The City of Lakewood is looking for an established leader to lead the Finance team to continued success. The ideal candidate will have a strong finance background with the ability to problem solve complex issues and provide recommendations to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager and peers on the leadership team. They will possess the ability to communicate complicated financial information to a wide variety of audiences. Individual must be able to build and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of individuals in the organization and community. This position serves as City Treasurer.
They will have a desire to enhance the workplace culture that values creative solutions, collaboration, accountability, and minimal bureaucracy. They will invest in people to achieve financial responsibility, provide greater impacts to the organization and community through innovation, improved systems, enhanced service delivery, while fostering collaboration and engaging employees.
Education and Experience:
A Bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
Ten years of increasingly responsible leadership experience and a solid, practical background in financial management required. Must possess a depth and breadth of experience in some of the following: budget, accounting, purchasing and property management, payroll, accounts payable, and revenue collection. Experience with computer-based financial systems required. (JDEdwards is current platform) Public speaking experience helpful. Managerial experience of more than 30 employees is preferred. Municipal finance experience preferred.