Director of Management and Budget

  • Oakland County
  • 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328
Full Time Budgeting Management

Job Description

The Director of the Department of Management & Budget reports to a Deputy County Executive and is responsible for overseeing the department’s $21 million dollar budget and 200 employees across its Administration, Fiscal Services, Equalization, Purchasing, and Reimbursement Divisions. The Director is designated as the Fiscal Officer of the County and is responsible for ensuring that the County operates within a balanced budget and that all financial transactions and financial reporting are completed in accordance with the accounting and reporting standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. In addition, the Director:

  • Supervises the preparation and execution of the County’s Triennial Budget and maintains expenditure control
  • Performs all central accounting functions, including payroll and accounts payable/receivable
  • Promotes fiscal responsibility across departments
  • Coordinates with the Internal Audit Division to oversee internal accounting controls and separation of duties
  • Collects monies owed the County not within the jurisdiction of other County departments
  • Performs the central purchasing function
  • Contracts to provide assessing services to local municipalities and prepares the annual property tax reports, including the Equalization Report and the Local Tax Report
  • Performs the equalization function
  • Participates in major County initiatives as fiscal advisor
  • Performs long range financial planning
  • Presents the County’s financial status to Wall Street, department heads, and the Board of Commissioners

The ideal candidate should be excited about progress and innovation while being able to tactfully engage and motivate staff in change management and culture transition. The individual should be personable and foster a collaborative work environment that continues the Department’s traditionally low rate of turnover and high sense of loyalty. It goes without saying that this person must be a highly ethical steward of public funds.

The ideal candidate will also be a goal oriented strategic partner who can effectively communicate with both technical staff as well as laypersons. They should be responsive to others with a positive customer service attitude – teamwork is essential. When challenged, they should remain optimistic, calm, and effective.

Any combination of education and experience is qualifying, but an ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field and have increasingly responsible experience over their career with at least five years of fiscal management experience as a senior leader in a sizable public organization. A Master’s Degree is preferred and CPA and/or CPFO certifications are desirable.

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Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, M.B.A.


$140,000 - 180,000