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Assistant Finance Director, City of Farmington Hills

Published Mar 9, 2023

OPENING DATE: March 6, 2023

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Finance Department/Accounting


WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Exempt position, not eligible for overtime.)



Six or more years of progressively more responsible accounting experience including two years of supervisory experience in a municipality or equivalent.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant license preferred.


Advanced skills navigating a computer operating system and applications. Proficiency with word processing software (WORD and EXCEL) is preferred and must have ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing, as well as the ability to provide courteous and effective service to the public. This position requires the ability to work independently, while also maintaining accuracy and thoroughness. A valid State of Michigan operator's license is required.


Assists the Finance Director/City Treasurer in the administration and day-to-day operation of the Finance Department, including the Accounting, Treasury and Assessing Divisions, as well as with financial reporting, forecasting, strategic planning, budgeting, and engagement with leadership from other departments. In the absence of the Finance Director/City Treasurer may represent the City in meetings with the City Manager, City Council or other interdepartmental groups or outside agencies. Supervises the Accounting Division and participates in finance activities including accounts payable, payroll, pension administration, the maintenance of the general ledger and accounting records, the coordination and completion of the annual external audit, as well as for other reports required for legal compliance, grant administration, and/or decision-making. Assists the Finance Director/City Treasurer in the development of the annual City budget, including the maintenance, distribution, review and updating of schedules, departmental budget requests, executive and City Council review, resolutions and amendments, and all supplemental information required for the budget document.


All candidates must complete a City of Farmington Hills employment application. Applications are located at or in the Human Resources Department at City Hall (31555 West Eleven Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336). Please email the completed application and supporting documents to or in person to the HR Department for consideration. Current employees should submit a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources.

The City of Farmington Hills is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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