Job Details

Finance Director
Township Of Washington, OH
Job Description

Employment Status: Full-Time Approved: September 1, 2010
FLSA Status: Exempt Revised: December 17, 2020
Reports To: Township Administrator, Fiscal Officer Reviewed: December 17, 2020

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Township Administrator and the Township Fiscal Officer, oversees the Finance Department and associated financial functions for Washington Township.

REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF RESPONSIBILITIES
This list of responsibilities is representative and is not all-inclusive. Upon request, a reasonable accommodation will be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform these responsibilities.

• Manages all facets of the Township accounting consistent with pertinent local, state and Federal laws, Township policy, generally accepted governmental accounting and financial reporting principles.
• Plans, develops, and directs the activities and programs of the Finance Department.
• Establishes and oversees department policies and procedures in accordance with adopted Township policies and procedures
• Coordinates input from other departments and divisions on financial issues including annual budget preparation and completion of routine expenditures.
• Oversees the debt management programs in accordance with the direction from the Investment Committee and sound investment policies.
• Oversees the collection of all taxes and revenue due the Township.
• Ensures proper preparation of financial statements, cost reports, analysis and revenue forecasts as needed and in accordance with state law.
• Provides for the disbursement of all funds from the Township treasury.
• Maintains a system of control over expenditures in compliance with state law and coordinates all required audits as necessary.
• Oversees the financial record-keeping functions of the Township.
• Oversees and administers annual and five-year capital department budget/financial plan.
• Provides direction and general supervision of purchasing, payroll and property inventory programs.
• Provides leadership in the preparation of the annual appropriation resolution, capital improvement plans and annual budgets.
• Completes a variety of financial studies and similar research, as needed.
• Implements investment decisions of the Investment Committee.
• Oversees Township risk insurance.
• Effectively represents the department at meetings and general interaction with citizens, Township staff, elected officials, and local and regional boards.

REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF RESPONSIBILITIES (CONTINUED)
• Manages leases and other contractual relationships pertaining to department operations and/or projects.
• Uses a personal computer and related software programs to create spreadsheets, reports and correspondence.
• Assigns and directs the work of Finance Department staff members. Required to assess individual skills and abilities of subordinate employees. Participate in hiring of new employees, employee performance evaluations and disciplinary actions and effectively supervise direct reports.
• Evaluates job performance of subordinate employees.
• Enforces the Township's policies, procedures, and work rules with subordinate employees. Makes effective recommendations on employee discipline, including warnings and suspensions and participates in discharge decisions.
• Provides excellent customer service, internal and external.
• Ability to communicate, interact and maintain professional, efficient and effective working relationships.
• Handles confidential information appropriately.
• Understands and follows oral and written instructions.
• Reliability, which includes regular and predictable attendance, punctuality, and timely and efficient completion of assigned duties.
• Promotes, gets along and works in a harmonious relationship with others.
• Attends meetings and trainings.
• Other duties as required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of progressive public accounting experience.
• Any combination of training or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be accepted.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
• Seven (7) years of experience of progressive public accounting experience.
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certification.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
An individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities before beginning employment:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of progressive public accounting experience.
• Ability to obtain CPR, AED and First Aid certifications, as job assignment requires.
• Applied knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Ability to plan and supervise a variety of work programs and to make independent decisions requiring technical knowledge and judgment.
• Applied knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local regulations.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive technical reports.
• Proven ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
• Effective office management and supervisory principles and practices.
• Effective and timely project and public records management.
• Maintains Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) certification, Sunshine Laws Certification and other job required trainings.
• Experience with employee training and professional development.
• Effective public and media relations.
• Ability to understand, interpret and apply provisions of executed contracts.
• Strong customer service, inter-personal and supervisory skills.
• Ability to make proper decisions in a timely manner.
• Ability to carry out instructions in written, oral, or graphic form.
• Ability to prepare and present effectively, oral and written informative communications relating to activities of the Finance Department.
• Prepares correspondence and reports in a professional, error free manner.
• Ability to interpret extensive variety of technical material in books, journals, and manuals.
• Demonstrated proficiency in supervising subordinate staff.
• Working knowledge of standard Microsoft software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and any financial software programs (e.g., MUNIS).
• Ability to effectively and professionally represent the Township while speaking before groups.
• Proven ability to exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in carrying out daily operations of the department.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to listen attentively, organize thoughts, speak and write clearly and professionally, and comprehend written documents.
• Ability to perform complex mathematical computations.
• Reads, writes, and edits reports and correspondence.
• Excellent self-discipline. Works well without immediate supervision.

PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (CONTINUED)
• Excellent judgment. Ability to make prompt and accurate decisions, as directed.
• Ability to comply with all Township and job specific safety requirements.
• Ability to work other than normal working hours as necessary.
• Must have a valid driver's license and remain insurable, without penalty or surcharge, under the Township's vehicle insurance plan.

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
An individual must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities after training on the job.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of progressive public accounting experience.
• Maintains CPR, AED and First Aid certifications, as job assignment requires.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the management of Township financial and accounting management systems.
• Demonstrated and effective supervision of subordinate employees.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in carrying out daily operations of the Township.
• Enforce all departmental policies and procedures.
• Knowledgeable of, and follow, departmental policies and procedures.
• Demonstrated proficiency of standard Microsoft software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and any financial software programs.
• Any other skills, and abilities and knowledge required as the job evolves.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Upon request, a reasonable accommodation will be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform these requirements.

• Uses fingers/hands/arms frequently.
• Lifts, carries and pushes up to 25 pounds.
• Occasional crawling, kneeling, bending and climbing, including stairs and ladders.
• Ability to reach over shoulders.
• Must have good eyesight and depth perception.
• Ability to work at a rapid pace.
• Ability to hear.
• Walking and standing on various surfaces, including rough terrain, as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (CONTINUED)
• Frequent sitting, as required.
• Moves about in close quarters and areas.
• Any other physical requirements as job changes.

Job Details
Salary:
$86,994 - $124,401, DOQ
Job Function:
Finance Director
Position Type:
Full Time
Township Of Washington
Location:
8200 Mcewen Rd
Dayton, OH 45458
United States
Population: 56,607
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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