Located in north-central Arizona, Yavapai County (pop. 228,970) is one of the four original Arizona counties formed in 1864, one year after Arizona Territory was established in 1863. The County was named after the Yavapai Tribe, whose name means the “people of the sun.” One of the most spectacular places on earth, the County is large (8,125 sq. mi.), stretching from just north of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to approximately 60 miles south of the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff. Prescott (pop. 42,513) is the county seat. As county governments go, Yavapai County is best described as calm, harmonious, and stable.
The Finance Director is an at-will position appointed by, and reporting to, the Board of Supervisors. The position directs all finance-related activities within the County, including purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, property control, financial reporting, and auditing, and the development and implementation of finance policies and procedures. With a staff of 10 employees and a FY 2020 budget of $833,000, the Finance Department is the strategic business partner of every other County office and department.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field, and ten years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, including five years of governmental accounting and supervisory responsibilities, are required. CPA strongly preferred, and candidate otherwise must be willing to obtain CPA within the first two years of employment with the County. Graduate degree preferred. GFOA credentialing desirable. The hiring range is $100,009.05 to $120,821.23, DOQE.
Call Andrew Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 for more information or to request a detailed brochure. The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com. Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days. Filing deadline is October 21, 2019.