Job Posting: Finance Director – Hillsborough, NC

Job Posting: Finance Director – Hillsborough, NC

The Job:

Finance Director

Salary Range: $81,511 – $130,418 

The Town of Hillsborough invites your interest in the position of finance director. The finance director reports to the town manager, is a department head, and part of the management team.

The Finance Department is located in the heart of downtown Hillsborough at 137 N. Churton St. The department will be moving to a newly renovated facility in 2018 that will be part of the new town hall campus. The department consists of finance as well as billing and collections operations. Direct reports to the finance director are the assistant finance director, billing and collection supervisor, and utility maintenance technician II/meter reader.

The Finance Division is responsible for managing all of the fiscal affairs of the town and supporting the financial-related operations of all departments. It collects, records, deposits and disburses all funds for the town. The division is also responsible for maintaining fixed assets, overseeing the collection and distribution of the food and beverage and hotel occupancy taxes, processing accounts payable.

The Billing and Collections Division gathers water usage data and produces monthly water and sewer bills. It collects and posts utility bill payments as well as revenues for other departments. The division is also responsible for providing customer service to the town’s approximately 5,600 water/sewer customers. Meter readers maintain the town’s water meters and equipment.

Qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public administration or business administration and six years of progressively responsible experience with fund accounting in a governmental environment. Experience in local government finance is strongly preferred.

While technical skills are essential for success, a department head cannot be successful unless the employee is collaborative, actively communicates with employees and regularly encourages participation in the form of suggesting improvements and ideas and welcoming challenges to the traditional ways of doing business. Hillsborough is looking for a finance director who has a demonstrated track record of working in a true team environment that values an organization’s most important asset and source of innovation — its employees. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for success in this position.

Additional details about the position and the Town of Hillsborough are provided in the recruitment video and recruitment brochure.


Hiring salary is dependent upon qualifications. The employee will receive a 6 percent raise after successful completion of a probationary period. A competitive benefits package is provided.

 To Apply:

Click here. Please complete the town application, including salary history and the supplemental questionnaire, and attach a cover letter and resume. Applications received on or before June 1, 2017 will be considered in the initial review.