Finance Director


City of Bethel


$100,000-$140,000 DOE




Exempt; salary


The position is "open until filled"



Finance Director


Plans, organizes and manages a comprehensive program to maintain the financial integrity of the
City, including financial management, record keeping and reporting.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not
all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those
contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

• Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work
standards for the department; directs the preparation and administration of the department's
• Prepares financial statements and cost reports at established intervals.
• Directs the annual audit of the City’s finances, both internal and external.
• Prepares, oversees and directs the City’s annual central, operating, capital, enterprise, and
other essential budgets with regular monitoring and proactive adjustment to ensure compliance with
budget line items
• Directs the collection activity and custody of public funds.
• Oversees the investment of City funds and the payment of bond obligations.
• Oversees the data processing functions to ensure that required programming is in place and that
necessary records and reports are produced in a timely manner.
• Serves as the financial advisor to the City Council and City management.
• Analyzes statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and
develop recommendations for improvement of City’s human resources policies and practices.
• Analyzes training needs to ensure appropriate staff development and training.
• Maintains records and compiles statistical reports concerning financial activities and
• Attends hearings, City Council meetings, and conferences to present recommendations,
answer inquiries, and represent the Department.
• Maintains currency of financial regulations, industry trends, current practices, new
developments, and applicable laws.

• Promotes and supports the overall mission of the City by demonstrating courteous and cooperative
behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and
effective workplace environment.






















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JOB DESCRIPTION Director Finance

Required Skills:
• Planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive financial management and reporting
• Effective and efficient management of programs and staff.
• Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
• Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
• Project and program management.
• Performing professional-level human resources duties in a variety of assigned areas.
• Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Maintaining accurate records and files.
• Providing consulting services to elected officials, supervisors and managers.
• Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the
• Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups.
• Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals
contacted in the course of the work.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for
extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed
materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the

Work is performed in an office setting.
Travel required to locations throughout the City; exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or a closely related field; AND five (5)
years of professional financial management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education,
training and experience.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in
active status without suspension or revocation.
• Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Required Knowledge:
• City policies and procedures.
• Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting standards and practices, with an
emphasis on governmental and fund accounting, including methods of financial reporting and
financial statement preparation.
• Techniques of financial strategic planning.
• Principles and practices of program planning, development and evaluation.
• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development,
implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of
• Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
• Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Financial records management principles and practices.
• Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.
• IT systems and applications related to the work.
• Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.



Larisa Bogunovic, Director of Human Resources.