Finance Manager

Description :  **Incomplete applications will not be considered for employment.**

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Job Title:

Finance Manager



Reports To:

Finance Director

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The Finance Manager directs activities of the Finance Department. Must have excellent management skills; possess strong financial skills with extensive knowledge of public sector finance and accounting operations. Some responsibilities include dealing with the day to day functions of the Finance Department including accounts receivable, cash management, and payroll.


Essential Functions (greater than or equal to 90% of time):

  • Directs specified treasury operations of the County under direction of the Finance Director. Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts.
  • Reviews and authorizes payroll, cash management and revenue transactions prior to posting.
  • Assists the Finance Director in preparing and initiating the annual budget process.
  • Assists the Finance Director in providing statistical and pertinent information for investor and bond rating services.
  • Assists in preparing/review end-of-the-year financial reports and schedules for annual audit and work with auditors in answering questions, providing information and explaining accounting/financial system; review audit results and implement necessary/recommended internal controls and/or other revisions.
  • Directs planning, organizing and maintenance of the central accounting system (Eden) in a manner consistent with established accounting principles and practices.  Including: Maintaining the controls of the accounting system for the County in manner consistent with established County accounting principles and practices.  Maintenance of the General ledger, payroll, HR, and Accounts Payable/Receivable modules.
  • Works with other departments to train, mentor, and provide assistance in the efficient and effective use of the Eden software package.
  • Assists with preparing departmental budget requests; administrating the approved budget.
  • Works with the Treasurer to: administer numerous bank cash and investment accounts.  Maintains detailed cash account records for all County departments, trust accounts, and other local taxing districts.  Administrates semiannual billings and maintains detailed records of payment for County local improvement district accounts.  Computes interest and files satisfactions of lien with the Clerk. Issues checks from trust and agency funds for payment of all disbursements, warrants, and cancellation of general obligation bonds and interest coupons.
  • Evaluates employee performance.
  • Any employee may be required by their manager to perform any of the duties described in his/her position description, and other duties which may be necessary or desirable and for which the employee is qualified.

Secondary Functions (less than 10% of time):

  • Attends professional meetings, workshops and seminars to keep current of financial issues.
  • Directs employees in receipting and deposition all incoming revenues from department fees, service charges, state and federal payments, grants, other local governments, in trust, and account receivable. 
  • Signs checks and maintains bank clearing accounts for County accounts payable and payroll. 
  • Distributes tax collections, offsets, and other special revenues to all taxing districts within the County.
  • Maintains County departmental receipts and reconciliations for annual audit purposes.
  • Prepares and submits Monthly and quarterly reports for IRS, ODR, PERS, etc.
  • Assure internal controls are adequate to protect the County's assets.
  • Reviews and signs all Accounting Section Personnel Action Forms and their timesheets.
  • Assure the accounting system is operating as designed, in an efficient manner and meets all state requirements.
  • Prepares financial statement; reconciles cash; writes adjusting journal entries.
  • Prepares internal reports and revenue analysis to insure that expenditures do not exceed budgetary appropriations.
  • Review account reconciliation, track errors thru system and make appropriate correcting entries.
  • Keeps abreast of County policies and procedures as outlined in Policy and Procedures manuals.
  • Prepares the necessary financial reports for the annual audit.
  • Any employee may be required by their manager to perform other duties which may be necessary or desirable and for which the employee is qualified.

Scope and Accountability:
Works under the direction of the Finance Director.  Exercises supervision over employees in the accounting section.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential and/or secondary functions. 

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration or a closely related field or have a minimum of four years of progressively responsible work experience.  Public Sector or municipal experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of: Principles and practices of general fund, revenue and government accounting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Boards' Statement 34 (GASB 34); the principles and practices of supervision and the ability to plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of accounting professionals, technical and support staff. 
  • Demonstrated ability to: Plan, organize and direct a wide variety of financial programs and activities as well as evaluate and implement new programs and policies for improvements in a changing environment; to analyze complex financial data and make sound written or verbal recommendations to the County Court and other Department Directors; interpret, understand, explain and apply state and federal laws regulating County financial accounting, investment of funds and borrowing; work as a member of a team, using input and assistance from others;  interpersonal skills – get along with others and interact with others in an appropriate manner.

Contact :  Human Resources
511 Washington St. Ste. 206
The Dalles, OR 97058

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled