Salary Range

Depending on qualifications

Relocation Required


Employee Classification

Exempt, salary

Closing Date for Application

Open until filled.


Brief Description

This position is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership in regard to City finances including treasury operations, budgeting, financial reporting, and other financial activities.

Primary Duties

*Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the City's fiscal function and performance.
*Use analytical skills to actively research and analyze complex legal and administration issues and make appropriate recommendations to City Officials and City Council members including the use of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
*Develop and maintain credibility for the finance department by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports.
*Demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of public agency budget development and administration, public sector treasury management, government accounting, and financial reporting.
*Perform effectively and harmoniously in a team setting with City officials, department heads, and the general public.
*Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
*Demonstrate strength in public speaking.
*Effectively handle multiple priorities within a demanding workload.
*Demonstrate the highest level of integrity, leadership, and maturity.
*Complete all aspects of public agency budget development and administration; public sector treasury management; government accounting and financial reporting to a Board or Council.


*A bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or Management, is required. A master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration is preferred.
*A minimum of seven years of management-level finance experience, including supervision, in a business or public agency is required. 10 years of management-level finance experience including supervision is preferred.
*Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer certificate is required.
*Possess and maintain a valid State of Alaska Driver's License throughout the duration of employment.
*Must have ability to pass an APSIN Background check, be bonded and assured.

Contact and other Information

City of Fairbanks
HR Department
800 Cushman Street
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone 907-459-6780 SaveSave