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CITY OF PETOSKEY, MI
Petoskey, Michigan, United States
14 days ago

Description

CITY OF PETOSKEY, MI

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, CLERK-TREASURER


Petoskey, MI
(pop. 5,670 permanent/10,000+ seasonal/part-time).   Located on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay, the City of Petoskey has long been recognized as a premier Great Lakes resort community.  With a jurisdictional territory of 6.2 square miles along eight miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Petoskey provides full services to residents, along with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a progressive, small-town atmosphere. 


Located near two airports (Traverse City and Pellston), the City of Petoskey is within a short drive of all Northern Michigan amenities. Residents and tourists enjoy over 170 unique shops and fine restaurants in the famous Gaslight Shopping District.  Four season recreational opportunities abound with a municipally owned Winter Sports Park, Marina and a campground.  Multiple nature preserves, golf courses, trails (bike, hiking and water) and ski resorts are in close proximity.  Petoskey is an ideal community for families as the school system ranks high in achievement and college placement, and opportunities are available for extracurricular activities in arts, sports, and culture.


Within the framework of a $31.4 million total budget for 2021 (with an approximate $8 million General Fund) comprised of 14 funds, the City provides services which include public works (including water, sewer and an electric utility), public safety, community development, downtown management, parks and recreation, library, marina, and administrative services. The City currently employs 78 full-time employees and 53 part-time/seasonal employees. 



About the Position   

The City’s current Director of Finance will be retiring after 28 years.  The successor will continue to oversee the City’s services related to election administration, records management, financial records and project oversight.


As a critical member of the management team, the Finance Director reports to the City Manager, subject to appointment by the City Council.  The position has primary day-to-day responsibility for organizing and effectively managing all financial aspects of the City, serving as the clerk of the City Council, and performing all other duties required by law and the City Charter.  The City is in a strong financial position and its last bond issue (water/sewer) was given a ‘AA-’ rating from Standard & Poor’s.


Key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Administration of 14 City funds with annual revenues of approximately $30M.
  • Management of the day-to-day operations of 6 full-time staff and oversight of departmental tasks including cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, general ledger, capital asset control, budget performance, project/grant accounting, debt management, utility billing and property tax administration.
  • Administration of elections according to law.
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Coordinator duties and other related Clerk functions.
  • Development and management of the annual budget with the City Manager and Department Heads.



Position Requirements

The next Finance Director will be a dependable, detail-oriented, local government professional.  The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration, or related field.
  • Master’s in related field, CPFO, and/or CPA preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years in progressively responsible leadership roles with 1-3 years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations governing municipal financial management in Michigan, including Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Municipal budget and Clerk experience preferred.
  • A record of effective working relationships with elected officials or board members.



Compensation and Benefits    

The anticipated salary range is $88,000 - $110,000 +/- DOQ.  A comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, optical and life insurance, paid leave, and MMERS Defined Contribution Plan with the City contributing a base amount of 5% and contributions matching employee contributions of up to an additional 5%.  The City does not have a residency requirement.  


Selection Process   

Apply online at www.GovHRjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by November 12, 2021.  Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, x116 .


The City of Petoskey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Click HERE to Apply!



Job Information

  • Job ID: 59136367
  • Location:
    Petoskey, Michigan, United States
  • Position Title: DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, CLERK-TREASURER
  • Company Name: CITY OF PETOSKEY, MI
  • Job Function: 182305

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