Finance Officer

Finance Officer
City of Wildwood Administration Department
 Wildwood, Missouri
Job Description

“Planning Tomorrow Today”

Department of Administration

Supervised by: City Administrator

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time


Serves as chief administrator of the City’s finance and budget programs.


  1. City Administrator may assign other duties and responsibilities.
  2. Provides leadership and assigns work tasks for Accounting Clerk, Finance/HR Coordinator and any other positions assigned to the Department of Administration Finance Division and performs internal audits to optimize the City’s financial performance and strategic position.
  3. Develops policies for the financial system and records to ensure sound fiscal policy and management for the City.
  4. Safeguards the City’s assets and follows financial and accounting principles, standards and procedures set forth by City ordinances, statues of the State of Missouri and Federal laws, as well as the accounting and financial reporting standards established by the GASB that follow GAAP.
  5. Responsible for all treasury functions, including monitoring cash inflows and outflows, forecasting cash flow needs, bank relations, investments, tax increment financing and debt management.
  6. Completes monthly journal entries and bank reconciliations.
  7. Serves as system administrator for the computerized financial network.
  8. Prepares required financial statements and reports monthly, annually, and as needed.
  9. Analyzes financial statements and prepares financial forecasts projecting fiscal conditions of the City.
  10. Evaluates insurance needs and makes recommendations.
  11. Invests cash reserves ensuring compliance with internal policy and all regulatory agencies.
  12. Responsible for preparation and design of all financial forms to assist in preparation of City Budget.
  13. Works with all departments in developing a cohesive budget document and prepare revenue projections for inclusion.
  14. Prepares annual final budget document for distribution.
  15. Prepares semi-annual review of municipal budget and prepares documentation for budget amendments as required.
  16. Supervises issuance of City payroll and Human Resource administration, including benefits and ensures programs comply with Federal laws governing all personnel practices.
  17. Coordinates annual external-contracted financial audit. Prepares all schedules for inclusion, and reviews draft for completeness and accuracy. Provides auditors with requested information.
  18. Responsible for all financial activity and financial reporting of the Crossings Community Improvement District, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, special assessment billing, monthly and annual financial reports and serves as point-of-contact for annual independent audit.
  19. Responsible for all Town Center Sewerage Neighborhood Improvement District financial transactions and reporting.


To perform this job satisfactorily, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in accordance with the City’s performance requirements. The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions under ADA guidelines.


Master’s Degree in the field of Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting or Finance with three years of work experience in fund accounting; or a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible work in the administration of government programs.


Thorough knowledge of financial principles and practices of governmental accounting. Ability to comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of department and general operations. Knowledge of various computer software, financial reporting and accounting management. Ability to supervise individuals in an office environment. Comprehensive knowledge of City ordinances and policies relating to municipal finance.


Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence relaying complex financial information to a layperson. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to supplies, outside contacts, fellow employees and Council members.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stop, kneel or crouch. Employee must have visual acuity to work independently and consistently with financial data. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds of general office files and equipment.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Wildwood is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate all applications; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.