The Town of Holly Springs is a vibrant community of approximately 40,000 residents located in the desirable Research Triangle Park region of southwest Wake County, just hours from the mountains of North Carolina as well as numerous Atlantic Ocean beaches. Recently selected by two independent organizations as the "Safest Town in North Carolina", Holly Springs is a full-service municipality with an organization that includes an assortment of departments to serve its residents and business community. The Town offers a small-town atmosphere with a variety of opportunities that arise from a growing economy. Residents and visitors alike benefit from an outstanding quality of life featuring a unique combination of beautiful natural spaces; parks, trails, and recreational amenities; award-winning schools; extremely low crime rate; excellent healthcare options; family-oriented neighborhoods; diverse shopping, dining, and cultural options.
The Town of Holly Springs seeks an innovative, collaborative, and knowledgeable professional in local government finance who can elevate the Town's financial business processes, policies, use of technology, and guide town-wide financial practices in a fast-growing community. The projected Fiscal Year 2020-21 total town budget is $68 million and includes the General Fund, Utilities, Stormwater, and other capital and grant funds. The Finance Director is a key member of the Town's senior leadership team and reports directly to the Town Manager.
The ideal candidate is someone who works collaboratively with others; promotes accountability and transparency; exhibits the highest level of professionalism and integrity; values engagement and relationship building; has a reputation of motivating colleagues and building a strong team environment; and provides a collaborative and strategic approach to managing the fiscal affairs of the Town.
The Finance Director is responsible for the management and oversight of all Town finance activities and functions including financial planning, preparing analysis and projections, cash flow management, disbursement and accounting of revenues and expenditures, monitoring and administering the budget, accounting, purchasing, contracts, fixed assets, debt management, financial reporting, revenue collections, billing and payroll operations, audit, grant administration, and the efficient operation of all aspects of the Finance Department. The Finance Director is also actively involved in project management and community infrastructure planning, strategic planning and performance management. Experience in managing personnel is also key to success in the position as there are 17 staff in the department.
Position requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or directly related field with at least five (5) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in accounting and financial management for a governmental agency or other large entity. Experience handling municipal finances and certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is strongly preferred. Certified Government Finance certification or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred or the ability to obtain in a reasonable period of time. Hiring range is competitive and salary offer is commensurate with experience and education.
The Town of Holly Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package including Town-paid health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; 5% contribution to 401k; participation in the NC Local Government Employees Retirement System; up to 6-weeks paid parental leave; up to 3-weeks paid eldercare leave, 12 paid holidays per year, paid sick and vacation and more.
Apply online at www.hollyspringsnc.us. A cover letter and resume are also required and must be uploaded with the application. Position is open until filled with initial application review beginning June 26, 2020.
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Holly Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.