Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Ottawa Finance Department
 Ottawa, Kansas
Job Description

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Finance Director.

Ottawa, Kansas is a community of 12,600 persons located just minutes from the Kansas City Metro Area via Interstate 35. The City has an annual budget of $43 million including the General Fund for the current year and employs 165 persons full time. The City provides a full range of services including police, municipal court, fire, streets, parks, airport, community development, cemetery, stormwater utility, electric utility, water and wastewater treatment, information technology, human resources, auditorium, facilities maintenance and financial management.

The Finance Director performs responsible administrative and financial duties, maintaining and providing proper accounting and control of all municipal, fiscal and financial records. The desired candidate should have bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public/Business Administration, or related field. Both a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible local government finance experience and five years of managerial experience are required. Must be able to obtain Government Finance Officer Association certification. The candidate should possess experience with fund accounting and government finance, economic development incentives, Tyler Incode System or municipal financial systems.

Application: Candidates must also attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references.
Range: Grade 17 - $3,518.42 to $5,453.20 bi-weekly
Date Opened: February 10, 2021
Date Closed: March 12, 2021
Residency: The residency requirement for new and current officers of the City of Ottawa, KS as set forth in Section 2-303 of Article II, of Chapter 3 of the Municipal Code of the City of Ottawa, Kansas: As full-time employees, City officers shall reside within 35 miles of the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa within six (6) months of such appointment.

E-Mail Confirmation:

After your application has been received by the City of Ottawa, you will receive confirmation by e-mail. Please check your SPAM filter or JUNK Mail. If you have not received confirmation within 48 hours of submitting your application, please call 785-229-3634 to verify application has been received. For additional information, contact Human Resources at 785-229-3634 or e-mail

The City of Ottawa conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3634 at least two days prior to a scheduled test or interview.

To apply for this position, complete On-Line Application Candidates must also attach a cover letter, resume and three professional references. The position closes on March 12, 2021. EOE.