Deputy Finance Director
The City of Kentwood is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Finance Director. Under the direction of the Finance Director, this position is responsible for planning, organizing and administering the activities of the Finance Department, including financial management, record keeping and reporting, and acts as the City’s Risk Manager and Purchasing Agent.
The Kentwood Finance Department is comprised of six staff members headed by the Finance Director and is responsible for budgeting (operating and capital), accounting (including payroll), auditing, purchasing, investing, financial projections, risk management, debt management, post-employment benefits administration
For the current fiscal year, budgeted expenditures totaled approximately $30.8 million for the General Fund and approximately $33.1 million for all other budgeted funds.
As the Deputy Finance Director, you will assist in preparation and direction various financial documents, including budgets and audit reports. Some other responsibilities include reviewing documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations and review supporting documentation to establish conformance with contracts, regulations, and policies.
A primary function of this role will include supervising the City’s purchasing functions. This includes determining City and department needs, developing timelines, coordinating the process and making appropriate purchasing recommendations.
Please click on Job Description to view the full description of duties and job requirements.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
- At least four (4) years of related professional experience in accounting and financial analysis or an equivalent of education and training
- Must have an understanding of principles and practices of general, governmental and fund accounting
- Must have knowledge and understanding of applicable laws, codes, and regulations
The ideal candidate is highly organized, has excellent project management, writing, and presentation skills, and is a servant leader.
Classification and Compensation
The Deputy Finance Director is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $61,019 to $85,426, plus generous employer contribution to a 401(a) defined contribution pension plan and excellent benefits.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and completed City of Kentwood Employment Application to HR@ci.kentwood.mi.us
or by fax to 616.554.0818 or by mail to City of Kentwood, HR Department, PO Box 8848, 4900 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI 49518-8848.
The deadline to apply for this position is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017.