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(A) The Department of Finance shall be headed by the Director of Finance. The Director of Finance shall be appointed and removed by the Administrator, subject to the consent and approval of the Council. The Director of Finance shall serve as the financial advisor and fiscal officer to the Administrator and the Council and shall not hold any elective office of the Municipality or other public or private employment unless approved by a majority vote of the Council.
(B) The Director of Finance shall be qualified by training or experience to carry out the power, duties, and functions of the office. The Director of Finance need not be an elector or resident of the Municipality.
(C) The Director of Finance shall be the chief fiscal officer of the Municipality and shall perform the powers, duties, and functions now or hereafter given to City Auditors and Treasurers under the general laws of Ohio to the extent those laws are not in conflict with this Charter. The Director of Finance, in addition to the powers, duties and functions prescribed by this Charter, shall have other powers, duties and functions as required by legislation of the Council, or as directed by the Administrator. The Director of Finance shall hire, appoint, promote, suspend, remove, or otherwise discipline any employee of the Department and shall keep the financial records of the Municipality, establish accounting systems, financial records and reports used by the offices, departments, divisions, boards and commissions of the Municipality; conduct internal audits upon the request of the Council; assist the Administrator in the preparation and submission of appropriation measures, estimates, budgets, and other financial matters; provide full and complete information concerning the financial affairs and financial status of the Municipality as required by the Administrator or the Council.
(D) In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Director of Finance, a successor shall be appointed by the Administrator, subject to the consent and approval of the Council. The Administrator shall designate a qualified person to serve as the Acting Director of Finance to carry out the powers, duties, and functions of the office in the case of the temporary absence or disability of the Director of Finance.