Hill retains top financial certification

Sandra Hill, Currituck County’s Finance Director, was recognized by the UNC School of Government for successfully completing the renewal of her North Carolina Finance Officer certification. Hill’s renewal was effective on Jan. 1, 2020 and was delivered by the North Carolina Finance Officers’ Certification Committee.

To renew, Hill had to complete a minimum of 100 professional training hours over the past five years. She first obtained the NC Finance Officer certification in 2010 and also successfully renewed it in 2015. Hill has served as Finance Director for more than 18 years in Currituck County, since Sept. 8, 2001. Overall, she has worked on the county staff for 31 years.

As Finance Director, Hill oversees the department that is tasked with monitoring the finances of Currituck County. Each year, Hill and her staff prepare the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that is submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. A benefit to having an excellent financial report and audit is that Currituck County is allowed to obtain high bond ratings and low debt rates.

The Finance Department’s other responsibilities include assisting and training county staff on budget and finance processes. Hill also works closely with County Manager Ben Stikeleather to prepare the annual budget for Currituck County.