Finance Director - City of Cordova


City of Cordova


$90,000 - $123,000




Exempt; salary


The position is "open until filled"



The Finance Director is a senior-level accountant position that performs work in managing, directing and overseeing the accounting operations of the City of Cordova under the guidance and supervision of the City Manager.


Acts as City Treasurer per City Charter and Code directing financial management, accounting systems and internal controls, and ensuring compliance with GAAP, and federal, state and local laws.

Advises the City Manager and City Council on all financial matters.

Assists elected officials, the City Manager, and external auditors with their examinations of the organization’s financial reports and controls.

Responsible for direct supervision of Assistant Financial Manager, and overall direction of the Finance Department personnel.

Responsible for all aspects of City finances including financial planning, investments, debt service, and cash management. Assists with bonding proposals as directed by the City of Cordova Council.

  • Oversees the accounting operations of the finance department and the operations of third-party financial service providers.
  • Develops, implements and manages an accounting and reporting system that will provide accurate, timely and complete financial reporting and budget execution information to the Council, City Manager, Department Heads and other users who evaluate or audit the financial condition of the City.
  • Ensures the City of Cordova is in compliance with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings; ensures accounting records are accurate, current and comply with applicable legal requirements.
  • Maintains a chart of accounts and general ledger and prepares timely and complete quarterly financial statements.
  • Maintains a system of controls over accounts transactions and an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Reviews trial balance reports of all funds.
  • Audits accounts and records of receipts, expenditures, billings, debt financing, contracts, budget activities, cash and non-cash assets, accounting entries, equipment and supply inventories, payroll and employee benefits.
  • Reviews, recommends, and drafts updates and revisions to financial policies for the City.
  • Meets regularly with City Manager and other department directors to ensure coordination and conformance with federal and state municipal finance regulations, policies, and practices.
  • Under the direction of the City Manager, develops annual City budget coordinating with all Department Heads to create departmental budgets, and provides necessary revisions during the budget year.
  • Completes and distributes monthly financial statements to Department Heads, City Manager, and City Council, and ensures budget compliance.
  • Responsible for accuracy of payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable in conformance with approved budget.
  • Balances accounts for monthly, quarterly, and year-end reporting; prepares adjustments to journals, ledgers, and other records in strict accordance with accounting practices.
  • Reconciles bank statements, credit card, and cash payments; processes returned checks, and records bank charges and interest earned.
  • Responsible for all City business license, property and sales tax compliance including review and audit of tax remittals.
  • Responsible for accounting and timely reporting for all federal, state, and private grants received by City.
  • Leads annual audit, prepares audit schedules and budgetary reports, and interfaces with Auditors.
  • Develops and maintains City fixed asset inventory/management system.
  • Researches and analyzes data; and makes recommendations and forecasts for use by City.
  • Supervises, directs, and coordinates job functions: hiring, discipline, subordinate evaluations, terminations, etc. within the department.
  • Serves as part of the City’s management team, and during emergencies as part of the City’s Incident Management Team.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Public Administration.
  2. Five (5) years’ progressively responsible accounting experience which included fund accounting and cost accounting.

Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.


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