Director of Finance

City of Dayton, OH

City of Dayton, Ohio - Director of Finance
The City of Dayton is seeking a Director of Finance to join a cohesive, mission-driven executive team to direct and coordinate the activities of the City of Dayton’s Finance Department. The Director of Finance oversees a budget of $21 million and provides leadership to 65 professional staff members. The City of Dayton has received the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for 33 consecutive years.

The successful candidate should bring to the position substantial executive management skills developed through leadership and oversight of financial resources and workforces with at least ten (10) years of progressive management-level experience that includes at least five (5) years of supervisory experience serving within accounting or financial management functions. Previous government accounting experience is highly valued in this position. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field is required and a graduate degree (MPA or CPA) is preferred. The MPA or CPA may be substituted with a current Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification through the Association of Governmental Accountants, or the Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification through the Government Finance Officers Association. Please view a comprehensive brochure at: Salary range: $114,316 - $154,648 and the starting salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. The City of Dayton offers a generous benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, vacation and sick leaves, short and long-term disability insurance, executive benefit options and retirement benefits.
To apply, please submit a persuasive cover letter explaining why you feel you are a good candidate for the position, a resume and at least five professional references no later than June 14, 2021 to:
Clark Wurzberger, The Mercer Group, Inc.: Email:; Tel. (530) 637-4559 (PST) (Voice & Text)); Fax: (530) 269-8140

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Job Function
Finance Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Dayton


101 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402-1814
United States

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