Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Kenai
 Kenai, Alaska
Job Description

Finance Director

City of Kenai, Alaska

Salary: $110,736 - $146,169

Plus excellent benefits, including up to $10,000 for moving expenses

Kenai is a beautiful and quaint coastal Alaskan city, nestled along the shores of the vast Cook Inlet at the mouth of the world-famous Kenai River. Easily accessible from Anchorage via a 30-minute flight or a scenic three-hour drive, the City of Kenai is the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and is well known for its salmon fishing, spectacular views, rich history, friendly community, accessible location, diverse economy, excellent schools and healthcare, local amenities, and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities provided by the surrounding coastline, trails, rivers, and mountains. Kenai boasts more than 358 acres of parks and open space which provides the city’s 7,742 residents and many visitors plenty of space and opportunities to get outside and enjoy Alaska’s natural beauty year-round.

Incorporated in 1960, the City of Kenai is a full-service city that operates on a FY 2022-2023 budget of $33,599,302 with 121 FTEs. The City’s departments include Airport, Animal Control, Building, City Clerk, City Manager, Dipnet, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Lands, Legal, Library, Parks, Recreation & Beautification, Planning & Zoning, Police, Public Works, and Senior Services. The City adopted the City Council/Manager form of government and has a City Manager, Mayor, and six City Council Members that are elected at-large.

The Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear, and complete information and support to other city departments, citizens, and the City Council for the purpose of making informed financial decisions. The Department functions with 6.5 FTEs on a budget of $928,157. Under the general direction and supervision of the City Manager, the Finance Director manages the City’s Finance department, including overseeing financial reporting, accounting, grant reporting, utility, special district billing, budget development, payroll, investments, information technology, personnel, and related activities. The Director must exercise independent judgement in planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the Finance Department.

Education & Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field - or - a minimum of eight (8) years of professional financial management experience in place of the degree requirement. Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional financial or accounting experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in the public sector, including experience in investing public funds, have supervisory experience, and be a Certified Public Accountant. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Kenai is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by June 8, 2023. (Applications reviewed as submitted. Open until filled.)