Director of Finance and Administration-Bellingham, Washington

Director of Finance and Administration: The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a results-oriented, progressive and personable Director of Finance and Administration to oversee and manage accounting and administrative functions, purchasing activities and facility management. Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field, seven or more years’ recent, progressively responsible, and professional accounting experience, including budgeting and payroll. Full-time, FLSA exempt position with competitive salary and excellent benefits. Apply by Monday, November 30, 2015. Learn more about this exciting opportunity at: http://www.wcls.org/Current-Openings/.

QUALIFICATIONS: You are a skilled leader and manager with a sound understanding of the principles, practices and procedures of administrative and fiscal management.  You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of motivating and developing staff and building rapport at all levels of the organization. You have the ability to analyze situations, handle the details without losing sight of the big picture, and make solid decisions. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Bachelor’s degree in related field, seven or more years’ recent, progressively responsible, and professional accounting experience, including budgeting and payroll; public sector and managerial experience are preferred.  Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

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