Town of Stanley Finance Director job in Lowesville, NC

Town of Stanley
Job Title
Finance Director
Job Type
114 S Main St
Lowesville, NC 28164
Last Active
+30 days

Finance Director

We have a part-time opening for a Finance Director.

Must be able to work various shifts per week.

  • Must have 5 or more years experience.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Background check required.

Additional Info

Valid Driver’s License
Minimum Age
16+ years old


Finance Director

Department/Agency: Town of Stanley

Location: Stanley, NC

Date Posted: September 28, 2016

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary: 

            For a complete position description and to apply, please visit  The Town of Stanley is located in Gaston County, 20 miles from Charlotte and conveniently located to Gastonia, Lincolnton and Denver. Stanley is home to 3,500 residents and continues to grow. The Town of Stanley operates as a Council - Manager form of government. The Town's total budget for 2016 - 2017 is $5,327,069. The Finance Director is responsible for financial planning and budget preparation, monitoring, and control, providing the data, records and information required for the annual audits, accounting, preparing, mailing and tracking payments. In addition, the Finance Director will record and monitor liens and assessments, ensure timely payment of all Town loans, bonds and other debt service obligations and is responsible for completing payroll. The Finance Director reports directly to the Town Manager. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, public administration or related field is required. A master's degree in public administration is strongly preferred. Supervisory experience is also preferred. A combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities may be considered. No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. A cover letter and resume are required with the application. Applicants will be notified via phone if they are selected for an interview. 

Full Job Description: 


General Statement of Duties

            Performs complex professional and difficult administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the financial activities of the Town.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

            An employee in this class plans and directs the disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the Town. Work involves supervision of the budget, purchasing, accounting, general revenue collections, and payroll operations. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accountants. Work is performed under the direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and by an independent audit of financial records.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Tasks

*         Plans, organizes, and supervises the operations of the Finance Department, including disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports; supervises staff assisting with these duties.
*         Serves as a member of the team, along with the Town Manager, in the preparation of the general operating and capital improvements budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures.
*         Works with the Manager in the formulation of Town financial policies.
*         Manages receipt and investment of Town revenues.
*         Oversees and participates in risk management functions.
*         Reviews and monitors ongoing administration of budget, monitors revenues and expenditures.
*         Reviews budget system and financial conditions and develops methods of improvement.
*         Assists the auditors during the annual audit of Town financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems.
*         Maintains a general accounting system for the Town; oversees maintenance of financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget, including amount of the appropriation, amounts paid, unpaid obligations against the account, and the unencumbered balance.
*         Submits to the Town Manager and the Town Board periodic statements of the financial condition of the Town.
*         Performs fiscal analysis, trend analysis, revenue forecasting, debt service planning, capital budgeting and planning, financial reporting, and related financial management tasks.
*         Attends board meetings
*         Provides direction, leadership and guidance to department heads and assigned staff. Participates with management team in establishing goals and policies.
*         Performs related duties as required

Additional Job Duties

Performs budget amendments.
Performs related duties as required.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

Knowledge. Skills and Abilities
            Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
            Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting.
            Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of automated systems and their use in a municipal environment.
            Considerable knowledge of supervision including motivation, communication, leadership, performance coaching and evaluation.
            Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records.
            Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of employees in the specialized field of accounting and collections.
            Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements.
            Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, departmental heads, governmental officials, and with other Town employees.
            Ability to conduct long range fiscal planning.
            Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports.

Physical Requirements
            Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift objects.
            Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, performs accounting processes, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

Desirable Education and Experience
            Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in accounting or business, preferably supplemented with a master's degree in business or public administration and considerable experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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Posted: 2018-07-11

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