Deputy Director of Finance

Deputy Director of Finance
City of Kansas City Finance/Administration Department
 Kansas City, Missouri
Job Description

The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking a Deputy Director of Finance to oversee the operations of the Finance Department including accounting, revenue collection, treasury, and administration under the leadership of the Director.  Kansas City, Missouri is the largest city in Missouri with nearly half a million residents, and is the central city in a 15-county metropolitan area located in both Kansas and Missouri.  With a $1.7 billion budget and growing population and property values, the City has undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years with a vibrant arts scene and beautiful, historic neighborhoods. 

The Deputy Director assists in the planning, design, direction, and overall management of the Finance Department and supervises the City Controller, City Treasurer, and Commissioner of Revenue; works closely with the Budget Officer; and directly supervises the Administrative Division.  This individual is responsible for management of personnel, labor, budget, recordkeeping, disaster recovery, and environmental issues, and serves as acting Department Head in the absence of the Director.  The Deputy Director’s role is critical to ensuring the day-to-day functionality of the department, freeing the Director to perform the necessary strategic planning and policy development to guide the department. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and administer the department’s operating budget
  • Advises and directs division managers on planning, operations, and performance management
  • Represents the department in a variety of internal, governmental, and public-facing roles including civic and professional organizations and in interactions with the Mayor and City Council
  • Develops internal and external communications and directives
  • Carries out the long-term vision and programs of the department
  • Collaborates with other departments to meet shared goals and objectives

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal finance (banking, investments, payroll, accounts payable, accounting, budgeting, pension, tax collection, municipal debt and credit)
  • Application of the principles and practices of business and public administration to development and management of municipal, state, and federal policies, programs, laws, and ordinances


  • Accredited Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, management, accounting, or related field, AND 5 years of progressive experience in the capacity of a financial manager, accountant, or analyst; OR
  • Master’s degree in business, finance, management, accounting, or related field, AND 3 years of experience in the capacity of a financial manager, accountant, or analyst
  • Professional certifications preferred (CPA, CTP, CPFO, etc.)

 The City of Kansas City, Missouri is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.