Finance Director


Job Details

  • Job Function: Finance Director
  • Salary: $85,000 - $95,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 7,777
  • Website:
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Jul 28 2020

Deadline: Aug 10 2020

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An opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Iowa. The City of Clear Lake, Iowa, is seeking a collaborative, proactive, and innovative team player to lead our Finance Department and serve our unique community. The current incumbent is retiring after more than 30 years with the City, effective September 25, 2020.

This is a professional, department head position responsible for leading and managing all facets of the City’s accounting, purchasing, and financial reporting functions and facilitating the annual adoption of the operational and capital budgets and multi-year capital improvement plan.

Clear Lake is a community of approximately 8,000 permanent residents located on Interstate 35 110 miles north of Des Moines and 115 miles south of Minneapolis/St.Paul. The population fluctuates greatly on weekends and throughout May to November. There is also a significant population living in the unincorporated area around the Lake. The Community of Ventura also has approximately 1,000 residents and is located contiguously to the City limits of Clear Lake. Property valuations in Clear Lake have increased significantly in the last 20 years, realizing on average annual growth of approximately 10%.

Clear Lake is the 3rd largest natural body of water in Iowa at almost 3700 acres and is a terrific boating, sailing, fishing, and recreational amenity. It is also utilized in the winter for ice boating and kite flying. Clear Lake is home to the venerable Surf Ballroom and hosts numerous concerts throughout the year. The Community is widely known for its vibrant social activities and numerous festivals and events which draw hundreds of thousands of people throughout the year.

Clear Lake is a Community that has placed significant value on recreation, cultural, entertainment, and art opportunities. The City is separated from the County seat, Mason City, by only 3 miles between City limits. The Community is an outstanding place to live, work and raise a family.

Current salary of incumbent is $85,000. The salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by a competitive benefit program. Benefits include health, and life insurance, IPERS Pension, vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay. Additional benefits include fitness center membership offset.

First Review by August 10, 2020

For more information see full position profile at or questions regarding the City of Clear Lake Finance Director position, please contact Scott L. Flory, City Administrator at

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