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Job title: Finance Director, Arvada, Colorado
Job location: Arvada, CO 80001 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 06/10/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: The salary range for the position is $114,896 - $142,679 with an excellent benefit package.

Job Classification

Job Category:Finance/Purchasing

Job Description

Job description:
The Community Arvada, Colorado is a beautiful, first-ring suburb of Denver with 106,433 residents, approximately 15 minutes northwest of downtown Denver. With over 163 miles of trails, 87 parks, three golf courses, three skate parks, and 300 annual days of sunshine, there are ample outdoor activities. Residents and businesses enjoy tree-lined streets, award-winning City services, and spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. The City has strong civic leadership that balances quality of life with business and economic development for a strong and stable economy. The Position The City of Arvada has earned a AAA bond rating and an enviable reputation for its financial soundness and its conservative yet strategic forecasting and budget process.
The City seeks a proven leader for a an award-winning department with 41 employees who provide financial reporting and compliance, fiscal analysis, budgeting, accounting, debt management, investments, purchasing, safety, risk management, grants administration, utility billing, and sales tax collection and auditing. The City’s Finance Department has earned consistent recognition for its financial programs, transparency, and budgeting process. The Department provides a two-year operating and capital budget, a ten-year financial forecast, a ten-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) with associated operating costs, and a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. In addition, the Department has a key role in the implementation of a business transformation, named FOCUS, which will emphasize the alignment of resource allocation with the high priorities identified by the City Council and the community through a new performance-based budgeting system. The total operating and capital budget for 2013 is $230,578,141. In 2014, the total budget is $171,419,726 The City employs 680 regular employees and another 300 temporary and seasonal employees. The Finance Department budget for 2014 is $8.9 million. The Finance Director reports to the Deputy City Manager and also works very closely with the City Manager.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or related degree, with a Master’s Degree and Certified Public Accounting (CPA) strongly preferred. Certified Public Financial Officer designation preferred.
A minimum of ten years experience in public finance and budgeting with at least five years supervisory experience is required.

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