The City of Gainesville is seeking an innovative and forward thinking Finance Director who embrace's the organization's citizen-centered vision. The successful candidate partners with the City Manager, Charter Officers and peers to understand needs and implement financial activities in support of the city's strategic priorities. The Finance Director also supervises all activities of the Budget and Finance Department, including preparing analysis and projections; maintaining integrity of the integrated financial information system; making long and short range plans; and administering the City's Retirement plans, including monitoring investment advisors and custodian bankers.
To be considered for this position you must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, accounting, public finance, or related field. The ideal candidate will possess eight (8) years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in accounting and financial management for a governmental agency or other large entity; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Preference will be given to those who hold a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Government Finance certification. Salary for this position will be determined based on qualifications and the desired attributes sought by the city.
Starting salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and the desired attributes sought by the City.
GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 90,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services.
The City of Gainesville has a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor is ele...cted at-large. Seven city commissioners sit on the council, four elected in single-member districts, two elected at-large and one elected mayor.
The City of Gainesville has roughly 2,000 employees and offers numerous benefits.