The City of Covington, Kentucky is looking for an experienced financial management professional to join our management team. The Finance Director serves as the City’s Chief Financial Officer and works closely with the City Manager and the various departments to implement the strategic activities necessary to accomplish the City’s mission and goals. The Finance Director supports the financial accounting processes of the City in accordance with the governmental Accounting Standards as promulgated by the Government Standards Board (GASB) as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as required. The Finance Director provides fiscal accountability and transparent stewardship of the public funds to the City directly through the management, monitoring, and coordination of the various components of the City’s budgets, with the goal of meeting the program objectives of the City.
The City has a $97 million dollar budget which includes the general fund, various dedicated funds, HUD programs (CDBG, HOME) and debt obligations. The Finance Director will work with a dedicated staff, and will have the opportunity to build upon this team core by filling various vacancies. The Finance Director, through the implementation and promotion of effective financial controls and governance processes, will work with the City Commission and with his/her peers to help the City government organization be viewed as the envy among local governments.
The City of Covington, incorporated in 1815, is located in northern Kentucky among the rolling hills and bluffs adjacent to the Ohio River. With a population of 40,000+, it is the largest community in northern Kentucky and the fifth largest in the state. Cincinnati Ohio is directly across the Ohio River from Covington. It is an exciting time to be part of the Covington story. The City is undergoing an exceptional level of redevelopment investment. Many millennials are choosing to live and work in Covington due to the lifestyle options it affords. Covington sits on the banks of the Ohio River and is directly across from Cincinnati. This location presents a wider variety of amenities that the city has to offer. Citizens and visitors from both sides of the river regularly walk over the Roebling Bridge (prototype for the Brooklyn bridge) to enjoy Cincinnati’s many museums, theaters and professional sports teams (NFL Bengals football; MLB Reds baseball). Covington is a choice location to reside, with 19 distinct neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and entertainment district and home to several fortune 500 companies. In a nutshell, Covington has strong family atmosphere/values of a small town, with the amenities of a metropolitan area.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or related field. Significant financial management experience required. A master’s degree and/or CPA license is preferred.