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Finance Officer


  • Start Date: February 2020
  • Starting Salary: $43,000 - $46,000 a year
  • Employment Type: Full-time
The Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties in North Carolina, seeks a full- time qualified professional to serve as part of the Library’s management team. The Finance Officer is responsible for accounting and financial oversight of a $3.5 million budget. This position reports to the Regional Director and Board of Trustees.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Finance Officer will direct, organize, and control all aspects of financial management activities for the Library, including general accounting, payroll, planning, audit preparation, grant management, budget development, and human resources. This position provides leadership and guidance to financial services staff, oversees insurance and risk management, and assures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. As part of the senior management team, the Finance Officer participates in the strategic planning, policy development, marketing, fund development and leadership of the Library system. The person in this role must have the ability to work independently in high-pressure situations and have excellent communication and customer service skills. Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principles and of federal, state, and county fiscal regulations, policies, and procedures. The successful candidate will integrate a “big-picture” perspective with an attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and 5 years of experience in local government or public service financial management, at least 3 years of which must have been at a supervisory level is required. A Master’s degree in administration or library science and public library work experience is preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is desirable.

For more information and application procedure please contact:

Karen Wallace, Library Director
Fontana Regional Library
33 Fryemont Street 
Bryson City, NC 28713

Headquarters is a member of Fontana Regional Library, serving Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties.

Fontana Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law. While the Library is committed to following this principle in every facet of employment, all employees share in the responsibility to promote and foster a favorable work environment.