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Finance Director, City of Romulus

Published Mar 13, 2020

Director of Finance, City of Romulus


SALARY LEVEL: $93,000.00 Annually


BENEFITS: Fully benefitted position

Please submit an official City of Romulus application (link below), as well as a resume and cover letter to be considered for employment.

Applications can be emailed to:, faxed to (734) 941-5885, or mailed to:
City of Romulus | Attn: Human Resources | 11111 Wayne Rd. | Romulus, MI 48174

Under the general direction of the Mayor, plans, organizes, controls and directs the various financial activities of
the Finance Department, implementing and maintaining the control expenditure accounting system for the City
of Romulus. Directs and coordinates activities of department divisions which include Accounting, Data
Processing, Payroll, Purchasing, and Water Service billing.

Ensures that the accounting records and systems are in compliance with dictates of all governing regulatory
bodies and that the financial information provided presents fairly the financial condition of the City and may be
relied upon by Administration and any other financially interested party.

Is responsible for the accounting of TIFA, DDA and act as Treasurer for DDA. Audit and comprehensive annual
Financial Statement preparation.

Establishes standards and methods for accounting procedures to record, control and report on funds received from various sources, all expenditures and current assets and liabilities. Reviews the financial activities of other departments regarding budget preparation and subsequent control, debt management, investments, internal auditing and all associated reporting.

1. Directs the maintenance of a control expenditure accounting system for Romulus City Government and its agencies in a manner consistent with established and accepted municipal accounting principles and practices.
2. Maintains system in sufficient detail to produce adequate cost, financial and statistical data for management purposes and to meet statutory requirement.
3. Coordinates activities with other city Department Directors to obtain data and aid in preparing annual budget for Council approval. Monitors and analyzes expenditures throughout the fiscal year to maintain approved budget.
4. Prepares and analyzes financial statements, cost reports along with statement receipts and expenditures for use by the Administration.
5. Reviews controls and procedures of the financial system to insure that expenditures do not exceed appropriations.
6. Coordinates the activities of the Accounting, Data Processing, Payroll, Purchasing, and Water Service billing Divisions of the department in support of the City's accounting system for financial control.
7. Coordinates audit activities within the internal and external auditors.
8. Supervises and participates in the compiling of various reports to other governmental agencies as well as to the City Council. Periodically reviews routine reports and all special reports before they are released.
9. Meets frequently with department heads, State and Federal officials and conducts correspondence regarding financial matters.
10. Performs personnel management functions for the department, including, arranging training, reviewing employee performance along with counseling and disciplining department employees. 
11. Reads extensively to keep current on proposed legislation and new methods of City financial accounting.
12. Performs other duties as needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by
personnel so classified.


Directly supervises eight to twelve employees in the Finance Department.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Comprehensive knowledge of fund accounting and all governmental accounting and reporting standards. Knowledge of purchasing, payroll, receivables and payables. Knowledge of data processing systems is required.

Education: Possession of a bachelor degree or equivalent in accounting, business administration, or a related field.
Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively more responsible accounting experience, some of which shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Twelve months break-in period.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to comprehend and apply principles of advanced calculus, modern algebra, and advanced statistical theory. Ability to work with concepts such as limits, rings, quadratic and differential equations, and proofs of theorems.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


An MBA, CMFA, CMA or CPA is preferred.


Very strong computer skills are required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The  noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of educations and experience which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job should be considered.