The purpose of the position is to provide the leadership in the Finance Department needed to achieve sound financial management of the City’s resources and safeguard all City assets. The employee in this position performs highly professional accounting work and provides executive level administrative direction involving the planning, coordinating, and implementation of all work in the Finance Department. The employee provides financial guidance in implementing the City’s long-term strategic plan. The employee is accountable for directing departmental personnel to ensure all work is performed according to generally accepted accounting principles, applicable laws, rules, regulations, established procedures, and departmental guidelines. The employee works with a high degree of independence and initiative under the executive direction of the City Manager.
Minimum Qualifications Any combination of training and experience which would provide required knowledge, skills, and abilities are qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; seven (7) years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in government accounting / government finance.
Preferred Qualifications Master's Degree in Accounting or related field or CPA certification; ten (10) years progressively responsible supervisory experience in government accounting / government finance; five (5) years’ experience within a similar local government agency; CGFO certification.