Town of Mocksville Help Wanted – Finance Director/Town Clerk

opportunityThe Town of Mocksville, a vibrant community with over 5,000 residents, is recruiting to hire a new Finance Director/Town Clerk. The Town of Mocksville is designated as the County Seat of Davie County, which is less than a half hour drive outside of Winston-Salem. Mocksville is a great place to live with several annual community events, charming neighborhoods, and a great school system.  Mocksville is a full service town focused on improving the quality of life for residents and visitors. The Town’s overall budget totals $7,905,199, and to Town uses a combination of in-house and contracted services.

The person in this position reports directly to the Town Manager, and performs complex administrative and professional work planning, organizing, managing and participating in the financial and management activities for the Town. This position is responsible for managing Finance, Billing and Collections, and assisting with budget development and administration. Work involves supervision of purchasing, accounting, collections, billing, and payroll. Work also involves assisting the Town Manager and the Board of Commissioners in developing the annual operating budget for the Town and budget administration. In addition, the employee attends meetings of the Board of Commissioners to present requested financial reports and information. This employee also serves as the official custodian of public records as Town Clerk. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system, records retention, and the recording of minutes. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accounting. The successful candidate will also have the ability to communicate well with staff, elected officials, and town administration in a public setting.

The Town seeks an experienced professional with at least three to five years of progressive experience. This experience should include and emphasis in municipal government accounting, budgeting, and finance. The basic desired educational qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A candidate may distinguish themselves with a master’s degree or additional experience.

Please submit a letter of interest or cover letter, resume, and a completed Town of Mocksville employment application. The salary for this position is negotiable based upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience. However, the Town anticipates the hiring rate to be between $55,000 and $70,000 annually.  The salary is supplemented by an excellent benefit package. To be considered for this position, applicants must send application materials as noted above to Mocksville Finance Director Search, ATTN: Marcus Abernethy, Mocksville Town Hall, 171S. Clement Street or email mabernethy@mocksvillenc.gov. This position will be open until filled, with review of candidates to begin May 1st, 2017. The Town of Mocksville is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are available at Mocksville Town Hall, or you may click here to download an application.