Director of Finance

Director of Finance
City of Princeton
 Princeton, Texas
Job Description

Under the direction of the City Manager’s Office, this position provides departmental leadership consistent with the organizational culture and values of the City of Princeton. This position leads the department towards achieving strategic goals regarding governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting standards as developed by the GFOA and the application of GASP as they relate to municipal finance. The Director provides professional-level work including account reconciliation, worksheet preparation, and computer use and report preparation. This position also assists with annual programs and special reports. The Director leads, supports, trains, and develops, the Finance staff on a variety of related matters to provide excellent customer service.

Essential Functions

  • Compiles and research data for completion of the annual financial report (CAFR).
  • Compiles and research data for the completion of the annual budget.
  • Compiles, organizes and prepares annual worksheets, spreadsheets, and financial statements for auditors in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Directs annual audit report preparations and works directly with auditors.
  • Complies and updates monthly financial reports such as Revenues and Expenditure reports for each department.
  • Reviews bank account and other general ledger account reconciliations monthly for all funds.
  • Reviews records of all cash transactions and bank deposits, and initiates and records all electronic receipts, disbursements, and transfers of funds.
  • Prepares Quarterly, Revenues & Expenditures, and Investments Reports including the ----Economic Development Corporation Type A and Community Development Corporation Type B.
  • Maintains City’s fixed asset system in an accurate manner.
  • Administers investment and debt management programs for all City funds.
  • Schedules, assigns, directs, and evaluates work performed by the Finance and the Utility Billing Supervisor.
  • Monitors Grant Accounts.
  • Reconciles Capital Projects.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


High School diploma or GED equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving accounting concepts, reconciliation, computer operations, and audits; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must pass a pre-employment drug screening, and physical and criminal background check. Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License, reliable transportation, and ability to drive; maintain and provide proof of liability insurance. Have and maintain a professional, inviting, and friendly demeanor. Must have a working cell phone and the ability to respond to after-hours calls.

Supplemental Information


  • Physical Ability: Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort, and the ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull objects and materials (5-10 pounds). Walk, stand, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination and oral communication ability.
  • Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature, and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

The above describes the general nature and level of work to be performed as of the date this Job Description was last formally updated. The above is not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties and assignments may be added to the list of job duties and/or required from time-to-time.