Situated in the Golden Triangle region of southeast Texas, the City of Nederland is a great place to live, work, and play. Covering approximately 6.05 square miles in the heart of Jefferson County, the City is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Area, less than 100 miles from Houston and just 50 miles from the Louisiana border. Nederland is within easy distance of a wide range of amenities, with convenient access to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, and is easily accessible via Highway 69 and Interstate 10. The City’s 18,856 residents enjoy excellent schools, an affordable cost of living, safe neighborhoods, and a thriving local economy.
Nederland seeks a strong leader with finance experience in payroll and utility billing to serve as its next Finance Director. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in City organization, operations, policies, and procedures; Government/Financial Accounting Standards Boards (GASB/FASB) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, practices, policies, rules, and regulatory reporting requirements; and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Principles for Public Sector financial management, including budgets, payroll, treasury, grant funds, and public debt management.
The ideal candidate will be thoroughly familiar with the legal, ethical, and professional rules of conduct for municipal finance officers and the principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including personnel rules, budgeting, procurement, contract management, and employee supervision. They will be skilled in financial spreadsheet software applications, specialized accounting, and budget software applications, general ledger and account reconciliation standards, financial record keeping for disasters, and grant record keeping.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field and five years’ experience in progressively responsible government financial operations, including at least two years’ supervisory experience, is required. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Candidates must possess a valid Texas driver’s license. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and/or a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) is preferred.
Experience with disaster finance administration, which could include work with FEMA record keeping, NIMS training, and similar, is preferred. The City will provide the new Finance Director with some required training for certification in this area and will support costs for other related outside training as needed.
The City of Nederland offers a salary range of $111,612-$152,048, dependent on qualifications and experience.
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For more information on this position contact:
Margie Rose, Senior Vice President