DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/CFO – Florence Township (Burlington County)
Population 12,500 + seeks an experienced Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position reports directly to the Business Administrator, and plans, directs, and administers all work pertaining to the management of the financial resources and fiscal operation, and other related work as required. The candidate must be organized, attentive to details, communicative and be a problem solver.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct the entire financial management program which encompasses coordinating and synthesizing all functional activities associated with budget preparation, accounting, financial analysis, managerial financial reporting, and cost benefit analysis; develop, coordinate, and implement financial policies, procedures, and plans as well as develop, coordinate, and maintain a comprehensive system for the analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of financial data; assist all Township departments with financial matters review expenditures for compliance with budget policies; authorize the disbursement of funds; estimate revenues and expenditures; monitor internal financial controls; prepare and sign all federal and State documents, statements, and reports requiring the signature of the CFO; consultation and coordination with municipal finance advisors, bond counsel and other appropriate authorities concerning the issuance of bonds, indebtedness, and negotiable obligations pursuant to the New Jersey Local Bond Law; manage and oversee the following functions: Treasury, Tax Assessment, Tax Collection, Utility Collection, Purchasing, and Payroll, and is responsible for the day-to-day functions along with long range projections, assessments, and planning; and assign and supervise the work of staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or finance; five (5) years of experience of related experience in a municipal or comparable governmental or quasi-governmental setting, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; preferred Certified Municipal Financial Officer certification issued by the Division of Local Government Services of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs; thorough knowledge and understanding of computer operations and data processing; and must be familiar with financial software packages, spreadsheet design and development, databases, and word processing. Knowledge of Edmunds and Primepoint Payroll software is a plus. Qualified Purchasing Agent certification is preferred, or must be obtained within sixteen (16) months of employment.
Florence Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.