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Finance Director, City of Kentwood

Published Mar 9, 2023

Join our team! The City of Kentwood is seeking applicants for a Finance Director in the Finance Department.

Pay and Benefits

The compensation range for this position is $96,697-$129,585, dependent on qualifications and experience. Additionally, the City of Kentwood offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 12% employer retirement plan contribution, 11 paid holidays, three personal days, 12 sick days and up to five weeks of vacation annually.

We're proud to be among the first municipal employers in West Michigan to offer a fully paid parental leave benefit. Our policy provides employees with four weeks of fully paid leave following birth, adoption or placement for adoption. Employees who give birth are eligible for an additional two weeks of leave for a total of six weeks fully paid.

We also offer competitive medical insurance with a 2% employee premium share, ranging from $7.50-$17.00 biweekly, as well as free telehealth visits. Employees enjoy no-cost dental insurance, vision coverage, a health savings account with an annual employer contribution ranging from $700 - $1,400, flexible spending account options and a generous retirement health savings plan. Additionally, we provide employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability coverage at no cost to employees and free access to an employee assistance program.

We cover the cost of job-related training, certifications and licenses to help our team members excel in their positions. Employees also enjoy free access to a fitness room and all employees receive a discount on City recreation programs and rentals.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Mayor, main responsibilities for this role include planning, coordinating and leading the City’s Finance functions and staff; serving as the City’s Chief Financial Officer; and developing and administering budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, investing, employee retirement benefits administration, risk management, debt administration, financial planning and forecasting functions.

Our ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a field related to the work and at least five years of managerial experience in financial management in a municipal setting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) designation is preferred. Please view the full job description and requirements for more details.

About the Finance Department The Finance Department manages most of the City's financial activities, including budgeting, accounting (including payroll), auditing and financial reporting, financial forecasting, purchasing, cash management and investing, risk management, retirement benefits administration and more. The department strives to provide information for decision-making, procure the best value for the City and ensure continued funding for City services while complying with legal and technical standards.

About the City of Kentwood

A community of more than 54,000 residents and growing, Kentwood is a safe, prosperous and welcoming city with vibrant neighborhoods and flourishing businesses that make it a wonderful place to live and work. The City offers easy access to a variety of amenities including many of West Michigan’s destination shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation options. This, along with Kentwood’s outstanding public-school systems, wide variety of businesses and opportunities for professional growth, attracts a diverse population.

With a mission of providing high quality services to foster a thriving community for all, Kentwood maintains a culture of excellent customer service, actively providing a responsive and responsible local government with a focus on continual improvement.

To see the full job description and apply for this position, please visit our website.

The City of Kentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply today to join our supportive, dynamic team! This position will remain open until filled.