New Job Finance Director In Kansas

Finance Director
Finance Director

Finance Director

Company : City of Fort Scott
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Kansas

Full Description


Under the general supervision of the City Manager, the Director of Finance performs financial reports, payroll, and retirement records; assists in the preparation of the city budget; monitors city revenues and expenditures and maintains all related records; supervises personnel in performing related accounting, utility billing systems and clerical work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Follows and maintains all City safety policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the compilation and preparation of a variety of financial reports concerning receipts and disbursements of city funds and monitors the budgets of individual departments.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the preparation of the city payroll.
  • Responsible for the overall preparation of the city budget; gathers necessary historical information; estimates revenues, reviews expenses, and assists each department head in preparing their portion of the budget; alerts the City Manager of problem areas pertaining to the budget; meets with City Manager and Commission to review budget.
  • Maintains accounts receivable/payable legers; issuance of warrants for payment of all authorized debts incurred by the City; keeps register of purchase requisitions and orders and may work with vendors resolving payment problems.
  • Prepares a monthly cash flow report projected 12 months into the future advising the status of the cash on hand, investments and projected revenue for each fund. Is responsible for keeping the greatest amount of funds possible invested at the highest rates available with planned maturity dates to meet the operating requirements of the City. Manages all funds in the City treasury.
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties such as tax filings, preparing required public notices, preparing visual aids for commission meetings, assisting staff positions, assisting the public and other employees, etc.
  • Recommends modifications to existing city programs.
  • Directs preparation of budgets, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification.
  • Arranges for audits of City’s accounts.
  • Prepares reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Establishes relations with banks and other financial institutions.
  • Performs additional duties and tasks as needed or directed.


Directly supervises employees in various departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Bachelor’s degree in finance, or five years related public sector financial experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Requires valid drivers license and must meet City driving history guidelines.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.