Delta County Libraries
Position: Finance Manager
Location: Administration, Hotchkiss, CO
Hours: 36 hours/week
Pay Range: $23.00 – $32.00/hour, with benefits
Application deadline: Open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by Monday, May 17, 5:00 p.m.
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field. Master’s degree in accounting or finance or related field preferred. Minimum of five (5) years experience in accounting, finance, or related area. Experience in government and/or public sector preferred. Knowledge of Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Colorado state statutes. Demonstrated skill in accounting procedures for construction projects and debt offerings. Demonstrated ability in ensuring ethical standards are practiced in regard to financial management; in defining and explaining technical accounting procedures; in analyzing financial data, tracking revenues and compiling related reports; in aligning strategy with people, processes and systems; in maintaining and conveying confidential information; and in working through tight deadlines and multiple tasks. Proficiency in QuickBooks and QuickBooks online, technology, electronic devices, computers, the Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and other office equipment.
The complete job description and application are below.
Finance Manager assists in providing leadership for the Library District by managing all fiscal and accounting processes and systems, taking the lead in financial administration and budgeting, analyzing and reporting financial information and projections, and completing general accounting duties.
Business Thinking: Sees the Library District as a series of integrated and interlocking business processes. Understands general business concepts that govern these systems and their interfaces. Creates and/or realigns these systems in response to changing business needs. Understands that a change in one process can have dramatic and unintended impact across the entire Library District. Are adept at using these interdependencies to synergistic advantage.
Communicativeness: Recognizes the essential value of continuous information exchange and the competitive advantage it brings. Actively seeks information from a variety of sources and disseminates it in a variety of ways. Uses modern technologies to access and circulate information. Takes responsibility for ensuring that co-workers have the current and accurate information needed for success.
Financial Acumen: Understands the financial framework of the Library District. Establishes and monitors appropriate financial measures. Interprets and uses financial data to make informed business decisions.
Functional/Technical Expertise: Are knowledgeable and skilled in finance. Adds organizational value through unique expertise in finance. Remains current in finance and serves as a resource in this area for the Library District.
Integrity: Thinks and acts ethically and honestly. Applies ethical standards of behavior to daily work activities. Takes responsibility for actions and fosters a work environment where integrity is rewarded.
Strategic Thinking: Acts with the future in mind. Plans and makes decisions within the framework of the Library District’s strategic intent. Knows and understands the factors influencing strategy. Considers future impact when weighing decisions. Constantly thinks in terms of improving the financial condition of the Library District.
Team Player: Develops and maintains effective relationships with others to achieve common goals. Works effectively in teams with strong team-building skills and attitudes. Identifies with the larger Library District team and understands role within it. Shares resources, responds to requests from other parts of the Library District, and supports larger Library District agendas as more important than personal goals.
Financial Management: Supplies information and makes recommendations to the District Director regarding the Library District’s financial practices and in making policy decisions. Prepares financial statements and other supporting documents as needed. Assists in developing the annual budget. Works with District Director in overseeing the annual audit, including reviewing and analyzing results, then making recommendations as needed to ensure compliance. Manages the Library District’s payroll processes, ensuring efficient systems and controls are in place.
Accounting: Reconciles bank statements, makes journal entries, and performs other general accounting procedures in order to accurately record financial information. Processes payroll, including payroll taxes. Administers employee benefits. Oversees and/or performs accounts payable and receivable processes. Maintains accounts for donations, grants, and capital funds.
Business Operations: Manages the Library District’s insurance including overseeing the annual insurance renewal process, ensuring appropriate coverage is maintained at all times, which includes property and casualty, directors and officers, and workers’ compensation coverage. Ensures appropriate review of contracts and leases. Manages records retention and ensures compliance with state and federal laws. Oversees facilities maintenance and ensures facilities are properly maintained, applicable codes and compliance requirements are implemented, and that security needs are being met throughout the Library District. Assists in managing grant projects and in writing grant applications.
Organizational Leadership: Works with District Director and Communications Coordinator to provide vision and guidance to Library District staff, board members and the community; to contribute effective strategies and decisions regarding library services and resources; to provide effective leadership of all stakeholders and teams; and to embrace change and foster understanding and acceptance by all stakeholders.
Librarianship: Strives for effectiveness and efficiency through clear communication, strong relationships, ethical behavior, and the flexibility to be a leader, team player, and lifelong learner. Attends staff development days and other trainings to acquire new skills and knowledge and to stay current on all information that is pertinent to the Library District. Stays current on trends that impact public libraries, including technology trends.
Core Library Values: Understands and acts in accordance with the basic values and ethics of library service. Supports intellectual freedom. Familiar with Colorado Library Law and endorses it. Knows and follows the Library District’s policies and procedures. Understands and adheres to the mission, values, and vision of the Library District.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance related field.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in accounting or finance related field.
Required Experience and Abilities: Minimum of five (5) years experience in accounting, finance, or related area. Experience in government and/or public sector preferred. Knowledge of Government Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Colorado state statutes. Demonstrated skill in accounting procedures for construction projects and debt offerings. Demonstrated ability in ensuring ethical standards are practiced in regard to financial management; in defining and explaining technical accounting procedures; in analyzing financial data, tracking revenues and compiling related reports; in aligning strategy with people, processes and systems; in maintaining and conveying confidential information; and in working through tight deadlines and multiple tasks. Proficiency in QuickBooks and QuickBooks online, technology, electronic devices, computers, the Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and other office equipment.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, and weekends. Must be able to travel in and out of the Library District by having, or the ability to obtain, a valid Colorado driver’s license and by having reliable transportation with proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to stand and/or walk for 4 hours or more per day; bend and stretch without limitation; lift up to 35-50 pounds at a time; push a loaded book cart weighing up to 150 pounds. Tolerate dust and mold associated with books. Walk, stand, sit, type, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, talk, listen, see, hear, grasp, pull, bend, and climb. Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation. Must complete a technology skills assessment and a shelving skills assessment.
In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:
• Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
• Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and vendors.
• Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
• Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees, customers, and organizations.
Position Type, Expected Hours of Work, Supervisory Responsibility
Hourly, 36 hours, non-exempt, weekdays, evenings, and some Saturdays.
Reports to: District Director
Supervises: Administrative Assistant (shared responsibility)
Delta County Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer hiring candidates based on their past experience, references, and ability to match the requirements demonstrated in the hiring process. DCPLD does not discriminate based on age, national origin, sex, race, color, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, and sexual or gender orientation.
How to Apply: Your application should include a cover letter and resume. Please explain in your cover letter your approach to managing tight deadlines and multiple tasks. Your references should be professional and work related. Scroll down to apply.
Revised: April 2021
For more information, email LaDonna Gunn, District Director, email@example.com.