The City of Dayton is seeking an accomplished financial administrator to join a cohesive, mission-driven executive team to direct and coordinate the activities of the City of Dayton’s Finance Department. The Director of Finance serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Dayton and oversees the collection, disbursement, accounting and reporting of all City revenue and expenditures and manages its debt and investment portfolios. The Director of Finance manages a departmental budget of $21 million, which is comprised of multiple sources and administered through four funds. The City of Dayton is seeking an accomplished and confident financial executive manager who will embrace the City’s core values in the provision of city services to Dayton’s communities and will play a key role in evaluating and monitoring the ongoing organizational performance of the Finance Department. The ideal candidate should possess proven leadership ability, sound fiscal judgement and a demonstrable track record of building teams and trust in the development and delivery of organizational goals and finance-related objectives. The successful candidate must also have the ability to successfully maintain and improve the fiscal stability of the City of Dayton and work collegially and successfully with the City of Dayton’s Executive team to meet the ongoing financial needs of the City’s sixteen operating departments. For additional information on the position, please view a comprehensive brochure at: www.mercergroupinc.com
The successful candidate should bring to the position substantial executive management skills developed through leadership and oversight of financial resources and workforces with at least ten (10) years of progressive management-level experience that includes at least five (5) years of supervisory experience serving within accounting or financial management functions. Previous government accounting experience is highly valued in this position. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field is required and a graduate degree (MPA or CPA) is preferred. The MPA or CPA may be substituted with a current Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification through the Association of Governmental Accountants, or the Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification through the Government Finance Officers Association. A combination of education, experience and training may be applied in accordance with current policies of the City of Dayton. The Director of Finance may be required to be bonded through the City of Dayton and to maintain that surety bond throughout her/his tenure in the position. if selected for the position.
Electronic submissions required. To receive serious consideration, please submit a persuasive cover letter based upon the information gleaned from the recruitment brochure, explaining why you believe you are a good candidate for the position, a resume, salary history and at least five professional references to: Clark Wurzberger, The Mercer Group, Inc.; Email: email@example.com. Tel. (530) 637-4559 (Pacific Time) – (Voice and Text); FAX: (650) 240-3933. First review of applicant submissions begins April 5, 2021, and there may not be an opportunity to consider applicant submissions after that date.
The City of Dayton is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity across its workforce. Women and minority applicants are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for the Director of Finance position will be negotiable and commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and career experience. The City of Dayton offers a stimulating, team-oriented work environment, competitive salary that is complemented by a comprehensive benefit package.
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About City of Dayton, Ohio
Dayton (population approximately 140,000) is a Midwestern city in southwestern Ohio located centrally within the American heartland. The City of Dayton is the seat of Montgomery County and has operated under the Commission-Manager form of local government since 1913. The administrative and operational activities of the City are directed by the City Manager and carried out by a highly professional staff. Dayton is a full-service city comprised of 16 operating departments, employing approximately 1,800 employees. The City provides it citizens and guests a broad range of municipal services that include: police,fire, emergency management services (EMS), water supply and treatment, street maintenance, refuse collection, recreation, building inspection, sanitation maintenance, wastewater treatment, municipal courts and international and general aviation airports. The City's General Fund budget for FY 2021 totals approximately $150 million.