The Deputy Director of Finance (Deputy CFO) reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and assists in developing and delivering strategic financial services to the County. This newly created position that will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the department and assist the CFO with completing tasks for the Executive Team, Board of County Commissioners and other stakeholders. The position will directly supervise and direct operational and compliance functions of Finance including Central Finance and Departmental Financial Services, with responsibility for financial reporting, grants management, payroll, and general accounting. The Deputy Director of Finance (Deputy CFO) serves as CFO in the CFO’s absence.
The DCFO will be an experienced, visionary financial professional who fully understands the principles and practices of governmental finance, accounting, capital budgeting, and long-range financial planning. The ideal candidate will be a team player, with a focus on developing staff towards the goal of developing a premier finance department. They will possess excellent communication skills, comfortable working with staff of all levels, to identify strategies and innovative ways to address local government issues, and advise the CFO, County Executive Team, and elected officials.
Key aspects are strategic thinking, strong communication and listening skills, technical competency, staff development, and strong leadership, including demonstrated change management skills.
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
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
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.
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 Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA), Government Finance Officer Certification (GFOA), preferred.
Internal Number: 111857
About Mecklenburg County
Come work for the “Best in Class” Mecklenburg County Government in its nationally renowned Office of Management & Budget (OMB).OMB is an organization that develops leaders. Our office consists of a credible team of experienced budget analystswho are great advisors, mentors, and quality trainers. So why is Mecklenburg County constantly in recruitment mode? Because there are endless opportunities for upward mobility within the organization – hence the need to consistently recruit talented individuals. After a successful stint with OMB, our team is afforded opportunities to become middle managers, department heads, assistant City/County managers, and managers. We take pride in having a vibrant diverse workplace culture that ranges in ethnicity, gender, and generations. We have a workplace culture that is based on an inspirational set of organizational values that include trust, creativity, teamwork, and empowered employees who are involved in decision making.Mecklenburg County has a Human Resources Department that offers a curriculum of educational courses that focuson equipping employees with requisite leadership, management, and supervisory skills to better perform in their jobs.Mec...klenburg County is a billion-dollar (+) organization with over 5,000 employees and led by a manager who is well respected by the community and our governing body. Come join our winning team!