Charleston, WV | Posted 12/11/2020

The West Virginia Tourism Office is seeking Director of Finance to manage its accounting division. The position will be a member of the Tourism Office’s senior staff and will report directly to the Deputy Commissioner and Tourism Commissioner, while working closely alongside department heads for each team.

Sample Duties

  • Monitor all agency programs to ensure fiscal responsibilities are met and are in accordance with statutory guidelines
  • Oversee financial activities of the Tourism Office, including but not limited to budget tracking, invoice payment, internal transfers, deposits and year-end fiscal reports
  • Support payroll and human resources functions as they overlap with budget and finance
  • Liaise with Department of Administration for budget and financial statements, including funding requests, inquiries, statements, expenditure schedules and amendments, accounting system, and closing books
  • Find ways to improve financial processes and identify efficiencies by developing and implementing accounting policies
  • Responsible managing the Tourism Office’s budget, including real-time tracking of appropriations, fund balances, payments and deposits
  • Analyze and report on financial performance year-over-year and run custom reports
  • Manage internal controls and analyze complex financial data for specific requests, reports and strategic planning purposes
  • Oversee the financial services team, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and procurement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Financial management experience
  • Strong analytical skills and broad knowledge of accounting principles
  • Organized, detail-oriented and excellent time management skills
  • Ability to take ownership over projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different teams and independently
  • Flexible with changing priorities
  • Ability to travel occasionally for conferences and seminars
  • Proficiency in on wvOASIS or similar enterprise accounting software strongly preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in learning new data tools and software
  • Proficient in in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The successful candidate will a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and 3-5 years of experience in accounting or a related field. This position is located at the capitol in Charleston and works full-time, regular business hours. Competitive pay and benefits. Some travel required.

Please email a resume to Kara Gillenwater, Administrative Assistant, at Cover letters may be addressed to Commissioner Chelsea Ruby.