Hourly Rate: $75 +/- DOQ
Closing Date for Application
Open until filled.
The Finance Director reports to the City Manager and is responsible for leading and managing the City’s 12-member Department of Finance. Department functions include accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, utility billing, Ports and Harbors billing, purchasing, and information systems.
The Finance Director reports to the City Manager and is responsible for leadership and management of the City’s 12-member Department of Finance. Department functions include accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, utility billing, Ports and Harbors billing, purchasing, and information systems. The Finance Director provides leadership and direction for the Department in the development of short and long term Department goals. The Director establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.
The Finance Director manages the City’s budget process and develops and prepares financial studies and plans. The Director also assists the Mayor, City Council and City Manager in the development of short and long-term financial goals and provides professional financial advice concerning how best to obtain those goals. The total budget of the City, including proprietary funds, is approximately $78 million.
Have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution with major course work in accounting or a related field and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, including five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.
• Municipal financial management experience is strongly preferred.
• An Alaska CPA license, or the ability to obtain the Alaska license, is preferred.
• A graduate degree in finance, business or public administration may be substituted for an equivalent number of years of experience.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.
• Have extensive and current knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories and practices of governmental accounting, including municipal fund accounting and CAFR requirements.
• Have considerable knowledge of internal control procedures and management information systems, of payroll systems and of accounts payable functions.
• Have a working knowledge of municipal long range financial planning and budgeting techniques.
• Have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to critically review financial reports.
• Have strong presentation skills and the ability to convey complex financial information in understandable terms.
• Have strong interpersonal and team-building skills.
• Have strong written and oral communication skills.
• Have well developed supervisory skills.
• Have experience developing and implementing policies, procedures and processes, and a commitment to improvement in processes and systems.
• Have experience with fixed asset accounting, including asset valuation and depreciation.
• Have experience with administration of state and federal grant agreements.
• Have experience in financial management of municipal water, wastewater and electric utilities, as well as solid waste services.
• Have an ability to analyze proprietary operations in terms of future financial viability, and to formulate recommendations for adjustments and improvements in operations.
• Have experience with public sector collective bargaining.
• Be familiar with public sector retirement systems.
Contact and other Information
Thomas Thomas, City Manager of Unalaska, Alaska