 employees. Candidates should have (1) an Associates or Bachelor’s degree; (2) minimum of 7 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 $90,000-$105,000 DOQ with excellent employer-paid benefits. Applicants must send cover letter and resume with salary expectation all in one attachment to office@concordtownship.org by noon on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree; municipal experience or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of seven years of accounting/finance related experience.
  • Willingness to continue education, expand skills and attend workshops/seminars.

Compensation And Benefits:

Salary Range $90,000-$105,000 annually plus benefits.

Other Details:

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintenance of accurate and organized accounting records for Township financial operations.
  • Directs and supervises accounting activities for all municipal funds.
  • Supervises employees assigned to the finance department and their related functions, including cash receipts; accounts payable; accounts receivable; payroll; escrow accounting, and all other general accounting functions.
  • Maintains accounts payable; records including verification of amounts due; coding of bills to properly charge accounts; prepares list of bills for Council approval; oversees the checks processing for payment, obtains/provides answers for Township Manager and Council questions regarding billings, issues Form 1099 to vendors in compliance with Federal requirements.
  • Compiles and prints monthly revenue and expenditure reports, balance sheets, and budget summary for Council’s monthly public meeting. Also prepares pie charts for the General and Sewer Operating Funds Revenue & Expenditures and Fund Balances.
  • Oversees all bank accounts, including reconciliation of accounts, monitoring of accounts and responsible for the prudent investment of Township funds.
  • Recommends accounting and financial policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Township Manager in the preparation of operational and capital budgets.
  • Prepares necessary documentation and reporting in preparation of municipal borrowing.
  • Responsible for principal and interest payments for General Obligation Bond and Note.
  • Responsible for Financial/Operating Filing – Continuing Disclosure/EMMA.
  • Coordination of Act 511 collection in conjunction with the appointed third-party administrator and compliance team.
  • Advises the Township Manager and department heads on financial matters.
  • Assists the manager with Township insurance policies and renewal processes, submits and tracks all insurance claims.
  • Oversees the Escrow receivables by preparing and mailing bills for all monies due the Township.
  • Maintains all files related to Annual Road Program, MS 999, MS 965 Liquid Fuels reports and annual Liquid Fuels audit.
  • Prepares all yearly financial reports including but not limited to PURTA, County Aid forms, all DCED reports, and Act 205.
  • Furnishes data, projections, and financial analysis on budget items.
  • Oversees documentation of Grant Funding, expenses, and processes reimbursement requests.
  • Responsible for Township Escrow accounts, deposits monies and reconciles accounts.
  • Works with Township auditors, state auditors, insurance carrier auditors, and all banking institutions in review of accounting and financial records, furnishing all necessary information.
  • Attendance at meetings, as requested by the Township Manager and/or Council pertaining to items of a financial nature.
  • Assists with purchases of equipment and supplies.
  • Assists the manager with preparing RFPs for services rendered.
  • Oversees the grants administration process.
  • Completes required financial summaries for auditors to speed their annual auditing process and enters all journal entries at the completion of each audit.
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining all financial software packages.
  • Provide a variety of official and non-official financial and administrative services for the Township Manager and Council Members.
  • Preserve the account books, papers, documents, and other financial records of the office as directed by law in the Records Retention Act.
  • Oversees the Tax Collector, maintains DCED reports, transfers of tax monies to proper bank accounts per tax millage and tax certification requests and payment to Deputy Tax Collector.
  • Oversees lease payments, Park & Rec ticket sales/pavilion rental reports.
  • Responsible for all payroll functions, maintains payroll records, includes overseeing and contract with payroll vendor.
  • Manages and administer the employee pension plans, health benefits, including the calculation of benefits, prepares all Human Resources clerical items.
  • Account analysis and special projects, as directed.
  • Back-up as necessary for office staff.
  • Various other duties as assigned.

Application Deadline:

June 21, 2021

Application Requirements:

Intereseted individuals should submit a cover letter and resume with salary expectation all in one attachment to office@concordtownship.org by noon on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Additional information can be found on the Concord Township website.  Thank you!

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Staff Accountant
Posted On: 5/28/2021
Company or Entity: Township of Bensalem
Location: 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Job Description:

To perform professional accounting work in the recording and reporting of financial transactions including budgetary controls for assigned funds and Township departments. Post, analyze and assure accuracy of General Ledger, assist in the preparation and monitoring the budgets, review accounts payable, payroll and other financial records, track and depreciate fixed assets and prepare and analyze financial reports.

Incumbents in this class are expected to perform the full range of professional accounting work in the Township. Incumbent is expected to have a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and is able to exercise judgment within established procedures.  Individual must be detail-oriented and have excellent organization skills.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Education/Skill Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Finance.

Two years experience in Finance / Accounting.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Accounting and auditing principles and practices.

Principles of governmental financial accounting, including budgeting, reporting and revenue.

Ability to prepare, analyze and interpret financial statement. 

Ability to work effectively with co-workers in Finance, as well as, staff in various departments throughout the Township. 

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, associates and the general public.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and Outlook software. 

Examine and verify financial documents and reports.

Communicate effectively, orally and written.

Learn and apply special governmental rules and regulations regarding accounting and auditing practices.

Compensation And Benefits:

Salary $60,000 plus progressive benefits package.

Township residency preferred

Other Details:

Examples of Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prepare, post balance and reconcile the general ledger and subsidiary accounts.

Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for Township’s various funds.

Timely closing of the monthly books and issuance of monthly reports.

Control budget for various Township departments and projects if funds are available and expenditures properly classified; research and analyze transactions to resolve budget problems; provide analysis of available funds.

Prepare work papers, financial statements and various reports for Federal, State and other outside agencies as well as for internal accounting and external auditors.

Monitor and report on the status of State and Federal grants.

Recommend or implement changes in accounting systems and procedures.

Maintains and tracks Township’s fixed assets.

Assist with the preparation of the Township’s Annual budgets.

Assist outside auditors at year-end to include preparing schedules, invoices, providing explanations of supporting materials and procedures and prepare other necessary data.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Application Deadline:

June 11, 2021

Application Requirements:

Resumes and references can be emailed to John Chaykowski at jchaykowski@bensalempa.gov or mailed to Township of Bensalem, Attn:  John Chaykowski, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 by Friday, June 11, 2021

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