Deputy Finance Director

Deputy Finance Director
City of Aspen Finance Department
 Aspen, Colorado
Job Description

The deadline for the first review of applications is October 29, 2020 @ 5:00pm. ​Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

The Job:

The Deputy Finance Director is responsible for the establishment, maintenance, and internal control of all accounting policies and procedures, internal and external financial reporting, annual financial audit and accounting software administration and training, general cashiering functions and treasury operations, in part and by extension of assigned staff and consistent with the organization’s values and mission statement. Additional responsibilities include complimentary oversight around debt service, investments, procurement, and team leadership.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, active listening, and team building skills. Innovative, communicative, problem solvers that exhibit a combination of highly developed technical and analytical abilities are encouraged to apply. A financial mindset, strong attention to detail, and relevant knowledge of strategic leadership management principles is needed to successfully execute job functions.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.


  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in professional financial management and analysis, municipal finance, and governmental accounting; must have a minimum of five years of supervisory experience.

Technical Knowledge:

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Email. Must have experience with modern sophisticated integrated accounting software systems.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Certification in Public Accounting (CPA) required. Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date. Must complete Incident Command System (ICS) training levels 100 and 200 within the first six months of start date.

Preferred Candidate:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Public Administration preferred.


  • This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.


  • Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.

Benefits Package :

  • The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Homeowner’s Assistance Loan Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
  • Wellness Incentives
  • And more