Location: Louisburg, NC Closing Date: August 13th, 2018
Attention Applicants: To apply, submit a Franklin County application to Franklin County, Attn: Human Resources, 113 Market Street, Louisburg, NC 27549 by 5:00pm on the closing date. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County applications. To apply online or to download an application, please visit www.franklincountync.us
Franklin County is located 30 miles north of Raleigh NC. It encompasses 494 square miles and its population is approximately 66,000 citizens. The county has 545 full-time employees and 246 part-time employees where payroll is processed every two weeks. Franklin County has a General Fund budget of $81.6 million dollars, two Enterprise Funds (Solid Waste and Public Utilities) totaling $14.9 million. The County also has seven special revenue funds totaling $16.5 million and four capital project funds. The County operates a public Health Department and a general aviation airport, Triangle North Executive Airport all included in the General Fund. The County also has a Tourism Development Authority where state statutes designate the County Finance Director serves as the Tourism Development Authority's Finance Director.
The Finance Director plans and administers 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, debt issuance and payroll operations. The employee provides direct supervision of the Finance department and works closely with all departments on special projects and coordination of activities. Employee is also responsible for performing a wide variety of complex, managerial functions requiring initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and extensive knowledge in the general administrative activities of the county. Employee performs some of the specialized accountant level work in the preparation and analysis of financial reports, investment of funds, and posting of revenues. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system. Work is performed in accordance with established County finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government fiscal operations. Work is performed under the general supervision of the County Manager, and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and an independent audit of financial records. Franklin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and considerable experience in public finance administration including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferably supplemented with a Master’s degree in accounting, business or public administration. Ability to become a certified public finance officer through the Government Finance Officers Association within two (2) years of hire.
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire. Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Criminal Background Screening are required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Commensurate with Experience