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Assistant Finance Director


The Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (Wilson, NC) is seeking a skilled professional to join the Finance Department and assist with the finances of the Council. The Finance Department assists all programs of the Council meeting the priority needs of our 5-county region, member governments, and stakeholders to help ensure the growth of local and regional resources and to improve communities’ quality of life. Responsibilities include monitoring the budget, purchasing, accounting, and payroll operations. The position is also involved in the preparation of financial reports, assisting the Finance Director in both the budget and audit process.  

 Specific tasks involve entering transactions in the accounting system, monitoring programs, budget review, monthly closing tasks, and assisting with financial reporting functions. Assist with AP, AR, Payroll, and Purchasing functions. Work on financial management related to federal and state grants.  

 Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong ability to work in an energetic and positive team-based environment as well as perform independently. The position requires the capability to meet the compliance requirements involving federal and state funders and related laws. The position requires a person with strong attention to detail, maintaining confidentiality, regulatory compliance, and the ability to present financial information to interested parties.  

 Minimum requirements: BA/BS in accounting, business management related; 5 years relevant experience; excellent written & verbal communication skills; strong budget and computer skills including spreadsheets and MS Office, Master’s degree and/or relevant professional certificates preferred. Hiring range: $69,537 to $104,300 DOQ. Excellent fringe benefits. EOE. Open until filled.  

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Kelly Skinner, Executive Assistant, at kskinner@ucpcog.org, and a full job description can be found here.