Job Posting- Fiscal Services Director

July 1, 2015



Open to Public 

Title:                      Fiscal Services Director

Department:          Department of Fiscal Services

Salary:                   $49,113 – $51,970

Supervisor:           Township Manager

Major Duties:          

1)    Serve as chief financial officer for the Township

i)      Assist in the completion of the annual budget for consideration by the Board. Evaluate current revenue trends and forecast year. Participate in meetings to evaluate departmental requests, and assist the Manager in compiling the final budget request to be presented to the Board.

ii)     Advise and assist the Board in its budget deliberation. Attend budget hearings and meetings, research data, answer inquiries, and assist in the recording of budget determination.

iii)    Develop and maintain a comprehensive system for monitoring and reporting receipts and expenditures.

iv)   Evaluate financial trends and, when necessary, recommend courses of action to bring the budget into balance.

v)    May represent the Township at important financial meetings and conferences.

vi)   Respond to citizen inquiries and provide information related to department activities.

vii)  Assist the Township’s auditors in the preparation of an Annual Audit Report.

2)    Plan and direct the maintenance of Township accounting records

i)      Develop and revise accounting systems to meet Township requirements and public regulations.

ii)     Develop and implement computer programs to place manual accounting processes on the computer. i

ii)    Supervise the maintenance of accounting records, the compilation of reports.

iv)   Participate in the selection, training and evaluation of subordinate staff.

v)    Coordinate the annual audit of the Township.

vi)   Supervise the reconciliation of all bank accounts.

vii)  Develop and maintain internal audit controls.

3)    Coordinate the preparation of vendor checks for utilities and maintain records of their disbursement.

4)    Perform all other special projects and duties as assigned by the Manager, including being Financial Officer for the Buena Vista Downtown Development Authority.

5)    Supervise all personnel within the Fiscal Services Department.

Desired Qualifications:

An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

Required education includes a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field.

Required experience includes three to five years of progressively more responsible experience in municipal finance administration, preferably including investment and electronic data processing responsibilities.

Considerable knowledge of the professional principles and practices of public finance to administer the budget.

Considerable knowledge of the professional practices of municipal accounting to effectively maintain the accounting system.

Knowledge of accounting processes.

Considerable knowledge of the laws, rules and policies governing Township finance and accounting activities.

Knowledge of basic personnel management to recruit, train and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff.

Skill in compiling and evaluating complex financial data. Skill in making effective oral and written presentations.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with public officials, fellow employees and the general public.


The Township retains the right to change, alter, amend, and to delete from, or remove any item in this job description, including the entire job description at any time, with or without previous written notice to the person or persons employed in the job description, at its sole discretion.  Persons applying for this position are hereby notified of this Township’s right, and are notified that they are subject to this notice prior to employment, and if employed, after employment.  


 Buena Vista Charter Township

Attn:  Manager’s Office

1160 S. Outer Drive

Saginaw, MI   48601

 Open until filled




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