11/14/2011 - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (Director of Finance)


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (Director of Finance) – CITY OF ENGLEWOOD, Bergen County, NJ

The successful candidate will possess a degree from an accredited 4-year college with a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours in accounting; 5 years of varied supervisory accounting/financial experience involving the installation, operation and upkeep of large scale system of accounts. Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Financial Accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the above experience. Knowledge of Edmunds System preferred. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Please forward resume and salary requirements to City of Englewood, Human Resources, PO Box 228, Englewood, NJ 07631. Closing Date is December 9, 2011.



Under the direction of the City Manager, serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the municipality, and is responsible for the installation, maintenance and control of a uniform system of accounting for all departments. Performs related work as required.


. Researches, formulates and implements all fiscal accounting systems for the City. This includes formulating Treasury Management and Procurement procedures.

. Prepares the "Annual Financial Statement". In conjunction with this the Chief Financial Officer must prepare a schedule of Capital Improvement authorizations at the close of each year.

. Supervises and prepares varied financial reports and statements of analytical and complex nature. Presents findings, conclusions and recommendations.

. Plans, organizes and directs the work of the Finance Department, including Tax Collection, Tax Assessment, Purchasing, Data Processing, Treasury, and Accounting.


. Prepares budget forms for department heads to submit to the City Manager for consideration. Assures compliance with NJSA 40A, regarding the budget and makes expenditures and revenue estimates for the annual budget. Interfaces with operating departments in fiscal matters and ensures that a uniform budget reporting system is followed.

. Reviews all general ledger activity on not less than a monthly basis and makes determinations as to the propriety of transactions. This includes all cash (receipts and disbursements), tax collection, purchasing and investment transactions.

. Ensures that the payroll is properly functioning and that all statutory and regulatory (i.e. IRS and Pension regulations are being followed.

. Prepares labor negotiation cost studies and attends labor negotiating sessions as required.

. Prepares or supervises the preparation of systems analyses, including data processing systems. Makes recommendations to the City Manager on all aspects of electronic data processing, including operational systems.

. Plans and installs uniform accounting, internal auditing and evaluation systems, including a uniform chart of Budgetary Accounts and a system of checks and balances for officials handling cash and depository transactions.

. Performs other duties as assigned by the City Manager.


Education, Experience and License

. Required:

o Graduation from an accredited four year college with a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours in accounting.

o Five (5) years of varied supervisory accounting experience in work involving the installation, operation and keeping of a large scale system of accounts.

NOTE: A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Financial Accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the above experience.

o Certified Municipal Finance Officer or willingness to obtain certification within two (2) years of date of employment.

. Preferred:


o Knowledge of Edmunds System.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

. Thorough knowledge of the principals, methods and procedures used in modern accounting.

. Thorough knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the installation, operation and keeping of accounts and their application to specific situations.

. Thorough knowledge of the preparation of involved and detailed accounting and other financial reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

. Ability to analyze complex accounting financial problems.

. Ability to design, install and operate a large-scale accounting program.

. Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions.

. Ability to prepare suitable report and to direct the establishment and maintenance of extensive accounting and related records and files.

. Ability to read, write, speak understand or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position. Communication may include such forms as American Sign Language or Braille.

. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.