Finance Director/Treasurer

Finance Director/Treasurer
City of Woodland Park
 Woodland Park, Colorado
Job Description

Performs and/or supervises all financial matters including the Comprehensive Annual financial Report, internal & external financial reporting, fund accounting, budget, treasury, revenue collection and auditing, licensing, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, sales/use tax, debt management, investing and cash management, grant financial administration, and utility accounting and billing. Per Woodland Park City Charter, the Treasurer is nominated for hire by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs the City’s finance department activities and staff, including revenue collections, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, employee benefits, operating and capital budget creation and monitoring, grant financial administration, sales/use tax compliance/auditing, purchasing, utility accounting and billing, licensing, City Hall receptionist, and other functions of the City’s financial operations.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance regarding the City’s financial activities to the City Manager, City management staff, and elected/appointed officials as necessary.
  • Performs and/or supervises all City financial accounting and reporting, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, internal financial reports for management, status reports for budget maintenance, and fund accounting.
  • Monitors approved budget for all funds/departments. Reviews and makes recommendations for supplemental appropriations/transfers as needed.
  • Monitors and assists in making recommendations for capital acquisitions and personnel actions to the City Manager for consideration/approval.
  • Performs and coordinates special projects/presentations as directed by the City Manager or City Council/Other Boards and Commissions under direction of the City Manager or in conjunction with other departments in the City.
  • Prepares preliminary budget for all funds by researching, forecasting, compiling, and submitting reports to the City Manager. Works with all department heads in the preparation of their budgets and incorporates their input into approved format for the City Manager’s review, approval, and submission to the City Council.
  • Monitors/manages cash and investment assets to assure maximum efficiency/return.
  • Supervises/performs the accounting for fixed assets of the City, and related depreciation, to include land, buildings, construction-in-progress, improvements, machinery and equipment, and infrastructure.
  • Assures compliance with debt service schedules/obligations and other debt financing arrangements. Coordinates all new debt issues or refunding issues for the City Council’s consideration.
  • Assures compliance with all City revenue ordinances (i.e. sales, use, franchise taxes, etc.).
  • Develops required policies and procedures to ensure the City’s accounting and financial reporting follows established accounting standards, and assures proper internal controls are in place and functioning in an acceptable manner.
  • Coordinates and assists with the City’s annual independent audit and prepares and compiles the City’s annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Serves as System Administrator for financial, sales tax, and utility billing computer software systems. Develops internal controls and procedures for the use of such software.


  • Attends City Council and other meetings as required.
  • Community involvement relating to City financial issues, programs, and projects.
  • Provides overall support regarding financial/budget issues to all areas of the organization.
  • Develops finance-related ordinances and resolutions as required.
  • Attends workshops, seminars, and schools as applicable.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Reports to the City Manager.


  • Supervises finance department staff including Accounting Manager and Utility Billing Technician. May supervise other support staff, part-time or temporary employees or volunteers as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience -

  • Graduation, with a Bachelors Degree, from an accredited college or university with a degree in Business Administration or a closely related field; accounting emphasis required. Three years’ experience in governmental accounting with at least one year as a City Accountant in a similar-sized City or as a Controller in a larger-sized City. CPA or CPFO required or ability to obtain within first year of employment Valid Colorado driver license.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

  • Extensive working knowledge of principles and techniques of governmental accounting standards and budgeting; federal, state and local laws and guidelines for fund administration. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with City staff, elected and appointed officials, and the general public. Ability to establish effective working relationships. Supervisory and management skills to oversee, lead, and direct the Finance Department. Working knowledge of personal computers and financial accounting software; including knowledge of a Windows-based general ledger environment. Skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment.

Physical Requirements

  • Personal computer, motor vehicle, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, printer, postage machine, and calculator.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, or walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally stoop or kneel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
  • Work is performed mostly in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is typical of the modern office, and is generally quiet to moderately noisy.

Selection Guidelines

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Includes excellent benefits package with medical, dental and vision.