REOPENED - Edgecombe County, NC, just an hour east from the capital city of Raleigh, is seeking a finance executive with significant governmental accounting experience to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The ideal CFO is a visionary – one who has demonstrable success in forecasting and strategically planning for short and long-term budgetary needs across the organization. The Board of Commissioners seeks a humble and approachable leader who holds him/herself and others to high standards of excellence and can create and maintain a culture of high morale and accountability within the department. The CFO will implement innovative strategies to support employee development, recruitment, retention, and succession planning. The next CFO is known for their effective communication skills and is successful in articulating financial information, issues, policies, etc. to various stakeholders including Commissioners, County leadership, staff, and peer directors. Valuing and exhibiting high integrity, the next CFO is a fair and trusted leader who will ensure equitable practices across the department and ethical stewardship of public funds.
About the Organization, Department and Position: Edgecombe County which operates under the Commission-Manager form of government is committed to ensuring residents, businesses, and industries in the County are treated fairly and equitably. Edgecombe County Government provides community members access to quality, cost-effective services. The County employs 550 benefitted positions (full and part-time) across 18 departments.
Reporting to the County Manager, the CFO assists in development and monitoring of the County’s budget. The recently adopted FY 23 budget of $82.5M, which is supported by a tax rate of $.95 per $100 of assessed tax value, includes: General Fund: $74.5M; Water & Sewer Fund: $5M; Solid Waste: $3M. The CFO oversees 7 staff including an Assistant Finance Director, Accounting Technicians, Payroll Administrator, Purchasing Manager, Grant Administrator/Accountant, and other positions as added or assigned. The CFO is responsible for ensuring that the operations of the Finance Department align with the business objectives and fiscal policies of the organization. The CFO must demonstrate knowledge and skill in governmental accounting; state, federal, and private grant management; best practice financial procedures and operations that comply with North Carolina local government fiscal law and policy.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field. Master’s Degree is preferred. Five years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including two years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. North Carolina Local Government Finance Officers Certification is required within one year of hire, contingent upon the availability of the courses. Must have the ability to be bonded and possess a valid driver’s license in the State of North Carolina.
Salary and Benefits: The full salary range is $74,726 to $122,681 with excellent benefits that total over $11,000 annually in addition to a 2% county contribution to 401k. The starting salary is determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate. This position requires residency within Edgecombe County within twelve (12) months of the hire date.
To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Chief Financial Officer – Edgecombe County, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/, select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.” All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants should apply by February 8, 2023. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on March 13-14, 2023. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Edgecombe County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.