Finance Director

City of El Dorado, KS

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director oversees the financial and accounting activities of the municipal government. The Director collaborates with the executive management team and community stakeholders in the development and implementation of the annual operating and capital budgets of the organization. The Finance Director prepares the annual comprehensive financial report and popular annual financial report to inform the governing body, management, and interested stakeholders of the City’s financial position. The Finance Director also manages fund balances, bond payments and scheduling, and investments.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field and five years of progressively responsible experience, including supervisory experience in accounting, financial management, or related field.

Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for the Finance Director position is between $70,137 to $103,334. The City Manager will determine starting pay for the position based on experience following the interview process. The position is exempt and not eligible for overtime pay. In addition to a salary, the City of El Dorado offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision health insurance. The City also offers paid sick, personal, and maternity leave, and YMCA membership. The City participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) and contributes to a 457 deferred compensation program. The estimated annual value of the City’s benefits package for this position is $26,000. The City will also reimburse moving expenses up to $10,000 for relocation to Butler County, Kansas.

Municipal Profile:
An at-large, five-member City Commission governs El Dorado primarily through the hiring of a city manager who oversees the day-to-day management of the municipal organization. The city manager is responsible for implementing policy established by the City Commission. The municipal organization includes 150 employees, organized into nine departments, who strive to provide excellent municipal service to the community.
The City’s $32.4 million annual budget provides resources for the provision of law enforcement, fire protection, street maintenance, snow removal, storm water management, refuse collection, water and sewer treatment, development regulation, code enforcement, municipal court, park maintenance, and recreation programming. S&P rates the City’s G.O. bonds as “AA-, stable” based on the very strong financial capacity of the City and its ability to meet its financial commitments.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
The City of El Dorado invites interested candidates to submit a cover letter and resume for review and consideration. This position will remain open until filled, although candidates should provide their information no later than May 14, 2021 in order to meet the timeline for the initial review of applications. Please contact Human Resources Manager Haley Remsberg at (316) 321-9100 or by email at to obtain a profile for the position or for more information.

Job Details

Job Function
Finance Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of El Dorado


220 East First Ave
El Dorado, KS 67042-2086
United States

Form of Government