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Deputy Director of Finance/City Treasurer, City of Mt. Pleasant

Published Mar 23, 2023

The City of Mt. Pleasant is looking for a strong financial professional to take on the responsibility of Deputy Finance Director/City Treasurer within our Division of Finance. The Deputy Finance Director/City Treasurer is a department head level position reporting to the Director of Finance, and leads the treasurer functions for the City. As a salaried, at-will leadership position, this position is appointed by the City Commission, at the recommendation of the Director of Finance. It is expected the position will perform all treasurer duties, lead excellent auditing practices, perform accounting functions, tax calculations and cash management processes with additional responsibility of supervising the Utility Billing Supervisor and one full-time Office Professional. Annually, the Deputy Finance Director/City Treasurer will set the departmental budget and participate in goal setting and visioning, while developing ways to best invest and cultivate City funds. The successful candidate will thrive working in an environment which appreciates creativity, strives to provide high quality services, and works collaboratively while building relationships and optimizing the assets of the City to best support our community.

We are looking for an individual who possesses strong financial, analytical, and accounting skills, who is comfortable exercising independent judgement while making decisions and solving problems. Excellent written, verbal communication, and reporting skills are essential to present and discuss complex financial models. The position is directly responsible for functions of accounting, auditing, accounts payable review, tax roll preparation, tax distributions, tax increment calculations, economic development project calculations, tax court process, state reporting, payroll review and fund transfer processes, financial analysis projects, oversee investments, cash management, and special assessment calculations. Estimates revenues and provides multiyear projections and analysis. Serves as the backup to Finance Director as needed. This position oversees the Utility Billing Supervisor and Accounts Payable associated Office Professional. Also provides backup support for electronic banking, preparing deposits, and monitoring electronic receipts.

Educationally, this position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and progressively responsible experience providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A Master’s Degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Michigan Certified Treasurer (MICPT) or Certified Public Financial Officer (CPFO) or similar certification, and financial experience within a municipal environment are preferred. The selected candidate will have proven experience and knowledge in accounting principles, practices, and procedures as related to municipal operations in Michigan. Competent in widely accepted accounting, office, and business software applications, and experience with BS&A software is desired. Knowledge of budgeting for performance outcomes or objectives.

The standard office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Work schedule flexibility is available and a remote work arrangement may be available, as approved by the Director of Finance, following a full onboarding process and team integration. To be effective and connected with the Mt. Pleasant community, we request that the Deputy Finance Director/City Treasurer live locally within 12 months of hire, reside and maintain principle domicile within the limits of Isabella County or within 20 miles from the nearest city limit, whichever is greater.

Starting salary in the mid $70,000’s; a signing bonus, housing incentive and relocation support may be available, depending on qualifications.

Hiring Process Timeline: This posting will remain active until the position is filled. To be considered for the first round of interviews, please apply no later than April 24, 2023. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 3 and 4, 2023.

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