Finance Director- Town of Erie, CO

  • Full Time
  • Erie, CO

Salary$127,072 – $177,901   

Situated in the heart of Colorado’s major economic and population centers, the Town of Erie is located on the Boulder-Weld county line just north of Denver and east of Boulder. With a population of nearly 30,000, Erie is in one of the fastest growing areas in Colorado and is home to growing families, young professionals, outdoor enthusiasts, and active adults who are drawn to the town’s panoramic location, scenic trails, championship golf course, and abundance of recreational activities. Having consistently earned numerous “Safest Places to Live in Colorado” and “Best Place to Raise a Family” awards by multiple magazines and websites, residents enjoy a high quality of life in a safe and vibrant town. 

The Town of Erie currently has 172 full time employees and operates on an annual budget of $137,000,000. Operating on an annual budget of $900,000 with 8 FTEs, the Finance Department is comprised of an accounting division and a finance division. The Finance Division is currently comprised only of the Finance Manager, though the division is anticipated to grow in the near future. The Accounting Division maintains the town’s accounting system, which includes accounts payable, bank reconciliation, cashier duties, maintaining the general ledger, payroll, and utility billing. The Finance Department is also responsible for answering and directing incoming calls to the Town of Erie, overseeing the annual audit, which is performed by an independent certified public accountant, preparing the annual budget, and tracking fixed assets. 

Working under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Town Administrator, the Finance Director performs executive level administrative and professional work in planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing the operations and functions of the Finance Department.

The ideal candidate will have at minimum a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration. A master’s degree in a related field and a Certification as a Public Accountant or Public Financial Officer is preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible fiscal experience with local government and 3 years of supervision/management experience. Any combination of education and experience that allows the candidate to perform the duties of the position may be considered. The selected candidate must be capable of being bonded.

For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Town of Erie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 25, 2020 (open until filled).

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