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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

The Township of Ocean, Monmouth County, seeks a full-time financial professional.  Current Director is looking for a strong candidate to become Director upon retirement in thirty months.  Responsibilities include revenue posting and deposits, developer escrow management, bill payment, vendor file maintenance, bank and subsidiary ledger reconciliations, contract maintenance, grant accounting management and special projects as needed.  A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and a New Jersey CMFO certificate are preferred with a minimum of five years experience in municipal finance operations.  Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office software is a must.  Experience with Edmunds financial accounting software is preferred and experience with Edmunds tax software and/or possession of a Certified Tax Collection license is a plus.  We offer a benefits package and salary commensurate with experience and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Please submit your cover letter, resume and references via email to:  cforesume@oceantwp.org

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Haworth Borough, Bergen County. 3,282 Population, $7.5 Million Budget, 34 FT Employees, 2 square miles.  Seeking a full time finance professional with some municipal experience, in management or accounting. First time applicants for a CFO position are welcome. Responsibilities will include all day-to-day financial operations. Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification required, as well as accounting, bookkeeping and Edmunds computer skills. Salary Range:  $90,000 - $100,000 with excellent benefits package. DOQ/DOE. Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Dan Mason at JPM@jerseyprofessionalmgt.com.  Please include “Haworth” in the subject line.

 

TEMPORARY, PART-TIME CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Haworth Borough, Bergen County. 3,282 Population, $7.5 Million Budget, 34 FT Employees, 2 square miles. Seeking a part time finance professional with some municipal experience in management or accounting. First time applicants for a CFO position are welcome. Responsibilities will include all day-to-day financial operations. Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) certification required, as well as accounting, bookkeeping and Edmunds computer skills.  Available immediately.  Could be 2 or 3 days per week, could be 3 - 6 hours per day, flexible schedule for 2 or 3 months.  Excellent hourly rate.

Please submit cover letter and resume to Dan Mason at JPM@jerseyprofessionalmgt.com.  Please include “Haworth - Temp CFO” in the subject line.

 

TAX COLLECTOR

The City of Trenton, (Mercer County), is seeking a Certified Tax Collector with New Jersey Fiscal Year Certification issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs with 5 years of Tax Collector experience.  Applicants must have thorough knowledge of municipal tax collection laws and practices.  Duties include estimated tax bills, billing taxes, lien redemptions, online tax sale, tax appeals, delinquent notices, in lieu of taxes and foreclosures.  Excellent communication and customer service skills are essential.  Knowledge of First Byte is a plus.  Water and Sewer billing is done by a separate division, cashiers functions are performed under the Treasurer's office.  Trenton's most recent tax billing was based on a just completed revaluation.  Our current collection rate for FY17 was 93.77%.  There are approximately 27,500 line items of while 2,830 are tax exempt.  the tax exempt properities are 51% of the total rebates.  Salary range is $86,811 to $119,716.

Send resume and cover letter to:  Steven Ponella, Personnel Officer at sponella@trentonnj.org.  

 

FINANCE CLERK 1 - Township of West Windsor

The Township of West Windsor is seeking a candidate responsible for but not limited to collecting/recording tax and sewer rent revenues for Office of Tax Collector; clerical; bookkeeping/accounting support to Office of Treasurer.  Composing various correspondence, filing/inputting for Office of Tax Assessor within Division of Finance.  Ability to undertake a variety of assignments and be focused on prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines.  Must possess strong customer service skills necessary for daily interaction with public and ability to perform mathematical computations accurately.  Experience in cash handling.  The ideal candidate must be well organized, detail oriented, accurate, possess good verbal and written skills and be able to work well with others.  Proficiency using computers, Microsoft Excel, and Word is required.  Knowledge of Vital and MSI is a plus but not required.  

Please forward cover letter, employment application and resume to:  West Windsor Township - Human Resources Department, PO Box 38, West Windsor NJ 08550 or email HR@WestWindsorTwp.com.  SUBJ:  Finance Clerk I.  

Please apply by November 22, 2017.  No phone calls please.  EOE/Affirmative Action.

 

PURCHASING DIRECTOR - Full Time:

Position available immediately.  Mercer County is seeking an experienced purchasing agent for the position of County of Mercer Purchasing Director.  The successful candidate will possess a Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) certification from the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, or eligible to take the examination for the certificate within 12 months of hire.  The successful candidate will be able to work closely and collaboratively with others within the department, the deputy administrator and the legal department as well as all departments where necessary.

Mercer County manages a budget of approximately $300 million, combined with 15,000 purchase orders each year.  the successful candidate will report to the deputy administrator.  The successful candidate will be responsible for awarding contracts in compliance with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law.  Duties will include preparation of specifications, oversight of staff who prepare specifications, train purchasing staff and staff from other departments on various purchasing issues, work with finance in reviewing the budget and identifying items that may need to be bid.  In addition, the successful candidate will monitor the calendar to ensure that bids are well timed for when the department needs the services or products.

The successful candidate should have experience in providing for analysis of bid responses and preparation of logical, concise and accurate analysis.  The successful candidate should have experience in outreach to SWMBVE designated business enterprises to increase participation and competition.  Must be a resident of Mercer County at time of appointment or within 12 months.  

Please send four (4) copies of cover letter and resume.  Please include salary history and requirements to The Canning Group LLC, 45 South Park Place #183, Morristown, NJ 07960.  Your resume must be received by end of business day on December 15, 2017.  Mark envelope "Mercer County - Purchasing Director Search."  Salary range DOE/DOQ.  Additional information is located at http://www.thecanninggroup.org/ "Mercer County Purchasing Director Search."  The County of Mercer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

COMPTROLLER - Full-time

Position available immediately.  The County of Mercer operates a $300 million budget with $50 million in capital. Additionally, the County operates a Library, Park Commission, Constitutional Officers, single audit and Passenger Facility Charge (airport).  The Comptroller reports to the Deputy Administrator.  The Comptroller is responsible for preparation or oversight preparation of financial statements, reconciliations and reports related to the County's finances, including those of outside offices.  The successful candidate will provide analysis of same, in addition to training and coaching employees.

The successful candidate will interact with auditors handing questions, inquiries and assistance as necessary.  The successful candidate will prepare and/or post journal entries as necessary.  The Comptroller will be capable of reviewing account activity and make recommendations on internal controls and keep abreast with best practices, create or assist in the creation of policies and procedure manuals. Identify weaknesses in controls and make recommendations to strengthen.  Full description of additional duties for the position will be found on the Executive Search website at www.TheCanningGroup.org.

The successful candidate should possess an accounting degree and be certified as a CPA and CMFO or CCFO.  The candidate should have a documented successful progression in work history.  Experience as a municipal auditor is a plus.  the successful candidate should have experience of performing duties in a municipality with the State of New Jersey.  The candidate should be extremely well versed in the use of Microsoft Excel and capable of understanding and preparing detailed high-level analysis.  Must be a resident of Mercer County at time of appointment or within 12 months.  

Please send four (4) copies of cover letter and resume.  Please include salary history and requirements to The Canning Group LLC, 45 South Park Place #183, Morristown, NJ 07960.  Your resume must be received by end of business day on December 15, 2017.  Mark envelope "Mercer County - Purchasing Director Search."  Salary range DOE/DOQ.  Additional information is located at http://www.thecanninggroup.org/ "Mercer County Purchasing Director Search."  The County of Mercer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

SECRETARY-TREASURER

Wastewater treatment plant located in Union County, NJ seeks experienced professional to fill the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority under the general direction of the Executive Director, and with functional responsibilities to the Board of Commissioners.  Acts as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) overseeing all aspects of Accounting and Financial Reporting under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  Candidate should have a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards promulgated by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Other responsibilities include (1) the Annual Budget Process (2) certain aspects of Risk Management (Insurance) and  Treasury Functions (3) Overseeing compliance with the financial aspects of Grants, Bond Resolutions, Service Agreements with the member municipalities and Federal and State financial reporting requirements and (4) attendance at Board meetings.  Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.  Governmental and/or municipal experience a advantageous. Compensation commensurate with qualifications. Mail resume with salary requirements to Human Resources, Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority, 1050 East Hazelwood Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey, 07065 or email HR@RahwayValleySA.com.

 

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER - Toms River TownshipToms River Township is seeking a Chief Municipal Finance Officer with strong analytical skills to provide leadership in all financial dealings within the Township. Applicants will be responsible for all municipal finance functions including all statutory requirements and preparation/ over sight of the municipal budget; Annual Financial Statement; Annual Debt Statement and Supplemental Debt Statement; payroll; pension reports; bank reconciliations; finance related ordinances and resolutions; accounts payable/receivable; grant and escrow accounts; and oversight of the Finance and Tax Collector’s Departments. Successful candidate will have direct experience in municipal budget and fiscal issues; capital, utility and open space budgets; investments and payroll; supervisory experience and a familiarity with Edmunds financial software and Microsoft Office products. State of New Jersey Municipal Financial Officer (CMFO) required with a minimum of 5 years work experience as a CMFO for a municipality of similar size in the State of New Jersey. Must be able to attend Township budget meetings. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Tara Lewczak, Department of Human Resources, tlewczak@tomsrivertownship.com, PO Box 728, Toms River, NJ 08754 

 

TAX COLLECTOR/ASSISTANT TREASURER - BOONTON TOWN (Morris County). Full-time opportunity for an individual that possesses a certification issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to perform all statutory duties of Tax Collector.  Responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of municipal collection of property taxes including the preparation and disbursement of tax bills as well as conducting tax sales for taxes, utility and other miscellaneous items.  Additional responsibilities include the filing of the annual veteran/senior citizen report to the County Board of Taxation, the collection and processing of all Water and Sewer bills and assisting the Chief Financial Officer on all matters related to finance. A total of $32,000,000 is collected from over 3500 tax line items.  A bachelor's degree and experience with the Edmunds Financial Software package is preferred but not necessary.   Salary DOQ.  Submit cover letter and resume with salary history via email to Mayor Matthew DiLauri MDilauri@Boonton.org

 

TAX & UTILITY CLERK - Pequannock Township, 530 Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ  07444.   Seeking individual with tax and utility collection experience that is either a certified tax collector or is able to attend classes to become certified.  Must have strong communication skills and the ability to interact with the public.  Duties include assisting in the billing and maintenance of tax and utilities records, posting receipts and general office work. Email resume to Lorit@peqtwp.org or fax to 973-616-5631.

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Borough of Kinnelon, Morris County seeks a CFO. The environment provides varied opportunities in project finance, overseeing/directing/motivating staff, purchasing, cost saving strategies, debt analysis, financial strategic planning and management. NJ CMFO certification highly desirable or candidate must have the ability to obtain within two years. Dependent upon qualifications the Borough is prepared to provide a seasoned CMFO as a mentor in areas of need.  Responsibilities include budget preparation & oversight throughout the year, maintenance of general ledger, debt & grant management, investment & disbursement of funds, purchasing & payroll, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable and debt collection.  Candidate must be able to communicate well orally, as well as in written form and must have good interaction with people. Attendance and participation at Public and Budget meetings as requested.  Excel , Word experience, Edmunds Finance Suite is mandatory and strong computer literacy a must.  Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: Jon Rheinhardt at jrheinhardt@phoenixconsultinggrp.com or via fax to 1-888-753-5209.

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – Borough of Kenilworth, Union County, NJ - The Borough of Kenilworth is accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Applicants will be responsible for all municipal finance governmental functions, including all statutory requirements as well as the preparation and the oversight of the municipal budget, payroll, pension reports, bank reconciliations, finance related ordinances and resolutions, accounts payable/receivable, grants and escrow accounts management.  The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills and provide leadership in all financial dealings of the Borough. Must be able to attend Borough and all budget meetings, and have the ability to interact well with the public and officials. Attendance at Borough Committee Meetings may be required. Applicants must have experience in municipal budget and fiscal issues, capital budget, investments and payroll. Applicants will be responsible for overseeing the Finance Department. Applicants must possess state certification as Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO), as issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services. Applicants must have a minimum 4-5 years municipal experience. Qualified Purchasing Agent Certification (QPA) preferred. Proficiency in Edmunds Software is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel, is mandatory. The Borough reserves the right to interview candidates before application deadline. The Borough reserves the right to accept applications until the position is filled. No telephone calls please. Borough of Kenilworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications can be found at www.kenilworthborough.com. Please send completed application, resume, and salary requirements to boroughclerk@kenilworthnj.org or mailed to: Laura Reinertsen, Borough Clerk, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER/TAX COLLECTOR – Borough of Kenilworth, Union County, NJ - The Borough of Kenilworth is accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Applicants will be responsible for all municipal finance governmental functions, including all statutory requirements as well as the preparation and the oversight of the municipal budget, payroll, pension reports, bank reconciliations, finance related ordinances and resolutions, accounts payable/receivable, grants and escrow accounts management.  The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills and provide leadership in all financial dealings of the Borough. Must be able to attend Borough and all budget meetings, and have the ability to interact well with the public and officials. Attendance at Borough Committee Meetings may be required. Applicants must have experience in municipal budget and fiscal issues, capital budget, investments and payroll. Applicants will be responsible for overseeing the Finance and Tax Collector Departments. Applicants must possess state certification as Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) and Certified Tax Collector (CTC), as issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services. Applicants must have a minimum 4-5 years municipal experience. Qualified Purchasing Agent Certification (QPA) preferred. Proficiency in Edmunds Software is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel, is mandatory. The Borough reserves the right to interview candidates before application deadline. The Borough reserves the right to accept applications until the position is filled. No telephone calls please. Borough of Kenilworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications can be found at www.kenilworthborough.com. Please send completed application, resume, and salary requirements to boroughclerk@kenilworthnj.org or mailed to: Laura Reinertsen, Borough Clerk, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ 07033

 

CITY MANAGER - City of Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ  - Having a population of 44,000+ residents, an annual budget of $100 million, and operating under the 1923 Municipal Manager (Mayor-Council) form of government. Successful candidate shall be responsible for overseeing departmental operations, shall supervise and assist in preparation of budget and administering budget controls; shall advise on policy matters, personnel issues and administrative problems, shall act as liaison between administration and the Governing Body, labor relations, contract negotiations, human resources, grant writing and redevelopment. The ideal candidate shall have a minimum of 10 yrs. experience in local government and/or similar experience with County or State government and be willing to relocate if necessary. Salary range from $100,000 to $176,000. Please submit copies of your cover letter, resume and salary history to the Director of Personnel, Simeon Cumberbatch, 65 Central Avenue, Hackensack, NJ  07601 or email scumberbatch@hackensackdpw.org

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – Borough of Manasquan, Monmouth County, NJ - The Borough of Manasquan is accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Applicants will be responsible for all municipal finance governmental functions, including all statutory requirements as well as the preparation and the oversight of the municipal budget, payroll, pension reports, bank reconciliations, finance related ordinances and resolutions, accounts payable/receivable, grants and escrow accounts management.  The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills and provide leadership in all financial dealings of the Borough. Must be able to attend Borough and all budget meetings, and have the ability to interact well with the public and officials. Attendance at Borough Committee Meetings may be required. Applicants must have experience in municipal budget and fiscal issues, capital budget, investments and payroll. Applicants will be responsible for overseeing the Finance and Tax Collector Departments. Applicants must possess state certification as Certified Municipal Finance Officer, as issued by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services, or the ability to obtain such certification in prescribed amount of time. Applicants must have a minimum 4-5 years municipal experience. Qualified Purchasing Agent Certification (QPA) preferred. Proficiency in Edmunds Software is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel, is mandatory. The Borough reserves the right to interview candidates before application deadline. The Borough reserves the right to accept applications until the position is filled. No telephone calls, please.Borough of Manasquan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send resume, and salary requirements to bilaria@manasquan-nj.com or mailed to: 

Borough of Manasquan
Attn: Barbara Ilaria, Municipal Clerk
201 East Main Street
Manasquan, NJ 088736

 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - PATERSON CITY is looking to hire a Director of Finance. This position involves directing an entire financial management program which encompasses coordinating and synthesizing all functional activities associated with budget preparation, accounting, financial analysis, managerial financial reporting, cost benefit analysis, and auditing. The work involves the review, analysis, evaluation, and reporting on program accomplishments in financial terms, the comparison of program performance with operating plans and standards as reflected in financial data, and reporting on and interpreting financial information with the objective of promoting efficiency and economy in terms of the results or program benefits as compared to monetary expenditures. The function of this position also involves responsibility for developing, coordinating, and implementing financial policies, procedures, and plans as well as the development, coordination, and maintenance of a comprehensive system for the analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of financial data to provide management with effective financial control. Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, budgeting, finance, economics, or public or business administration. The appropriate candidate must have five years of supervisory experience in functional areas or financial management such as accounting, budgeting, auditing or financial or fiscal analysis. Please email cover letter and resume to the Personnel Director at alevenson@patersonnj.gov.

 

COMPTROLLER - PATERSON CITY is looking to hire a Comptroller. Under direction, this person will manage and control the financial resources of the City including, but not limited to, the receipt and disbursement of monies. The appropriate candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 21 semester hour credits in accounting subjects as well as 5 years of professional accounting experience in work involving the installation, operation and keeping of a large-scale system of accounts. Please email cover letter and resume to the Personnel Director at alevenson@patersonnj.gov.

 

TAX COLLECTOR – PLAINSBORO TWP seeks a Full Time Certified Tax Collector to manage the day-to-day operations of the Tax Collection Office including billing and collection of taxes, refunding overpayments, holding tax sales and enforcing the tax laws. Must have current NJ CTC license with Tax Office experience. Knowledge of Edmunds Software is preferred. Experience in management/supervision along with excellent communication skills is essential. Must have ability to positively interact with the public on a daily basis. Salary depends on qualifications – up to $103,771. To apply visit www.plainsboronj.com, Human Resources page, Employment Opportunities. Apply online or submit Plainsboro Township employment application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources at 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, NJ 08536 or via email to eshinn@plainsboronj.com

 

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST – Bernards Township, Somerset County

We are seeking a candidate with thorough knowledge of municipal accounts payable, encumbrance accounting, budgeting procedures, payroll accounting, Federal and NJ law applicable to same; payroll, accounting, budgetary software packages, spreadsheet and database design and manipulation, word processing, and email capabilities specifically MS Office and Edmunds Finance.  Associates Degree from an accredited community college or equivalent experience in bookkeeping/accounting and proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.  Minimum of 2 years experience in a finance environment.  This is a FT 40 hours per week position with excellent benefits which include health, dental, pension, long term disability, vision reimbursement, paid vacation, sick and personal time.  A complete job posting can be found at http://www.bernards.org/Departments_Services/Human_Resources/hr_opportunities.aspx  To be considered for this job, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to employment@bernards.org. EOE

 

PURCHASING AGENT, The CITY OF VINELAND Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the purchasing unit; prepares purchasing procedures. Position requires a bachelor’s degree, and five (5) years of experience in the writing of purchase specifications and in the purchase of equipment, materials, and supplies on a large scale.  Applicant must possess a valid Qualified Purchasing Agent Certification (QPA) issued by the Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs.  Refer to the Civil Service job specification # 02948.  City of Vineland residents will be given preference.  Current, valid NJ driver’s license is required. Salary Range:  $62,434 - $81,458;  Please send or fax resume to:  City of Vineland, Personnel Department, 640 E. Wood St., POB 1508, Vineland, NJ 08362-1508;   Fax:  856-405-4604;   personnel@vinelandcity.org     E.O.E.  

 

TRANSITIONAL AID MONITOR- DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES, PART TIME POSITION. DLGS is seeking to fill a field staff part time position to support the Transitional Aid Program to oversee one or more municipalities receiving financial assistance from the State. Responsibilities will include ensuring compliance with program requirements and enforcement of a Memorandum of Understanding, as well as conducting managerial and operational reviews. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. A minimum of five (5) years of management experience is sought in a large municipal organization. Specific expertise is desired in general administration, finance, police, fire, public works, or labor relations. Travel to municipalities under state supervision is required. Please submit a resume along with a letter of interest, including a phone number to dlgs@dca.nj.gov or Division of Local Government Services PO Box 803, Trenton, NJ 08625.
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