Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Gainesville
Location of position: 
Gainesville, FL
$129,000 - $167,700
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Job Description: 

Gainesville is the center of Alachua County and is home to approximately half the county’s overall population. It is the hub of North Central Florida—adjacent to 1-75, Gainesville is 90 minutes southwest of Jacksonville, two (2) hours north of Tampa, and two (2) hours northwest of Orlando and its theme parks. Miami and Fort Lauderdale are five (5) hours southeast and Atlanta is five (5) hours north.

The City is looking for a Finance Director who is both an outstanding manager and leader, as well as an outstanding technician. The individual will be highly motivated and achievement oriented— someone who will help build the city’s governmental infrastructure (and the Budget and Finance Department in particular) into a world class operation.

The ideal candidate will have a CPA along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or another area related to municipal finance. Being a credentialed as a Certified Government Financial Officer is a plus. The best candidates will have five years of experience in municipal government as a director or assistant. Experience in Florida is desired but by no means mandatory.

The salary will be commensurate with experience; the starting salary range is $129,000 to $167,700. Benefits are excellent. Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to by February 28th. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or David Collier at (772) 260-1858. For more information, go to and click on “Executive Search / Active Recruitments.