Fiscal Officer I
Posted On: 2/10/2020
Company or Entity: County of Washington - Children and Youth Services
Location: Washington, PA

Job Description:

The Washington County Children & Youth Department is seeking applicants for the position of Fiscal Officer I. This is an opportunity to oversee the budget and fiscal operations of a County Children and Youth Program and responsibilities include invoice management, database administration and contract monitoring.

Education/Skill Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration, including or supplemented by fifteen college credits in accounting and prior professional experience or a combination of related education and professional experience as a Fiscal Technician, is required. Computer experience necessary, particularly, familiarity with QuickBooks and Excel are necessary.

Application Deadline:

February 21, 2020

Application Requirements:

Please contact the Washington County Human Resources Department with questions about the position at 724-229-5930.

Submit application and resume. Applications are available in the Washington County Human Resources Department or online at www.co.washington.pa.us and must be submitted by, Friday, February 21, 2020 to:

County of Washington
Human Resources Department
100 West Beau Street, Suite 202
Washington, PA 15301

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ACCOUNTANT
Posted On: 2/10/2020
Company or Entity: Plymouth Township - Montgomery County
Location: 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY

Plymouth Township is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Accountant.  This position is a key contributor to the day-to-day activities of the Finance Department.  The Finance Department is responsible for accounting, budgeting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tax collection and sewer billing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepare monthly bank reconciliations on multiple accounts, make and prepare bank deposits and reconcile daily receipts to general ledger revenue accounts.  Maintain numerous Excel spreadsheets to track and monitor various taxes payable to the Township as well as monitoring other recurring payments.  Maintain fixed asset records.

Will cross train to serve as back-up for the payroll and sewer billing process.  Will be expected to handle the complete payroll process approximately six times a year.  Will be expected to handle the complete sewer billing process several times a year.

Assists in preparation of annual operating budget, annual capital budget, and five-year plan.  Will assist in the installation and implementation of a new comprehensive fund accounting software package.

Perform related duties and assist in special projects as required.

Education/Skill Requirements:

At a minimum, a Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance or a Bachelors degree in a related field with a minimum of 15 college semester credit hours in accounting.  Two to four years of professional accounting work experience preferably in a governmental accounting environment.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word and Outlook.  Prefer prior experience working with server based enterprise accounting software.

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as well as knowledge of the practices and techniques of governmental accounting.

Should possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Compensation And Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including very generous healthcare, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, defined benefit pension plan and a 457 deferred compensation plan.

Application Requirements:

Resume along with cover letter and salary requirements should be submitted to hr@plymouthtownship.org.

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Finance Officer
Posted On: 2/3/2020
Company or Entity: Lower Moreland Township
Location: Lower Moreland Township

Job Description:

Lower Moreland Township (Pop.11,100; $15M financial operation), a Township of the First Class in Montgomery County, PA is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Director. The Finance Director is responsible for the management of all financial functions associated, including monthly financial reports, budget planning, audits, pension plan management, payroll for all full-time and part-time employees, bank reconciliations and invoices. In addition to these finance functions the position will also include human resource management. A full job description is available at www.lowermoreland.org.

Education/Skill Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of municipal fiscal procedures and policies, financial accounting software, will operate within the accepted governmental accounting principles. A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public or business administration or related field is required.

Compensation And Benefits:

Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline:

February 7, 2020

Application Requirements:

Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Christopher R. Hoffman, Township Manager, at choffman@lowermoreland.org.

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Finance Director
Posted On: 2/3/2020
Company or Entity: City of Allentown
Location: 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown PA 18101

Job Description:

Class Title: Director of Finance
Grade Number: 21
Department: Finance
Union: Appointed

GENERAL PURPOSE

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The Director of Finance works under the supervision of the Mayor and Managing Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

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/Skill Requirements:

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.

Application Deadline:

February 28, 2020

Application Requirements:

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit our website: www.allentownpa.gov

 

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Part time Board Member/ State Auditor
Posted On: 1/27/2020
Company or Entity: Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Location: Norwalk, CT

Job Description:

The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is the independent, private-sector organization with responsibility for the oversight, administration, and finances of its standard-setting Boards, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and their Advisory Councils. Through its standard-setting boards, the organization establishes and improves financial accounting and reporting standards—known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP—for public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in the United States. The FAF Board of Trustees selects and appoints the members of the GASB and the FASB and protects the independence and integrity of the standard-setting process. The FAF is a non-stock Delaware corporation that operates exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The FAF, GASB, and FASB are located in Norwalk, Connecticut.

The FAF is seeking a highly qualified individual with substantial experience as a state auditor, or similar governmental function, to fill one of the seven seats on the GASB.

Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Background and Experience

  • Substantial experience as a state auditor, or similar governmental position, is required.  
  • A bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, is required.
  • Professional certifications or advanced degrees in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field are desirable, but not mandatory. A Certified Public Accountant credential is highly desirable but not mandatory.
  • Active participation in related professional associations (for example, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; Government Finance Officers Association; Association of Government Accountants; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) is desirable.

Critical Competencies for Success

  • Knowledge of state and local government financial accounting and reporting. Candidates should have knowledge of financial accounting and reporting for the state and local government organizations included under the GASB jurisdiction regardless of his or her background. 
  • Commitment to operate as an advocate for the public interest. A candidate should be free of conflicts of interest and should be an advocate for the public interest with the goal of producing the highest possible quality of standards that serve the current needs of users of governmental financial reports.
  • High level of intellect applied with integrity and with discipline. The GASB deals with controversial, complex issues. High intelligence helps in absorbing a variety of complicated information and in understanding the pros and cons of the arguments advanced. Intelligence must be used with discipline, that is, with objectivity, logic, and concentrated energy.
  • Judicial temperament. This quality implies the ability to consider impartially the evidence on all the many sides of the issues, to call for additional evidence if that seems necessary, and then to reach a decision within a reasonable period. The heart of this quality is the habit of gathering all evidence, weighing the pros and cons of the arguments, and making timely decisions. Bias or partiality is foreign to judicial temperament. Decisiveness is also part of judicial temperament.
  • Ability to work in a collegial atmosphere. The GASB is a collegial body, characterized by group decision making. Give-and-take is required among the decision makers to arrive at timely, workable solutions to problems. A collegial process can work effectively only if individual members are tactful, respectful of one another’s views, and mindful of the need to agree on workable, rather than ideal, solutions to problems.
  • Communication skills. Board members should be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Oral communication includes discussion in Board meetings, dialogue with fellow Board members and the technical staff, speeches, and other contacts with persons outside the GASB. Written communication includes internal memoranda, speeches, and articles. All of these kinds of communication require thought, tact, and clarity of expression.
  • Awareness of the state and local government financial reporting environment. The GASB deals with technical accounting issues, but its decisions must be made in the context of trends and events in the government and financial community and in the context of the needs of users of governmental financial reports. A member of the GASB should have a broad understanding of the environment in which government operates and the forces that impact that environment.
  • Commitment to the GASB’s mission. A candidate for membership on the GASB should be committed to the Board’s mission and to the hard work required to fulfill it. A candidate should understand the role of due process, the need for consensus-building in the promulgation of standards, and a commitment to the goals of the GASB’s strategic plan. The member should believe in the importance of the Board’s work.

Commitment for Part-Time Membership and Term

  • The GASB meets in Norwalk, Connecticut, approximately nine times each year, generally every six weeks. Meetings are usually held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (normally two and a half days, ending at noon on Thursday). A Board member is expected to attend all Board meetings and, therefore, should schedule all other activities so that those activities do not conflict with the Board meeting schedule.
  • The overall time commitment is considered equivalent to one-third of a full-time position.
  • The successful candidate will be appointed to an initial five-year term commencing July 1, 2020 and may be eligible for reappointment to an additional term of up to five years.

Compensation And Benefits:

Compensation

There is a standard, attractive salary for this part-time position which is payable monthly. Expenses are reimbursed for travel and other out-of-pocket costs directly associated with GASB membership, in accordance with FAF policies.

Application Deadline:

February 24, 2020

Application Requirements:

Apply electronically with resume, cover letter and contact information for five references to www.govhrjobs.com. Open until filled but to ensure consideration, please apply by February 24, 2020 to Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHR USA. Tel:  847-902-4110. Email:  HVoorhees@GovHRUSA.com

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Senior Accountant
Posted On: 1/27/2020
Company or Entity: County of Franklin
Location: 218 North Second Street Chambersburg PA 17201

Job Description:

Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field that included 15 college credits in accounting, OR Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, including or supplemented by 15 college credits in accounting, plus four years of accounting and/or budgetary experience.  Plus one (1) to three (3) years professional accounting experience or equivalent combinations of experience, training, and education which include 15 college credits in accounting are acceptable.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field that included 15 college credits in accounting, OR Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, including or supplemented by 15 college credits in accounting, plus four years of accounting and/or budgetary experience.  Plus one (1) to three (3) years professional accounting experience or equivalent combinations of experience, training, and education which include 15 college credits in accounting are acceptable

Compensation And Benefits:

Starting Rate: $43,971.20

Application Deadline:

February 14, 2020

Application Requirements:

Applications may be obtained at FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 425 Franklin Farm Lane Chambersburg, PA 17202, or online at www.franklincountypa.gov . Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm on 02/14/2020.

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