Accounting/Fiscal Manager II – Debt

October 20, 2021

Job Responsibilities

The State Treasurer’s Office promotes a culture that is a fast-paced environment that supports high performance, exceptional work product, accountability and collaboration.

This position assists the Director of Debt Management in:

  • Managing projects and supporting the division’s staff on the issuance of bonds, calculating payments to debt holders, amortizing debt obligations over time, measuring revenues pledged to cover indebtedness against liabilities, and initiating and managing authorizations and expenditures of bond proceeds against capital projects approved for funding.
  • Managing the issuance of general and revenue debt for the State, its agencies, and institutions as well as oversight of trustee and fiduciary functions performed by the division; specifically responsible for coordinating debt issuances with bond attorneys, financial advisors, underwriters, agencies, bond insurers, rating agencies, and bank trustees.
  • The maintenance, accounting, analysis, and reporting of debt-related information.
  • Analyzing work-flow and processes to develop and implement efficient and systematic policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring the Bond Data and Capital Improvement Project segments of division management division functionality meet all accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Providing recommendations and input in the design, implementation, and maintenance of debt related systems.
  • Representing the State’s interest in various financings and preparation of various legal documents.
  • Managing the Master Lease and the Charter School Facility Revolving Fund Programs.
  • Ensuring that the State, its agencies and institutions, and charter schools are in compliance with federal arbitrage rebate regulations and/or constitutional debt limitations.
  • Communicating and coordinating with other state agencies, private entities, charter schools, or other stakeholders, as required to ensure efficient operations of the division.
  • Representing the State Treasurer’s Office before agencies and other entities in matters pertaining to the program area as needed.
  • Managing assigned projects to replace, enhance and update the STO’s debt management systems.
  • Determining tactical and strategic direction of processes/procedures at the division level.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of debt management policies, procedures and statutes to ensure all recommended updates and enhancements to debt systems are in full compliance with these requirements.
  • Identifying operational gaps or weaknesses and suggesting areas of improvement to operational procedures as needed.
  • Providing solutions to address risks associated with operations oversight.
  • Troubleshooting and resolving highly complex issues and researching solutions to prevent future events.

Minimum and Additional Requirements
Agency Minimum Qualifications*:

A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, related field OR a juris doctorate degree from an accredited law school with multiple accounting courses. A minimum of six (6) years of full-time, progressively responsible fiscal experience in accounting, finance, debt management and/or banking.

*Candidates must specifically meet the Agency Minimum Requirements or an equivalent combination of education and experience to be considered for this position.

Additional Requirements:
Must demonstrate expertise in the use of automated accounting systems and/or financial reporting systems.

Must demonstrate an ability to identify and recommend strategies and initiatives that improve an agency’s financial programs/systems.

Must demonstrate sound knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practice, an understanding of governmental financial statements, and the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data and reports.

Must demonstrate an ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations.

Must demonstrate an ability to draw upon analysis of others and make recommendations that have a direct impact to operations.

Must be a critical thinker who can reason through issues and provide solutions.

Must demonstrate an ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with other employees, technical staff, management, vendors, and executive level staff within and outside state government.

Must demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Must demonstrate an ability to make presentations and prepare reports.

Must be sensitive to the completion of tasks and meeting deadlines. May be required to work long hours; must have a flexible schedule.

Manager must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships and be able to comprehend and analyze situations before rendering decisions.

Must exercise judgment and discretion at all time. This position could require some evening work, particularly during Legislative sessions.

Must be able to safely lift and carry files, books and reports weighing up to 20 lbs.

Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for intermittent periods of time.

Must be able to reach, bend, and twist at the waist to perform filing, desk work and operate general office equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master’s degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Governmental Financial Officer (CGFO) is preferred. Experience with complex financial management systems conversions and/or interfaces such as SAP. Experience working with bond counsel and/or bond issuance legal matters.

Candidates may apply directly at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/3265088/accounting-fiscal-manager-ii-debt