Director of Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Chickasha
Location of position: 
Chickasha, OK
Open DOQ
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Closing Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Job Description: 

Located 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City and 36 miles west of Norman, Chickasha’s location gives residents access to the amenities of a major metropolitan area including professional and major college sports, a major commercial airport, theater and other cultural activities, with the quiet rural atmosphere of a small town. Chickasha is located in the middle of the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP). SCOOP encompasses 3,300 square miles of south-central Oklahoma; most of which is within four counties- Stephens, Grady, Garvin and Carter. The area, the potential of which some have compared to the Bakken area of North Dakota, has experienced the recent ups and downs of oil prices. In addition, Chickasha is experiencing several new retail developments, two planned hotels and a 200 home subdivision.

The City is seeking an experienced public finance professional with knowledge of and experience in the overall financial management of municipal government operations to be the next Director of Finance. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Director of Finance will be responsible for directing the operations of the Finance Department, with 5 FTE’s and a 2017-2018 annual operating budget of $500,000.00. In addition, the Director of Finance will be responsible for overseeing the overall financial management of the City including accounting, debt management, investments and purchasing as well as providing support for the budget function for the City. For more information of the position and the community, go to

The successful candidate will possess professional knowledge of a discipline equivalent to that which is acquired by graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field. Completion of a Master’s degree-level of study in Management of Public Administration will be a plus. Applicants must have a minimum of six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting, finance and supervision. Substantial knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles and practices, knowledge of pronouncements and requirements of GAAP and GASB. Experience with automated financial software systems, InCode preferred.

The competitive compensation package is negotiable depending upon the background and qualifications of the person selected. Car allowance and City-provided cell phone. The city benefits package offers medical, dental, and vision– medical single premium $125, family premium $250 monthly. OMRF Defined Benefit Plan, 10 years vesting, employee contributes 4%, city contributes 10.62%. Life insurance, sick leave, vacation and holidays. Chickasha is an excellent place to live and work. To apply send an electronic version of your current resume, salary history and a list of ten work-related references (including supervisory) with phone numbers to G. Chris Hartung at The first review of candidates will be October 1, 2017.