Director of Finance

City of Colonial Heights, VA

The City of Colonial Heights is seeking a highly professional Director of Finance to provide overall direction and leadership of the City's financial operations. The Director of Finance, which reports to the City Manager, directs, manages, and oversees the staff and the functions of the Finance Department, to include Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing, Risk Management, Utility Billing, Real Estate Assessment, and Billing and Collections. This position will also assist the City Manager with the development and implementation of financial matters, including budget preparations and controls, financial reports and statement preparations, and strategic planning. Prepares revenue estimates and coordinates budget preparation and review; oversees the preparation of fiscal statements and accounting systems, and coordinates annual audit procedures and financial reports.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree and over 10-years directly related supervisory experience, or Master's Degree and over 5-years directly related supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.

Must possess comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures, and have comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting, budget preparation and account reconciliation. Must have strong leadership, managerial, communication (oral and written), and presentation skills and a clear and open communication style. Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills; the ability to prepare informative financial reports; the ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate staff; and the ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records. Needs the ability to build strong working relationships within and across departments, with the City's Management team, the Mayor and City Council, and other City officials.

Visit the City’s web site for additional information and to apply online by 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, January 22, 2022. EEO.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
A City of Colonial Heights employment application must be submitted online through the City’s website by 5:00 PM (EST) on January 21, 2022. EEO.

Job Details

Job Function
Finance Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Colonial Heights


PO BOX 3401
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-9001
United States

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