Job Announcement

Director of Finance and Personnel

The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) located in Fredericksburg, Virginia seeks Director of Finance and Personnel.

General Definition

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director with considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment, responsible for performing fiscal and personnel management by maintaining a comprehensive computerized accounting system, preparing budgets, payroll and financial reports for management and grant funding sources, budgetary forecasting, and other financial and personnel activities associated with multi-funded grants.

Typical Work Tasks

Responsible for grants management including examination, approval and recording of transactions;

Assists the Executive Director in budget development, revisions and monitoring of monthly expenditures;

Responsible for assuring compliance with contract requirements;

Responsible for reviewing, classifying vouchers for all payment from the computerized accounting system determining availability and legality of funds and the retention of required documentation to support disbursements;

Responsible for preparation of all required monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for all commission programs;

Assists Executive Director in all aspects of personnel administration including maintenance of personnel files, updating employee handbook, job descriptions, and compliance with federal and state employment laws;

Prepares annual audit schedules for approval by the independent auditing firm;

Prepares annual cost allocation plan;

Prepares individual financial reports and provides other financial information requested by the Executive Director, Commission members, staff and the public;

Responsible for the annual update of the Financial Operations Manual;

Attends monthly Commission Meetings

Represents the Commission at various meetings in a professional manner;

Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures; comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports, ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate work. Ability to formulate long-range fiscal planning. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships with professional colleagues, government officials, subordinates, representatives of other agencies and the general public.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or related field with a proven track record of progressively responsible experience in maintaining a computerized accounting system for multi-funded programs. Experience in use of spreadsheet and database management software programs.

Continuing Education

Dedication and willingness to continue education through attendance at conferences, participation in professional associations; and/or completion of courses, certificates, seminars, or distance learning modules are encouraged.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and list of two references to Tim Ware, Executive Director, George Washington Regional Commission, 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, April 13, 2018.

Compensation for the position will be competitive based on qualifications and experience.

The George Washington Regional Commission is an equal opportunity employer.