Deputy Director of Financial Reporting

This position is Exempt from the State of Delaware Merit System

Recruitment #031020-MUAB07-250500

Summary Statement

This position reports directly to the Director of the Division and is responsible to oversee all aspects of financial reporting and internal controls of the State.  This includes oversight of the Manager of Financial Reporting, responsible for the completion of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the State Payroll Manager that oversees payroll internal controls and compliance matters.  This position also supports the Division’s Strategic Plan and GEAR Board working with various committees to identify initiatives that will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Approve First State Financial (FSF) journal entries.
  • Direct and provide oversight of the following:
    • Internal Control Reviews for State Organizations plans for the reconciliation processes, Purchasing cards, Capital Assets, and revenue and expense plans in accordance with developed internal control checklists.
    • Development and implementation of the internal review of First State Financials modules.
    • Preparation of the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) including detail schedules and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).
    • Preparation of statements for the Department of Labor’s Unemployment Division.
    • Preparation and provision of trainings on internal controls and accounting processes to staff of State Organizations.
  • Develop strategies for the integration of FSF accounting systems and the reporting requirements.
  • Assist Director with planning relative to personnel, administrative functions, department mission; promotes a work environment of mutual respect, cultural sensitivity and cultural competency; may act as backup to the Director of Accounting, when needed. 
  • Provide supervision to subordinate staff and develop training plans for staff to meet continuing education certification requirements.
  • Maintain compliance with State and Federal law and policies regarding confidentiality; and insure a safe and secure work environment.
  • Provide timely and responsive customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Performs related work as required.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Deputy Director, Financial Reporting  

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meet each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field.
  2. Possession of a CGFM or CPA certification.
  3. Three years experience in governmental or not-for-profit accounting which includes analyzing, recording and reporting financial transactions for government organizations and interpreting Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards (FASB) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  4. Three years experience in preparing or auditing financial statements such as balance sheets, statement of net assets, profit and loss statements, statement of revenues and expenditures and changes in fund balances.
  5. Three years experience in financial administration such as comprehensive analysis of programs, budgets, projects, services, alternatives, and costs; financial planning, revenue generation, revenue forecasting, expenditure forecasting, cash flow management and establishing internal control.
  6. Three years experience in developing financial policies and procedures.
  7. Six months experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success.
  8. One year experience communicating and collaborating with various levels of a public sector, not-for-profit organization in a professional, clear, and concise manner.
  9. Three years experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of a diverse team.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    


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Selection Process

The application and resume are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the resume to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.