Director of Finance/City Treasurer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Dearborn Finance Department
Location of position: 
Dearborn, MI
Up to $120,000
Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Job Description: 

This is highly responsible administrative work directing the operation of a municipal finance department. The director performs professional, complex and responsible administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of the City. Oversight responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following areas: budgetary development, financial reporting, property tax billing and collections, cash management and investing, procurement, capital planning and debt issuance, accounts payable, pension systems, payroll, employee health and welfare programs, labor negotiations support, the pursuit of cost efficiency measures, and special projects as assigned. The position is also responsible for the corresponding accounting systems and for consulting on fiscal matters. Supervision is exercised over all departmental staff.

This is an appointed position reporting to the Mayor. Primary Responsibilities (not all-inclusive)

Leads the Accounting, Purchasing, Treasury, Pension, and Benefits functions, including directing all aspects of departmental operations and personnel. Leads the preparation and administration of the City budget and presents budget requests. Provides technical support to other managers in the budget development process. Administers the established budget. Develops capital budgets, performs cost analysis and feasibility studies, and prepares reports. Attends City Council meetings and makes presentations.

Acts as department spokesperson, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with other administrators, citizens, the media, City officials, employees, and other points of contact. Provides advice and consultation to the City Administration and City Council. Responds to public inquiries and investigates complaints.

Oversees the collection, recording and disbursement of taxes and other billing/collections for the City. Oversees utility billing collection processes.

Ensures the accurate accounting of all City funds, including utility enterprises, and maintains a comprehensive financial record keeping system. Oversees financial reporting and preparation of financial statements. Coordinates annual and special audits; supervises the year-end closing of financial records.

Serves as Secretary to the Defined Benefit Pension Boards and oversees the corresponding administrative duties related to the Boards and systems. Oversees the administration of other retirement benefit programs.

Compensation and Requirements

Residency in the City of Dearborn within one year is required. Salary commensurate with experience, up to $120,000 with an excellent benefit package. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, accounting, economics, or business management is required. A Master’s degree and/or a CPA certification are preferred. Substantial and progressively more responsible experience, such as that acquired through a minimum of ten (10) years of direct experience in public finance administration in local government or a related field is required.

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