Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Fort Smith
Location of position: 
Fort Smith, AR
$76,000 - $113,788
Date Posted: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, August 19, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Fort Smith, Arkansas, is seeking a new Finance Director. Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas River at the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, “where the New South meets the Old West.” Fort Smith is the second largest city in the state with a population approaching 90,000. This thriving community is a hub for commerce and boasts a diverse economy, a rich history, and a promising future.

The Finance Department serves as a vital part of City operations with 19 total staff. The Finance Director directly supervises the Deputy Director/Controller, Finance Manager, Accounting Manager, and the Contracts/Procurement Officer. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of programming requirements for financial systems and experience with spreadsheet software. The new Finance Director should have demonstrated problem solving and analytical ability, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

A bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting, finance, or a related area, is required along with at least seven years of progressively responsible managerial experience. Certification as a CPA or CPFO is strongly desired. Possession of an MBA and experience with governmental fund accounting is a plus. The salary range is $76,000 to $113,788. However, a salary study is planned.

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For more information on this position contact: Gary Holland, Senior Vice President Strategic Government Resources 405-269-3445