Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Whitefish Finance Department
Location of position: 
Whitefish, MT
Wage/Salary: 
$84,864 – $109,866 DOQ plus excellent benefits package
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
Job Description: 

Whitefish, Montana (pop. 7,870) is a thriving ski and golf resort and family community, nestled next to beautiful Whitefish Lake and located 25 miles from Glacier National Park, offering unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whitefish is consistently rated one of the best small towns in America and was named one of the top 25 ski towns in the world by National Geographic and most recently Whitefish Mountain Resort earned its highest ranking ever from SKI Magazine Readers as the No. 3 Resort in the West!. Whitefish also boasts over 36 miles of natural surface single-track mountain biking and hiking trails with 10 trailheads, world class dining, and two professional live theater companies.

The Finance Director position is an outstanding opportunity for a person skilled in financial management, governmental accounting, senior local government management, and information technology (IT) functions. This full-time position has the following desired minimum qualifications:

Education and Experience:

(A) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field. Master’s Degree in one of the above listed fields is preferred.

(B) Seven (7) years of experience managing and directing the financial services of a municipality or other type of governmental entity. Prior experience in managing information technology is preferred.

(C) Five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role.

(D) CPA and CPFO designations preferred.

(E) Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience.