Swiftwater Strategies – Powered by MRB Group is pleased to announce our engagement by the Town of Fort Mill, SC for the executive search of the next Chief Financial Officer.
Located just 16 miles from Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, is the Town of Fort Mill, South Carolina. Over the last 10-15 years, Fort Mill has balanced managing explosive growth with maintaining a hometown feel. The picturesque Town offers everything for history lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and the most adventurous foodies.
The town of Fort Mill was established in 1873, getting its name from its location between two points, the first, a fort constructed by British in colonial times to protect the Catawba Indians from marauding tribes to the north, and the second point of Webb’s Mill.
Fort Mill High School ranks in the top 3% in that state and 6% nationally of public high schools and boasts a 97% graduation rate. Testing scores far exceed the state and national average.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
This is a high-level administrative position that reports directly to the Town Manager. This position is responsible for assisting in managing the operations of the Town of Fort Mill. Specifically plans, directs, controls, administers and supervises the financial activities, strategies, and programs for the financial operations and actions of the Town.
- Manage the finance staff and the accounting and budgeting procedures for the Town. Provides financial oversight in coordination of special and major capital projects throughout the Town, annual budget, business management and the capital replacement program. Performs financial risk management by analyzing the Town’s liabilities and financial strategies and actively investigating and safeguarding the financial procedures. Oversees the yearly independent financial audit for the Town and conducts internal audits within town functions.
- Oversees the development of the annual budget. Develops and administers policies, plans and procedures for all financial aspects of the Town as directed by the Town Manager. Provides monthly reporting to the Town Manager and reports and presentations as requested by the Town Council.
- Applies knowledge of general accounting principles (GASB, etc.), applicable laws, cash management, municipal bond financing, debt issuance, municipal purchasing, capital markets, investment management, purchasing, financial reporting, risk assessment, enterprise funds, and financial trends impacting similar-sized towns.