Ideally situated in the northeast corner of the Panhandle/ Plains area of scenic North Texas, Wichita Falls, Texas, covers 70.12 square miles and is the county seat of Wichita County. An economically progressive commerce hub, Wichita Falls offers its 104,710 residents an outstanding quality of life and world-class amenities in a charming, small-town atmosphere.
Reporting to the Deputy City Manager, the Director of Finance provides day-to-day leadership to and managerial oversight of the Finance Department, its $2,748,000 annual operating budget, and 50 employees. The ideal candidate will be expected to enter office with a sense of urgency and focus on meeting the high expectations of the City. It will be important for the person selected to quickly establish positive, trusting, and productive relationships with the City Council, City Management Team, City Finance Team, department heads, and other City employees.
In addition to finance and accounting skills, the incoming Director of Finance must also have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred, as is certification as a Government Finance Officer and/or Certified Public Accountant. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive managerial experience in an executive level position in government finance, accounting, or auditing is also required. Experience as a finance director in a small city or assistant finance director in a larger city is preferred. The starting salary range for this position is $105,000 to $130,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
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