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Finance Director - City of La Crosse, WI

Company: Illinois Government Finance Officers Association
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

Finance Director - City of La Crosse, WIPosted on May 18, 2022 About the Position The Director of Finance (the "Director") plans, organizes, directs and controls all aspects of City financial accounting, debt management, treasury functions, purchasing, budget preparation and administration, payroll and supervision of staff, according to applicable rules and procedures.This position is considered a City Executive by Common Council resolution and performs administrative level responsibilities that ensure fiscally responsible departmental operations for the City. The Director is appointed by Council and is responsible to the Mayor and Finance and Personnel Committee, working under the general supervision of the Mayor. The Director provides leadership for a department of 17 full-time employees and has five (5) direct reports.Despite the pandemic's impact, the City is in a strong financial position. Its last bond issues were given a 'AA/Stable' rating from Standard & Poor's, citing "strong management (which has) routinely supported balanced operations, and budgetary flexibility (which) remains above the level we consider very strong."Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience (three years at management/supervisory level) in the areas of accounting, budget preparations and review, cost and fund accounting, financial reporting and treasury experience.
  • Master's in related field, CPFO and/or CPA are preferred.
  • Working knowledge of automated accounting systems and relevant technology is required; experience using payroll systems, tax collection or tax roll systems preferred.
  • Previous governmental accounting/finance experience strongly preferred, however candidates with comparable private sector technical and management experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with management, council members and the public is critical.Compensation and BenefitsThe salary range for this exempt position is $103,089 to $135,217 annually.One-time signing bonus of $5,000 will be paid after 30 days of employment, subject to applicable payroll deductions and withholdings. The City offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical benefit plan, Wisconsin Retirement Plan, deferred compensation, Roth IRA, life insurance, income continuation insurance, voluntary dental and vision plans, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Benefit perks: low medical plan premium costs having a $400 deductible, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System with a 6.75% employer contribution, 10 paid holidays, ability to earn up to 12 sick days per year and vacation time available as of date of hire.Selection Process Apply online immediately at (opens in a new window) with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references. Open until filled. Questions may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, at 847-380-3240, x116 . The City of La Crosse is an Equal Opportunity Employer.This information is provided by the party posting the listing and is solely responsible for its content. IGFOA is not responsible for the accuracy of the listing.

Keywords: Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, La Crosse , Finance Director - City of La Crosse, WI, Executive , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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