Department Business Manager

Work Type

Position Number

$57,130.34 - $65,699.89 Annually

Closing Date
November 20, 2022
Posted November 10, 2022

Agency Name
Forsyth County Government

Work County

Job Contact
Tracy Mays, SHRM-CP Sr. Human Resources Consultant Forsyth County Government 201 North Chestnut Street Winston Salem, NC 27101 Direct: 336-703-2404 Fax: 336-727-2193 Email:

Job Location
201 N. Chestnut St.
Winston Salem, North Carolina,
North Carolina
Job Description

The Forsyth County Department of Social Services is seeking to hire a highly motivated professional with a financial or accounting background to fill a Department Business Manager position. This position serves as the Department Business Manager in charge of fiscal operations for a large complex public Department of Social Services. As the fourth largest county in the State, Forsyth County DSS serves more than 100,000 customers through over 500 staff positions. This Department Business Manager reports directly to the Agency Deputy Director and assists in planning, oversight and management of the agency's finance and budgetary operations. This position brings critical capacity to engage in more deliberate revenue enhancement initiative, training of leadership staff in key fiscal issues; oversight of numerous financial coding and reimbursement issues by agency staff, and fiscal reporting requirements. This position provides direct supervision to the Fiscal Supervisor over contracts  management and the Fiscal Analyst as well as indirect supervision to Fiscal Technicians. This position is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely submission of the monthly 1571 administrative and interim report for reimbursement. This position must consistently ensure the processing of accounts payable, reconciliation of procurement card, and meet deadlines for various reports and processing of expenditures. This position ensures that payroll submission is completed accurately and in a timely manner. Special projects are done in this position as delegated by the Deputy Director. This is a management position which requires highly specialized fiscal and accounting work in a government agency with a diversified set of eligibility determination and set of eligibility determination and services provided to a large County population, funded by numerous and complex State and Federally funded programs. Employees perform a variety database fiscal report generation and analysis functions and performs a variety of budge and accounting activities which involve specialized funds of considerable size and complexity responsible for over $50 million annual budge involving programs with a total County impact of almost 1 billion dollars annually. The work is subject to periodic audits and reviewed by the State Auditor's office, County Finance Internal auditor and the Budget Division. This position requires flexibility to work non-traditional schedules to meet the duties, demands and responsibilities of the position including disaster duty. Position requires thorough knowledge of the legal and philosophical basis for public welfare programs and systems. Considerable knowledge of principles and practice of business administration, finance, information systems management and human resources in a public human services organization. Thorough knowledge of management including budgetary principles, techniques, and practices is required. Knowledge of the agency's organization, operational and objectives and applicable federal, state and county laws, rules and making decisions, direct employees and programs in the various areas of responsibility and develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and with federal, state and local officials. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration. Considerable knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and equipment. Considerable knowledge of the organization and structure of State and Local government and community agencies. General knowledge of purchasing and accounting practices and procedures. Ability to plan and direct fiscal and business services. Ability to select , train and supervise employees engaged in business operation. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associated, county and state officials and the general public. Ability to understand , interpret and apply specific rules and regulations governing the processing of fiscal documents, maintenance of financial records, and the preparation of fiscal reports. Ability to plan supervise, and instruct subordinate personnel in record keeping and other cleric al and accounting work. Minimum Education and Experience Graduation from a four year college with a degree in business administration, accounting or related field and at least three (3) years of experience in financial management. Prior experience in planning and managing a business or governmental program is preferred. A higher education level may be considered as a substitution for all or part of the experience requirement. A four-year degree outside of the relevant academic field plus additional years of relevant experience may also be considered.
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