Finance Director

at Penobscot County Commissioners in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

The Penobscot County Finance Director maintains and enhances the County’s budgeting resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating all financial processes and practices. Responsible for all aspects of finance to include accounts receivable, accounts payable, investments, cash flow, projections, grant tracking, analysis and fiscal records to include payroll.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:  

  • Maintains all financial records of the County, establishing and maintaining internal control procedures and ensuring that state and national standard accounting procedures of GASB, as well as IRS regulations, are maintained; prepares for and oversees annual financial statement audit
  • Assists the County Administrator in developing the annual budget for review by the Commission and Budget Committee; provides status of budget progress by collecting, interpreting and reporting data to the County Administrator
  • Plans, organizes and directs all accounting work; supervises processing of accounts receivable and manages accounts payable
  • Manages capital reserve and project expenditures, reporting and appropriations
  • Supervises the preparation, verification and completion of payroll and related reporting requirements
  • Prepares proposals for bid for short-term revenue notes or tax anticipation loans based on analysis and estimates of cash flow requirements
  • Supervises the financial management and reporting of grants
  • Develops and implements financial policies, objectives and requirements; assists department managers with accounting questions, historical information, projections and reports
  • Performs the usual duties of a department manager, including interviewing, hiring, scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating assigned County employees, resolving employee issues, and ensuring compliance with the Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, establishing professional networks, and participating in professional associations
  • Manages vendor insurance
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, county officials and outside agencies
  • Provides monthly financial reports to other departments and Administration
  • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
  • Manages past due accounts and collections
  • Works harmoniously with all county staff and community and performs duties in a conscientious, cooperative manner
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned
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Job Posting: 647111

Posted On: Dec 01, 2021

Updated On: Dec 17, 2021