This position is responsible for the long range financial planning of the City of Helena. The work performed by this position involves administration of financial affairs of the city government in accordance with the law. The position shall have oversight and control in all matters pertaining to the interpretation and implementation of generally accepted accounting principles, issuance of debt, and the financial reporting of the city, its boards, agencies, departments and its funds including general fund, proprietary funds, fiduciary funds and enterprise funds.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or related degree with an emphasis in governmental budgeting, finance and/or accounting from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree in a related area is preferred but not required. The position requires six years of progressively responsible experience with emphasis on public administration, governmental finance and budgeting, four years of management and supervisory experience and experience with Enterprise Resource Planning software. Possession of CPA or CPFO or ability to obtain within one year.Other relevant combinations of education and work experience may be evaluated on an individual basis. Residency within Helena City limits is required within one (1) year of employment.