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FT Director of Finance Job in Sandusky, Ohio US

FT Director of Finance

Erie County Finance Dept - Sandusky, OH

Posted: 11/24/2021 - Expires: 2/23/2022

Job ID: 230542918


Job Description


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field and a minimum often ( 10) years progressive experience in public sector budgeting and finance. At least twelve (12) years of private sector progressive financial experience may substitute for public sector experience. Valid driver's license is required.

Pre-employment physical and drug screen required.

An in-depth job description can be reviewed at the Human Resources Office at 2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.

Qualified applicants apply at the Department of Human Resources, 2900 Columbus Avenue, Suite 210, Sandusky, Ohio OR visit Erie County's website, , where employment applications and current job postings are available for viewing and/or downloading. Applications are also available and accepted at OhioMeansJobs at Erie County Job and Family Services, 221 West Parish Street, Sandusky (operating hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). PLEASE NOTE: A completed Erie County application must be received in the Human Resources Department. Applications accepted until position is filled.


Description of the Job:

The Director of Finance manages and directs the financial administration services for all departments under the Board of Erie County Commissioners. Assists other elected and appointed officials as assigned. Responsible for the formulation of financial, budgetary, debt and purchasing policies and procedures. The Finance Director supervises the preparation of the annual budgets as directed by the County Administrator and the Erie County Board of Commissioners. The Finance Director receives administrative supervision from the County Administrator.

Knowledge and Skills/Abilities and Essential Functions (including but not limited to):

  • Knowledge of financial, managerial and governmental accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of financial, compliance and operational auditing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of governmental budgeting practices and procedures. Knowledge of financial forecasting principles and methods.

Knowledge and Skills/Abilities and Essential Functions (including but not limited to): (Continued)  Knowledge of cash, accrual, cost and fund accounting systems.

  • Knowledge of financial statement preparation, analysis and interpretation.
  • Knowledge of financing principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Ohio Revised Code and Uniform Public Securities law.
  • Knowledge of tax-exempt municipal financing practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of construction projects and Ohio's Prevailing Wage law.
  • Knowledge of report preparation requirements and complex cost analysis methods.
  • Knowledge of governmental structure and process.
  • Knowledge of training methods, techniques, common office practice and procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic business computer hardware and software.
  • Organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Identify needs and develop policies and procedures.
  • Interpret and apply laws, regulations and policies.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Perform complex mathematical computations.
  • Analyze resources and prepare recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, the general public, and co-workers.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare meaningful, accurate and concise reports.
  • Plan, design and perform a variety of audits and provide results.
  • Gather, collate information and perform statistical analyses.
  • Apply sound financial principles to complex business transactions.
  • Plan, design and implement subsidiary accounting systems.
  • May be required to respond to emergencies and/or work a flexible schedule, and may be required to travel within and outside the County to perform job duties.

Budgetary/Fiscal Services:

  • Direct and coordinate the financial operations under the jurisdiction of the County Commissioners.
  • Provide assistance and support to Elected and Appointed Officials, Boards and Commissions as requested.
  • Determines needed services and plans assignments.
  • Provide financial consulting and opinions on complex transactions.
  • Develop and supervise the preparation of the County preliminary and annual budgets.
  • Conduct budget hearings for all departments.
  • Evaluate policy compliance of budget submittals.
  • Analyze and present the final budget legislation.
  • Review budgetary modifications prior to Board approval.
  • Formulate and evaluate financial, budgetary, debt and purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Prepare recommended changes to Budget Commission.
  • Develop, prepare, analyze and interpret long range financial forecasts.
  • Make responses to independent financial audit concerns and legal compliance citations.
  • Serves on Health Insurance Cost Containment Committee.
  • Serves on CDBG Revolving Loan Fund Committee.
  • Review and approve purchase order and contract payments for policy compliance. Serves as Prevailing Wage Coordinator for the County.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
$63,939.00 - $102,502.00 /year
Licenses / Certifications:
Bachelor's degree, Valid Drivers License
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 5
Graphic Literacy: 6

Workplace Documentation: 6