Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Horace
 Horace, North Dakota
Job Description

The City of Horace, North Dakota (pop. 3,200) is seeking a Finance Director. The City anticipates doubling its population in five years, requiring a Finance Director with the ability to manage the operating and capital finances associated with rapid growth.

The City of Horace occupies an advantageous position at the southern edge of the rapidly expanding cities of Fargo and West Fargo. The City issued more than 170 residential building permits in 2021 as of June 1, 2021, with 250 residential building permits anticipated in 2021. In addition to the strong residential growth, commercial development is also underway. The City has a 2021 consolidated budget of nearly $4 million and a staff of 15 employees. The Finance Director supervises the Administrator Assistant/Utility Billing Specialist and the Communications Specialist, and reports to the City Administrator.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related field, and at least three but preferably five years of progressively responsible experience with accounting, budgeting, and financial processes. An equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of general public finance laws that govern local government financial activities on such things as budgeting, tax levies, special assessments, and financial reporting, and demonstrate the ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, other City departments, subordinates, vendors, contractors, external government agencies and community organizations. Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills. Preferred qualifications include CPA or CPFO certification, two years of experience in local government financial management, and previous supervisory experience.

The starting salary for this position is up to $115,000 depending upon experience and qualifications. The City of Horace offers employee benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance and a voluntary 457(b) deferred compensation plan with a City match of up to six percent. Relocation negotiable.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at:

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on July 30, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at or by calling 651-223-3053 or Patty Heminover at or by calling 651.223.3058.

For more information about the City of Horace, see its website at

The City of Horace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.