Highly responsible professional level accounting and budget analysis work which includes the supervision of Accounting Technicians, Accountants, and other staff; participates in the interviewing of departmental staff, makes hire recommendations, evaluates performance and completes performance appraisals, and administers disciplinary procedures as necessary; maintains a variety of ledgers and journals related to the accounting records of the County; assists auditors in the yearly audit; supervises the accounts payable process; prepares financial statements; closes the general ledger monthly and prepares various State reports; monitors and reconciles expenditures for capital projects; develops and implements special projects assigned by the Finance Director; and is responsible for the operation of the Finance Department in the absence of the Finance Director.
Requires a thorough knowledge of the fiscal and operational policies of County government; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration of governmental budgeting and accounting; ability to interpret and apply Federal, State, and local fiscal regulations; ability to prepare interpretive or analytical accounting or financial statements and reports; and the ability to supervise and evaluate the work of accounting personnel supervised.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or related field and three years of experience in accounting/auditing, budget analysis, public administration, or related field; CPA certificate, supervisory experience and extensive experience in governmental accounting preferred; experience in Excel and Word required.
Rowan County has a population of 138,000 and is located in the central piedmont area of North Carolina between Greensboro and Charlotte. The County operates under a commission/manager form of government with a five-member board, 750 full time employees, and an annual general fund budget of approximately $135 million.