WHEELING — The future financial officer for the Ohio County Development Authority will be hired as an assistant finance director for the Ohio County Commission.
The commission posted the listing for an assistant finance director this week, and the candidate selected initially will work out of the commission office.
“We’re going to bring a new person into the system,” said County Administrator Randy Russell. “The staff here has done the development authority’s financials in the past. It’s a good training ground, and also a good opportunity to crosstrain.”
The assistant finance director will work with Rodd Archey, the commission’s financial officer, to “make sure all reports are completed on a timely basis,” Russell said.
The assistant finance director will serve as acting finance director in the director’s absence, and also will be required to attend commission meetings, according to the job posting.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required, though being a certified public accountant or having advanced degrees is preferred.
Municipal or fund accounting experience, or public accounting experience of governmental units, also is preferred.
According to the job posting, duties will include the reconciliation of bank balances, as well as the tracking and maintenance of property costs and management leases.
The finance director will need to provide an analysis of accounting records, including financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to the standards.
The director will be responsible for developing documents and business processes, as well as systems for maintaining financial records. He or she also will be called upon to train and supervise the county’s accounting staff.
Salary will be based on experience.
Interested applicants should email a letter of introduction and resume to HR@ohiocountywv.gov before Aug. 20.
Russell said the commission plans to hire someone within two weeks after that date.
“We’ll start interviews immediately after receiving resumes,” Russell said. “We plan to make an offer quickly, but we are more interested in making sure we get the right person for the job.”