Job Details

Director of Finance
Town of Erie, CO
Job Description

Why work for the Town of Erie?
The reasons people call Colorado home often include a passion for the outdoors, a diverse and dynamic community and the contemporary pace to life that appeals to all ages! As you'll soon discover, the Town of Erie offers the best of all of these and without a doubt is one of the top places to consider when making your next career move. With majestic mountain views and progressive civic vision, we provide a genuine small-town feel with modern amenities. Our residents enjoy a high quality of life. It is our employees who have been instrumental in creating what Erie is today and continue to shape what it will be in the future. The Town of Erie is an organization that has established an outstanding reputation for quality and excellent customer service. Each individual employee contribution is what makes that possible. We invite you to join our team today!

What you will be doing:
Under broad policy guidance and direction of the Town Administrator, performs executive level administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing the operations and functions of the Finance department.

Summary of Duties
The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.

Fiscal Management:
Plans, directs, organizes and reviews general procedures of fiscal management including accounting, budgetary control, revenue collection, special assessments, investment programs, purchasing, and budget preparation.
Develops and institutes systems, operations and procedures relative to fiscal control programs, drafts and issues departmental rules/regulations; implements directives from the Town Administrator.
Prepares comprehensive annual financial report. Works with Town Administration to prepare popular annual financial report. Prepares monthly financial reports and updates. Reviews and analyzes monthly and annual financial reports.
Manages the Town’s Urban Renewal Authority (URS) and enterprise fund sources.

Prepares annual budgets and supplemental appropriations. Reviews expenditures and budget appropriations; makes adjustments resulting from budget revisions; prepares reports that serve as a basis for budget requests; analyzes cost of operations; develops annual and long range budgets; confers with the Town Administrator and Department Heads in the solution of budgetary and fiscal problems, preparation of cost estimates and resolution of related issues.

Attends and presents to the Board of Trustees at meetings, study sessions and retreats.
Supervises departmental personnel directly or through subordinate supervisors as well as hires, rewards, disciplines, promotes and terminates staff employees.
Administers and enforces the Town’s tax ordinances; conducts audits to determine tax liability as required; interprets and explains legal provisions, regulations and procedures relating to taxation requirements.
Manages utility billing functions of the Town.
Coordinates the administration of the Town’s liability insurance and workers compensation. Works with Risk Manager to evaluate and recommend insurance coverage.
Manages policies regarding Town-wide purchasing.
Invests Town funds using the Town’s investment policy; maintains an up-to-date and accurate portfolio of all Town investments.
Works with the Town’s independent auditing firm and ensures the annual audit is thoroughly conducted and results are presented to stakeholders.
Responsible for various financial compliance reporting including IRS, federal regulations, state requirements, bond covenants, arbitrage, etc.; implements accounting methods to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB); manage the annual financial audit of the Town’s records and transactions.
Develops and implements sound financial policies to ensure fiscally responsible decisions and guidelines are institutionalized; administer the debt and related legal requirements of the Town.
Directs the maintenance of a variety of department records and files; issues and preserves official documents and records.
Attends conferences and meetings to keep abreast of the current trends of the field.
Manages metropolitan district application and approval process.
Performs related work as required and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration. Master’s degree is preferred. Five years of progressively responsible fiscal experience with local government and Three years of supervision/management experience. A combination of education and experience may be considered.


Valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
Must be capable of being bonded
Certification as a Public Accountant or Public Financial Officer preferred

Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of the principles and methods of fiscal management, budgetary control and of fiscal accounting principles, practices and procedures. Considerable knowledge of municipal organization including applicable budgetary laws and regulations. Working knowledge of electronic data processing principles, practices, and equipment. Comprehensive knowledge of human resources practices including compensation, benefits, employee relations and governmental compliance.

Skills in: Demonstrated skill in preparing written and verbal reports and projects; Ability to analyze a variety of fiscal problems and make recommendations; Ability to plan, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of others; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, Town officials, other departments, banking and investment officials, and the public.

Environmental Factors:
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Frequent to constant use of a personal computer. Work may involve competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines.

Physical Factors:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time and occasionally lift storage boxes of 20lbs or more.

Town of Erie Benefits:
The Town of Erie offers a comprehensive benefit package and pays a major portion of the employee premium to make these benefits more affordable for you. Coverage of these benefits begin the 1st of the month following date of hire for benefited employees regularly working an average of 30 hours per week. Each year you will have the option of changing your elections through open enrollment.

Designated full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

Robust Medical, Dental and Vision plans including spouse, domestic partner and family coverage options
Supplemental Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Aflac Plans
Employer paid Basic Life/AD&D
Voluntary Life/AD&D
Employer paid Short Term Disability
Employer paid Long Term Disability
Employer paid Employee Assistance Program
Retirement plan with a 5% employer match and immediate 100% vesting in your deferral contributions AND employer contributions
3 ½ Weeks of Paid Time Off per year (increases with years of service)
13 Paid Holidays
Robust extended sick leave and family sick leave program including parental leave for birth and bonding
Employer sponsored wellness program, including employee-based fitness classes
Education reimbursement up to $2,000 per year
Free membership to the Erie Community Center
Pet Insurance
Employee Discount Program through Benefits Hub

Job Details
$127,072 - $177,901
Job Function:
Finance Director
Position Type:
Full Time
Town of Erie
PO Box 750
Erie, CO 80516-0750
United States
Population: 25,447
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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