Employment Opportunities

Finance Director

Finance Director- City of Marion, pop. 8,223, Salary Range $52,110 - $83,376. The City of Marion is searching for an experienced professional to lead the financial activities of our growing City. Current Finance Director retiring after 11 years of service with the City, preceded by 25+ years in the public accounting field. Position reports to City Manager. Performs complex administrative work in planning, organizing, managing and directing the operations of the Finance Department, which has 10 full time positions. Responsibilities include disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, accounts payable, account receivable, utility billing and collections, payroll, revenue collection, property tax  billing and collections, capital assets and the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports; development of accounting policies, procedures and practices; supervising purchasing and warehousing, information technology and human resources functions; enforcing local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes as related to finance; working with the City Manager and other City staff to prepare the annual general operating budget and budget amendments; developing and implementing innovative plans for financing of capital improvements and other projects; interacting with departments, management, elected officials and community representatives; responding to requests and resolving issues; assisting City departments with financial information and presentations; assisting auditor during annual audit of City financial records; authorizing all checks for payroll and vendors on recurring basis and maintaining a general accounting system for the City and financial records for the departments.
Minimum requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration. A minimum of five (5) years of accounting, including local government experience, preferably with supervisory experience. Preference given to candidates with a CPA or NC Finance Officers' Certification. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. City of Marion provides a competitive benefits package that includes participation in NC Local Government Employees Retirement System; paid health, dental, life and vision insurance; optional life and disability insurance coverage; 401K deferred compensation plan; paid holidays; and annual and sick leave.  Application available online at www.Marionnc.org.  To apply, submit cover sheet, resume and City application. Position is open until filled.  First review of applications to take place beginning on March 21. Questions and applications should be directed to Bob Boyette, City Manager, P.O. Drawer 700, Marion NC 28752, bboyette@marionnc.org or 828-652-3551.  The City of Marion is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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