Assists the Finance Director/City Treasurer in the administration and day-today operation of the Finance Department, including the Accounting, Treasury and Assessing Divisions, as well as with financial reporting, forecasting, strategic planning, budgeting, and engagement with leadership from other departments. In the absence of the Finance Director/City Treasurer may represent the City in meetings with the City Manager, City Council or other interdepartmental groups or outside agencies. Supervises the Accounting Division and participates in finance activities including accounts payable, payroll, pension administration, the maintenance of the general ledger and accounting records, the coordination and completion of the annual external audit, as well as for other reports required for legal compliance, grant administration, and/or decision-making. Assists the Finance Director/City Treasurer in the development of the annual City budget, including the maintenance, distribution, review and updating of schedules, departmental budget requests, executive and City Council review, resolutions and amendments, and all supplemental information required for the budget document.
SPECIAL SKILLS & TRAINING:
Advanced skills navigating a computer operating system and applications. Proficiency with word processing software (WORD and EXCEL) is preferred and must have ability to communicate effectively with others verbally and in writing, as well as the ability to provide courteous and effective service to the public. This position requires the ability to work independently, while also maintaining accuracy and thoroughness. A valid State of Michigan operator's license is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant license preferred.
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE:
Six or more years of progressively more responsible accounting experience including two years of supervisory experience in a municipality or equivalent.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Exempt position, not eligible for overtime.)
HOW TO APPLY:
All candidates must complete a City of Farmington Hills employment application. Applications are located at www.fhgov.com or in the Human Resources Department at City Hall (31555 West Eleven Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48336). Please email the completed application and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the HR Department for consideration. Current employees should submit a letter of interest and resume to Human Resources.
The City of Farmington Hills operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with the Mayor and 6 city council members
elected at large. City Council races are non-partisan and members serve staggered four-year terms. The Mayor is the presiding officer
and a voting member of City Council. The City has a fiscal year 2023 budget of $128 million and 192 fulltime equivalent positions across all funds. City departments include Central Services, City Clerk, City Manager, Finance, Human Resources, Planning & Community Development, Public Services, Police, Fire and Special Services.