Finance Director
Posted On: 8/19/2019
Company or Entity: Robinson Township
Location: Robinson Township, Allegheny County, PA

Job Description:

Performs comprehensive, professional financial and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing related activities of the Township.  Responsible for Township Budget of $14.5 million

    • Collects and prepares financial data needed for the construction of the annual budget; prepares annual budget with the Township Manager.
    • Responsible for payroll, accounts receivable, pensions, debt and cash management, banking, auditing, internal control, budgeting, and financial reporting.
    • Performs journal entries and subsidiary entries
    • Accounting and record-keeping systems; reviews general ledger accounts and computer reports; prepares new accounts.
    • Oversee retiree benefits and pension payment system
    • Work with Treasurer’s office to ensure accuracy of tax reciepts 
    • Attend meetings as requested with the Township Board of Commissioners, staff, other boards and commissions, and at professional seminars and conferences.
    • Interact with township officials and employees, actuaries, insurance representatives, consultants, and outside auditors to provide financial assistance and information.
    • Resolves complicated problems regarding the accounting and reporting of financial transactions.
    • Assist In the township insurance program and employee benefits and personnel programs
    • Assists in the Investment program of all the township funds and provides cash flow analysis
    • 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.

    • Researches alternate revenue sources, such as grants, low-interest loans, and related programs. Assists in the preparation of grant and loan documents.

    • Performs other duties as assigned

    • Various Human Resources responsibilities; health and life insurance enrollments, HRA accounts, Workers Compensation Reports 

Education/Skill Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree from a four- year college/university with concentration in finance preferred and experience in municipal accounting or finance is highly recommended. 5 years of extensive government accounting/finance experience will be considered for applicants without a college degree.

 

  1. Considerable knowledge of modem policies and practices of public administration, especially municipal finance.
  2. Familiar with Prosoft or equivalent accounting software.
  3. Excel, Outlook, and other standard office computer software.

Compensation And Benefits:

Compensation based on Qualifications

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance

401 (k) Retirement Plan

Enrolled in Township Life Insurance Program

Application Deadline:

September 7, 2019

Application Requirements:

Send resume and 3 references to:

Robinson Township

Attn. Frank Piccolino

1000 Church Hill Road

PIttsburgh, PA 15205

Or email at:

fpiccolino@townshipofrobinson.com

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Finance Director
Posted On: 8/12/2019
Company or Entity: Caln Township
Location: Thorndale, PA

Job Description:

WORK OBJECTIVE: 

Responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of the Township’s day-to-day and long term financial operations including: preparation of annual budgets, oversight of Township borrowing and issuance of debt, investment of funds, safeguarding assets, administration of Township pension plans, and risk management. Maintains appropriate policies and internal controls, ensuring regulatory compliance. Serves as Township representative for financial audits. Position is primarily focused on directing, coaching, developing, and evaluating other people. Position requires extensive depth of expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop and implement policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the organization’s business strategies.  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein.

  • Serves as the Finance Department’s staff leader; provides leadership in accordance with the Township’s policies, goals, and applicable laws
  • Provides primary oversight for annual budgeting to ensure proper fiscal development and tracking
  • Oversees annual fiscal, federal, and state audits to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and federal and state regulations; ensures that all expenditures are allowable and in accordance with federal and state law
  • Develops long term fiscal strategies and policies, analyzes current and future programs for fiscal impact, and directs the study of relevant policies, methods, and procedures for improvement affecting economy, effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of financial functions
  • Prepares all financial reports with the strictest attention to detail to ensure compliance with regulatory standards regarding public fiscal accounting and reporting
  • Responds to requests from department heads and the Township Manager for financial analysis and information
  • Oversees the administration of all pension plans to include accounting and reporting
  • Oversees the administration of various insurance policies, worker’s compensation, and benefit plans including the annual renewal process
  • Directs approval of disbursements for goods and services within budget appropriations
  • Directs treasury collection activity and custody of public funds 
  • Engages in inter-departmental cooperation to execute Township projects and initiatives; meets with other department heads and staff to exchange information, plan coordination of efforts, and address issues across departmental lines

Supervision:

  • Reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures and meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems
  • Assesses and monitors workload, identifies opportunities for improvement and implements changes
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures 
  • Oversees and participates in the development of organization-wide and administration of various departmental budgets; approves the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approves expenditures and implements budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field; master’s degree preferred; supplemented by ten or more years’ of progressively responsible experience in fiscal accounting, regulatory compliance, and budget administration; including at least three years of supervisory or management experience; or any equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience. Certified Public Accountant preferred. May be required to have or obtain additional formal industry certification(s).

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed above, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions in order to perform this job successfully.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Advanced knowledge of the laws and policies governing municipal finance and accounting practices and procedures including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Advanced knowledge of fiscal matters associated with governmental accounting (i.e. municipal bonds, contracts management, grant administration, investments, etc.)
  • Skill in critical thinking for issues resolution and process improvement recommendations
  • Skill in preparing and administering budgets
  • Advanced ability to operate a computer using Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and applicable department and organization specific software
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret program related laws and regulations and establish necessary work processes and procedures 
  • Ability to formulate, initiate, and administer policies and procedures for effective fiscal control
  • Ability to develop and interpret budgets, contracts, and fiscal and financial reports
  • Ability to plan, manage, and administer multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to respond to members of the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to delegate, manage, and supervise effectively

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station and extended periods of time standing and/or walking.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tasks are regularly performed inside without exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes).

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Tasks require sound and visual perception and discrimination. Tasks require oral communications ability.

Education/Skill Requirements:

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Application Deadline:

September 28, 2019

Application Requirements:

Please send resumes directly to Kristen Denne, Township Manager at kdenne@calntownship.org

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Accountant
Posted On: 8/12/2019
Company or Entity: Montgomery Township
Location: Montgomeryville, PA

Job Description:

Montgomery Township (EOE) is accepting applications for a FULL-TIME ACCOUNTANT.  The position will be responsible for the general ledger accounting of Township transactions.  Responsibilities include performing various administrative financial tasks of a specialized nature to include but not limited to maintaining escrow accounts, revenue balances, reconciliations, account analysis, reporting and inventory records, and to perform a variety of professional accounting tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. 

Education/Skill Requirements:

Four-year degree in Accounting or Finance, required.

Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in accounting, preferably with a public sector agency, and advanced accounting systems (i.e., BS&A software) and Microsoft Suite, required.

Successful results upon completion of pre-employment background checks, assessments or tests, as applicable, required.

Ability to communicate and perform well in an interview and demonstrate proven skills and abilities, required. 

Remain current in all position applicable trainings as required.

Application Deadline:

August 28, 2019

Application Requirements:

Full description of the job duties and requirements, as well as how to apply, is available at www.montgomerytwp.org/hrApplication deadline 4:30 p.m. 08/28/19.

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