The Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation Corporation is seeking an experienced Controller/Deputy Director.

Fort DuPont is a waterfront community located along the Delaware River and Branch Canal. This mixed-use community integrates residential and commercial development into a historic district that dates to the late 1800s. Along with the restoration and preservation of historic buildings, new construction includes a marina, restaurants, campground, office & retail.

The Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation and Corporation is a non-profit public corporation established in Delaware law in 2014. The Board of Directors includes gubernatorial and legislative appointments, ex officio appointments, and local community representation.

This position reports to the Executive Director. The primary workplace location is 260 Old Elm Avenue in Delaware City, Delaware.

Essential Functions

The essential function of this position includes (but is not limited to):

  • Analyzes, reconciles and consolidates vouchers, records, journals, ledgers and statements.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary recommendations.
  • Reviews financial transactions and codes for conformance to standard procedures and accounts.
  • Compiles, analyzes and prepares a variety of statements and reports for state, special, private or federal funded programs for use in financial, budget and personnel planning.
  • Develops cost projections based on past records and anticipated activities and makes fiscally sound recommendations.
  • Applies standardized accounting principles and practices.
  • Reviews internal accounting policies and procedures and makes recommendations for revisions.
  • Manages the Corporation’s procurement including administering the Request for Proposal process from advertisement to award.
  • Manages the administrative information systems of the Corporation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidates for the position must exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards.
  • Knowledge of state accounting methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of general and governmental accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and private laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state and departmental computerized financial management systems, including data entry and correction procedures.
  • Knowledge of recordkeeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, current accounting records.
  • Ability to assemble and analyze financial and accounting data and make recommendations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in state, local and federal government agencies and the general public.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of management.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and theories of accounting, auditing,
    budgeting and financial management
  • Knowledge of procurement procedures.
  • Skill in directing a large accounting function.
  • Ability to manage a professional accounting and administrative support staff.
  • Ability to provide counsel and direction to unit managers and financial administrators concerning policies, procedures and enterpretations of fiscal affairs.

The Controller/Deputy Director is a senior level position in the Corporation and expected to perform at an advanced level of competency. Experience in the following areas is required for consideration.

  1. Experience in analyzing financial problems, developing alternatives, recommending and advising management on solutions.
  2. Experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  3. 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.
  4. Experience in budget administration which includes managing, developing, analyzing and budgets; developing strategic plans and
    establishing internal control.
  5. Experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume as a pdf via email to Tim Slavin, Executive Director at tslavin@fortdupont.org.

The Fort DuPont Redevelopment and Preservation Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.