Posting Date:  10/28/2022
Job Title:  Finance Director
Salary:  $93,923.18 – $126,224.89
Entity:  NCW Libraries
Closing Date:  Open


The Finance Director leads NCW Libraries financial planning and management efforts to include budget development, monitoring, reporting, forecasting, and policy setting regarding fiscal procedures. The Finance Director has a comprehensive range of financial planning and management responsibilities, overseeing annual budgets across the district’s 30 libraries located in five counties. Manages financial core services to include accounts payable, payroll, procurement, financial reporting, contracting and grants. The Finance Director is a member of NCW Libraries executive leadership team and is key to leadership’s vision of trust and financial transparency. This position reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Payroll and Benefits Manager and Accounting Technicians.

Primary Duties

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Prepares all financial statements.
• Develops and monitors the library district’s budget. Provides guidance and strategic partnering regarding fiscal management and planning.
• Develops and produces specialized financial reports requiring high levels of sophistication and complexity.
Forecasts trends, analyzes performance results and addresses financial concerns.
• Develops, modifies, and maintains record keeping and reporting systems for funding. Develops procedures for implementation, execution, control, and review/audit of fiscal operations.
• Ensures appropriate internal accounting controls.
• Develops and implements financial terms/formulas needed to obtain revenues.
• Cultivates positive, mutually beneficial relationships with the executive leadership team, managers, direct reports, and staff at all levels of the organization.
• Negotiates and administers contracts and grants.
• Develops, manages, and directs the work and processes of the finance office personnel.
• Monitors and adjusts projected and actual revenues and expenditures on an ongoing basis.
• Directs the preparation of payroll, daily deposits, procurements, accounts payable, vouchers, and monthly/quarterly usage statistics.
• Oversees and reviews the filing of quarterly and annual reports to include federal tax, employment security, DOR, state tax, 1099’s, and social security annual wages.
• Performs forecasting, reporting, variance analyses and other financial analyses/reports as required.
• Serves as a primary point of contact for the state auditors, county treasurers, and vendors.
• Determines annual fees from contracting cities and monitors receipts.
• Participates in board, committee meetings and other leadership activities as required.
• Acts ethically and honestly, applying these standards to daily work activities and interactions. Pursues transparency and openness when appropriate. Gives and welcomes constructive, respectful feedback. Maintains confidentiality.


Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline plus 3-5 years of progressively responsible accounting experience, or other equivalent combination of education and experience.
• CPA or MBA preferred, but not required.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

• Extensive experience applying financial and accounting practices including reporting information, internal controls, and variance analysis.
• Knowledge of state auditing, tax, wage, and security reporting.
• Must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite with the capacity to learn new software programs.
• Must have excellent analytical abilities and the ability to read and write reports effectively.
• Must possess strong organizational skills, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
• Must be detail-oriented and possess exemplary follow through.
• Must have strong verbal and written communication
• Must have a focus on collaboration and be able to work well in a team environment, both as a leader and as a team member.

Contact Information

NCW Libraries
Wenatchee WA 98801
Phone: 509-663-1117
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