Administrator of Finance




TITLE:  FINANCE DIRECTOR Full –Time, Salaried – Exempt

General Summary:

Under the supervision of the Township Manager, serves as a financial officer for the Township; plans and directs all Township accounting activities and functions.  Performs special projects and duties as assigned by the Manager. Coordinates finance objectives with the operational team in carrying out all aspects of township financial activities and reporting. Liaison between office staff and Township Manager.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides direction to implement the Board’s finance and accounting strategy, to optimize the township’s financial stability, performance, and strategic position.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining internal audit controls.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget for consideration by the Board. Evaluates current revenue trends and forecast year-end activities. Attends and participates in meetings to evaluate departmental requests, assists the Manager in compiling the final budget request to be presented to the Board, and advises the Board in its budget deliberation. Attends budget hearings and meetings, research data, answers inquiries, and assists In the recording of budget determination.
  • Assists in the development and maintains a comprehensive system for monitoring and reporting receipts and expenditures. Oversees accounts payable and accounts receivables. Maintains the Chart of Accounts and fixed assets.
  • Assists in the development and revises accounting systems to meet Township requirements and public regulations and requirements.
  • Evaluates financial trends and, when necessary, develop, and recommend courses of action to bring the budget into balance.
  • May represent the Township in financial meetings and conferences.
  • Assists the Township’s auditors in the preparation of an Annual Audit Report.
  • Assists in the development and utilizes software to process necessary accounting entries.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of accounting records, fixed assets, and the compilation of monthly and year-end reports, accruals, and statements.
  • Participates in the selection, training, and oversight of support staff.
  • Assists in the reconciliation of all bank accounts.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.



A minimum of three to five years of progressively more responsible experience in

municipal finance administration,  including investments public safety and BS&A.


Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Considerable knowledge of the professional principles and practices of public finance to administer the budget and process full accounting transactions.
  • Considerable knowledge of the professional practices of municipal accounting to effectively maintain the accounting system.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting processes and regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of the laws, rules and policies governing Township finance and accounting activities.
  • Knowledge of basic personnel management skills.
  • Skill in compiling and evaluating complex financial data.
  • Skill in making effective oral and written presentations.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, fellow employees, and the general public.
  • Familiarity with BS&A


Necessary Special Requirements:

May be required to be bonded if job assignments involve the handling and exchange of money. The qualifications listed above are guidelines.   Other combinations of education and experience which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job should be considered for purposes of Employment Standards, this classification is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act


  • Starting pay $76,931 annually
  • Paid Holidays
  • 8 Hours of accrued sick time per month.
  • 80% Employer paid medical, Dental, and Optical Insurance
  • Employer paid short and long-term disability.
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • 10% Employer contribution toward retirement
  • Paid vacation
    • 0 through 3 years: 6.67 hours accrued per month
    • 4 through 10 years: 10.00 hours accrued per month
    • 11 through 15 years: 13.33 hours accrued per month
    • 16 through 29 years: 16.67 hours accrued per month
    • 30+ years: 20.00 hours accrued per month


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