Deputy Finance Director – Town of South Kingstown, RI

Posted on: January 6, 2020 – 1:39pm

Deputy Finance Officer

The Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, a suburban coastal community of approximately 30,000 residents is seeking an experienced professional to join the Finance Department in the role of Deputy Finance Director. The Deputy Finance Director is responsible for performing a variety of routine and complex financial work maintaining the fiscal records of the Town, which requires initiative and considerable independent judgement in the application of prescribed policies, procedures, and methods while maintaining a high degree of maturity in the handling of sensitive and confidential information. Under the general direction of the Finance Director, this position oversees and directs Finance Department staff in the daily operations of the department, and in the absence of the Finance Director, is responsible for these functions.

Duties include but are not limited to supporting the operation and maintenance of the Town’s central financial accounting system; oversight of the day-to-day financial transactions and general ledgers within all funds of the Town; providing assistance in the preparation of the Town’s annual operating budget and capital improvement program; working with the Town’s bond counsel and financial advisor on all bonded debt issues; coordinating and preparation of the Town’s Financial audit and CAFR; preparation and compilation of data to be used by the Town’s actuarial consultant in the OPEB actuarial valuation; financial reporting for internal, and external stakeholders including state and other regulatory agencies; and cash management and daily maintenance of the Town’s cash accounts to meet liquidity needs and maximize the return on cash and cash equivalents automate.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other relevant financial management field, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible municipal finance work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA, CPA, other graduate degree, or professional designation preferred. Candidates must possess considerable knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles and practices; internal control procedures and management of information systems; public finance and fiscal planning; accounts receivable and general ledger maintenance; payroll and accounts payable functions; budgetary, accounting and reporting systems; as well as knowledge of regulatory and accounting guidelines such as GAAP and GASB. Candidates must be able to think critically, work independently, and have effective verbal and written communication skills in order to successfully work with members of the public, fellow employees, governmental agency representatives, and Town officials. Previous supervisory or managerial experience preferred. Strong preference for candidates who have experience with MUNIS.

This full time, non-union, exempt position’s salary starts at $99,571, and includes a comprehensive benefit package as detailed within the Town’s Non-Union Employee Benefit Summary. To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to or by hand or mail to the Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street. Applications are available for download on the Town’s website, and hard copies are available at Town Hall. Application materials will be accepted through January 10, 2020.