San Miguel County is accepting applications for the position of Finance Director. Under the direction of the County Manager, the Finance Director is responsible for the financial management responsibilities to include but not limited to, auditing, budget, purchasing, receiving, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable, inventory, and DWI Programs. The position responsibilities involve the coordination of efforts with finance division staff, elected officials, division directors and the County Manager, annual budget preparation, monitoring, revision, presentation and approval process, preparing and filing various state and federal financial reports within specified time frames.
DIRECTOR POSITION (EXEMPT STATUS)
SALARY: $65,000.00 – $80,000.00
DEADLINE: Position Will Remain Open Until Filled
Applications and a detailed job description may be obtained from the SMC Human Resource Office located at 500 West National, Suite 202 or on the SMC website at www.co.sanmiguel.nm.us. A complete application will consist of the SMC job application, resume and transcript(s). San Miguel County is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The County reserves the right to reject any and all applications.
The Finance Director is an administrative fiscal management director position responsible for the performance of sound fiscal management on behalf of the County. The Finance Director works to insure performance by subordinates consistent with the County Financial Policy while insuring compliance, performance evaluation and presentation of information for decision making and filing financial reports. The position is an exempt position and performs in conjunction with and under the supervision of the County Manager.
This position involves work and/or supervision of subordinates performing work related to Finance Division Operations. This position is responsible for the performance of financial management responsibilities to include but not limited to, auditing, budget, purchasing, receiving, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable, inventory, and DWI Programs. The position responsibilities involve the coordination of efforts with finance division staff, Elected Officials, Division directors/ supervisors and County Manager, annual budget preparation, monitoring, revision, presentation and approval process. The Finance Director, through the County Manager may issue notices prohibiting the expenditure of funds, related to personal, operating or capital expenditures. Participation with management team shall attend various management meetings while insuring compliance with policies, regulations, ordinance and laws, dictating sound fiscal management of County funds. The position of Finance director is responsible for preparing and filing various State and Federal financial reports within the time frame required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes schedules and directs work of subordinates in the Finance Division. Develops and documents internal operational guidelines and procedures for operation and accountability of division functions and County revenue and expenditures.
The Finance Director is knowledgeable in the governmental accounting procedures and methods, works to insure accountability and compliance with approved budgets while, Division directors/ supervisors, County Manager and County Commission under take various efforts to provide County services.
Develops internal job descriptions for subordinates and defines roles and responsibility of such staff to effectively account for, record and report to Division directors/ supervisors, County Manger and County Commission, State, and Federal Offices, various fund balances.
Works with and provides direction to Finance staff to accumulate the various records and required information to insure the delivery and submittal of financial reports, delivery of Accounts Payable and Payroll within the policies procedures, ordinances and laws, applicable to such responsibility.
Remains informed and instructs to impose change in the various fiscal management or accounting changes, revisions as dictated by local policy, State Law or Federal Mandate.
Develops documents and informs or trains Division directors/ supervisors in State Procurement Regulations and insures the documentation of and commission approval of a County procurement policy.
Assigns subordinates to coordinate all purchasing of materials and services for the County operation.
Works with County Manger in developing procedures and schedules and forms necessary to prepare, revise and approve annual budget. Responsible to obtain division directors/ supervisors budget requests and works with County Manager to adjust or reduce financial requests to insure compliance with approved budgets. Utilizes Department of Finance provided budget formats, to compile financial information and submit with in time lines to the County Commission for approval.
Advertises, interviews and recommends applicants for vacancies with in the Finance Division to the County Manager for various employment statuses.
Works special assignments when assigned by the County Manager when such projects are related finance operation or related County work and intent.
Attends various meeting when assigned, shall attend all regular scheduled commission meetings, prepare to provide up to date financial information on matters discussed at commission meeting. Monthly documented financial report shall be submitted to the County Manger and the County Commission at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting.
Advises and works with Division directors/ supervisors in the monitoring, adjusting, spending, and budgeting of various funds.
Travels throughout the County, State, or Country for purposes of training, education, or work related meetings. May be required to drive or fly to determined destinations.
Presents, performs, discusses, and testifies on issues as a representative of the County and on County matters when assigned by the County Manager. Performs various work assigned and responsibilities through the use of state of the art office equipment provided by the County i.e. work station mainframes, software, and other similar office equipment.
Inventories physical assets, identifies or obtains appraisal values and insures a general liability coverage, based on updated fixed assets appraisals, develops and obtains regular price quotes on General Liability Coverage. Supervises bids or auctions, authorized by the Commission.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Manual and finger dexterity required. May be required to lift or push up to 25 lbs. Travel time may be required.
Primary Work Positions: Sitting 65%, Standing 15%, Walking 10%, Lifting 10%, kneeling 5%, Squatting 5%, Driving 5%
Position specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the position. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.