Finance Director – Clear Creek County, CO

Located about 35 miles west of Denver, on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, Clear Creek County, Colorado (pop. 9,900, area 396 sq. mi.), is naturally beautiful and central to state history. Within four national forests (Arapaho, Pike, Roosevelt, and San Isabel) and 72% comprised of public lands, the county takes its name from Clear Creek, a major site of the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush, which led to the formation of Colorado Territory in 1861, and statehood in 1876. Clear Creek is one of the state’s original 17 counties. The 2021 budget of $39 million (GF $20.8 million) supports 215 FTEs.

Reporting directly to the county manager, the finance director oversees a small finance department comprised of 3.5 FTE: the director, a senior accountant, an accounts payable specialist, and a shared administrative assistant. The county uses Springbrook as its primary financial software, and UltiPro for payroll.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field, and five to seven years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience, including management and supervisory experience, are required. Experience preparing and overseeing complex budgets is strongly preferred. Experience in Colorado is helpful, but not required. A graduate degree, GFOA credentialing, and payroll expertise are all desirable, as is proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and information systems pertaining to finance.

The hiring range salary is $126,500 to $165,000 DOQE.  Comprehensive benefits: medical dental, and vision insurances and flexible spending accounts. Employer-provided benefits include: AD&D, short- and long-term disability, and basic life insurances, a wellness program, and EAP. Education assistance. County matches 4% to a mandatory 401(a) deferred compensation plan for retirement, 457(b) plan is available. Paid time off, sick leave, plus 12 holidays. Relocation assistance and hybrid work schedule are subject to negotiation.

Filing Deadline: November 1, 2021

Contact: Andrew (Drew) Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 (direct)

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