Chief Accountant
Posted On: 5/28/2020
Company or Entity: City of Lancaster
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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

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 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.

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.


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

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Director of Procurement
Posted On: 5/27/2020
Company or Entity: Franklin County Government
Location: 218 North Second Street Chambersburg PA 17201

Job Description:

Consistent with the strategic priorities of the County, performs professional work of unusual difficulty in the planning, organization, development and coordination of the procurement activities for the entire organization.  This management position serves as the principal public procurement official and is responsible for the procurement of all goods, supplies and services in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

Responsibilities include providing professional support and consistent, sound advice to all stakeholders involving contractual services, consultants, equipment, supplies, construction, capital improvements and other applicable activities.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Requirements include:  Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university in Business or Public Administration, Business Law, Finance, Purchasing, or related field.  Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in public purchasing, including supervisory responsibilities.  Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification preferred. May substitute for a portion of the required education or experience.

Compensation And Benefits:

$56,250.29 – $72,246.69

Salary will commensurate with experience

Application Deadline:

August 1, 2020

Application Requirements:

Applications may be obtained at: FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, 218 North Second Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201 or online at  Applications must be returned to the Human Resources Department.  EOE

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Finance Director
Posted On: 5/7/2020
Company or Entity: City of Allentown
Location: 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Job Description:

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.


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 of professional 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

Application Requirements:


To apply for this career opportunity and for a complete job description please visit our website at:

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.

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