The City of Plainview is seeking a skilled and experienced servant leader ready to bring fresh eyes and ideas to the organization’s finances.
Located in the center of the United States, Plainview, Texas, with a population of more than 20,000, is easily accessible from the East and West Coasts, with Interstate 27 connecting to Interstate 40 within an hour’s drive. This 13.8-square-mile community, situated 47 miles north of Lubbock and 76 miles south of Amarillo, is the seat of Hale County and is well-connected by highway, air, and rail systems. Interstate 27 is part of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor, a four-lane highway that facilitates the efficient transportation of goods and people from Mexico through 10 states and into Canada.
The City of Plainview is a home-rule city operating under a council-manager form of government. The Plainview City Council consists of a mayor, elected at-large, and seven council members representing single-member districts, all serving staggered four-year terms with two-term limits. The City Council appoints a professional City Manager responsible for the organization’s day-to-day operations, including overseeing its 187 employees and an FY 2023 budget of about $43.8 million.
Plainview’s Finance Department administers all the City’s financial activities, including cash management, bank relations, debt management, insurance and information systems. In addition to the Finance Department’s primary functions, the staff of 12 oversees the following: Accounting and Collections, Water Meter Service, and Human Resources.
Under general administrative direction, the Chief Financial Officer serves as the chief finance advisor to the city manager as well as the organization’s treasurer and investment officer; assures financial and audit operations comply with state and federal regulations and City policies; and evaluates internal control policies and procedures.
Candidates should have extensive knowledge of local government-sector finance, budgeting, and accounting principles and best practices with the hands-on experience to back it up. This position is an active department and executive team member, and the successful candidate should feel comfortable stepping in as needed for hands-on accounting tasks, cross-training, and mentoring city staff in their respective roles. Additionally, candidates should be technologically experienced and proficient in managing software implementations, ensuring they are well-equipped to adapt to the evolving technological landscape of the role.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, government finance, or a closely related field AND five to seven years of progressively responsible managerial experience in governmental accounting/auditing administration; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certification from a recognized Government Accounting or Government Finance Officers Association is preferred, and being a Certified Public Accountant is a plus. Candidates must also be bondable and possess a valid Texas driver’s license.
The City of Plainview is offering a competitive salary for this position, dependent on experience and qualifications.
For more information on this position contact:
Kevin Hugman, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources