Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Canon City Finance Department
Location of position: 
Canon City, CO
up to $122,000
Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Cañon City (pop. Approx. 16,000) is seeking a Director of Finance/IT to manage the resources and direct the activities of the Finance Department for the City. Known as the Gateway to the Authentic West, Cañon City is located at the mouth of the Royal Gorge where the Arkansas River continues its journey from the Rocky Mountains. Often called the “Banana Belt” of Colorado, this region boasts year round outdoor recreation and tourist opportunities. The City is governed by the Mayor and City Council, with the City Administrator serving as the chief administrative officer of Cañon City’s Council/Administrator form of government.

The Director of Finance/IT directs and manages all financial and Information Technology functions for the City of Cañon City, as well as manages and oversees accounting and financial reporting, ensuring accurate preparation of monthly and annual reports in compliance with City policies, state requirements, and generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP). The Finance/IT Director oversees and/or prepares special analyses, long-range plans, and reports of City operations and proposed projects. The Finance Director selects and works with independent external auditors and prepares the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Education and Experience Successful candidates will possess, at a minimum, completion of a four year college course from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and major course work in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Financial Management, Public Administration or a closely related field is preferred; and certification as a Public Finance Officer (C.P.F.O.) is also preferred. A minimum of five years government finance experience in a municipal setting progressively responsible financial administration including three years of full-time supervisory experience is also required.

Salary The salary for this position goes up to $122,000, plus participation in the health insurance and retirement plan offered by the City according to City policy.

How to Apply and for More Information Interested applicants should follow the instructions for applying on the City’s website at

This position will remain open until filled.

City Website