Georgetown was founded in 1729 and is South Carolina’s third oldest city. It is located on Winyah Bay approximately eight miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and at the confluence of the Sampit, Black, Pee Dee, and Waccamaw Rivers. Nestled conveniently between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, Georgetown offers something for everyone including shopping, dining, nightlife, magnificent historic local architecture, water sports, and recreation. Georgetown is traversed by three US Highways (17, 701, and 521). It serves as the county seat of Georgetown County and as the major trade center for the area. The 2018 Census update placed Georgetown’s population at 8,643. Georgetown offers an exceptional quality of life at a cost of living which is 16.8% below the national average.
Georgetown operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in a governing council (Council) consisting of the Mayor and six other members, all elected on a partisan basis. All members are elected at-large, each for four-year staggered terms. The Council appoints the City Administrator who administers all departments of the City. All department heads are appointed by the City Administrator with the approval of the Council. The City provides a full range of services including police, fire, sanitation, streets, buildings, building regulations, planning, zoning, code enforcement, a museum and cultural events. City utilities include electric, water, wastewater and stormwater.
Under the City Administrator’s general oversight, the Director of Finance (Director) plans, directs controls, administers, and supervises the City’s financial activities and programs including budget, development. Preparation of annual financial statements, external audits, information technology cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, inventory control, and purchasing. The Director consults with and advises the City Administrator concerning the City’s financial affairs, development of financial operating policies and procedures, and the City’s financial goals and objectives. He or she manages and directs the City’s overall financial and general accounting operations and reporting including financial controls. The Director exercises independent judgement in applying established generally accepted accounting practices. The Director provides information and recommendations to department heads regarding financial processes and procedures and performs financial approval duties of the City Administrator in his/her absence and may serve as the interim City Administrator in his/her absence.
Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field with four (4) to eight (8) years of progressively responsible managerial experience in local governmental accounting, auditing, finance, and budgeting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Also required are excellent analytical skills in public finance, and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board pronouncements.
A Certified Public Accountant, Certified Public Finance Officer, or comparable professional designation is preferred.
A competitive beginning salary (DOQ’s) and an excellent benefit package will be provided. The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with salary expectations immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. CROIX COUNTY, WISCONSIN
With a population of just over 90,000, St. Croix County is the fastest growing county in Wisconsin. It is home to an area full of history, vibrant communities of artists, and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Midwest. Throughout St. Croix County there are many alluring boutiques and antique shops, local restaurants, cafés, and taverns, and both locally-owned and nationally known stores. Adventure lovers are attracted to the County by its state and county parks, many lakes and rivers and the beautiful St. Croix riverway.
St. Croix County’s location just east of Minneapolis/Saint Paul offers advantages like best-in-class business services, cultural amenities, and easy access to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Although fast growing, the County is still home to a large semi-rural area with an exceptional quality of life. Quality education is a priority of all communities within St. Croix County. School districts provide a wonderful student-to-faculty ratio. After high school, graduates and non-traditional students can further their education at local technical colleges and universities. A variety of hospi...tals, clinics, pharmacies, medical providers, dental providers, and alternative medicine such as chiropractic care can be found in the area.