Job Posting- Finance Director

Job Title: Finance Director

Hours: M-F (8:00 am – 4:30 pm)

Department: Administration

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: County Administrator

Approved By: County Commissioners

Pay Scale: $65,000 – $75,000 salary

Date: November 17, 2022


POSTING DATE: November 17, 2022


CLOSING DATE: Position Open Until Filled


HOW TO APPLY: Submit application, letter of interest and current resume to:

Penobscot County

Attn: Human Resources

97 Hammond Street

Bangor, ME 04401


Applications can be found at: https://www.penobscot-county.net/employment


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


Knowledge/Skills/Experience required:

Five (5) years of directly related experience in financial management, preferably in the public sector and three (3) year experience in a management position with successful experience in supervising and training staff is required. Exceptional working knowledge of budgetary, accounting and reporting systems and GASB, IRS regulations and FLSA is required. Considerable experience with office automation and computerized financial applications (TRIO) and Quick Books or similar system required. Considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems is required. Experience with processing payroll and accounts payable functions is required. Considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles and practices as well as public finance and fiscal planning is required.


Education Requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands/Conditions/Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and use hands to operate a standard computer keyboard and telephone.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Penobscot County provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.