The Finance Director has full accountability for fulfilling ICRC's established mission, vision, and objectives in directing all financial activities of the Commission's Funds. This senior level position is responsible for planning, developing and administering broad financial policies and procedural improvements throughout the organization. Prepares departmental budget, mid-year and annual reports, establishes and develops financial policies, attends meetings, advises the Executive Director on compliance of relevant legislation.
Functions and Duties
Essential Functions and Duties:
Compiles budget requests from departments and estimates revenue for coming fiscal year.
Prepares, amends, and controls fund budget to ensure that expenditures do not exceed budgetary appropriations.
Analyzes, reviews and audits internal control systems and financial procedures.
Recommends and implements changes to procedures when necessary.
Responsible for the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports.
Confers and works with outside auditors and other agencies related to financial activities.
Prepares the detailed budget in conjunction with the senior level leadership and review performance routinely.
Negotiates and administers contracts for audit and financial reviews.
Manages liability insurance policies.
Manages cash balances and cash requirements.
Develops financial studies, plans, forecasts, and estimates. Gather, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports and recommendations.
Develops, implements and maintain policies and practices relating to financial issues.
Directs the accounting for the Employees Retirement System, payroll, A/P, A/R, Foundation accounting
Hires, fires, trains, and directs the evaluation process of all finance employees and assume directional responsibility for on-the-job training programs and staff development.
Provides to the Executive Director financial reports on revenues, expenditures and any variations from budgets.
Ensures that all financial reporting and legal requirements are met in relation to submissions for funding, grants and contracts.
Establish long term goals and objectives
Advises the Executive Director and Board on compliance with all relevant legislation.
Attends meetings and advises senior level leadership team on property procedures and processes regarding all accounting systems, as well as participates at professional conferences as a representative of the agency.
Other Job Specifications:
Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), practices of public financial administration with emphasis on automated accounting systems, budgeting and financial reporting;
Understanding of federal employment and payroll laws (DOL and FLSA), IRS regulations regarding social security and FICA reporting, Affordable Care Act (ACA) limits and reporting requirements, W-2, 1099, and 1095-C creation and reporting requirements, Louisiana Department of Revenue and City Sales Tax filings;
Thorough knowledge of applicable laws including public contracts and public bid laws, regulations, procedures, and processes governing the receipt, custody and expenditures of governmental monies;
Proven administrative, leadership and management ability in financial strategic planning and organizational development;
Skill in the use of computers including various accounting software
Ability to develop, monitor, and maintain financial management information systems and procedures;
Ability to communicate effectively in person, writing, and over the telephone
Ability to research, analyze and interpret complex information and produce clear verbal and written reports;
Ability to plan, assign and direct the work of administrative and subordinate staff in the specialized fields of accounting, purchasing, and payroll administration;
Ability to estimate tax revenues within reasonable limits and oversight of general obligation debt;
Ability to assess performance problems and identify appropriate training and development programs
Ability to make policy decisions
Ability to effectively listen to and assist in the resolution of complaints
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other department heads, ICRC officials, and the public;
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year College or University.
Education Preferred: Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or University.
Area of Study Required: Accounting or Finance or a closely related field.
Area of Study Preferred: Public or Business Administration or Financial Management
Certification(s) Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
License(s) Required: Valid South Carolina Driver's License.
Years Relevant Work Experience: Six years progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting and finance administration, with at least four years in a supervisory capacity at the senior management level. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Preferred: 10 or more years of related experience.
About Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission
The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) exists to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the district through the development of recreation programs and facilities that promote a lifestyle of wellness, physical activities and cultural experiences for all ages. ICRC currently operates four signatures parks: Crooked Creek, Melvin, Seven Oaks and Saluda Shoals Park. In addition, ICRC just opened it's newest park, the Michael J. & Mary Meech Mungo Park featuring walking trails and greenspace. These facilities provide an array of recreational opportunities for youth, teens, adults, seniors and individuals with special needs. ICRC currently has 65 full-time employees and over 200 part-time employees.