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City Treasurer/Finance Officer, City of Saugatuck

Published Jun 17, 2024

Are you ready to bring your financial expertise to one of America's best small coastal towns? The City of Saugatuck is seeking its next City Treasurer/Finance Officer. Join our vibrant community and lead the treasury, accounting, financial reporting, and investment functions under the general supervision of the City Manager.

Why Saugatuck?

· Nationally Recognized: Named #2 Best Small Coastal Town by USA Today, ahead of Key West!

· Natural Beauty: Abundance of pristine waterfront from Lake Michigan to the Kalamazoo River.

· Vibrant Downtown: Eclectic and bustling, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

· Oval Beach: Saugatuck's pride and joy.

· Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area: A breathtaking 173-acre must-see.

· Inclusive Community: Embraces pride and diversity.

· Supportive Team: A dedicated and talented City Hall team ready to help you succeed.

· Historic Charm: Our Historic District shows our care for history.

· Welcoming Atmosphere: Safe, friendly, and community-focused.

· Urban Access: Close proximity to Grand Rapids' nightlife and premier healthcare.

· Small Town Life with Urban Flair: Enjoy the best of both worlds.

Compensation and Benefits

· Salary: $75,000 - $90,000 (depending on experience)

· Health Benefits: Employer-paid health insurance premiums

· Dental and Vision: Reimbursement plan

· Pension and Defined Contribution Plan: MERS Hybrid Pension/DC Plan with a 1.5% multiplier and 6% DC contribution

· 457 Plan: Optional with employer match up to 4%

· Paid Time Off: 4 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks after 1 year

· Paid Holidays

Essential Job Functions

1. Department Oversight: Maintains and monitors financial and accounting records. Directs financial activities in line with fiscal practices and regulations.

2. Budget: Assist in developing and monitoring budgets, preparing reports, and drafting amendments.

3. Taxes: Administer tax processes, maintain accurate accounts, and respond to inquiries.

4. Accounting & Financial Records: Maintain general ledger, manage accounts, and balance statements.

5. Payroll: Ensure accurate payroll processing and year-end activities.

6. Insurance and Risk Management: Coordinate programs, research options, and present recommendations.

7. Purchasing: Act as purchasing agent, prepare bid documentation, and maintain records.

8. Financial Analysis and Reporting: Prepare statements, evaluate cash flow, and perform analysis.

9. Investments: Manage surplus funds in line with policies and regulations.

10. Audits: Coordinate annual and internal audits, gather information, and assist auditors.

11. General Office Duties: Provide customer service and support City Hall operations.

12. Council Meetings: Attend and present at meetings, including those outside business hours.

13. Legislative and Regulatory Awareness: Stay informed on developments and attend relevant events.

14. Software Maintenance: Coordinate with technical support for tax and accounting software.

15. Other Duties: As assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

· Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field.

· Experience: At least three years in accounting, preferably in a municipal setting.

· Knowledge: Familiarity with municipal finance laws and practices.

· Skills: Professionalism in public interaction, accurate record-keeping, budget administration, financial analysis, and report preparation.

· Abilities: Effective communication, multitasking, meeting attendance outside regular hours, and constructive collaboration with diverse stakeholders.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can view the full job description through the City of Saugatuck's website here:

E-mail cover letter, resume, and professional references to:

Ryan Cummins – City Manager

The City of Saugatuck is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.

Join us and make a lasting impact on our thriving, welcoming community!