Job Title
Director of Finance
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Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Salary Range
Relocation Required
Employee Classification
Exempt; salary
Closing date for applications
The position is "open until filled"
Expiration Date
Brief Description
Responsible for managing, directing, and supervising the accounting and budgeting activities of the Borough including budgeting, capital planning, accounts payable, accounts receivable; general accounting, payroll, taxation, revenue, and receipts.
Primary Duties
Plan, organize, and direct all department activities. Supervise and evaluate Finance staff. Coordinate all audits performed by external auditors. Develop accounting policies, procedures, and control measures to ensure adequate protection of Borough assets. Establish and maintain a system of accounts (fund accounting). Supervise the preparation of monthly financial reports for more than 20 funds, including a statement of revenues and expenditures and a balance sheet statement for each fund. (Funds include governmental, enterprise, general fixed assets, general long-term debt, special revenue, and capital projects). Manage Borough budget preparation. Serve as the Borough Risk Manager. Administer debt service accounting functions. Oversee the Borough's centralized treasury.
Advanced knowledge of complicated and detailed accounting procedures and principles, with emphasis in computer and municipal accounting. Ability to establish and monitor effective accounting controls and to prepare revenue and expenditure estimates. Knowledge in general accounting practices, budget preparation, cash flow analysis, insurance placement and investment analysis are required. Capability in coordinating, supervising, and administering the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a full range of municipal finance department functions, including data processing. Ability to work independently.
Bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting, economics, or municipal finance is required.
Five years’ experience in municipal finance is desired. Advanced degree or certificate may be substituted for up to two years of required experience.
Contact and Other Information

Poster Name
Karolyn Ecklund
Poster Email
Poster Address
1900 First Avenue, Suite 210
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
United States
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Poster Phone
(907) 228-6672