Controller, City of Midland

Published Nov 16, 2022

Salary Range - $91,473 – $118,103
(Starting Salary Range - $91,473 – $106,524, DOQ)

The Controller ensures accuracy and efficiency of City financial reporting, budgeting and processing, through direct professional accountancy work and through leading the Finance Department team. Plans and directs accounting functions for all city revenues, expenses, assets, and liabilities to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the City’s financial records, and the integrity of the City’s internal controls.

Manages the annual audit and the preparation of the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, in accordance with GASB requirements. Oversees the preparation and enforcement of the City’s Annual budget. Provides support on the management of the City’s property and general liability insurance policies. This position leads the Finance Department, including directly and through subordinate supervisors.

Required Education/Experience/Knowledge

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related. Certified Public Accountant certification and Master’s degree preferred. Five years of progressive leadership experience in governmental accounting or auditing. Ability to analyze complex financial data and prepare meaningful reports. Demonstrated knowledge of technology and software applications for delivery of financial services. Must be highly proficient in spreadsheet applications to solve complex financial/accounting problems including the use of formulas and writing macros. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated history of effective leadership. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences. Ability to exercise good judgement, initiative and resourcefulness in dealing with a wide variety of individuals. Ability to work under stress and use good judgment in critical situations. Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver’s license with a good driving record.

Full information on the position, including examples of typical duties performed and a comprehensive list of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job can be found on the City of Midland website: www.cityofmidlandmi.gov. Interested candidates may submit an on-line application and resume through the City employment page: https://cityofmidlandmi.gov/1412/Current-Job-Openings


Position will remain open until filled but for first consideration, application should be submitted by December 6, 2022.

Note: This position is within the unclassified service of the City of Midland, as identified by Section 2-67 of the Code of Ordinances. APPOINTMENT WILL BE MADE BY THE CITY MANAGER.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. The City of Midland (City) considers all applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, the City complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it maintains facilities. The City also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws.