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7/3/2012 - Chief Financial Officer

Job Opportunity

(Posting IV)

County of Cumberland

790 E. Commerce St.  
Bridgeton, N.J. 08302 

May 25, 2012

Chief Financial Officer

Salary:  Dependent upon skills and experience


Duties:   Reports to the County Administrator; manages financial operations through reviewing expenditures for compliance with budget policies; verifies  accuracy of processed fiscal actions; estimates revenues and expenditures;  monitors internal financial controls; develops budgeting systems; evaluates organization’s financial condition; issues bonds and notes; posts numerical transactions to ledgers and worksheets; determines cash flow; reviews expenditures for compliance with budget policies; determines investment strategy for funds such as surplus or pension; determines expenditures and allocations; approves transfer of monies from accounts; applies accounting principles; allocates payments from taxpayers or other sources; verifies accuracy of fiscal transactions; identifies cash position and fund requirements; estimates revenues and expenditures; authorizes purchases and salary lines; authorizes payments of expense and travel vouchers, purchase orders and other transactions; monitors payroll for accuracy;  instructs staff and colleagues on financial policies and procedures; develops budgeting systems; applies established security procedures and guidelines; collects payments or fees; examines documents for adherence to applicable laws and regulations; identifies funding sources; monitors internal financial controls; analyzes financial transaction systems; reconciles accounts; monitors acquisition, disbursal and use of grant or contract monies; adjusts accounts for suspended or returned amounts; reviews local government bond and debt authorizations; develops fiscal projections; develops budget revenue and expenditure projections; evaluates financial planning activities; develops annual, quarterly, and monthly reports of revenues and expenditures; corrects errors in financial statements; informs individuals of appropriate accounting procedures; compiles formal financial statements such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements, or cash flows; develops and monitors internal audit systems; updates fund analysis and investment programs; reviews grant and contract proposals; researches current and proposed legislation; addresses freeholders  and other policy-making committees; related duties as assigned.


Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Four years of experience in municipal finance or fiscal management.  Supervisory experience.  Status as a Certified County Financial Officer as issued by the N.J. Department of Community Affairs or commitment to earn such within two years of hire.  Strong computer literacy and presentation skills.


Note:  Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness screening and criminal background checks. 


Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, copies of certifications and the names of three professional references to the Personnel Assistant at  Or fax to 856-453-0361.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer