Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Sheboygan Finance Department
Location of position: 
Sheboygan, WI
$94,057 - $127,254
Date Posted: 
Friday, April 13, 2018
Closing Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Job Description: 

Under the direction of the City Administrator, this position is responsible for governance of municipal fiscal planning and controls by providing financial statements, analytical reports, cost studies, budgetary controls, and related managerial information, including investing city funds and other related activities. The successful candidate must have a thorough knowledge of accounting and administrative principles, along with advanced knowledge of federal, state, and municipal laws relating to the financial operations of a municipality.


  • The Finance Director will be an integral part of the executive leadership team, participating in key decisions regarding economic development, capital planning and development, long and short-term revenue and expenditure strategies, budget development and administration and all policies affecting the overall fiscal health of the city. In addition, the director must maintain a forward-looking perspective, constantly scanning the horizon in efforts to anticipate future problems and work towards developing solutions through creative and innovative process improvements.
  • The Finance Director is an important communicator, able to discuss complex financial concepts and strategies in a manner that can be readily understood by individuals with or without municipal finance backgrounds. In addition, the director will lead a professional team and will encourage staff growth and succession through professional development and coaching. 


Advanced education, including a Bachelor’s Degree, from an accredited college in the areas of Public Administration, Financial Management or the like is required. A Master’s Degree is preferred, as well as an advanced certification such as a Certified Public Accountant. Ten years of previous experience is recommended, with a minimum of five years in a leadership role, preferably in a municipal environment.


Wage rate is $94,057-$127,254 annually, depending on qualifications. Excellent working conditions with a competitive wage and generous fringe benefit package.


The application review process begins April 24, 2018 and will remain open until the position is filled.

How To Apply:

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Completed application, resume and cover letter should be submitted to the Human Resources Department or emailed to

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Minorities/Females encouraged to apply