The City of Horace, North Dakota (est. pop. 4,000) is seeking a Finance Director. The City anticipates doubling its population in five years, requiring a Finance Director with the ability to manage the operating and capital finances associated with rapid growth.
The Finance Director is responsible for the management of accounting, debt/treasury management, special assessments, utility billing, budgeting, accounts payable/receivable, and investments of the City. The City of Horace uses Black Mountain as its financial software. The Finance Director supervises the Administrator Assistant/Utility Billing Specialist and the Communications Specialist, the position reports to the City Administrator.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field, and at least three but preferably five years of progressively responsible experience with accounting, budgeting, and financial processes. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of general public finance laws that govern local government financial activities on such things as budgeting, tax levies, special assessments, and financial reporting, and demonstrate the ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, other City departments, subordinates, vendors, contractors, external government agencies and community organizations. Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred qualifications include CPA or CPFO certification, two years of experience in local government financial management, and previous supervisory experience.