Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Pella Finance Department
 Pella, Iowa
Job Description

The City of Pella (2020 population of 10,464) is seeking a Finance Director to be part of its executive management team. Located 45 miles southeast of the Des Moines metro area. Pella was recently ranked by USA Today as one of the best places in the United States to live. The City’s is also an employment center for Southeast Iowa and is home to the corporate head-quarters of Pella Corporation, and Vermeer Corporation. In addition to the strong local economy, Pella is also a tourist destination with its beautiful parks, historic downtown with its annual Tulip Time festival.

The Finance Director will have an opportunity to work on a variety of issues as the City of Pella manages both general government services and a full range of utility services including electric, water, and telecommunications. Under the general direction of the City Administrator, the Finance Director plans, organizes, and directs all financial activities of the City which has a $50 million annual operating and capital budget. This includes long-term financial forecasting, cash and debt management, rate analysis, budgeting, financial statement preparation, and supervision of the finance department.

This position is an Executive level Department Head position which serves as the chief financial officer for the City
The starting salary for this position is $115,000-140,000, depending on experience. The City offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, and eligibility for the IPERS retirement plan. In addition, relocation expenses will be provided for the successful candidate.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and application online at