Roanoke, VA (pop. 100,011Is seeking a Finance Director, to oversee the financial operations of the city. Reporting directly to the City Manager, the Finance Director will lead a team of five divisions: finance and accounting, budget, procurement, real estate evaluation and pension system. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the financial landscape of the city, ensuring fiscal responsibility and sustainability.
The City of Roanoke is nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a vibrant community known for its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and economy. It is surrounded by scenic beauty and is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. 
Key Responsibilities:
  •  Provide strategic leadership and guidance in areas of financial planning, budgeting, general accounting, accounts payable, payroll, forecasting processes, pension/plan retirement administration and real estate and procurement.
  • Oversee the management of the city’s financial assets, investments, capital improvements and debt portfolio.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal financial regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Direct the development and implementation of financial policies, procedures, and controls to safeguard city assets.
  • Collaborate with the City Manager, executive leadership team and elected officials to develop sound fiscal policies and procedures to support the city’s strategic goals.
  • Manage relationships with external auditors, financial advisors, and other stakeholders to maintain the city’s strong bond rating.
Candidate Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in municipal finance, including supervisory experience.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with bond issuance, debt management, and investment strategies preferred.
  • Experience working with a pension system preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation a plus.

The salary range is $125,856 to $201,370 DOQ, with an excellent benefits package.
Apply by June 28, 2024, with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references to the attention of W. Lane Bailey, Senior Vice President Tel: 847-380-3240 x 140.
The City of Roanoke is an Equal Opportunity/AA/M/F/Disability Employer.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Posted: 2024-06-17

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