Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Green Cove Springs Finance Department
 Green Cove Springs, Florida
Job Description

Ideally situated along the picturesque St. Johns River, the City of Green Cove Springs, Florida, celebrates its historic attributes and lush “Old Florida” landscape and is proud to serve as the seat of Clay County. The City is home to approximately 9,800 residents who enjoy scenic vistas, unmatched recreation opportunities, and friendly neighborhoods in a charming, small-town setting.

The City operates under the council-manager form of government, with the Council functioning as the governing body. The City Council consists of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor, and three Council members. Reporting to the City Manager and being part of the organization’s senior management team, the Finance Director performs highly responsible technical, professional, financial, and administrative work implementing, coordinating, and managing the day-to-day and long-range financial activities of the City.

The City is seeking a Finance Director who will be a strong leader with a sense of vision for the Finance and Customer Service Divisions and will promote an organizational culture that provides effective and efficient public service delivery with the highest level of customer service. Demonstrated experience with GASB and GAAP financial accounting standards, debt/treasury transactions, and a foundation in budgeting and management, is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of municipal finance, advanced budget and long-term capital planning skills, payroll, investments, audit, internal controls, debt and grant management, and sound business acumen.

The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field and ten (10) years of experience in an accounting or municipal government field in a management position of which at least five (5) years should be in a supervisory role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Government experience is a must, and a Certified Public Accountant License (CPA) is required. Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) is considered a plus.

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For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President of Recruitment & Leadership Development