Finance Director
Posted On: 3/17/2020
Company or Entity: Nether Providence Township
Location: 214 Sykes Lane, Wallingford, PA 19086

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This is a financial and administrative position that is responsible for the management and maintenance of all finance records and transactions in the Township. The Township is an EOE. 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: This job description is designed to accurately reflect job duties. However, it may not be all-inclusive and other job-related duties might be required.

  • Collects and prepares financial data needed for the construction of the annual budget; assists in preparation of annual budget.
  • Maintains a modified accrual system of accounting showing assets, liabilities, resources and cost of operations to facilitate accurate current understanding of financial status and preparation of budgets, reports and tax documents.
  • Supervises and implements all aspects of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, sewer rental, pensions, cash management, banking, auditing, internal control, budgeting, and financial reporting.
  • Oversee debt service
  • Assists with development and provides oversight of departmental purchases and budgets.
  • Prepares and approves journal entries, subsidiary entries and account analyses.
  • Establishes and distributes escrow funds as directed by management.
  • Oversees all accounting and recordkeeping systems; reviews general ledger accounts and computer reports; prepares new accounts.
  • Provides oversight of cash management.
  • Maintains petty cash. Set standard operating procedure for petty cash and procurement card program.
  • Knowledge of employee handbook and employee contracts; implementing the details of the contracts as it relates to salary, benefits, time off and other financial and employee benefit items.
  • Performs a variety of human resource functions including oversight of the Township’s insurance plans and health benefits.
  • Prepares and manages pension information
  • Handle preparation of all reports associated with Liquid Fuels receipts and expenses
  • Reviews and approves all purchase requisitions and invoices for payment.
  • Reviews account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Works with Manager and Board to oversee the Township’s short-term and long-range financial planning programs.
  • Supervises collection of all funds due the Township; coordinates with Tax Collector to ensure accuracy of funds collected.
  • Attends appropriate seminars and learning opportunities to stay current on all GFOA mandates and other changes that will impact the Township financially.
  • Interacts with Township officials and employees, actuaries, insurance consultants and outside auditors to provide financial assistance and information.
  • Compiles reports and correspondence; researches, prepares and files required reports and forms to federal, state and local agencies; oversees preparation of all year-end financial reports.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by Township Manager, including possible attendance at Board of Commissioners meetings.
  • Occasionally assist with answering phones and the front window, as staffing needs dictate.
  • Other duties, as necessary.

 

 

Education/Skill Requirements:

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of modern approved governmental fiscal and related methods.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook for report writing, spreadsheet manipulation, database, and electronic communication functions.

SKILLS:

  • Possess skill in oral and written communications.
  • Possess organizational and management skills.
  • Possess ability to research, write and edit statistical and financial information.

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with employee information and records.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the tasks of the Finance Department.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complicated problems.
  • Ability to interact with the public, associates and Township Officials.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public or Business Administration or similar fields. Certified Public Accountant’s license a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional accounting experience involving fiscal and budgetary activities in a governmental, private or non-profit organization.
  • Considerable knowledge of public finance and fiscal planning, organization and functions of municipal government, payroll and accounts payable functions, budgetary and accounting and reporting systems.
  • Any equivalent experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to sit, stand, talk, hear, use office machines such as computers, telephone, copier, fax and other related office equipment.
  • Occasionally lift and move up to 25 lbs.

Compensation And Benefits:

Salary DOQ. Excellent benefits package includes healthcare, dental, and pension.

Application Deadline:

April 13, 2020

Application Requirements:

More information can be found at www.netherprovidence.org. Please submit applications with cover letter to Dave Grady, Assistant Manager, at dgrady@netherprovidence.org

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Chief Accountant
Posted On: 3/17/2020
Company or Entity: City of Lancaster
Location: Lancaster, PA

Job Description:

Our client, the City of Lancaster, is a vibrant city of approximately 7 square miles and 60,000 residents in South Central Pennsylvania.  The City of Lancaster is a place with historic preservation, cutting-edge arts, safe and welcoming neighborhoods, and an entrepreneurial spirit that values the cultural, ethnic, and diverse lifestyles of their residents and guests.  The dedicated employees of the City of Lancaster have the opportunity to serve the residents of the City every day and make the City a better place to live, work, and visit.  To learn more about the City of Lancaster, you can visit their website at cityoflancasterpa.com.

 

Due to a pending retirement, the City of Lancaster is currently seeking a Chief Accountant.  This position is responsible for leading and managing the Accounting staff of 5 employees and planning and coordinating the financial functions of the City, including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash receipts and disbursements, cash flow, grants, and general ledger.  This position also serves as the Deputy Director for Finance within the Department of Administrative Services and provides general oversight of the Bureau of Procurement and Collections and Grants Administration.  This position has significant responsibility for the operating budget and supervision over all the accounting functions and systems.  The employee consults with the Director of Administrative Services on fiscal issues and prepares data which is essential to policy and administrative determinations.  This position reports to the Director of Administrative Services.

 

The City of Lancaster is seeking candidates with at least 6 years of experience in professional accounting work in government or industry, including 2 years in a responsible management/supervisory capacity, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Two years of experience in a public accounting firm is preferred.  Candidates must be bondable.  Candidates should also possess skills and experience with GAAP, GAAS, financial markets, banking analysis, financial reporting, and employee benefit programs.  The incumbent must obtain a CPA or GFOA certification within 5 years of starting in the position.  Candidates must possess strong computer skills.

 

The successful candidate will possess a leadership style reflecting their ability to effectively lead a team marked by strong morale, sharing wins and successes, fostering open dialogue and ensuring accountability.  Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to build rapport quickly and easily with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally, demonstrating a bias toward action and consensus building.

 

This is an excellent career opportunity to join a wonderful organization and lead the Accounting team of the City of Lancaster.  The City of Lancaster offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, a great working environment with many long-term employees, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people all over the city.

 

To apply for this excellent career opportunity, submit your resume to:

 

Jim Weischedel

Samaritan Business Consulting

1803 Oregon Pike

Lancaster PA 17601

Attn: Chief Accountant at City of Lancaster

E-mail: info.SBC@scclanc.org

Education/Skill Requirements:

The City of Lancaster is seeking candidates with at least 6 years of experience in professional accounting work in government or industry, including 2 years in a responsible management/supervisory capacity, and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  Two years of experience in a public accounting firm is preferred.  Candidates must be bondable.  Candidates should also possess skills and experience with GAAP, GAAS, financial markets, banking analysis, financial reporting, and employee benefit programs.  The incumbent must obtain a CPA or GFOA certification within 5 years of starting in the position.  Candidates must possess strong computer skills.

 

The successful candidate will possess a leadership style reflecting their ability to effectively lead a team marked by strong morale, sharing wins and successes, fostering open dialogue and ensuring accountability.  Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to build rapport quickly and easily with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally, demonstrating a bias toward action and consensus building.

Compensation And Benefits:

Great compensation and benefits package.

Other Details:

This is an excellent career opportunity to join a wonderful organization and lead the Accounting team of the City of Lancaster.  The City of Lancaster offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, a great working environment with many long-term employees, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people all over the city.

Application Requirements:

To apply for this excellent career opportunity, submit your resume to:

 

Jim Weischedel

Samaritan Business Consulting

1803 Oregon Pike

Lancaster PA 17601

Attn: Chief Accountant at City of Lancaster

E-mail: info.SBC@scclanc.org

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