Finance Director/Treasurer

Finance Director/Treasurer
St. Clair Shores
 St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Job Description

St. Clair Shores, MI (pop. 59,984) – The City of St. Clair Shores is located in Macomb County, Michigan. Situated along the banks of Lake St. Clair, the City of St. Clair Shores is often called “The Gateway to the Great Lakes” or the “Boating Capital of Michigan.” St. Clair Shores offers a retreat from the metropolitan rush and provides unlimited access to an abundance of recreational opportunities both on land and water. Centered on the intersection of I-94 and I-696 along its western borders, the City is within an easy drive to the entire tri-county area of southeast Michigan.

St. Clair Shores operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City is governed by a Mayor and a six-member City Council whose members are elected to a four-year staggered term. St. Clair Shores is a full-service municipality, providing the full range of traditional services. City Council appoints a City Manager who works closely with a professional management team to implement the policies of the City Council and to administer the day-to-day services of the City.

The Finance Director reports to the City Manager. This position is responsible for a variety of routine and complex supervisory and administrative work in the financial operations of the City of St. Clair Shores. While ensuring compliance with budget laws, this individual shall also serve as the City Treasurer and perform all duties as prescribed in State Statues and as directed by the City Manager.

The Finance Director is responsible for leading and managing a team that oversees the areas of Accounting, Billing, Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable and Payroll. The Finance Department has a FY21-22 budget of $1.4 million and is supported by eight FTE. The incoming Director will work closely with the City Manager managing a total operating budget of over $115 million for FY21-22.

St. Clair Shores is seeking a results-oriented, strategic thinker with a successful-track record of ensuring consistent and effective execution of accounting systems and processes. The City is interested in a candidate who is an effective communicator, a technical resource for staff and the elected officials and who possesses exceptional leadership skills.

Important initial objectives for this position include:

  • Update the current time and attendance system
  • Complete MUNIS 2019.1 software integration
  • Develop MUNIS HR software module for integration into the budget process
  • Computerize internal purchasing process

Qualifications and experience:

  • Educational requirements include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or related field.
  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of seven (7) years of related and progressively more responsible experience in local government with experience in municipal budgeting.
  • A minimum of five (5) years supervisor experience is preferred.
  • Possess a familiarity with applicable tax, financial and debt related to Michigan statues is highly desirable.
  • Able to effectively communicate with City officials, other government agencies, and the general public.
  • Preferred experience with integrated Enterprise Planning (ERP) Systems and MUNIS.

Knowledge and abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and legal regulations of municipal finance, budgeting, accounting, debt management, and investing.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of bookkeeping, accounting, internal controls, and financial reporting.
  • Thorough knowledge of public management techniques involved in operations management, personnel administration, and labor negotiations.
  • Considerable knowledge of payroll, benefits, utility billing, capital equipment and fixed assets management, and risk management.
  • Skilled in assembling and analyzing financial data, and in preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.
  • Ability to resolve difficult, complex, and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Provides leadership and motivation to all subordinates, promoting unity and positive working relationships between all department personnel and other City officials and employees.

Starting salary is $104,268 to $122,669 (DOQE), with excellent benefits.

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Apply using the above hyperlink include resume, cover letter, contact information and professional references with your submission by September 24, 2021. Any questions or inquiries regarding the position can be made to the attention of Natalie Turner, or 586-447-3311.

St. Clair Shores is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to hiring a diverse workforce.