Clermont, Florida, has a population of 47,456 and is the largest city in Lake County located at the intersections of Highway 27 and State Road 50 and within 30 minutes from Orlando and its theme parks and International Airport. Founded in 1884 as a “model town” and comprising 19 square miles, this picturesque city sits among rolling hills and lakes. It is known as the “Choice of Champions” due to its international reputation as a training ground for Olympic medalists and other elite athletes. Clermont was named one of the Top 20 Cities in America “Leading the Way” in economic development and quality of life. An epicenter for health, wellness, and fitness, Clermont has a thriving healthcare cluster with world-class orthopedics, cancer treatment, and robotic urologic services treating patients from across the nation.
The City of Clermont operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor & City Council is comprised of five members. The Mayor and City Council appoint a professional City Manager to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all City operations and carrying out the policies set by the governing body.
The City of Clermont seeks a Finance Director who possesses highly advanced interpersonal skills, is a strong leader with a sense of vision for the organization’s financial operations, and will promote an organizational culture that provides effective and efficient public service delivery with the highest level of customer service.
The Finance Director position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, or a related field coupled with eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in local government financial management, including five (5) years of supervisory experience. Candidates with an equivalent combination of higher education and experience may be considered, provided their education and experience is in a relevant and related field(s). Preference provided to candidates with Government Finance Officer (CGFO) certificate and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.
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