Deputy Finance Director

Adams County Colorado
Commerce City
12 Jan 2018
24 Jan 2018
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Full time

Primary Responsibility

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We are seeking a professional, high–performing leader to assist in the planning, organizing, and managing of the Finance Department; and providing administrative direction and oversight for Finance, Budget, Purchasing, and Accounting functions of the Finance Department.

This position fosters cooperative working relationships and teamwork among County elected offices and departments, intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Finance Director, Deputy County Managers, County Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

  • Assumes management responsibility over functional sections in the Finance Department.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides and/or coordinates staff training; works with employees and managers to correct deficiencies; responds to staff questions and concerns.
  • Leads in the development of departmental goals and objectives for each section of Finance; coordinates, implements, and monitors the finance section of the County report card.
  • Assists in the development of County and department policies and procedures; makes recommendations and administers changes to policies.
  • Makes recommendations on staffing levels.
  • Assists in the preparing and monitoring of the department budget.
  • Monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and business processes, assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Director; directs and implements improvements.
  • Conducts a variety of departmental, organizational, and operational studies, evaluates programs, and recommends modifications to programs, processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Makes presentations to various boards, committees, other organizations, and staff; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of trends, technology, and innovations in the fields of Finance, Budget, Accounting, Purchasing, and other types of public services as they relate to the County.
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports and analyses, various management reports and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned.
  • Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assists in resolutions and alternative recommendations.
  • Assisting the County by monitoring financial obligations and ensuring that requirements related to court financing are achieved.
  • Serves as acting director in the absence of the Finance Director.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Supervision Exercised:
  • Exercises direct supervision over staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Principles and practices of Finance, Budget, and Public Accounting, including business administration, program development, implementation, and management in a governmental setting.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of staff.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision work planning, assignments, reviews and evaluations, and staff training in work procedures.
  • Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, elected officials, department directors, vendors, contractors, employees, and other county staff in person, by telephone, and through email.
  • Computer Skills: Highly skilled in ERP Systems such as JDE Oracle Enterprise One, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


  • Experience : Six (6) years of management experience and/or administrative experience in Finance, Budget, and/or Accounting.
  • Education and Training :
    • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Finance, Economics, Budget, Accounting, or a related field.
    • A Master's Degree is preferred.
  • License or Certificate :
    • Licensed CPA and/or GFOA's Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is preferred.
  • Background Check : Must pass a criminal background check.

Employees in this class who are regular, full–time are afforded full benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals, retirement, life insurance and long–term disability (LTD) insurance.

Employees in this class that are project–designated full–time (PJF) are afforded benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long–term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Employees in this class that are project–designated part–time (PJ3 working 30–39 hours per week) are afforded medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as pro–rated vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long–term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Employees in this class that are regular part–time (less than 30 hours per week); project–designated part–time (PJ2 less than 30 hours per week), or temporary are afforded no benefits.

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