POSITION SUMMARY The Deputy Chief Financial Officer reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and assists in developing and delivering strategic financial services to the County. The position will directly supervise and direct operational and compliance functions of Finance such as Departmental Support Services, Financial Reporting, Grants Management, Payroll, and General Accounting. The Deputy CFO will serve as CFO in the CFO’s absence.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs highly complex managerial and financial work providing oversight of strategic and tactical financial activities of the organization including:
Strategy and Analytics: • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic plans, budget, department goals, objectives, and systems • In conjunction with CFO, identifies best practice Finance programs/initiatives to enable County missions while supporting strong fiscal stewardship and long-term sustainability, and develops plans to implement such programs/services • Supports individuals and teams in process excellence, project management, problem solving, and value creation to drive toward required outcomes. Surfaces capacity, pacing, resourcing and any other issues requiring leadership attention. • Provides accurate, timely, and transparent financial analysis and reporting on a variety of areas, including: taxation, insurance, investments, debt, accounts payable and receivable, inventory and costs control, and budgeting and forecasting • Assists in analyzing the organization's revenues, liabilities, credit conditions, and other financial indicators to forecast its short, medium, and long-term cash flow position • Manages the Treasury portfolio, including evaluating and recommending investments and other financial instruments to meet cash flow needs
Service Delivery: • Ensures that Finance Service Delivery meets expected standards; implements changes and improvements • Works with Finance Managers to ensure effective and collaborative working relationships across the Department and with stakeholders • Develops and implements clear communications within the department and stakeholders to support efficient processes and procedures • Works with the CFO to align efforts and provide high-quality financial services support to County strategic initiatives • Provides expertise, training, and support to improve understanding of financial data, policies, procedures, and internal controls • Presents findings and recommendations to top executives; prepares financial reports and briefing materials that summarize auditor and financial analyst reports, balance sheets, and regulatory reports and filings • Develops data dashboards and other mechanisms to share information and support data-driven decision making • Oversees effective and efficient Payroll for the County and Library, supporting strategic initiatives as they relate to compensation and benefits and ensuring strong customer service
Compliance: • Develops and implements strong internal controls over County financial resources and ensures that all financial transactions, systems and procedures comply with regulations, accounting principles, and standards • Oversees County Treasury functions, ensuring timely payment of invoices, receipts of collection, and effective and efficient transactions • Advises management on financial matters and the impact of laws and regulations on the organization • Ensures all tax returns, declarations, and other required reports are submitted accurately and on time
In addition, the Deputy will have other duties as assigned. The position allocable to this class has the primary responsibility of assisting with the management of designated functional areas within a broad financial management, record keeping and reporting system. This class is distinguished from CFO in that the latter has overall management responsibility for all financial management and planning, budgeting, record keeping and reporting activities for the County.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Eight (8) years of full-time progressively responsible experience in public financial, audit or business management or other directly related field including two (2) years in a management capacity assessing complex organizational issues, planning strategies and leading complex projects.
Education: Master’s degree in finance, economics, business, public administration, accounting, marketing urban planning or related field.
Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certifications: Requires a valid North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must obtain and maintain a valid Mecklenburg County Vehicle Operator’s Permit.
Licenses and Certifications: Accounting, Auditing, and/or Financial Management certification such as CPA, CIA, or CGFM preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. • Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate. • Expertise in area of assignment.
• Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills. • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. • Talking to others to convey information effectively. • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
• Lead cross-organizational change management efforts, incorporating feedback from internal and external stakeholders. • Embrace change and sees the value of improvements in the Finance organization. • Foster an environment of creativity and innovation, focusing on the empowerment and support of staff through tools and continuous process improvement. • Develop, coach, and mentor staff, providing constant feedback and clear direction. • Promote collaboration by unifying teams, setting common goals building trust and incentivizing collaborative behavior. • Navigate and respond to multiple competing priorities, delivering quality outcomes under strict deadlines. • Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. • Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives. • Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values. • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. • Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
WORK ENVIRONMENT Moderate noise is typical for the work environment for this job. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 111574
About Mecklenburg County Government
Mecklenburg County Government
The Board's priorities are carried out by a staff of nearly five-thousand employees led by County Manager Dena Diorio. The County Manager is the CEO of the organization and is appointed by the Board.
County Services, funded through property taxes, local sales taxes, fees and other sources, are provided to meet the community's priorities as defined by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board has set a vision for the community. The Board's vision is summed up in the following statement:
"Mecklenburg County will be a community of pride and choice
for people to LIVE, LEARN, WORK and RECREATE."
Mecklenburg County uses a scorecard to translate its vision to action.
The Community & Corporate Scorecard includes 21 measureable goals. These goals are grouped into four related areas, called Focus Areas. All programs and services provided by Mecklenburg County fall into one of these
Community Health & Safety
Effective & Efficient Government
Social, Education & Economic Opportunity
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