Deputy Director of Finance, Cayuga County
PROVISIONAL VACANCY: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
This will be a PROVISIONAL civil service appointment. Candidate will be required to take the civil service exam when it is scheduled in the future. Permanent appointment will be dependent upon candidate's exam score.
SALARY: $73,168 - $84,367 (2023 Compensation Plan, Non-Bargaining Unit, Grade 6)
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR VACANCY: Accepting applications until the position is filled.
HOW TO APPLY:
Go to: mycivilservice.cayugacounty.us/jobopps and click on the APPLY button across from the title of
“Deputy Director of Finance – Provisional Vacancy” listed under Current Vacancies.
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered university with a Master’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, Economics or Finance, including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in accounting and (2) two years of experience in fund accounting, auditing, municipal budgeting or financial planning and analysis, one year of which must have been supervisory; OR
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public administration, Economics or Finance, including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in accounting and (3) three years of experience in fund accounting, auditing, municipal budgeting, or financial planning and analysis, one year of which must have been supervisory; OR
(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, Economics, Finance or a related field, including or supplemented by 15 hours in accounting and (4) years of experience in fund accounting, auditing, municipal budgeting, or financial planning and analysis, one year of which must have been supervisory; OR
(D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C).
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The Deputy Director of Finance is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance, with the coordination of all of the various accounting activities of the County’s Finance Department. The Deputy Director of Finance is under the general supervision of the Finance Director. This involves developing, implementing, and overseeing the account-keeping activities of the office, which includes supervising staff within the Finance Department. Working with fiscal staff in other County Departments to assist with daily accounting activities and to coordinate the future centralization of fiscal activities. Independently performing some of the complex municipal fund accounting activities. This professional position involves independent judgement within the framework of generally accepted accounting principles and relevant laws and rules. The position is also responsibility for ensuring that all accounting activities are carried out in accordance with all applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and policies governing local governments. The Deputy Director of Finance has the authority to act for and in place of the Finance Director in his/her absence. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)
- Provides supervision to staff of the Finance Department which includes overseeing the administration of accounting, cash management and payroll functions and making sure that all fiscal activities carried out are in compliance with all state and federal laws;
- Reviews and carries out fiscal policy changes in collaboration, with the Finance Director;
- Reviews and approves the accounting transactions of the County financial software system;
- Assists the Director with developing administrative policies for the Finance Department and the County Legislature, including changes that arise in order to ensure compliance with the requirements and regulations of various local and State agencies;
- Oversees accounting for general ledger accounts involving State and Federal reimbursements;
- Assists in the preparation of the Finance Department’s annual budget;
- Oversees various accounting functions, which includes but is not limited to: payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, sales tax, court and trust, banking, etc;
- Responsible for posting and approving journal entries to the general ledger;
- Posts board resolutions that require budget adjustments;
- Assists in the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports of the balances of appropriations and revenue accounts for all County funds and departments and ensures their accuracy;
- Assists in the preparation of the annual County financial report to the New York State Comptroller;
- Assists in all aspects of the year-end financial statements and single audit;
- Provides fiscal support to all Departments in the County;
- Acts for and in place of the Director of Finance in his/her absence.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES, PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern accounting principles and practices as related to County government;
- Familiarity with organization and functions of County government;
- Thorough knowledge of modern account keeping practices and terminology;
- Thorough knowledge of practices and procedures of electronic accounting systems;
- Good knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations that affect the accounting practices of local governments;
- Ability to analyze accounting records and financial statements;
- Ability to work closely with other County Departments in assisting with problems and providing direction for accounting and payroll;.
- Ability to interpret and completely implement accounting principles;
- Ability to direct, prepare and maintain accounting records and reports;
- Ability to comprehend, analyze and develop procedures to deal with unusual or complex accounting problems;
- Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;
- Ability to work closely with and plan, assign and supervise the work of others;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Ability to prepare accurate correspondence and reports.