La Plata County
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|Job Title:||Finance Director|
|Closing Date/Time:||Thu. 08/01/19 5:00 PM Mountain Time|
|Salary:||$3,583.19 - $4,479.00 Biweekly|
$93,163.00 - $116,454.00 Annually
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Location:||Durango, La Plata County, Colorado|
The Finance Director manages all aspects of the County's financial operations, including: budgeting, accounting, financial reporting and forecasting, procurement, payroll, investments, revenue sharing, grant and loan admin, and performance mgt. This position has considerable interface with all county depts, the BoCC and community stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with a proven commitment to customer service. Critical success factors for the new Finance Director will include strategic planning, succession planning, collaboration and consensus-building skills, innovative problem solving, long and short-term planning, and strong, enthusiastic leadership. A BA or BS degree is required (Master's Degree preferred) with major coursework in business admin, finance, public admin, accounting, or a related field with an emphasis on municipal finance. Progressively responsible supervisory experience in finance or fiscal mgt is required, including at least 6 years of progressive experience in financial analysis and administration of a complex annual budget of at least $20 million.
|Essential Job Functions:|
Essential functions may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks. Reasonable accommodations, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, will be made when possible.
Carries out supervisory responsibility in accordance with County policies, procedures and applicable laws including; interviewing, hiring and training, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Supports the County Manager in developing annual budget preparation policies and procedures for elected offices and departments; writes procedures; establishes deadlines and schedules; reviews proposed budgets with department heads, citizen budget advisory committee and makes recommendations to the County Manager; explains and justifies items in the proposed budget at public hearings; supervises and coordinates the physical preparation of the annual budget according to state statute.
|Minimum Qualifications Required:|
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position would be:
Education and Experience:
· Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred); and,
· Six or more years of progressively responsible experience
Licenses and Certifications:
· CPA or CMA (desirable).
|Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:|
Generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
La Plata County prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with La Plata County on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or genetic information.
La Plata County is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. La Plata County takes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for protected classes, persons with disabilities and for covered veterans. Covered veterans include: special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge was authorized.
Inquiries regarding La Plata County's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to:
1060 Main Avenue, Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301