The Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) seeks a strategic and collaborative leader for its next Finance Director. The Centre Region COG is a voluntary association, established in 1969, of the State College Borough and The Townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris and Patton. The COG’s service area is approximately 150 square miles with a population of 94,900 which includes 45,000 University Students.
The COG provides Fire Protection, Emergency Management, Code Administration, Parks and Recreation, Library, Planning and Refuse and Recycling services for the region. The COG has a budget of approximately $24 million and 96 full-time and 40 part-time staff and over 185 season and/or contract staff.
The Centre Region offers abundant all-season recreational activities, historic communities and the advantages of a progressive metropolitan community yet with the amenities and charm of a small community. The region is home to the Pennsylvania State University and is one of the most rapidly growing regions in the Commonwealth. The region offers a blend of urban, suburban and rural characters with the vibrancy of the university amenities, including the arts, sporting events and a highly engaged and diverse community. Residents enjoy first class dining, shopping and entertainment, along with outstanding medical care and K-12 education.
The COG Finance Director is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations of the Centre Region COG and its agencies. The Director manages and oversees the daily operations of the accounting team comprised of two full-time staff. This working manager is responsible for monitoring and analyzing accounting data, producing financial reports, directing, and delegating work, as well as taking the lead role in establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions. In addition, the Finance Director is responsible for leading the annual budget process and preparation of the COG Budget. The Finance Director reports to the Executive Director of the COG and is a part of the organization’s senior leadership team.
Opportunities for the next Finance Director include:
The next Director will be a diplomatic, tactful, and approachable leader who also can be strategic and adaptable. The successful candidate will be a facilitative and solution oriented individual and will have:
The current salary range is $92,140 to $124,390 DOQ. The actual salary will be determined by the selected candidate’s qualifications and commensurate experience. The Centre Region COG offers provides an excellent benefit package, including health, dental, vision, defined benefit pension plan and a voluntary retirement plan.
Apply online at www.govhrusa.com with a resume, cover letter and contact for five professional references. Candidates should apply at once. The position will remain open until filled.