VACANCY – Director of Finance – Open Until Filled


Hertford County is seeking to fill the following full-time position in governmental operations.


Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of the County; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the general direction of the County Manager.  Supervision is exercised over all department personnel.  Administer the systems and processes for the receiving, disbursing, and accounting of revenues and expenditures for the County.  Work involves supervision of the budget, purchasing, accounting, collections, billing, cash investments and payroll operations.

Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:

Directs and participates in the formulation and implementation of applicable finance policies in accordance with the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act; reviews and monitors on-going administration of budget, accounting and billing processes and develops methods for improvement

Plans, organizes and directs all operations of the Finance Department; supervises a staff of accounting and payroll specialists; performs routine supervisory functions, including, hiring, evaluating, promoting, disciplining and/or recommending the termination of assigned employees

Assists the County Manager with a variety of tasks in projecting, developing and working with the annual budget process to include reviews of departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures; assists Manager in preparation and presentation of final budget

Coordinates general operating and capital improvement budgets to include revenue and expenditure estimations; departmental budget reviews; preparation of budget amendments when necessary; estimation of available fund balances

Supervises and/or participates in posting and balancing of County ledgers, preparing payroll and related records, maintaining purchasing records; manages grants and disbursement of funds

Submits to the County Manager and County Commissioners period statements of the financial condition of the County to keep them properly informed; attends meetings of County Commissioners and provides information as requested

Assists the auditors during the annual audit of the County financial records; responds to findings to improve financial systems

Performs related tasks as required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing financial practices and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a local government purchasing system; thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and laws relating to local government bond financing; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; ability to develop long‑range financial plans; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, associates and the general public.


Minimum Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration or related field with a minimum of five years’ experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience.

Physical Requirements:

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Annual Salary Range:                                                          

$62,769 to $80,031                                                    


Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled


Application Process:

To be considered for this position, you must complete a Hertford County Application for Employment, in its entirety.  Cover letters, resumes, transcripts, and other supplemental documentation may accompany your Hertford County Application for Employment.  Selected candidates are subject to a criminal background check and motor vehicle record check.

Submit applications by mail, email, facsimile, or in person to:


Hertford County

Attn: Loria D. Williams, Hertford County Manager

115 Justice Drive, Suite 1

Winton, NC 27986

Phone: (252) 358-7805

Fax: (252) 358-0198 (include cover letter)   



Hertford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ AA.

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