Just to the west of Rocky Mountain National Park and Colorado’s incomparable Grand Lake, the Town of Granby (pop. 2,229, elev. 7,935, area 12.68 sq. mi.) sits peacefully in Middle Park, a beautiful high plains basin, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery along the Continental Divide. Incorporated in 1905, Granby is a mountain community, a family-oriented small town, and the center of activity in the Fraser River Valley. The FY 2023 Budget of $15.3M ($8M Operating) supports 38 FTEs.
This excellent career opportunity comes with the announced retirement (August 1) of the current director, who has capably served the town for almost 40 years. The board of trustees just rewarded the town manager with a new three-year contract (through December, 2025), and the town hired a new assistant town manager in December.
Granby’s next finance director is an outstanding local government finance professional, an effective manager, and a hands-on, working director, who wants to come to Granby to have an impact and leave a legacy. The ideal candidate has very strong organizational skills and the highest ethical standards, and will be asked to make a comprehensive assessment of the department and the town’s entire finance function. Last, living in Granby is a lifestyle choice (loves winter and the outdoors, and living in a true small mountain town). Work attire is mountain casual, and work-life balance is encouraged and supported.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business or public administration, or a related field, and five years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting or finance, including management and supervisory experience, are required. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered. A graduate degree, GFOA credentialing (CPFO), and experience with Caselle government accounting software are all preferred.
The annual salary range for this position is $107,000 to $155,000, and appointment will be made depending upon the qualifications of the selected candidate. In addition, Granby offers the following benefits: medical (high deductible Health Savings Plan), dental, life, voluntary life, long- and short-term disability, AD&D, and supplemental accident insurances. The town contributes $2,500 (single) or $3,000 (dependents) to an HSA account, if the employee is on the town’s insurance. The town provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost to employees. The town offers retirement benefits customary to the position through DRS, contributing 5% to a 401(a) plan, with an optional 457(b) plan. This position enjoys paid time off and 11 holidays. The town pays professional association dues (GFOA, CGFOA), registration fees, and travel expenses related to professional development. Relocation assistance is subject