Public Works Finance Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Waco
Location of position: 
Waco, TX
Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2018
Job Description: 

Brimming with Texas history, economic opportunities, and cultural experiences, Waco, Texas, is ideally situated along the I-35 corridor, 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin. This progressive and diverse city offers major attractions, museums, recreation, and abundant shopping to more than 130,000 residents. Waco is a home rule city with a council-manager form of government. The City Council, comprised of a Mayor and five City Council members, sets the tax rate, approves the budget, appoints members to City boards and commissions, enacts City ordinances, and appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Court Judge.

The City seeks an experienced, ethical, and steadfastly strategic finance professional to be its new Public Works Finance Officer. Under general supervision, this position assists the Director of Public Works in planning and directing City of Waco Public Works Department financial operations, managing compliance with City and department policies and procedures, and developing complex financial reports, analyses, budgets, and rate proposals. The ideal candidate will be highly skilled in financial management and budget administration, with specialized knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles governing public sector financial management.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration and have five years of experience in government accounting and budgeting. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered. A valid Texas driver’s license is required; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is desirable. Additional technical certifications and training may be required.

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For more information on this position contact: Lissa Barker, Senior Vice President Strategic Government Resources (817) 266-0647