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Adams County Government Deputy Finance Director in Brighton, Colorado

Deputy Finance Director

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Deputy Finance Director


$101,774.40 - $117,020.80 Annually


Brighton, CO

Job Type

Regular Full-Time



Job Number



3/16/2021 4:30 PM Mountain

Our Mission

To responsibly serve the Adams County community with integrity and innovation

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What Success Looks Like In This Job

Assists in the planning, organizing, and managing the Finance Department; provides administrative direction and oversight for Finance, Purchasing, and Accounting functions of the Finance Department. This position fosters cooperative working relationships and teamwork among County elected offices and departments, intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Budget & Finance Director, Deputy County Managers, County Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Assumes management responsibility over functional sections in the Finance Department.

  • Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned personnel; provides and/or coordinates staff training; works with employees and managers to correct deficiencies; responds to staff questions and concerns.

  • Leads in the development of departmental goals and objectives for each section of Finance; coordinates, implements, and monitors the finance section of the County report card.

  • Assists in the development of County and department policies and procedures; makes recommendations and administers changes to policies.

  • Makes recommendations on staffing levels.

  • Assists in the preparing and monitoring of the department budget.

  • Monitors and evaluates service delivery methods and business processes, assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and reviews with the Director; directs and implements improvements.

  • Conducts a variety of departmental, organizational, and operational studies, evaluates programs, and recommends modifications to programs, processes, policies, and procedures.

  • Makes presentations to various boards, committees, other organizations, and staff; attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of trends, technology, and innovations in the fields of Finance, Budget, Accounting, Purchasing, and other types of public services as they relate to the County.

  • Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports and analyses, various management reports and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned.

  • Responds to difficult and sensitive public inquiries and complaints and assists in resolutions and alternative recommendations.

  • Assisting the County by monitoring financial obligations and ensuring that requirements related to court financing are achieved.

  • Serves as acting director in the absence of the Budget & Finance Director.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications for Success

  • Principles and practices of Finance, Budget, and Public Accounting, including business administration, program development, implementation, and management in a governmental setting.

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of staff.

  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision work planning, assignments, reviews and evaluations, and staff training in work procedures.

  • Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, elected officials, department directors, vendors, contractors, employees, and other county staff in person, by telephone, and through email.

  • Computer Skills: Highly skilled in ERP Systems such as JDE Oracle Enterprise One, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

More Qualifications for Success


  • Six (6) years of management experience and/or administrative experience in Finance, Budget, and/or Accounting.

Education and Training:

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Finance, Economics, Budget, Accounting, or a related field.

License or Certificate:

  • Licensed CPA and/or GFOA's Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is highly preferred.

Background Check:

  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Employees in this class who are regular, full-time are afforded full benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals, retirement, life insurance and long-term disability (LTD) insurance.

Employees in this class that are project-designated full-time (PJF) are afforded benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long-term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Employees in this class that are project-designated part-time (PJ3 working 30-39 hours per week) are afforded medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as pro-rated vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long-term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Employees in this class that are regular part-time (less than 30 hours per week); project-designated part-time (PJ2 less than 30 hours per week), or temporary are afforded no benefits.

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Information provided on the application is used to determine if a candidate meets minimum qualifications. Only information provided at the time of the application being completed will be considered, and additional information that is not listed on the application will not be considered when deciding if a candidate meets or does not meet the qualifications. Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to include all information and details on their application. I understand and agree that only information provided at the time of my application will be used to determine if I meet the minimum requirements for this position.

  • Yes, I agree and understand

  • No, I disagree


How many years of management experience and/or administrative experience in Finance, Budget, and/or Accounting do you possess?

  • One Year

  • Two Years

  • Three Years

  • Four Years

  • Five Years

  • Six Years

  • Seven Years

  • Eight Years

  • Nine Years

  • Ten Years or above

  • None of the above


What is your highest level of education?

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Budget, Accounting or a related field

  • Master's Degree or above

  • None of the above


Do you possess this any local governmental financial management experience? If so, please explain in detail.


Do you possess any of the following credentials:

*Licensed CPA

*GFOA's Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO)

If so, please explain which one.


Please describe your leadership style and experience working with a high performing team.


A resume and cover letter are required. Did you attach your cover letter and resume?

  • Yes

  • No

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Adams County


4430 S. Adams County Parkway, Suite C4000BBrighton, Colorado, 80601-8213



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