Is a career in public finance and business administration in your plans? How about a day filled with a variety of tasks? Are you an organized, detail oriented, multi-tasker?
The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) seeks a Financial Director, aka Assistant Fiscal Director, to bring its three-person Business Office to full staff and provide a path forward in succession planning. This position is located at 109 State Street in Montpelier, but some remote work will be considered. Due to the flooding in Montpelier, this position is completely remote, with access to the Waterbury State Office Complex as needed. An assessment is underway for when a return to Montpelier will be possible.
The AGO is comprised of approximately 150 employees, including over 90 exempt Assistant Attorneys General who report to the Attorney General. The AGO is divided into six Divisions (Administration, Human Services, General Counsel & Administrative Law, Civil, Criminal, and Environmental & Public Protection), each with its own funding sources and staff located across the state. The AGO also administers Diversion and Pre-Trial Services, alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system.
The Financial Director is responsible for the day-to-day functions and operations of the Business Office. This includes financial transaction tracking, review, approval and reconciliation; auditing; internal controls; fiscal administration of federally funded programs; asset management; budgeting and budget monitoring; contract and grant reviews; and fleet management. The successful candidate must be able to recognize and implement best practices for business office operations and internal controls for the benefit of the AGO. Microsoft SharePoint and Excel are heavily relied upon in the AGO Business Office; intermediate or advanced skills in these programs is preferred.
Who May Apply
This position, Financial Director I (#47943), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Marcey Hodgdon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Work is performed in a standard office setting.
Master’s degree in accounting, business or public administration or a related field AND one (1) years of professional level accounting, budgeting, fiscal auditing, fiscal analysis, federal program fiscal administration or other professional level fiscal operations experience including managing a major fiscal program or operation.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a bachelor’s degree in any discipline that includes or is supplemented by 20 credit hours in accounting and two (2) years of professional level accounting, budgeting, fiscal auditing, fiscal analysis, federal program fiscal administration or other professional level fiscal operations experience which has included managing a major fiscal program or operation.
Associate’s degree AND four (4) years or more of professional level accounting, budgeting, fiscal auditing, fiscal analysis, federal program fiscal administration or other professional level fiscal operations experience which has included experience managing programs, funding sources or staff OR six (6) years or more of experience managing a significant fiscal program or section.
High school diploma or equivalent and seven (7) years or more of professional level accounting, budgeting, fiscal auditing, fiscal analysis, federal program fiscal administration or other professional level fiscal operations experience which has included experience managing programs, funding sources or staff.
One (1) year as a Financial Manager III with the State of Vermont.
Note: For some positions preference may be given to applicants with experience managing large fiscal operations.
For some positions experience working with the VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system) may be required.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.