Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Kodiak
 Kodiak, Alaska
Job Description

City of Kodiak: Kodiak is a home rule city with a council-manager form of government. The City of Kodiak is home to about 6,000 residents, with approximately 7,000 additional residents living in several communities on Kodiak Island. The economy of Kodiak is based on commercial fishing and seafood processing. Tourism, sport hunting and fishing, the aerospace industry, health care, and government employment also serve to strengthen Kodiak’s economy. Kodiak is also home to the largest United States Coast Guard base in the nation. Kodiak is known the world over for its pristine and scenic beauty. Opportunities for outdoor sports and recreational opportunities abound with easy access to rivers, beautiful beaches, and hiking trails.

The City of Kodiak is recruiting for a full-time Finance Director. This executive-level position under general administrative direction, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Finance and Information Technology (IT) department for the City of Kodiak. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: directing, coordinating, and managing all activities and staff of Finance and Information Technology (IT) department; oversees and monitors the financial condition of the City and its departments. The Finance Director is responsible for the efficient operation of the department and financial services to maximize cost-effectiveness, productivity, support to City departments, and service to the public; assists in the development of long- and short-range financial management priorities; oversees investment activities; and implements improvements to the City’s administrative and financial internal control systems and procedures.

This position also performs a variety of complex professional, administrative, supervisory, and technical accounting and financial functions to manage and maintain fiscal systems and records; ensures conformance with government accounting standards and applicable laws; performs periodic and annual financial reporting, budget preparation and oversight, billing and collections, and treasury management; provides for general liability and other insurance coverage of City assets; and oversees annual auditing process.

The goal of the City of Kodiak government is to provide quality municipal services as efficiently and effectively as possible within guidelines established by federal and state law, the Charter of the City of Kodiak, the Kodiak City Code, and the citizens of Kodiak as represented by the City Council. As Director of the finance and IT department, the Director administers the department’s operating and capital budget, and manages the staff of the department in furtherance of the City’s goals. On own initiative or by direction of the City Manager, the Director ensures implementation of City Council policies and direction by planning, implementing, and evaluating the department’s activities, programs, and facilities. The Director must perform these duties in a manner that reflects positively on the City and the finance and IT department and is responsible for maintaining a level of professional expertise and image that promotes efficient use of the resources available to the finance and IT department.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, or related field; eight to ten years of progressively responsible professional finance experience; including at least five years of executive management experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Experience in governmental accounting is preferred.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

**Starting salary is based on qualifications and experience.**

Hiring Salary: $111,280.00 - $122,824.00
Position Salary: $111,280.00 - $153,441.00

For a complete job description and to apply online, visit the City of Kodiak at and click on the link. For questions, please call (907) 486-8653.