POSITION TITLE: Finance Director 
DEPARTMENT: Administration
ACCOUNTABLE TO: City Administrator
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Exempt
DATE: August 28, 2019

Job Class 21-23

Position Requirements
The City of Wabasha is seeking a Finance Director. This is an exempt, financial and administrative position responsible for comprehensive City financial operations. Duties involve responsibility for preparation of the Annual Budget, assist with the Capital Improvement Program, investment of funds, insurance oversight, long term financial planning and analysis of funds, Utility Billing and Payroll functions, and active supervision of day-to-day financial function. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the City Administrator.

Minimum requirements
A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, public administration or seven years of progressively responsible experience in the governmental finance field may be substituted for education.

Compensation and Benefits
The 2019 minimum starting salary is $55,461 and 36 hours per week. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The City provides competitive benefits.

Application and Selection Process
Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at http://www.wabasha.org/employment/. Please attach a resume. Position Open Until Filled. Full Job Description Available on City Website:

Posting Date: September 4, 2019.
Mailing Address:
City of Wabasha
PO Box 268
Wabasha, MN 55981
Or
Obtain application from:
City of Wabasha
900 Hiawatha Drive East
P.O. Box 268
Wabasba, MN 55981
Phone (651) 565-4568
Fax (651) 565-4569

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
This is an exempt, financial and administrative position responsible for comprehensive City financial operations. Duties involve responsibility for preparation of the Annual Budget, assist with the Capital Improvement Program, investment of funds, insurance oversight, long term financial planning and analysis of funds, Utility Billing and Payroll functions, and active supervision of day-to-day financial function. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the City Administrator.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serves as City Treasurer
  • Actively involved with all City departments on a daily basis to assure that all City financial functions for all funds and accounts are accomplished to the highest possible standards and in a manner, which is most strategic for the fiscal wellbeing of the City.
  • Responsible for the A/P and A/R functions of the City.
  • Directs the maintenance of all official accounting and financial records to conform to accepted government accounting principles and provide an accurate and current reflection of the City’s financial condition.
  • Utility Billing Operations and the collection of utility revenues and various charges for services that the City renders
  • Maintains financial and accounting records and balances accounts.
  • Assist with Human Resource functions.
  • Prepares bi-monthly payroll and maintains payroll and employee benefit files. Prepares year end payroll reports and employee W2. Computes federal, state, FICA, PERA, and Medicare withholding reports for payment. Maintains Workers Compensation files
  • Coordinates and develops the annual budget preparation process.
  • Takes an active role in developing meaningful performance measurements and reports for City operations; and carries out continuous improvement efforts in finance operations.
  • Responsible for annual audit, preparation and interpretation to council.
  • Prepares financial reports and submits to city council monthly.
  • In conjunction with the City Administrator manages and invests city monies according to legally approved investment practices for maximum yield.
  • Assists with the management of Capital Improvement Program.
  • Maintains Debt service schedule and ensures payments are made timely.
  • Reviews insurance policies and makes recommendations to the City Administrator.
  • Coordinates citywide purchases to assure the conformance to state statute and City purchasing policy.
  • Assists with City elections in accordance with state, county and City requirements and applicable laws.
  • Prepares agendas and attends Utilities Commission meetings and prepares minutes.
  • Responsible for compliance with other mandated regulations.
  • Performs other work as apparent or as directed by the City Administrator.
  • Represent the city on groups/organizations as directed by City Administrator (exp. Chamber, Main Street, TR Transit)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting, budgeting and payroll administration.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records, prepare comprehensive financial statements, reports, and recommend and administer general internal control.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, other employees, public officials and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively supervise, develop, motivate, and discipline professional and clerical personnel.
  • Ability to communicate ideas, explanations and recommendations clearly orally, graphically and in writing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, public administration or seven years of progressively responsible experience in the governmental finance field may be substituted for education.