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The Princeton Public Library seeks an experienced Finance Manager/Comptroller to become a key player on the library’s administrative team. We are looking for an experienced non-profit and/or municipal finance professional who can assess the library’s current business practices, and plan and implement new accounting and business processes. The Finance Manager/Comptroller will be a highly organized and detail-oriented professional responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing the library’s $5 million annual budget including all financial reporting functions, vendor payments, and payroll.
The Finance Manager/Comptroller will perform the following essential functions:
· Maintains fiscal records and prepares financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, and standards set by governmental funding agencies and the library’s Board and auditor.
· Forecasts short and long range cash requirements and obligations, as a basis for maintaining adequate funds on hand.
· Prepares recommendations for the library’s banking relationships and investment strategies and serves as the library’s liaison to these institutions.
· Serves as the library’s liaison to Princeton’s Finance Department.
· Ensures that the library is compliant with State of NJ Purchasing and Procurement laws.
· Executes cash disbursements for payment of library and department expenditures in accordance with disbursement policies.
· Assures protection for library assets through internal inventory control and arranges for proper insurance coverage.
· Plans, organizes and controls disbursements, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, employee expense reports, semi-monthly payroll processing and payroll tax compliance.
· Establishes and maintains systems and controls which verify the integrity of all systems, process and data and minimize fraud risk.
· Serves as the primary liaison with the Library’s independent auditors on accounting matters and supervise annual audit.
· Provides leadership and support for the Accounting Specialist in her training and career development.
· Creates and coordinates the implementation of accounting policies and procedures services within the library and provide training to staff to ensure compliance.
· Prepares the library’s annual budget in conjunction with the executive director including income projections, trend analysis, staff, and other data necessary to develop the proposed budget.
· Provides leadership in educating Library Department Heads on best practices in fiscal management.
· Provides staff support to and makes presentations to the Board of Trustees.
Skills and Abilities
· Advanced knowledge of the financial accounting and reporting standards and government regulations governing not-for-profit and municipal organizations.
· Superior computer and analytical skills with working knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.
· Demonstrably superior communication and organization skills and noteworthy accomplishments as a change agent and a team player.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA Certification preferred.
Minimum (8) years’ experience of progressively overseeing financial management, accounting, and reporting functions for mid-size, preferably not-for-profit organizations with significant public funding and annual operating budgets.
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume in word, rtf, or pdf format to email@example.com Specify “Finance Manager” in the subject line of your email.
Application deadline: July 7, 2014.